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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.

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

crossthetees 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.

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