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My name is Craig Beck (from StopDrinkingExpert.com), and I am the Internet's foremost expert in helping people quit drinking alcohol. I've already helped thousands of people just like you get back in control of their addiction or stop drinking alcohol completely.

I understand how it feels to be worried about your drinking because for nearly 20 years I struggled with my own problem. I tried everything to stop drinking alcohol, from creating silly rules about what I was "allowed" to drink to going through torturous "dry months" and taking dangerous prescription-only medication! Absolutely nothing I tried worked until I dramatically changed my thinking. I also discovered some disturbing secrets that the alcohol industry doesn't want you to know. Then I used my former experience as a clinical hypnotist to construct a system to help anyone get their drinking back under control. I cured my own drinking problem (virtually overnight), and now I can help you stop drinking alcohol using the exact same painless method.

©2012 Craig Beck (P)2015 StopDrinkingExpert.com

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Worked for me!!!

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This book really worked for me. I wanted to wait before giving a review incase I "fell of the wagon" but I've now been eight weeks without alcohol. I think you need to be ready for change though.....If you DO decide the time is right I highly recommend this book. The audio version is a delight to listen to as you hear continued enthusiasm in Craigs voice. Five stars from me

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Incredible. I've stopped drinking!

I noticed I was drinking more than my friends. Every time we were out or had some friends over, I would end up with a drink in my hand. Then I started drinking alone too. "To relax." "To stop feeling lonely when my partner wasn't home." And very often "To help me clean up by engaging me in the activity." And then I started hiding how much I had to drink. Taking alcohol with me in a plastic bottle when I was visiting family who don't drink much. Drinking lots before going to a pub "to save money."

I wanted to stop but ended up STILL questioning myself. No one saw that the problem was real. I'm successful at work, just got yet another promotion. I have a fantastic partner.
I thought alcohol made everything more fun. I thought alcohol made ME more fun. Craig's audio book destroyed that misconception.

I guess what bothered me the most was waking up with a moral hangover. And because I've been drinking for about 17 years, I started being worried about my liver. So I downloaded the audiobook.

Craig approaches the problem from many different angles. He addresses issues with your reason, your subconsciousness and your physical body. All in such a short audio book, in simple language, using easy to relate stories and humour. I listened to the audiobook, bought a bunch of vitamins, as he recommended, and yesterday, before being surrounded by drinks (Friday evening), just in case, did a hypnosis session using Craig's another audiobook.

It's early days but I haven't had a drink in 6 days now and am not planning on having it now, tomorrow, or maybe ever. I don't know. As Craig says: what matters the most is NOW. I only wanted to reduce how much I drunk but now I just don't want it at all! I refused to drink three times so far, when offered. I just don't feel like it, I don't need it, it's disgusting, it's POISON. I want to be healthy.

It's incredible how accurate his descriptions are. Last night I dreamt about drinking, just the way he described! In my dream I was out and mindlessly had a drink before realising i wasn't "supposed to". But my friends already got me even more drinks, I was surrounded by 3 more! And I didn't want them anymore!

Listen to this audiobook. It will change the way you see alcohol.

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Amazing audio book

Everyone who is taking their time to search for this type of book for help. Like myself, you have probably hit rock bottom and want to change your lifestyle, and stop drinking a poison that is creating issues in your life. Perfectly narrated, funny in parts, then it hit a nerve and I got extremely upset. opened my eyes, and I will to the best of my ability follow these steps. what an eye opener.

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Brilliant listen

Very insightful and I really enjoyed it. So easy to follow and real big help

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Superb!

Finished in a day! Could not stop listening, a real eye opener and hopefully life changer.

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Worst book on sobriety

the author comes across as overly self important, judgemental and lacking in empathy. none of his claims are backed up by any science and seems to be more of a marketing trick. Telling me 'no, you don't like the taste of alcohol - you just think you do' is pretty jarring. I do like the taste of alcohol. I might have hated the taste of alcohol on first taste - but I also hated blue cheese, olives, spices, Brussels sprouts etc. it's as if he has thought up new ideas for headlines, none of which are based in science.

it also feels like he is exploiting his previous alcohol addiction, rather than using his experience to help people.

I've read/listened to 7 Sobriety books now and this is the only one which had a negative impact on my drinking.

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inspiring

very enlightening, my eyes are wide open . dry years ahead for me know. thanks

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Insightful look into how the brain if affected by alcohol and how to overcome that. I usually drink every day, and not just a glass! I am 12 days into my abstinence and it's been easier than ever before

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Straight and clear. Enthusiastic narration.

Very chirpy and enthusiastic to listen to on such a heavy subject. Worthy to listen to with easy methods to put in your toolbox. A must to listen to!

