Alcohol Explained

Author: William Porter
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781516997190
Page: 268
View: 4432
Alcohol Explained is the definitive, ground-breaking guide to alcohol and alcohol addiction. It explains how alcohol affects human beings on a chemical, physiological and psychological level, from our first drinks right up to chronic alcoholism. Despite being entirely scientific and factual in nature the book is presented in an accessible and easily understandable format.For those with an alcohol problem it will explain why they have a problem and what they can do about it. For those who are unsure whether they have a problem or not it provides them with firm guidance. For those who have someone close to them who has an alcohol problem it will help them to understand what that person is going through, how they ended up where they are, and what they can do to help them. However this is not just a book for people with links to problem drinking, it is compulsive reading for anyone who has ever, or will ever, drink an alcoholic drink. How many people have inadvertently drunk too much on occasion? Virtually every drinker on the planet has done that! But how many people have actually stopped to think why? There is in fact a logical, scientific explanation for this phenomenon, it is fully and simply explained in this book.Even for those who have never imbibed alcohol this book provides a fascinating insight into addiction generally and, more specifically, into a substance that has pervaded our society to such a great extent that it is now an integral part of our culture.

This Naked Mind

Control Alcohol, Find Freedom, Discover Happiness & Change Your Life
Author: Annie Grace
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0525537236
Category: Self-Help
Page: 272
View: 6098
This Naked Mind has ignited a movement across the country, helping thousands of people forever change their relationship with alcohol. Many people question whether drinking has become too big a part of their lives, and worry that it may even be affecting their health. But, they resist change because they fear losing the pleasure and stress-relief associated with alcohol, and assume giving it up will involve deprivation and misery. This Naked Mind offers a new, positive solution. Here, Annie Grace clearly presents the psychological and neurological components of alcohol use based on the latest science, and reveals the cultural, social, and industry factors that support alcohol dependence in all of us. Packed with surprising insight into the reasons we drink, this book will open your eyes to the startling role of alcohol in our culture, and how the stigma of alcoholism and recovery keeps people from getting the help they need. With Annie's own extraordinary and candid personal story at its heart, this book is a must-read for anyone who drinks. This Naked Mind will give you freedom from alcohol. It removes the psychological dependence so that you will not crave alcohol, allowing you to easily drink less (or stop drinking). With clarity, humor, and a unique blend of science and storytelling, This Naked Mind will open the door to the life you have been waiting for. "You have given me my live back." --Katy F., Albuquerque, New Mexico "This is an inspiring and groundbreaking must-read. I am forever inspired and changed." --Kate S., Los Angeles, California "The most selfless and amazing book that I have ever read." --Bernie M., Dublin, Ireland

The Science of Drinking

How Alcohol Affects Your Body and Mind
Author: Amitava Dasgupta
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 1442204117
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 280
View: 4881
Scientific research has clearly established that drinking in moderation has many health benefits, including maintaining a healthy heart. Yet, many people do not know that drinking red wine protects the heart more than white wine, while beer, margaritas, and hard liquor are less effective in providing such protection. And while alcoholism is a serious problem requiring medical and psychological treatment, for those who are not addicted, drinking alcohol is not necessarily a bad habit. The problem is to distinguish between drinking sensibly and drinking insensibly. Dasgupta clearly outlines what constitutes healthy drinking and its attendant health benefits, offers advice on how to drink responsibly, and provides insight into just how alcohol works on the brain and the body. After reading this book, readers will enjoy their next drink with a fuller and safer understanding of why they're enjoying it.

