I found this book after a Needy Helper reader got in touch with me through the blog. They were having difficulty-stopping drinking despite reading The Easy Way to Control Alcohol by Allen Carr and this particular book. I suggested that the reader might like to join my six week habit change programme, but when I told her the price she said she would stick to Jason Vale, so I thought I would see what all the fuss was about.
Jason Vale is a man from my own heart. He is a crusader – one of the 10%. He says that he believes he is the most passionate man in the world when it comes to wanting to help everyone escape from the alcohol trap. I like that because it is exactly what I say to myself each and everyday. I would love to meet him and share a pint of water with the guy.
The book is written in the same way as the Allen Carr book, but for some reason it had a greater punch. Maybe it was the inclusion of more statistics, the varied examples of his real life issues, maybe it was his writing style I am not sure which. But if I had to take the plunge and choose either book I would recommend the Jason Vale book. That being said it was Allen Carr who gave me my life back and not Jason Vale.
If you want to stop drinking – and everyone should – then reading Jason Vale’s book is the best chance of success you will have. I agree with both Vale and Carr when they constructively criticise the AA view that once an alcoholic always an alcoholic. It feels so serene to be completely free, never crave or consider drinking and yet read that there are former drinkers still trying to avoid the trap after not drinking for 20-years. In fact, it beggars belief.
But there is one critical thing you must do before you pick up the book. You need to make a fundamental choice to stop drinking. No…more than that. You need to make a fundamental choice to become healthy. Once you do this then the Jason Vale book can set your free from the illusory prison you have put yourself in for all of these years. If you read the book and fail to quit then you haven’t made that fundamental choice. After all, stopping drinking is easy. All you do is stop. When you read both Carr and Vale’s books you will realise that.
But I think there is much more to this process than either Carr or Vale allude to in their books. There are just too many people who read them, quit and then return to the drink within weeks, months or even years. Both of the books refer to the change of a behaviour, which is drinking. They do this by showing you that the belief alcohol creates positive benefits for you are an illusion. It is an illusion, and the behaviour – drinking alcohol – does need to change, but before you change the behaviour you need to change the system. And the system I am talking about is your lifestyle. You need to change the structure of your life. I believe I can help you achieve this through the Needy Helper Habit Change Programme. A six-week course aimed at creating a long-lasting change if you decide to do the sensible thing and quit alcohol. For more details e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. In the meantime, buy Jason Vale’s book and change your life. Make a fundamental choice to stop drinking and join the 10% today!
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