Books to Help Quit Drinking
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Here's a selection of books to help to quit drinking, or to slow down on drinking. I'll write up better explanations as I get time... The first one is the one that helped me the most. The last four are Christian books (which were hard to find, when I got them for someone I knew, after I'd already stopped myself).
The Book that Helped Me Quit Drinking the Most
The book that helped me the most to quit drinking alcohol was "The Easy Way to Stop Drinking" by Allen Carr. It's very similar to his book of almost the same title about how to stop smoking. Which is the one he's most well known for, and the thing that his method works the best for. Though it also works for other types of addictions, including drinking. The one about smoking helped me to stop smoking more than any other one thing I ever found — and that was another thing I massively struggled with for many years, and finally completely overcame.
This is the edition that I read myself [Amazon.com review/purchase link]
General Books to Help Quit Drinking, or to Help Cut Down on Drinking Alcohol
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: The Story of How Many Thousands of Men and Women Have Recovered from Alcoholism (also known as the BIG BOOK) describes how to recover from alcoholism.
The author is a founder of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), Bill W. & Dr. Bob. It is the originator of the seminal "twelve-step method" widely used to attempt to treat many addictions, from alcoholism and heroin addiction to marijuana addiction, as well as overeating, sex addiction, gambling addiction, and family members of alcoholics, with a strong spiritual and social emphasis.
Escape the Alcohol Addiction and Regain Control Over Your Life
Control Alcohol, Find Freedom, Discover Happiness & Change Your Life
‘Brilliant' – Stella Duffy
Millions of people worry that drinking is affecting their health, yet are unwilling to seek change because of the misery and stigma associated with alcoholism and recovery. They fear drinking less will be boring, difficult and involve deprivation, and significant lifestyle changes.
This Naked Mind offers a new solution. Packed with surprising insight into the reasons we drink, it will open your eyes to the startling role of alcohol in our culture. Annie Grace brilliantly weaves psychological, neurological, cultural, social and industry factors with her extraordinarily candid journey resulting in a must read for anyone who drinks.
This book, without scare tactics, pain or rules, gives you freedom from alcohol. By addressing causes rather than symptoms it is a permanent solution rather than lifetime struggle. It removes the psychological dependence allowing you to easily drink less (or stop drinking). Annie's clarity, humor and unique ability to blend original research with riveting storytelling ensures you will thoroughly enjoy the process.
In a world defined by ‘never enough' Annie takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of alcohol and specifically the connection between alcohol and pleasure. She dispels the cultural myth that alcohol is a vital part of life and demonstrates how regaining control over alcohol is not only essential to personal happiness and fulfilment but also to ending the heartache experienced by millions as a result of second-hand drinking.
Finally, with perfect clarity, this book opens the door to the life you have been waiting for.
Now complete with daily prompts to reflect on each day of a month-long, alcohol-free plan, the author of This Naked Mind helps readers challenge their thinking, find clarity, and form new habits. 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 and journal prompt 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.
Self-help book to help quit drinking, particularly for people who are not inclined to go to AA.
'Truthful, modern and real' - Stylist magazine 'Hilarious, sharp, spitfire writing' - Sacha Z. Scoblic, Senior Editor at The Atlantic and author of UNWASTED: MY LUSH SOBRIETY
Ever sworn off alcohol for a month and found yourself drinking by the 7th? Think there's 'no point' in just one drink? Welcome! There are millions of us. 64% of Brits want to drink less.
Catherine Gray was stuck in a hellish whirligig of Drink, Make horrible decisions, Hangover, Repeat. She had her fair share of 'drunk tank' jail cells and topless-in-a-hot-tub misadventures.
But this book goes beyond the binges and blackouts to deep-dive into uncharted territory: What happens after you quit drinking? This gripping, heart-breaking and witty book takes us down the rabbit-hole of an alternative reality. A life with zero hangovers, through sober weddings, sex, Christmases and breakups.
