About Holmes’s Complete Guide to Stop Drinking Alcohol; The Easy, Mindful and Pain-free Way
In this robust manual, Holmes, an online counselor and founder of the Addiction Help Agency, offers an easy and painless way to quit drinking alcohol permanently. The core of this process is a style of cognitive behavioral therapy with a focus on the incremental reduction of drinking and an increase in mindfulness—through meditation, self-assessment, and self-monitoring—to identify harmful patterns. To aid in this, the book provides numerous tools, from graphs and tables for recording habits to diagnostic tests like the Michigan Alcoholism Screening Test, the DSM-5, and others. The guide also discusses self-report surveys like the Mindful Attention Awareness Scale and the Dysfunctional Attitudes Scale. Alongside readers in this undertaking is Moz, a high-functioning drinker and a stand-in for the author, who struggled with alcohol. Moz presents examples of the book’s process and how it succeeded for Holmes. Moz’s experiences also act as a gateway to the deeper research the manual supplies on subjects like the role alcohol plays in popular culture, its chemical composition, and its effects on sex and oft-encountered challenges like loneliness and midlife crises. The book promises “a radical alternative to the public perception…of drinking” as well as “a revolution in alcohol awareness.” In the latter case especially, the guide succeeds. ”
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Mark Holmes is the author of “Holmes’s Complete Guide To Stop Drinking Alcohol; The Easy, Mindful and Pain-Free Way” (2021), published exclusively on Amazon. Mark has a Master’s degree from the University of London, and has been teaching, lecturing and instructing for over 20 years in the UK, South East Asia and South America.
A former high-functioning alcoholic, Mark spent years researching alcohol to find a way to control and eventually stop drinking alcohol, becoming a Cognitive-Behavioral Therapist and culminating in his 375-page book with over 300+ academic references.