Mindfulness for Alcohol Recovery 

Making Peace with Drinking.

By Lewis David & Antonia Ryan

195 pages plus audio.

Available in paperback, audiobook, & ebooks.

Mindfulness is the biggest breakthrough in the treatment of alcohol problems in the 21st century. 

It changes lives. I have written this book to make mindful treatment available to anyone in an easy-to-use format, suitable to learn at home.

This is a practical guide that includes eight bonus mp3 audios that are free for readers to download. You don’t need to have any previous experience of mindfulness. I will walk you through this course, making it easy-to-understand, effective, and enjoyable.

“Mindfulness for Alcohol Recovery” is aimed at people who have already started to address their drinking problem but need help to keep going – a long-term solution.

For instance, you might have already read one of my previous books and want to move on to the next level. Or perhaps you have been trying for a while to find a solution to your drinking issues and want a fresh approach. Or maybe you are already in recovery but need some extra help.

Mindfulness is essentially a form of mental training that will help you see your drinking – and indeed your whole life – with a clarity you haven’t previously experienced. Imagine your life has been like bumping around in the dark, then suddenly someone hands you a flashlight that makes your path bright and clear – wouldn’t that be helpful?

This book is that flashlight.

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From Chapter 2: The Coiled Spring.

Josh looked at the time: one hour to go until the end of his working day. Having been working extra shifts recently, he was tired and looking forward to getting home. He hadn’t been troubled by thoughts of drinking that week. His mindfulness course had been helpful, and he had tried hard to be aware of autopilot, realizing that he needed to change some of his routines to avoid slipping back into old habits. He now varied his route home from work so he didn’t find himself standing outside the bar like last week. That had been a close call. He had needed a lot of willpower to walk away.

Josh focused on the task in hand, giving it his complete attention as his teacher on the course had recommended. He worked methodically under the harsh lights of the warehouse, walking from box to box, scanning barcodes and crossing items off his list. The radio was churning out pop songs as he moved from lane to lane. He found himself humming along. Suddenly, he had a powerful urge to drink a cold beer. Josh felt unsettled and confused. It was six months since he last had a drink. Surely, he should be passed the stage of having cravings for alcohol? Josh tried hard to focus on his work but was deeply unsettled by the strong urge to drink.

At home that evening, Josh decided to sit for a few minutes and try to meditate. He hoped this might settle his turbulent emotions. While he sat quietly, a clear memory came to mind of his vacation last summer. Josh remembered sitting outside a beach bar, a tall beer in a frosted glass in front of him, a summer hit record playing in the background. He realized it was the same song he had heard on the radio in work earlier that day – the one he had been humming along to. Josh relaxed and smiled. Now he understood where his urge to drink had come from.

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