In THE UNEXPECTED JOY OF BEING SOBER, Catherine Gray shines a light on society's drink-pushing and talks to top neuroscientists and psychologists about why we drink, delving into the science behind what it does to our brains and bodies.
Much more than a tale from the netherworld of addicted drinking, this book is about the escape, and why a sober life can be more intoxicating than you ever imagined. Whether you're a hopelessly devoted drinker, merely sober-curious, or you've already ditched the drink, you will love this book.
'A riveting, raw, yet humorous memoir with actionable advice. A truly unique blend of storytelling and science that holds a universe of hope.' - Annie Grace, author of THIS NAKED MIND
'This book is a gamechanger. Everyone deserves to have Catherine hold their hand as they navigate the new world of not drinking - whether exploring alcohol-free periods or going for full-on sobriety - and this book enables just that. Wise, funny & so relatable.' - Laurie, Girl and Tonic blogger
Transcending alcohol doesn't have to be a gut-wrenching cycle of relapse and redemption, contrary to what Big Rehab would like you to believe. This book is the shortcut to filling in the missing pieces of your alcohol recovery forever. In less than 200 pages, you will learn how to move beyond alcohol - and beyond pseudo-religious "sobriety" bromides - and start building the life you were born to live. Drinking Sucks! is Chris Scott's self-improvement manifesto for heavy drinkers who simply want to dominate alcohol and rebuild their lives from scratch.
It's the product of years' worth of epiphanies about quitting drinking, restoring health, and finding life direction. After reading this book, you will understand the nature of alcohol addiction and the reasons why you drink the way you do. You will discover highly effective strategies for self-transformation that have long been ignored by mainstream recovery programs. Everything you ever thought was impossible will become possible the second you take charge of your life.
Craig Beck is a well-regarded family man with two children, a beautiful home, and a successful media career. A director of several companies & at one time the trustee of a large children's charity. Craig was a successful & functioning professional man in spite of a '2 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 didn't believe he met the stereotypical image that the word portrayed.
He tried countless ways to cut down; attempting 'dry months, ' banning himself from drinking spirits, only drinking at the weekend & special occasions (and found that it is amazing how even the smallest of an event can suddenly become 'special').
All these 'willpower' based attempts to stop drinking failed (exactly as they were destined to do).
Slowly he discovered the truth about alcohol addiction & one by one all the lies he had previously believed started to fall apart. For the first time, he noticed that he genuinely didn't want to drink anymore. In this book, he will lead you through the same fantastic process.
The Craig Beck quit drinking method is unique: 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 'willpower' required. Treats the source of the problem, not just the symptoms.
This workbook is intended to help people study the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous. The author has been continuously sober since April 1, 1981 and is actually working his own Twelfth Step by sharing his own experience, strength, and hope that he personally gets from the "Big Book"of Alcoholics Anonymous. As he has often heard, "You can't keep it unless you give it away!"
Start the year fresh and sober this dry January and reset your drinking habits in 28 days Tired of hangovers and splitting headaches? Want to save the cash you spend on cocktails? With over 3 million adults taking part in Dry January in 2017, not to mention Dryathlon, Stoptober, or plain old giving up the booze for Lent, more and more people are attempting a 'dry spell? every year.
But how do you actually give up booze for more than a few days without falling off the wagon? The health benefits are obvious and if it was easy to quit we might all be teetotallers. The truth is, there are a lot of people who have trouble admitting how hard cutting out alcohol is, and definitely need help to ease the transition. It's not about willpower alone - it's about changing habits and being ready for the multiple challenges that lie ahead.
Quit Alcohol (For a Month) gives you an effective, 360-degree approach to getting the most out of your dry spell, with all the emotional, psychological and practical support you need in a handy, digestible guidebook format.
'A brilliantly clever, meticulously researched, fearless, snort-out-loud funny read that grabs you and won't let go' Catherine Gray
We live in a world obsessed with drinking. We drink at work events, lunches, book clubs and weddings. Yet no one ever questions alcohol's ubiquity. In fact, the only thing ever questions is why people don't drink. It is a qualifier for belonging. As a society, we are obsessed with health and wellness, yet we uphold alcohol as some sort of magic elixir. It is anything but.