Alcohol Lied to Me: The Intelligent Escape from Alcohol Addiction

Author: Mr Craig Beck
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1291031855
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: N.A
View: 5862
Craig Beck was a successful and functioning professional man in spite of a ‘two bottles of wine a night’ drinking habit. For 20 years, he struggled with problem drinking, all the time refusing to label himself an alcoholic because he did not think he met the stereotypical image that the word portrayed. Discover why all 'will-power' based attempts to stop drinking will fail (exactly as they are destined to do). Slowly Craig discovered the truth about alcohol addiction, and one by one, all the lies he had previously believed started to fall apart. For the first time, he noticed that he genuinely did not want to drink anymore. In this book, he will lead you though the same remarkable process. No need to declare yourself an alcoholic. A permanent cure, not a lifetime struggle. No group meetings or expensive rehab. No humiliation, no pain and 100% no ‘will-power’ required. Treats the source of the problem, not the symptoms.

Drugs Explained

The Real Deal on Alcohol, Pot, Ecstasy, and More
Author: Pierre Mezinski,Melissa Daly,Francoise Jaud
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
ISBN: 9780810949317
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 112
View: 3530
Combining the diary of a girl tempted by drugs and sections of factual information, this book answers teens' and preteens' questions about what drugs really do, how to say no, and how to help a friend in trouble. Full color.

Kick the Drink... Easily!

Author: Jason Vale
Publisher: Crown House Publishing
ISBN: 1845907132
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 320
View: 3728
There is no such thing as an alcoholic and there is no such disease as alcoholism! (as society understands it). Whether you agree with this statement or not, one thing is for sure, you will never see alcohol in the same light ever again after reading this book. Jason Vale takes an honest and hard hitting look at people's conceptions of our most widely consumed drug. Jason's major argument is there is no such thing as an 'alcoholic' and that we are conditioned to accept alcohol as a 'normal' substance in today's society despite the fact that it is the major cause of many of today's social problems and a wide range of health issues. This book is much more than a simple eye opener, it will: change the way you see alcohol forever; show you how to stop drinking; help you enjoy the process and enjoy your life so much more than you do now without having to drink alcohol. So open your mind and take a journey with Jason to explore the myths about the most used and accepted drug addiction in the world!

The Alcohol Escape Plan

The Big Book of Practical Advice from a Former Alcoholic
Author: Craig Beck
Publisher: Independently Published
ISBN: 9781549505546
Category: Self-Help
Page: 142
View: 624
When alcohol becomes a problem it can create what is known as a double bind. Alcohol is making you miserable and destroying your life but you can't imagine life without it.You may wonder how you will relax without your daily tipple. How will you have fun and be sociable without alcohol?There are lots of worries and questions for the drinker considering quitting alcohol for good. The Alcohol Escape plan deals with many of the most common questions and concerns for the newly sober (or those planning to quit drinking but don't know how). Craig Beck, a former problem drinker and bestselling author of 'Alcohol Lied to Me' deals with all the essential areas of life that are going to change when you kick alcohol into touch.After giving up drinking himself, Craig has helped over 50,000 people to also stop drinking. Working with so many addicts over the years has given him a clear insight into the common worries. Using the secrets of this book you can make quitting drinking a quick, easy and painless process. Including:* How do you have fun without alcohol?* Dealing with your old drinking buddies.* Can you ever go back to social drinking?* How to deal with alcohol relapse?* How you get the mindset to quit drinking and stay quit?* How to reverse liver damage* How to avoid drinking when life gets bad?And much

Her Best-Kept Secret

Why Women Drink-And How They Can Regain Control
Author: Gabrielle Glaser
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439184380
Category: Psychology
Page: 256
View: 4979
Looks at the cultural factors contributing to a rise in alcoholism among today's women and compares today's practices to those of earlier generations while noting the current ineffectiveness of AA and other mainstream treatments.

