This book simply blows away conventional thinking about the nature of addiction and how to deal with it. It strips away layers of unnecessary equivocation about quitting your drug of choice if thats what you want to do. The key word here is CHOICE. Trimpey refutes the disease model of addiction. It's a poor model indeed because to date there is no scientific evidence, not even good indirect evidence to support it. There is no pathogen or brain disorder that renders someone incapable of abstaining permanently without the need for years of struggle or support. If you believe that support groups are required to kick a drug/alcohol addiction, this book will slap you in the face. Do yourself a favor, feel the pain and let it jar you into re-thinking the whole issue. Especially for the addict who "just doesn't get it" in your local support group, you may save yourself from further struggles; all of them needless. The centerpiece of the book is Addictive Voice Recognition Technique (AVRT). It offers direct, precise, and simple (yes SIMPLE) tools to insure that you will abstain for good. And quite contrary to what one previous reviewer wrote, AVRT puts the responsibility for quitting exactly where it belongs, on you. Once this is realized, you will feel empowered and know that you can do it, once and for all.
And for the record, I was a serious alcohol addict until I read this book. Now, I will never drink again and I will never change my mind. And I feel great. Many in the recovery group movement would conclude that I'm setting myself up for disaster. Phooey!
This is just good old-fashion confidence in my own ability to live my life free of booze.
Think it can't be done? Think again.