Nobody chooses to become an alcoholic. This book explains how our brain deceives us about alcohol: how it compels us to drink too much too often and at the wrong times, and how control and free will with respect to alcohol are taken from us. It explains how we are changed emotionally, how memory and thinking are distorted, and the psychological consequences that follow these. It is essential knowledge for anyone trying to stop drinking or thinking they may need to. It shows what we are trying to fight and how it opposes us.
This book is about understanding alcoholism so that we can make our efforts to combat it more effective. When we understand the problem properly then we can recognise which actions will yield results and which will not. By doing so we win through by focusing our willpower, resolve and intellect on where they will bring results. This book enables the reader to understand the whole span of the problem, anticipate its actions, and recognise what will and will not be effective in combating it. It is written to help those needing to stop drinking or anyone helping someone in that position.