The Sober Survival Guide - How to Free Yourself from Alcohol Forever - By Simon Chapple.Foreword by Annie Grace - Author of This Naked Mind - Control AlcoholAre you tired of thinking about drinking?
Hands up if you believe any of the following about drinking alcohol to be true:
I can't have fun without alcohol.Imagine going to a party without drinking!it makes me feel less anxious or depressed;it helps me sleep;I can't relax without it;it makes me entertaining to be around;it fits the lifestyle of my boozy friends;I like the taste of alcohol; it's cool and sophisticated;I'm not confident enough to talk to new people without it;it helps me deal with all the problems life throws my way;it stops me worrying about how much I'm drinking (ironic, I know).
If you find yourself nodding at even one of these statements, then I know how you feel. I was a heavy daily drinker for over twenty years, I too used to believe that I couldn't live without alcohol, and that once I'd had a few drinks I was funny to be around (hilarious in fact).
Are you too are tired and fed up with the routine of drinking, and want to make a change and improve your life? Or you may simply be curious about how an alcohol-free life might look for you. Could it be better? Happier? Calmer? More peaceful?
Perhaps you're already on the path to changing your relationship with booze and might have read other 'sober books' or taken part in programmes to help you quit. I want you to know you can do the same as me and find complete freedom from alcohol, and that you don't have to wait for years like I did.
Also, I want to reassure you that alcohol addiction is never a person's fault, and that there's no need to blame yourself for finding it hard to give up. It honestly isn't as difficult as you might think, and this book will provide the support, tactics and advice you need as you progress on your sober journey.
The Sober Survival Guide is unique in that it is split into two parts. The first is designed to set you up for success and put you in a place where you can find freedom from alcohol if that's what you want. The first part of the book contains essential information for when you're in the early stages of controlling your drinking.
The second part serves as a handbook as you move forward into an alcohol-free life and is where this book comes into its own. As you read it you'll see I've used my own experiences and those of the people I've worked with to help ensure you're ready for the challenges, fears, and questions that will come up in the years after quitting drinking. You'll learn how to handle the work Christmas party without a glass of bubbly in hand, the joys of sober holidays, what to do when you stop drinking but your partner won't, and a whole lot more. With this part you can dip in and out, picking the chapters that address the problems you're facing that day or week.
This unique quit alcohol book also shares my own stories and personal accounts that helped me learn (sometimes the hard way), so as well as providing vital tools and tactics it will also leave you with a smile on your face and provide you with a fun and enjoyable read. Part memoir, part sober guide and 100% alcohol free - The Sober Survival Guide is perfect for anyone looking to free themselves from the grip of alcohol.
Simon Chapple is the founder of Be Sober one of the largest online 'quit drinking' communities, he is also a speaker and works as a Certified Alcohol Coach working with This Naked Mind helping people change their relationship with alcohol.