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This Naked Mind

Control Alcohol, Find Freedom, Discover Happiness, and Change Your Life
Written by: Annie Grace
Narrated by: Annie Grace
Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
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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-listen 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.

©2015 Annie Grace (P)2018 Penguin Audio

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This book changed my life!

This book will blow your mind and make you never want to drink again. It has changed my perspective on alcohol and my life. I highly recommend this book especially if you are just starting your journey to sobriety like I was.

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A practical deep dive in the process of addiction

I recently used this book to assist in recovering from severe alcoholism and found the Frank, educational and practical aspect of it extremely useful and effective. whilst I am still applying the messages and learnings in a daily struggle it has given me a powerful insight into my own addiction and the mental and chemical processes behind it.

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Amazing!

Loved this from start to finish! Listen to it on way to weekend getaway and didn't drink a single drop and came back feeling nourished and fulfilled. Highly recommended.

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glad I read this

This book is directed to the alcoholic which I am not. I'm glad I did read it though. The author gave good information and ideas also support for the sober or struggling individual. it made me think

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Perfect

Exactly what I needed to hear. Highly recommend for anyone looking for some support on making a life changing decision regarding alcohol.

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So good!

I have listened to other quit drinking books and they helped but when I finished this one I knew for certain I don't want to drink anymore. The author is so sincere. I can not recommend this book enough!

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Compelling

If you have ever wondered about the impact of your drinking...no matter how much or little you drink....you need to read/listen to this! #Audible1

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Effective Look at How Society Relates to Alcohol

Annie Grace did a full year of deep-dive research into the neuroscience behind the workings of the human brain, how alcohol changes the pathways we are born with, the role of the conscious and unconscious minds in the consumption of alcohol and the far-reaching effects that alcohol can have on society and the individual. This highly-effective book studies the alcohol industry, the ravages that alcohol can have on the human body and mind, and presents steps to readdress our connection to alcohol and to find more healthy and mindful ways to relate to this powerful and too-often destructive drug. #Audible1

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Lots of information

Can help you with your alcohol addiction and make it easier to stop without fear and a sense of loss

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Must Read!

I quit smoking by listening to a book like this so I thought why not give this book a try. I listened to it everyday to and from work and it is amazing. I just finished the book today and I will be participating in the 30 day challenge. You must read this book if you want to cut down or quit drinking, you have nothing to lose and everything to gain!

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  • DezHankins
  • 2018-01-09

Had a total “AH-HA” moment. 🤔

I can’t begin to tell you how this book has changed my life! My thinking about alcohol has completely changed so much so that I no longer have a desire to “chase the dragon”. Once you truly understand what alcohol is and how, although worse than many other drugs, is marketed to our society you will begins to DESPISE it. Then when you find out what alcohol is made of and how it affects your brain you will wonder how you could ever have a drink again. BUT when you are made aware of the fact that you are not funnier or cuter when drinking and that the glass of wine you reach for to “relax” and be “happy” actually does the exact opposite you will NEVER want another drink again. This book proved undoubtedly that you do NOT need alcohol to have a good time or to be social.
Annie is so precise in detailing all of these facts and more in a guilt free, no judgement zone. She also delves into how our brain works and precisely delivers steps to form new paths in our brain that painlessly help to kick the alcohol habit once and for all and for good.

I also love the on line groups & support system,the Facebook page and especially the 30 day Challenge. Thanks Annie for helping me to be FREE OF ALCOHOL!!!👍🏻👏🏼🙌🏻 #AF

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  • Jonathan
  • 2018-04-12

Like flipping a switch

Got in bed on a Sunday morning with a hangover, listened from start to finish, decided that day would be my last day of drinking.
Haven’t had one now in 45 days, the longest I’ve gone without alcohol in years.
But, get this, NO twinges, no temptations, no bargaining, just no desire to drink motor oil in moderation.
Listen to the book, that will make sense.
Good luck to you.