When Holly Whitaker started to look for a way to recover, the support systems she found for recovery where archaic and patriarchal. Urging drinkers towards a newfound humility is great if you're a man, but if you're a woman and not in a position to renounce privileges you never had, a whole other approach is needed.
She embarked on a journey that led not only to her own sobriety, but revealed the insidious role alcohol plays in our society and in the lives of women in particular. What's more, she could not ignore the ways that alcohol companies were targeting women, just as the tobacco industry had successfully done generations before.
Honest, witty and trenchant, Quit Like a Woman is at once a ground-breaking look at drinking culture, a call to arms, and a celebration of learning how to claim everything life has to offer.
''What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly.'' --Richard Bach. Chronicle your recovery journey in these welcoming pages.
This prompted, interactive journal is a tool on your road to renewal.
As you write, one day at a time, you log the course of intention and resolve, with its gifts and challenges. Each daily journal page features an inspirational quote.In the chart that follows, ''The Sober List, '' record your intentions and insights, triggers and strategies.
Journal your journey, one day and one page at a time, in the ''Daily Pages.'' Write about any gifts or challenges of the day. Each page features an inspirational quote.
In the final section, ''The Road Ahead, '' reflect on the journey so far, and use the insight of clear vision to chart your course in the days ahead.
160 pages. 6-1/4" wide x 8-1/4" high. Hardcover. Ribbon bookmark. Removable cover band.
Originally published in 1952, <em>Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions</em>, is the classic book used by A.A. members and groups around the world. It lays out the principles by which A.A. members recover and by which the fellowship functions. The basic text clarifies the Steps which constitute the A.A. way of life and the Traditions, by which A.A. maintains its unity.
A collection of 366 inspirational messages about living sober through the fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous.
From the bestselling co-author of Chicken Soup for the Soul comes a revolutionary programme to help you cut back or quit drinking entirely - on your own and in the privacy of your own home.
Existing established published resources have utterly failed to help most alcoholics. Only a tiny percentage of those with alcohol abuse issues ever receive any sort of treatment, including Alcoholics Anonymous, which provides a dated programme of recovery that many find difficult to accept or impractical to implement. There has also been no dramatic decline in alcoholism over time, suggesting that we are desperately in need of a fresh approach.
The 30-Day Sobriety Solutionoffers the answer to anyone who feels their drinking has become unmanageable. Inspired by Canfield's work in self-esteem and success training and developed into a programme by Dave Andrews, it integrates positive psychology, neurolinguistic programming, cognitive therapy, meditation, positive self-talk and the correction of negative self-perceptions, amongst numerous other techniques. At the core of this programme are the two concepts of a no alcohol '30-Day Reboot', with the option of a non-abstinence track after the first 30 days. This is a model of sobriety that you can achieve in the privacy of your own home in only a few minutes a day.
Feeling stuck in the drinking spiral? Tried to moderate, but fail every time? Tired of waking up with low level hangover every day, sick of your “booze boobs” and lack of energy?
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! Jason Vale is the UK's leading authority on health, addiction, and most importantly juicing and using the power of freshly extracted raw juice from fruit and vegetables to help you live a fitter, vibrant and juicier life! He is the number one best selling author of 7lbs in 7 Days Super Juice Diet.
A perfect diary and journal for anyone who want to quit drinking. This notebook is 6 x 9 and is adapted to help you quit alcohol addiction. It's the best gift you can give to someone important to you that you want to see quit drinking. (150 pages)
Are you worried you might be drinking too much? Fed up of hangovers, hangxiety and feeling below par? Bored of booze culture at home, at work, as a parent? Do you have a sneaking suspicion that alcohol might be standing between you and your best life? Are you wondering if there's another way?
