Why You Drink and How to Stop

  • by Veronica Valli
  • Narrated by Veronica Valli
  • 5 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

At last, a book that reveals why alcoholics think, feel and behave the way they do. This book looks into the heart and mind of the alcoholic; it explains their thought processes, how they feel and why they behave so self-destructively.
Written by an addictions therapist and recovered alcoholic, it answers the question that every alcoholic and their loved ones have always asked, "Why do I/they drink this way?" It then goes on to offer a solution by explaining how alcoholism is a three part disease: a physical addiction, a psychological craving and obsession, and a spiritual illness, all of which have to be dealt with, especially the little understood spiritual component. This book, written in easy to understand language, isn't prescriptive but offers a deep understanding of the vital components that drive an alcoholic - and this in turn illuminates the way out. It is simply a must read for any struggling alcoholic and their loved ones.

Live the life you were meant to live.
Learn how to manage your feelings to stay away from alcohol.
Understand why the alcoholic you love won't stop drinking.
A must -listen for anyone who loves someone who drinks too much. Tired and frustrated in trying to help someone who seems to just want to drink their life away? This book will help you understand what they are thinking and feeling and therefore why they drink the way they do. With this information you will clearly be able to see what you can do to love and support your loved one. Recommended by addictions counselors and treatment center managers, this book is a great resource for clients early in recovery.


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Customer Reviews

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The most generous, kind, and practical book I have read on how to live a full and happy life without alcohol...life changing

This audiobook is incredible...I'm sober 2.5years and although I have maintained that sobriety something major has been missing....and Veronica Valli has just explained to me CLEARLY what it is...and most importantly, what to do about it. She is utterly inspiring and when you listen to her an alcohol free life is one you want rather than bawk at. She has explained so many things that I've heard in sobriety but couldn't understand or accept, but it in a way that finally makes sense to me. She makes this whole difficult messy topic of addiction SO accessible and easy to understand. To be honest I was blown away by this book...you could hear a pin drop when I was listening to it. It makes SO MUCH SENSE. It helps that voice and accent are a dream to listen to, but it's the genuine enthusiasm and love in it that makes this work so wonderful to listen to. You feel as though she is talking directly to YOU. And actually...she is. I have ordered the paper back because I want to go back and underline so many parts of it so I can refer back to it again and again. And I've also ordered her work book Get Sober Get Free, and I honestly am so excited to start working through it. Veronica Valli has shown me there is a huge light at the end of the tunnel now, authentic living, and I'm heading there without delay.
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- Speechie72

Life after alcohol

Spot on for anyone who wants to face up to stop drinking and change for the better person in side them. Veronica Valli speaks from the heart and knows what it's like to live with addiction of alcoholism.
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- tim

Book Details

  • Release Date: 21-11-2014
  • Publisher: Veronica Valli