Allen Carr

Old 08-09-2012, 05:42 AM
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Allen Carr

Has anybody read Allen Carr's Easyway books? They're quite radical and very different to AA 12 steps (in fact he actively criticises AA methods) - although he does make it sound a bit too easy. What's your view?
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Old 08-09-2012, 08:13 PM
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Hi, gingerhero. I am a fan of Easy Way, it was one of the first books I read about alcohol and it helped me put the abstainer's spin on the idea of ever drinking again. I recommend it.

Someone showed me how to search a website for a topic using google - it is easy and really helpful to get a very quick answer to some types of questions. In the search box, type carr, to find the mentions of 'carr' on SR. It will get you started on an answer to your question.

I suggest you read it, it's easy to find, and add your opinion.
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Old 08-10-2012, 05:04 PM
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I think it's just as easy as he makes it seem.
As long as you follow all of the rules and believe/internalize the three central messages of the book, you're set.

The central message I am holding onto is that we are not fundamentally defective, sick, or powerless. I believe these things to be true. And I find these concepts to be very helpful.
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