Julia Carson found out, quite unexpectedly, that there really is, when she had her last drink of mummy-juice wine in February 2017 and then embarked on a rollercoaster journey of self-discovery in sobriety. Sober Positive is both the story of her journey over the last two years and a detailed road map for anyone else looking for their own way out of the alcohol maze.You may not believe this now, but it is entirely possible to stop drinking and be completely happy. To achieve true freedom from alcohol. To be sober positive.
In this book you will learn how to change your mindset about alcohol, how to assemble your own personal sobriety toolbox and how to cope with sober firsts like social events, holidays and Christmas. You will gain insight into why you might be struggling with alcohol and how you can address other compulsive behaviours which may arise in early sobriety. You will develop detailed strategies for self-care and be guided though the deeper work needed to support your physical and mental wellbeing and truly thrive as a non-drinker. You will be helped to navigate changing relationships with partners, children and friends and learn some surprising truths about our best friend booze.
So, if you're drinking too much and it's making you miserable, why not take a chance on being sober and happy?You might just find your best life along the way. Julia did and this book contains everything she has learned in the past two years that helped her get there.
"We Are the Luckiest is a masterpiece. It's the truest, most generous, honest, and helpful sobriety memoir I've read. It's going to save lives." -- Glennon Doyle, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Love Warrior: A Memoir
What could possibly be "lucky" about addiction? Absolutely nothing, thought Laura McKowen when drinking brought her to her knees. As she puts it, she "kicked and screamed . . . wishing for something -- anything -- else" to be her issue. The people who got to drink normally, she thought, were so damn lucky.
But in the midst of early sobriety, when no longer able to anesthetize her pain and anxiety, she realized that she was actually the lucky one. Lucky to feel her feelings, live honestly, really be with her daughter, change her legacy. She recognized that "those of us who answer the invitation to wake up, whatever our invitation, are really the luckiest of all."
Here, in straight-talking chapters filled with personal stories, McKowen addresses issues such as facing facts, the question of AA, and other people's drinking. Without sugarcoating the struggles of sobriety, she relentlessly emphasizes the many blessings of an honest life, one without secrets and debilitating shame.
"Alcohol and You" includes everything you need to know to self-diagnose the extent of your alcohol problem, decide what is the best solution for you, and gives you all the tools you need to achieve a successful result. Now in its third year on Amazon's Best Seller lists, "Alcohol and You" has already transformed the lives of thousands of drinkers and their families.
It doesn't matter whether you want to reduce your drinking, stop drinking temporarily, or stop permanently, as this book will clarify which option is best for you.
The author is an addiction therapist who worked for years with drinkers in government-backed services. He clearly explains essential information, including:
* The best, scientifically-proven ways to reduce or quit.* How to self-diagnose alcohol dependence instantly.* How to find life-changing motivation easily.* How to choose your method: reduction or detox.* How to safely detox without rehab.* Discover prescription drugs that stop alcohol cravings.* Find out if attending Alcoholics Anonymous works.* How to enjoy a fabulous life without drinking.
Get this book today, and say good-bye to drinking problems.
UPDATED AND EXPANDED FOR 2020! Spend the next seven days unlocking the door to a happier, healthier life! Filled with useful tips, personal anecdotes and science-backed support, Seven Days Sober is a practical companion for anyone who wants to take a break from drinking.
"Getting sober—no matter how deep or destructive your addiction—is the most difficult journey you will ever take. It is also without question the kindest decision you can ever make for your own health, and for the well being of your family, friends and community." —Meredith Bell
DO YOU: · Feel tired, worn out, stressed and hungover? · Have dreams and goals you don't have the energy to pursue? · Find yourself wrapped up in never-ending personal dramas? · Have trouble managing your work, friendships, finances and household? · Have a daily drinking habit that feels necessary, but not necessarily fun? · Wonder if a sobriety program could work for you? · Have questions about pursuing a sober life, but are afraid to ask?
If you answered "yes" to any of these questions THE SOBRIETY HANDBOOK is just the thing you need. In her third and final exploration of sober living, Meredith Bell provides a detailed, common sense approach for getting sober and staying that way. Filled with information on how to pursue outside help—and what to do if you decide to go it alone—THE SOBRIETY HANDBOOK is a thoughtful guide for anyone considering sobriety.
