Allen Carr, to my mind certainly revolutionized thought regarding breaking the tobacco addiction. This work is a disappointment in that he seems to have simply added the term alcohol for tobacco, I cannot agree that there is no such thing as an "addictive personality." The controversy as to whether alcohol addiction is a disease or terrible habit goes on and I don't think Carr answers that successfully. The alcoholic doesn't have an addiction as in owning something but rather, amongst other things, he is that addiction. Thus far, I think, AA success at holding that addiction in check is the only show in town.