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helped me stop.

I have tried many ways to stop or cut down. Including, will power, going cold turkey and even stopping because of cancer. This is the only method that had convinced me, that alcohol is a poison. Thanks Craig.

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  • Ingrid
  • 27-09-16

Been Trying for Decades....

If you could sum up Stop Drinking Alcohol: Quit Drinking with the Alcohol Lied to Me Method in three words, what would they be?

Inspiration w/common sense.

What did you like best about this story?

Truthfulness

What does Craig Beck bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I got through it faster by listening during commute than I would have reading it at home!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No. Need time to absorb as you go.

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I have been trying for decades, battling with drinking. I think with the help of this book at the website that goes with it I might just make it.

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  • J. O. Williams
  • 11-11-18

Has helped already.

I’ve only just started and finished this audiobook over the past 3-4 days. I know it is a bit too early and will report back at a later date, yet not quite sure what it is, but haven’t had a drink since starting it and it’s been about 4 days and haven’t even had a real craving. I’ve had issues with drink since being a typical American teenager which only got worse and worse as I got older. I mostly binge drank for years maybe a couple times a week with friends, at social events, vacations etc, but this eventually turned into nightly drinking after a painful divorce. Never considered myself an alcoholic and actually despise that term and that’s why AA, while I respect it, was never really for me. After my divorce around 42 years old and a DUI within 3 months of my leaving my ex-wife, I quit drinking for about two weeks, but then went right back to drinking literally every night for about 4 years to numb my pain. I was functional and am actually an anesthesia professional.

I met a great girl and dated her for about a year around 2 years after my divorce, but ultimately I lost that relationship directly due to my drinking. Luckily, a year after that relationship, I found the love of my life and got remarried. We are super happy together almost all the time. The only time we have ever truly had issues is when I drank a lot. I would make all the excuses and “rules for drinking,” very similar to what Craig mentioned in his book to try and “manage” my drinking. I have been a student and teacher of Zen and various forms of meditation and truly believe in the Law of Attraction and the power of the mind and loving in the moment. I picked up this book after listening to some of his mediations on quoting drinking, knowing that somehow willpower wasn’t enough and that as he stated, I needed a true and total shift in my mind/paradigm to the core of my beliefs/feelings/social training and habit mind to truly escape the habit of drinking. The almost immediate change in perception from using will-power to quit, to seeing through all the social lies about the poison we call alcohol was a real breakthrough for me. I already feel physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually better and can’t wait to feel even better, day by day as I get further and further away from drinking. I sleep better, spend more time with my wife and our 4 kids, actually want to workout again and even help my wife in our new Med spa business. I will stay in touch! Thanks Craig!

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  • Jason
  • 04-02-16

very informative and awakening

really enjoyed the book. he gives a lot of information that really exposes drinking for what it is.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 26-12-18

It worked.

I read this book and quit cold Turkey after a decade of heavy drinking. 45 days sober today.

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  • Lisa Ackerman
  • 13-08-20

The answer for me!

Truly not what I expected. Amazed how it shifted my thinking about alcohol profoundly, that I quit drinking in 2 days. only 10 days in, but I don't see going back ever.

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  • R. Peterson
  • 06-06-20

1 Year Since Reading This Book & Alcohol Free

This book really works. I started listening to this audio book with no expectations. After understanding the machine behind alcohol in our society I lost the desire for it. I have increased energy, better sleep, and more money in my pocket. I am proud to have made it a year without a single drink and no desire to ever have one again. Listen and learn and change your life.

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  • Dustin Martian
  • 19-09-17

DANGEROUS misunderstanding of addiction and mental health, but masterful at disciplining egomaniacs

This author does not understand mental health or addiction to DANGEROUS degrees. As a DBT, SLAA graduate with a trail of dead addict friends, it was easy to laugh when he was insanely wrong, BUT, as a fellow ego maniac who uses alcohol to feed the ego I related to this a lot. He certainly understands egomania, but an egomaniac's perspective that didn't cater to my mental health was fun and interesting. Enjoyed, but be careful if you haven't had extensive therapy. Cheers!

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  • Shayfar
  • 01-10-21

getting sober

His ideas about alcohol are eye opening. highly recommend. 7 days sober and will apply his strategies.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 26-04-21

Wonderful

This book was very thoughtful and insightful. I am glad I was able to listen to this audio book. I can use the content in this book and apply it to my daily life. I recommend everyone who has a problem with alcohol to try this book out.

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  • K. Babb
  • 13-01-21

Great audiobook

I enjoyed Craig’s authoritative yet calming voice as he explained in great detail the social norms that plague those struggling with alcohol. Would recommend to anyone interested in looking for relief from alcohol!