A Sober Year: Daily Musings on an Alcohol-Free Life is designed to provide daily support to those who have embarked on a sober journey. Filled with personal anecdotes, tips, revelations and encouragement, A Sober Year is a comforting companion for anyone in recovery.
Do you think ALCOHOL is holding you back? Do you think you'd be happier and more productive in life without the booze? Have you ever questioned if perhaps you drink too much? This simple and straightforward book will answer the million-dollar question of "do I have a drinking problem?" in an incredibly simple way. The book provides clear and proven strategies if you decide alcohol needs to go.
If you've made the promise to cut back, or have rules regarding when or how much you're going to drink, then this book will address why those seemingly clear lines drawn in the sand are always crossed.
Alcohol is SH!T will provide you with the foundation to move forward in life without alcohol through: Showing the reader how alcohol is the most addictive and dangerous drug on the planet. Debunking myths surrounding alcohol such as alcohol doesn't relax you but slows down vital faculties in the brain and body.
Demonstrating how to formally say goodbye, so both the conscious and unconscious mind are on the same page Shining the light on the primordial addiction: thinking.
Empowering the reader with the understanding that quitting drinking isn't a sacrifice but the OPPORTUNITY of a lifetime.
Informing readers that an alcohol-free life isn't a "no" to alcohol, but a "yes" to a better life and this path can be fun Educating readers on where and how to start recovering the person you were always meant to be With lightheartedness, clarity, and no BS, Alcohol is SH!T will allow the reader to remove the fog created by alcohol and provide the tools necessary to ditch the booze. Follow the advice in this book, and a new life awaits - one filled with inner-peace, self-compassion, and an abundance of joy. Within the first couple of pages, the reader will begin to feel a weight lifting, and for probably the first time, will definitively know the role alcohol is playing in their lives.
What's stopping you from stepping into your new life?
Are you tired of thinking about drinking? Hands up if you believe any of the following about drinking alcohol to be true:
- I can’t have fun without alcohol.
- Imagine going to a party without drinking!
- it makes me feel less anxious or depressed;
- it helps me sleep;
- I can’t relax without it;
- it makes me entertaining to be around;
- it fits the lifestyle of my boozy friends;
- I like the taste of alcohol; it’s cool and sophisticated;
- I’m not confident enough to talk to new people without it;
- it helps me deal with all the problems life throws my way;
- it stops me worrying about how much I’m drinking (ironic, I know).
If you find yourself nodding at even one of these statements, then I know how you feel. I was a heavy daily drinker for over twenty years, I too used to believe that I couldn’t live without alcohol, and that once I’d had a few drinks I was funny to be around (hilarious in fact).
Are you too are tired and fed up with the routine of drinking, and want to make a change and improve your life? Or you may simply be curious about how an alcohol-free life might look for you. Could it be better? Happier? Calmer? More peaceful?
Perhaps you’re already on the path to changing your relationship with booze and might have read other ‘sober books’ or taken part in programmes to help you quit. I want you to know you can do the same as me and find complete freedom from alcohol, and that you don’t have to wait for years like I did.
Also, I want to reassure you that alcohol addiction is never a person’s fault, and that there’s no need to blame yourself for finding it hard to give up. It honestly isn’t as difficult as you might think, and this book will provide the support, tactics and advice you need as you progress on your sober journey.
The Sober Survival Guide is unique in that it is split into two parts. The first is designed to set you up for success and put you in a place where you can find freedom from alcohol if that’s what you want. The first part of the book contains essential information for when you’re in the early stages of controlling your drinking.
The second part serves as a handbook as you move forward into an alcohol-free life and is where this book comes into its own. As you read it you’ll see I’ve used my own experiences and those of the people I’ve worked with to help ensure you’re ready for the challenges, fears, and questions that will come up in the years after quitting drinking. You’ll learn how to handle the work Christmas party without a glass of bubbly in hand, the joys of sober holidays, what to do when you stop drinking but your partner won’t, and a whole lot more. With this part you can dip in and out, picking the chapters that address the problems you’re facing that day or week.