The Alcohol Experiment

A 30-day, Alcohol-Free Challenge to Interrupt Your Habits and Help You Take Control
Author: Annie Grace
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0525537260
Category: Self-Help
Page: 256
View: 8473
Challenge your thinking, find clarity, and form new habits with a 30-day alcohol-free experiment from the author of This Naked Mind. Changing your habits can be hard without the right tools. This is especially true for alcohol because habits are, by definition, subconscious thought processes. Through her methodical research of the latest neuroscience and her own journey, Annie Grace has cracked the code on habit change by addressing the specific ways habits form. This unique and unprecedented method has now helped thousands redefine their relationship to drinking painlessly and without misery. In The Alcohol Experiment, Annie offers a judgment-free action plan for anyone who's ever wondered what life without alcohol is like. The rules are simple: Abstain from drinking for 30 days and just see how you feel. Annie arms her readers with the science-backed information to address the cultural and emotional conditioning we experience around alcohol. The result is a mindful approach that puts you back in control and permanently stops cravings. With a chapter devoted to each day of the experiment, Annie presents wisdom, tested strategies, and thought-provoking information to supplement the plan and support your step-by-step success as you learn what feels good for you. It's your body, your mind, and your choice.

Under the Influence

A Guide to the Myths and Realities of Alcoholism
Author: James Robert Milam,Katherine Ketcham
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 0553274872
Category: Self-Help
Page: 237
View: 9512
Discusses the symptoms, stages, and treatment of alcoholism. Focuses on the disease as physiological, rather than psychological, condition.

The Sophisticated Alcoholic

Author: David Allen
Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
ISBN: 1846945224
Category: Self-Help
Page: 221
View: 5849
If that concerned thought recurs when you recycle yet another batch of empties you need to read this book.

The 28 Day Alcohol-Free Challenge

Sleep Better, Lose Weight, Boost Energy, Beat Anxiety
Author: Andy Ramage,Ruari Fairbairns
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1509857265
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: N.A
View: 6129
Be happier, healthier and more productive by taking a break from booze! An illustrated day-by-day guide packed with inspiration and practical help, The 28 Day Alcohol-Free Challenge is the only book you need to reset your drinking habits and discover a hangover-free world of quality time to achieve your goals. Drawing on their own experiences of ditching the drink, and bringing together the collective experience of the thousands of people they have helped, Andy and Ruari bring you unparalleled insight into how you can make your break from alcohol an empowering, life-changing experience. Andy Ramage and Ruari Fairbairns started their website One Year No Beer to connect with like-minded people who no longer wanted to deal with the adverse effects of drinking alcohol. In The 28 Day Alcohol-Free Challenge Andy and Ruari share their extensive experience of going alcohol free, including having a great time at parties, resisting appeals from friends to 'just have the one', and, most importantly, how to make the most of the health benefits of going sober.

Mindful Drinking: How Cutting Down Can Change Your Life

Author: Rosamund Dean
Publisher: Trapeze
ISBN: 140917879X
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 192
View: 6170
Ever woken up worrying that you said the wrong thing at work drinks the night before? Felt annoyed with yourself for polishing off the entire bottle of wine when you only intended to have one glass with dinner? Mindful Drinking: How Cutting Down Will Change Your Life is here to help the 64% of Brits who want to drink less, and cultivate a new, healthy and more mindful relationship with alcohol. Journalist Rosamund Dean combines scientific expertise with practical advice in a game-changing three step guide: The Problem, The Incentive, and The Plan. Drinking less will improve your mood, your skin, your sex-drive and your body as well as reduce stress and anxiety. Whether you are sober-curious, or just want to cut down - Mindful Drinking: How Cutting Down Will Change Your Life shows not only why you should, but also how you can, in a way that will change your life forever.

The War on Alcohol

Prohibition and the Rise of the American State
Author: Lisa McGirr
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780393353525
Page: 352
View: 1667
A groundbreaking history of Prohibition and a new creation story for the powerful American state.

Alcohol and the Addictive Brain

Author: Kenneth Blum
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781451602289
Category: Psychology
Page: 336
View: 2857
An understanding of the nature and progression of alcohol addiction has emerged: alcoholism as the result of an imbalance in the brain's natural production of neurotransmitters critical to our sense of wellbeing. This imbalance, which an increasing amount of evidence is demonstrating to be genetically influenced, produces a craving temporarily satisfied by drinking. Alcohol and the Addictive Brain is an account of the scientific discoveries concerning alcoholism.


