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Jason Vale - Kick the drink... easily!

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Onehellofaride Thu 23-Feb-17 14:48:09

I am on page 92 of this book and I'm loving it so far. It seems to make a lot of sense. Has it worked for anyone else?

So as not to drip feed I know I drink too much but quite a 'normal' amount in my circle. I love wine and champagne and cocktails and socialising, it doesn't affect my work but I need to cut down as I worry about my health long term. I don't want to give up just cut down and the thought of not drinking at Christmas etc isn't pleasant but from the reviews I've seen people seem to give up completely after reading it.

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mrspitt Mon 06-Mar-17 14:37:17

I'm almost 3/4 of the way though the book, it makes a lot of sense to me. However, he doesn't advocate 'cutting down' his intention is really to help people quit as he believes if you drink any amount of alcohol you are not in control of it.

JustWonderingAboutThis Tue 07-Mar-17 18:59:15

I came on to post this. I've been drinking most days for years and knew I had a problem. I wouldn't have a drink until 9 p.m. and would go to bed before midnight. I'd drink about half a bottle of wine but lately in the last few months this had been going up.

I read half of the Jason Vale book on Saturday and haven't even thought of alcohol since. It's a really easy read and while he's not exactly a great writer and his knowledge of science is a bit dodgy, he says so many things that really make me think hard about alcohol.

So now it's Tuesday night, no alcohol since Friday night, haven't even given it a thought and it has to be down to that book.

MilnersGold Sat 18-Mar-17 21:48:37

I read the book thinking I would cut down my drinking. In 3 months I have had one drink in a night out that I didn't enjoy drinking. I don't even miss booze.

I used to drink up to half a bottle of vodka a night.

I have no idea how Jason Vale does it but it works! ! It has also worked on my dh

PlugUgly Sun 19-Mar-17 09:31:27

Read the book two and a half years ago and haven't had a drink since. (Was a very heavy drinker/functioning alcoholic)
I know I will never drink again, you are about to become free!

PlugUgly Sun 19-Mar-17 09:33:21

Btw the thought of Xmas , weddings etc without booze used to fill me with horror ! .... it is SO weird to find it wasn't the booze making them fun after all

gamble1961 Wed 22-Mar-17 20:14:42

I started reading the book on Monday but stopped drinking on Sunday. I'm 100pages in and feel so much better already.
I had been having nearly half a bottle of vodka a day for the last 3 years.
I feel so much calmer. I don't ever want to go back to my old ways. I'm not craving alcohol at all (much to my amazement) but I know it's early days.

AristonAndOn Sun 26-Mar-17 10:33:11

I bought the book after finding this thread and am struggling with it a bit to be honest. I haven't got through it yet though. It's not easy to read with 2 little ones though. I will persevere. I do enjoy a little drink at night time, socialising doesn't come into it. I only drink a little and then go to sleep. I don't do any of the negative behaviours described when drinking. I will finish the book and keep an open mind.

Assamteaformeplease Tue 04-Apr-17 08:11:53

Just read this as my DH bought it as he's trying to cut down as he drinks way too much. I had no intention of stopping , was just interested in the concept of the book . But it has really made me question my drinking and I've not had any since I finished it ... despite going to a social occasion where I'd normally have drunk probably a bit too much. I probably will drink again but I think my relationship with alcohol has changed.

lovemylover Tue 24-Oct-17 15:48:55

Just seen this thread, i would be very inferested in getting this book for my son, he has been to detox and rehab, for 3 months ,but day he came home bought a bottle of wine, but not drinking like before
I am very disappointed in him, as he has had a chance not everyone has, and our Dr has been brilliant,
My daughter stopped smoking with the book .[forgot who by now] i read it,but didnt,i did eventually with champix
So these books dont work for everyone,
I will try to find this book
Maybe the library will have it
Thank you to the OP for this thread, its worth trying

lovemylover Wed 25-Oct-17 10:46:24

Allen Carr is the man who wrote" easy way to stop smoking",he has alao written a" stop drinking" book too
Also got good reviews

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OldEnglishSheepDog Fri 15-Dec-17 11:39:50

I read this a month ago and it literally transformed me overnight. I was getting to a point where I really didn't feel in control of my alcohol consumption so I was ready to hear what he had to say. I haven't had anything to drink since I read it and I really don't want to either. To give some perspective, I was drinking five nights out of seven with at least a couple of those nights being a bit more than a bottle of wine (so a bottle and a gin and tonic or a pint of lager or a whiskey at the end of the evening). Alcohol has always been a massive part of the rhythm of my life but somehow I don't miss it. Christmas only concerns me because people will ask me about it but otherwise I feel really good about it.

lovemylover Fri 15-Dec-17 15:29:07

Well done, my son still hasn't read the book yet, he started reading it,but I don't think he has got very far,he is drinking again but nothing like he was,
Also just got a new flat which I am hoping will help, by giving him some incentive, he is planning what he is going to do with it,and choosing furniture and decorating etc,

OldEnglishSheepDog Fri 15-Dec-17 16:01:11

I do think that, with all these things whether it be smoking, drinking, whatever, you have to be receptive to the message in the first place. If your son isn't ready a book won't help but if he's already started making changes then it's worth a shot. One thing I would say - I read this in a day and I think that the intensity of the message really helped.

LittlestTruck Wed 10-Jan-18 13:33:36

Was wondering if it was worth the price but am downloading this book now. I would like to just cut down to weekend drinking but if I stopped wanting to drink altogether that would be good I'd save a fortune.

FelixCited Wed 21-Feb-18 16:18:05

Just finished the book. Loved it.

CatherineCawood Wed 21-Feb-18 20:57:27

I leant my copy to someone about 6 or so years ago. Never got it back. Grrr. My new copy arrived today, apparently it has been updated. About to dive in.

FelixCited Fri 23-Feb-18 12:21:43

Good luck Catherine & enjoy the read.
I went out last night everyone was sharing many bottles of wine & I didn’t want any! Long may it last!

oldmrsbetty Fri 23-Feb-18 14:14:55

I’ve started the book this week but had a few glasses of prosecco last night! He does say not to try and quit until you’ve finished the whole book though...

To be fair I had less than I normally would and still feel dreadful today so I’m not feeling like drinking again any time soon.

CatherineCawood Fri 23-Feb-18 17:21:50

Well done Felix. I'm on day 20 of being dry. Test will be on Sunday afternoon when I'm out having a celebratory lunch for (hopefully) running my first ever half marathon. So far so good though.

FelixCited Sat 24-Feb-18 12:20:21

I had a great night & didn’t drink alcohol.
Bit disappointed as I mentioned going to see a band play & my friend said she won’t go unless I drink! Apparently she won’t enjoy the venue unless she has a drink & wont drink alone confused

CatherineCawood Sat 24-Feb-18 12:45:39

Wow that's pretty selfish. She has 3 choices she goes with you and doesn't drink or drinks alone or doesn't go at all. Cheeky cow! Don't let anyone force you to drink that's ridiculous!

FelixCited Sat 24-Feb-18 15:18:04

I think unless we get a few more friends to go she won’t come. I think she’s going to start distancing herself from me. But honestly if alcohol is that important to her -so be it

CatherineCawood Sat 24-Feb-18 17:59:13

That's pretty sad isn't it. Maybe she isn't such a great friend she very unsuportive. Have you told her why you've given up?

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