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Holmes's Complete Guide To Stop Drinking Alcohol

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A self help manual which seems to cover all options for anyone wishing to control their alcohol consumption. To benefit fully from this  guide one really needs to seriously commit to and follow along with each chapter.
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I didn't care for this one. The approach to stop drinking was overly complicated and the tone was not as encouraging as some may want. There are better out there.
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After writing my review on Goodreads where I gave it 3  stars, the author wrote me to say that I hadn't understood this book and maybe I was drunk. 
I told him that that was not ok and after one month he came back to complain that I gave him 4 stars at the beginning and after his messages I went down to three (there were always three stars from beginn and that was clear to see from the answer other reader gave him for his very rude answers). 
So I took this book off Goodreads and I am giving to all the other readers this information.
Below you can read my initial review that made the author so angry and decide who was drunk between the two of us:
Alcohol is a subject that interests me a lot because I work in a therapeutic community for alcoholics and I am always particularly impressed by the damage that this disease can inflict, and I'm not just talking about the physical level, but especially the mental, psychological and relational level. 
I found this book very well organized, but definitely its target is the still conscious drinker, who is lucidly realizing or has realized that he has to drastically reduce his alcohol consumption.
In fact, cognitive techniques foresee that the brain is still functioning at full speed, so let's just say that for my patients, it would not be good anymore.
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Although this book has some great information, it should be used as one tool in your quest for sobriety.. I would definitely read it and take the nuggets of wisdom to be found, but you also need to work with a therapist or  recovery specialist.
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This book is full of helpful strategies to start and stay on the road to recovery from alcohol addiction. The self-evaluation quizzes were enlightening - they contain questions I hadn't previously considered when thinking about the effects of alcohol on the body and in daily life. Overall, this is a great book to guide readers to quit abusing alcohol once and for all.
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Thank you to Netgalley for an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
I have always been a believer in CBT and would like to cut down on my alcohol consumption so I found this book straightforward and interesting. Now to put it all into practice.
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I read Holmes's Complete Guide To Stop Drinking Alcohol after receiving an advance copy on NetGalley.  I read out of interest as alcohol is so prevalent in the personal lives and social lives of so many people.  The book is easy to read, and well-researched with lots of additional references for follow up reading.  It's packed with advice for personal reflection, and also thought-provoking discussion and about the personal and social pressures and motivations for drinking alcohol.  I like that it offers resources and information for people, without judgement.  There are references to mindfulness and other strategies, and in that ways it's like therapy in a handbook.

It's aimed at providing a programme to eliminate drinking alcohol, but I think it's also an interesting read more generally on the relationship we have with alcohol at an individual and societal level.
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This is my second read this month on how to quit drinking which is a personal goal for myself. The cover was good, and I like the idea of Holmes on the job and looking for an answer to this problem.

   What did I like? There is no tried or true method only what works for you. This book takes into consideration cbt therapy, mindfulness,  and weaning yourself off slowly so you can recognize your triggers. It’s an interesting approach and it may work. It obviously worked for the author. 

   Would I recommend or buy? If your looking for a way out of alcoholism then this book is worth a try. I have never been to an AA meeting but I know I wouldn’t like to get up in front of people. My Jekyll and Hyde personality is my reason to stop drinking. I’d recommend this book and I’m hoping it will help me. Thanks to the publisher and author for a peek! 

   I received a complimentary copy to read and voluntarily left a review!
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