Freedom from Our Addictions
Author: Russell Brand
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
ISBN: 1250141931
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 304
View: 3208
A guide to all kinds of addiction from a star who has struggled with heroin, alcohol, sex, fame, food and eBay, that will help addicts and their loved ones make the first steps into recovery “This manual for self-realization comes not from a mountain but from the mud...My qualification is not that I am better than you but I am worse.” —Russell Brand With a rare mix of honesty, humor, and compassion, comedian and movie star Russell Brand mines his own wild story and shares the advice and wisdom he has gained through his fourteen years of recovery. Brand speaks to those suffering along the full spectrum of addiction—from drugs, alcohol, caffeine, and sugar addictions to addictions to work, stress, bad relationships, digital media, and fame. Brand understands that addiction can take many shapes and sizes and how the process of staying clean, sane, and unhooked is a daily activity. He believes that the question is not “Why are you addicted?” but "What pain is your addiction masking? Why are you running—into the wrong job, the wrong life, the wrong person’s arms?" Russell has been in all the twelve-step fellowships going, he’s started his own men’s group, he’s a therapy regular and a practiced yogi—and while he’s worked on this material as part of his comedy and previous bestsellers, he’s never before shared the tools that really took him out of it, that keep him clean and clear. Here he provides not only a recovery plan, but an attempt to make sense of the ailing world.

Almost Alcoholic

Is My (or My Loved One's) Drinking a Problem?
Author: Joseph Nowinski,Robert Doyle
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1616494255
Category: Self-Help
Page: 250
View: 7830
Determine if your drinking is a problem, develop strategies for curbing your intake, and measure your progress with this practical, engaging guide to taking care of yourself. Every day, millions of people drink a beer or two while watching a game, shake a cocktail at a party with friends, or enjoy a glass of wine with a good meal. For more than 30 percent of these drinkers, alcohol has begun to have a negative impact on their everyday lives. Yet, only a small number are true alcoholics--people who have completely lost control over their drinking and who need alcohol to function. The great majority are what Dr. Doyle and Dr. Nowinski call "Almost Alcoholics," a growing number of people whose excessive drinking contributes to a variety of problems in their lives.In Almost Alcoholic, Dr. Doyle and Dr. Nowinski give the facts and guidance needed to address this often unrecognized and devastating condition. They provide the tools toidentify and assess your patterns of alcohol use;evaluate its impact on your relationships, work, and personal well-being;develop strategies and goals for changing the amount and frequency of alcohol use;measure the results of applying these strategies; andmake informed decisions about your next steps.

Alcoholics Anonymous

the story of how many thousands of men and women have recovered from alcoholism
Author: Bill W.
Publisher: N.A
Category: Alcoholics
Page: 575
View: 3229

The Addicted Brain

Why We Abuse Drugs, Alcohol, and Nicotine
Author: Michael J. Kuhar
Publisher: FT Press
ISBN: 0132542501
Category: Medical
Page: 222
View: 7567
A scientific explanation of addiction by a leading neuroscientist looks at how and why people become addicts and discusses advances in prevention and treatment.

Psychological Theories of Drinking and Alcoholism

Author: Kenneth E. Leonard,Howard T. Blane
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 9781572304109
Category: Psychology
Page: 467
View: 8293
Updating and expanding the classic Psychological Theories of Drinking and Alcoholism, this fully revised second edition incorporates state-of-the-art presentations from leaders in the alcoholism field. Contributors review established and emerging approaches that guide research into the psychological processes influencing drinking and alcoholism. The volume's multidisciplinary approach also takes into account biological, pharmacological, and social factors, offering important insights into the development and escalation of drinking problems and the various approaches to treatment. Including significantly expanded coverage of developmental, social learning, and cognitive theories, the book features new chapters on genetics, neurobiology, and emotions.