This unique quit alcohol book also shares my own stories and personal accounts that helped me learn (sometimes the hard way), so as well as providing vital tools and tactics it will also leave you with a smile on your face and provide you with a fun and enjoyable read. Part memoir, part sober guide and 100% alcohol free - The Sober Survival Guide is perfect for anyone looking to free themselves from the grip of alcohol.
Simon Chapple is the founder of Be Sober one of the largest online 'quit drinking' communities, he is also a speaker and works as a Certified Alcohol Coach working with This Naked Mind helping people change their relationship with alcohol.
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Whether you want to (1) cut back on your drinking, (2) stop drinking entirely, or (3) learn how to be happy and healthy again, then keep reading as this book will easily teach you everything you need to know. Plan for your success. Discover practical strategies, techniques, and lifestyle choices that will set you up for maximum success when reducing your alcohol intake for the next thirty days or longer. Whether you ve decided you need to take a break from drinking or are wishing you could feel good like you used to, then you ve come to the right place. In this book you will discover a rich treasure trove of resources and a host of practical tips and strategies to help you devise your own customized plan. Tailor your plan to address your specific circumstances and meet your personal needs.
Each week of the process will have its unique challenges. I will describe in detail what you can expect to encounter at each stage and give specific guidance to aid in successfully overcoming each challenge. I show you how you can care for yourself wisely during each step along the way. Discover how to take the edge off your cravings. Find ways to distract yourself and delay the urge to drink. Learn to painlessly socialize while alcohol-free. Learn to leverage your desires, fuel your motivation, and, in the process, uncover a new you. Enjoy life, fully aware!
This is your opportunity to take a brief break a short hiatus from drinking. Call it an experiment in sobriety, if you will. It s a new kind of adventure, a chance to explore a side of life you may have forgotten, and an opportunity to learn what you re really made of.
You may find yourself pleasantly surprised with sharper thinking, better relationships, more energy and increased concentration. Food will taste richer, your world will be filled with new fragrances, and you may even discover you enjoy living a sober life!
Watch your personality flower, without alcohol!
Learn how to prepare your body and mind for an alcohol purge. In not too long you will be astonished at the pleasant surprises your body has in store for you when you stop drinking. You may be amazed to discover that you re still an interesting person without alcohol.
Alcohol affects the body in many ways; most of them harmful rather than helpful. An occasional drink can do the body good; however, the problem comes with drinking to excess. Considerable quantities of alcohol, drunk in a short period of time, can overwhelm your body s ability to metabolize it. Discover exactly what happens when you drink; trace the chemical changes involved in metabolizing alcohol and see how it impacts each organ in your body. If you re wondering how your body has been affected by your alcohol consumption over the years, you may be very shocked at all the bad side effects.
You ll also be introduced to many supportive resources that will help you curtail your alcohol use. This includes non-professional groups, therapists and clinical programs, along with online resources to keep you fired up and on track.
What Will You Learn?
What happens to your body when you quit drinking. How to spend your spare time when you re not drinking. How to handle social pressure. Great modern methods to help you quit drinking. The best ways to quit drinking all naturally.
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What happens to your body when you drink alcohol. How to easily defeat your cravings. How to prepare and make a good plan for maximum success. How to get the support you need. Be healthy, happy and motivated: Get this book now!
Christian Books to Help Quit Drinking
When I went into the bookstore Koorong to ask if they had any Christian books about recovering from alcoholism, this is the book they recommended. However they didn't have it in stock anymore. Full review coming soon.
