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Allen Carr, author of the international bestseller The Easy Way to Stop Smoking, applies the same principles – see the poison for what it is and put it down – to help people deal with alcohol dependency. Carr says alcohol, like nicotine, is an addictive, poisonous drug that offers no benefits, only illusions. He forcefully disputes the long-held Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) belief that alcoholism is a fatal, incurable disease. In fact, he maintains that this fundamental AA tenet, largely supported by society and the medical profession, helps perpetuate alcoholism – which he calls a "plague on this planet." Instead, he says, you can cure your alcoholism, and he can tell you how. getAbstract recommends this book to those who want to know more about this strategy for putting a drinking problem behind you forever.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How to quit drinking without suffering;
  • Why society has accepted many myths about drinking; and
  • Why willpower cannot help you quit drinking.

About the Author

The late Allen Carr also wrote The Easy Way to Stop Smoking, The Only Way to Stop Smoking Permanently and How to Stop Your Child Smoking. His namesake organization runs clinics; issues audio, video and CD versions of his programs; and publishes The Easyweigh to Lose Weight and The Easy Way to Enjoy Flying.



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Alcoholics Anonymous has saved the lives of millions of drinkers who believe that sharing their experiences with fellow alcoholics is the key to recovery. Unfortunately, AA believes that alcoholism is a fatal disease that cannot be cured. Since AA is recognized as...

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