Are you ready to take control of your drinking? The following list of books will help you to retrain your brain and finally start to understand that crazy drug we call alcohol.
I personally loved this book, and it was a huge help in finally overcoming my allergy to alcohol.
In “This Naked Mind”, Annie Grace uses a variety of cognitive therapy techniques to help you reprogram your subconscious mind.
Many addicts don’t realize that despite ‘not wanting’ to drink any longer, that their subconscious mind is actually making the decision for them – regardless of what their conscious mind truly wants.
This internal conflict creates guilt, anger and a lot of frustration and as Annie explains, is just one of the many reasons the powerful drug of alcohol becomes such a slippery slope for so many of us.
As a recommendation from the Naked Mind community, I read this book after completely my 30 day alochol challenge, and it was the perfect companion.
In Alcohol Explained, William explains in further detail the physical and physiological processes that go on from the time you take a drink until the time you become a full-blown alcoholic.
If you truly want to retrain your brain to hate this nasty physical poison, then this book is a must read.
In his book, The 30-Day Sobriety Solution and the accompanying videos there are lot of great, interactive exercises that I haven’t seen elsewhere – (as they relate to addiction).
One that I particularly like is called the “Time Traveler” and it’s a guided meditation where you imagine what your life would be like in a year, 2, 5, 10, etc if your current habits CONTINUE, and then you do it again if your current habits CEASE, and it helps you to create a very solid portrayal of who and what you want to be.
He also has a lot of content/exercises related to affirmations, goals, resentment, guilt, forgiveness, etc. I’d highly recommend it – it’s very similar to a training event I attended with him for to the “Success Principles”. Not only is this book beneficial for someone dealing with alcoholism or addiction, but anyone who just wants to level up their life.
I added this book to the list as a suggestion from readers, and the number of positive reviews that it received on Amazon.
While I enjoyed the book, and I think it was helpful – it wasn’t quite up to the level of William or Annie (books mentioned above)
But, here’s the real question… Will Alcohol Lied to Me help you to stop drinking? Of course, it will!
In my opinion, this book is a must read (and it’s a very quick read). Anything that you can do to help inform your body and brain against the dangers of alcohol – the better.
In Catherine Gray’s book, The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober, you really get to feel like you’re living Catherine’s life, and it’s an incredibly entertaining read.
The reason I included this book (out of dozens of great memoirs out there) is because Catherine focuses largely on what life is like AFTER sobriety. Many addicts have a hard time in the early stages thinking they can still have fun, and that they can enjoy life without alcohol. Catherine not only enjoys life MORE in her sobriety, but she does a great job explaining the hidden dangers of alcohol, and WHY she enjoys life so much more now.
I highly recommend this book for anyone who is in their early recovery stages.