From the publisher: "I am an alcoholic, I know what it is like to burn with a desire to drink that is so overpowering that family, jobs, and friends mean nothing compared to the desire for liquor. I know what it is like to wake up on a hotel room not knowing where I am or how I got there. I also know the joy of complete deliverance from the power of alcohol addiction and never cease to praise God for such deliverance.'Author Jerry Dunn discovered there is indeed hope for the alcoholic. God provided his escape at the end of a two-year drunk, when he picked up a Bible in a Texas prison. God Is for the Alcoholic is the product of that scape. Jerry Dunn knows the road up from alcoholism is long and difficult but that it can be followed with God's help and through commitment, patience, and diligence.In this revised edition of God Is for the Alcoholic, read sections on understanding alcoholism, ways to help the alcoholic, and ways the alcoholic can help himself. Discover release from the power of alcohol."
Full review coming soon. Christian book covering how to overcome substance abuse addictions, especially alcohol. Less of a "story" book than some others in this genre. Full of strong Biblical advice. Probably more of a hardcore Christian book than the others I've seen in this genre.
Proper review coming soon. I've only just got this one.
From the publisher: "Seth Haines was in the hospital with his wife, planning funeral songs for their not-yet two-year-old, when he made a very conscious decision: this was the last day he wanted to feel. That evening, he asked his sister to smuggle in a bottle of gin, and gave in to addiction. But whether or not you've ever had a drop to drink in your life, we're all looking for ways to stop the pain. Like Seth, we're all seeking balms for the anxiety of what sometimes seems to be an absent, unresponsive God--whether it's through people-pleasing, shopping, the internet, food, career highs, or even good works and elite theology. We attempt to anesthetize our anxiety through addiction--any old addiction. But it often leaves us feeling even more empty than before. In Coming Clean, Seth Haines writes a raw account of his first 90 days of sobriety, illuminating how to face the pain we'd rather avoid, and even more importantly, how an abiding God meets us in that pain. Seth shows us that true wholeness is found in facing our pain and anxieties with the tenacity and tenderness of Jesus, and only through Christ's passion can we truly come clean. No one wants to admit they have a problem, but the truth is we all have one. Coming Clean acts as both a mirror and a map. Seth Haines' beautifully pointed writing and compelling story of sobriety force us to look at the realities of our own pain, but show us the way of healing by directing us to the goodness of God. For the pastor, for the layperson, for the victim of addiction, for the person with air in their lungs, Coming Clean is required reading. I've waited my whole life for this book, and I'm giving it to everyone I know. -Nish Weiseth, author of Speak: How Your Story Can Change the World"
Another new one. I purchased several of these books recently for a relative with a drinking problem, and then started to read them myself.
From the publisher: "Where do you turn for hope when you already have the answer--but the answer isn't working? As a long-time Christian, Heather Kopp never expected to become an out-of-control alcoholic who kept private stashes of booze all over the place--tucked behind books in her study, zipped into a special compartment in her oversized purse, at the back of her closet stuffed inside her boots. Even as her career and marriage teetered on the brink, Kopp couldn't get a grip, desperately hiding the true extent of her drinking from the rest of the world--her husband included. During the day she wrote books about God and prayer and family. At night she'd locked herself in her bathroom to guzzle chardonnay. For her, as for many Christians who struggle with addiction, overwhelming shame and confusion only made things worse. Why wasn't her faith enough to save her? Why didn't repentance, Bible reading and prayer work? Where was God? Meanwhile, as she watched in horror, her grown son descended into his own nightmare of drugs and alcohol. She feared for his life, yet she couldn't stop drinking long enough to help him--or find a way out for herself. Until the day everything changed. Engaging, funny and bracingly honest, Kopp shares her remarkable journey into darkness...and back to the light again. Her story reveals the unique challenges and spiritual conundrums Christians face when they become ensnared in an addiction, and the redemption that's possible when we finally reach the end of ourselves. If you love Jesus but shop too much, drink too much, eat too much, crush on men who aren't your husband, or otherwise fixate on doing things you hate but can't stop doing, SOBER MERCIES is for you. As you follow Kopp's sincere, stumbling journey toward freedom and a deeply satisfying relationship with God, you'll find renewed hope--and practical steps of recovery--for your own journey. "
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