This Naked Mind: Control Alcohol, Find Freedom, Discover Happiness & Change Your Life

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Penguin, Jan 2, 2018 - Self-Help - 272 pages
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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
 

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There are some new and really interesting things in this book, such as the impact of alcohol and cancer. The reason I only gave it three stars is I found it a preachy and I got a bit fed up with her ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
How and Why It Works
5
The Drinker
21
The Drink
32
Is Drinking a Habit?
39
Simply Naked
43
Are We Really Drinking for the Taste?
51
Polluted
57
1 Enjoy Drinking It Makes Me Happy
121
Part 1
129
Is Alcohol Vital to Social Life?
142
Part II
148
Its Cultural I Need to Drink to Fit In
156
Why Some Descend Faster than Others
163
Living a Naked Life in Our Society
172
This Naked Mind
189

Is Alcohol Liquid Courage?
70
Oh S Were stuck
77
Drinking Helps Me Loosen Up and Have Better Sex
90
A Quest for Sobriety
96
1 Drink to Relieve Stress and Anxiety
105
The Mystery of Spontaneous Sobriety
113
The Secret to Happily and Easily Drinking Less
203
Relapse
222
Pay It Forward
226
Endnotes
233
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About the author (2018)

Annie Grace has had a unique life from the very beginning. She grew up in a one-room cabin without running water or electricity in the mountains of Colorado and then, at age 26, became the youngest vice president in a multinational corporation. Success, however, led to excessive drinking and the possibility that she might lose everything. Annie recognized her problem but chose to approach it in an entirely new way. Annie's program has been featured in Forbes, the New York Daily News, and the Chicago Tribune. Annie is successful, happy, and alcohol-free and lives with her husband and three children in the Colorado mountains.

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