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  • C. Unger
  • 2018-01-29

Great book, but take with a grain of salt...

As one who readily admits that I absolutely cannot have one drink - what they call the " allergy" in AA- this book does a great job of putting the chemistry of why into layman's terms. I really enjoyed most of the book and I would absolutely recommend to anyone who has a concern about drinking. I would also recommend to anyone in AA or any other program. I think this book would complement and enhance any program. There are quite a few logical inconsistencies, assumptions and rhetorical questions without obvious or definite answers, which, gets annoying and preachy. That may be the marketing spin. Quick example as I noted above, the author seems to eschew the AA allergy model (which AA defines only as an abnormal reaction to something), but as I mentioned the book goes on to explain how addiction (an abnormal reaction) chemically occurs. I also disagree with the whole 'no one should drink at all, or there is never any actual joy from just a drink' and will not be lecturing any colleagues while I now happily and contentedly abstain. Nevertheless, this does not take away from the ton of valuable information and perspective shared.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2018-01-09

Incredibly helpful and empowering

Love the view that I can control this addiction and that by retraining our subconscious that we can break free right from the get go. Highly recommended

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  • brad taylor
  • 2018-03-16

Wow!

At first I was like so where’s the secret trick or when am I gonna get that new piece of info to help me quit drinking!?!? After an hour or so you start to realize all the information you’re getting is already turning you on to the idea of being done drinking. I also recommend you are seriously ready to quit before starting. I’m trying to stay strong and break a vicious cycle!! Thanks Annie and now I need advice how to get my girlfriend involved and excited...Alcohol is both our best friends..at least we thought.

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  • 2018-12-01

Ramble on sis

Annie quit drinking by applying Alen Carr’s books. Then she decided to write her own using about every tip from his books. Then she decides to tell long boring stories about herself. Then she decides to include boring scientific research. I am happy if she can help others, but I cannot help but believe that she’s trying to turn her sobriety into a career. This book should be about 13 pages. But I guess it would be hard to charge for that.

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  • lauren
  • 2018-04-19

Highly recommend!

I cannot believe how much this book helped me not only quit drinking alcohol but really be happy in the process. I had zero self control before finding this book and now it all seems so simple. I have been recommending it to whomever asks how I’m able to be in the bars with friends and still have a great time without drowning in alcohol. My appreciation is endless!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2018-07-12

amazing

I loved this book and will likely listen again. it has given me a new perspective and a new hope that I can change my life.

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  • Lori Bob
  • 2019-01-22

Strange and self indulgent

This women has no useful insights to addiction or the treatment of this disease. It’s like she thinks it just a misconception. We drink because we think it’s good so she tells us it’s not good so we stop. Problem solved.

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  • Kendra Holliday
  • 2018-07-27

Breakthrough

I've been struggling with alcohol addiction for years now. I've tried SO many things. This is my latest tool., and I'm reading it with an open mind. I listened to about 3/4 of it, but she talks so fast, I started over and am listening to it at .75x speed, which is kindof funny, cuz she sounds a little drunk, ha! The last time I went 30 days without drinking, I felt like I was punishing myself. This time I'm going for 90 days, and am taking on a different mindset I'm learning from this book. I don't feel bummed about it, but excited to prove that I can have a rich and fulfilling life without drinking. I like how she points out that I used to have so much fun as a kid before I started drinking, and that I can again - it's possible to unlearn all the stuff society pours down our throat every day. I tell people I struggle every day with drinking, and she put my frustration and torment into words - my conscious mind doesn't want to drink, but my unconscious mind wants to drink, and my brain is battling itself all day long, which is exhausting! I think she does a great job with research and explaining it in a way I can understand. I romanticize drinking, but it made me feel so tired and sick, and now that I quit, I'm having twice as much romance with my partner! I feel more alert and have more energy. I can relate to so much of what she shares. I'm being more forgiving of myself, which is a relief.

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