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I am a strong-willed person in all other areas of my life but when it comes to giving up drinking, I am useless. Why?

Written by and Paul Baker | Last Updated 09 March 2016

It is a common misconception that it takes willpower to stop drinking, and that belief alone can make it difficult to quit. But does it really take willpower to quit drinking?, or is it a shift of perspective that is really needed?

You only need willpower not to do something that you actually want to do. If you don’t want to do something, it doesn’t take willpower not to do it. The difficulty that many experience is because even though they want to quit, they still want to drink. They want to drink because they believe that it gives them some kind of pleasure or crutch.

Allen Carr’s Easyway shows drinkers how their desire to drink is based on a trick that alcohol played on their brain when they were starting out as drinkers. We can teach you how to correct your perspective with respect to drinking in a way that leaves you with no desire to drink whatsoever. And with no desire to drink, it doesn’t take willpower to quit. Join the millions who have quit drinking using this simple, drug-free approach.

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