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Featured: Annie Grace joins Red Table Talk

Annie Grace shares with others just how easy it is to fall into the painful trap of alcohol use disorder. She shares experiences from her past, including raw video footage of her lowest moments. Along with all the things that did not work for her when it came to getting control of alcohol.

I tried Dry January and didn’t drink for 30 days straight for the first time in years thanks to these 6 strategies

I succeeded, completing Annie Grace’s 30-day live Alcohol Experiment and banking my longest alcohol-free streak since, well, probably getting mono in college. It wasn’t easy, but it wasn’t as daunting as I’d feared either. At times it was quite rewarding and even fun.

From tracking apps to quit lit — this is your Dry January 2024 survival guide

Annie Grace’s This Naked Mind is another hero to add to your quit-lit shelf, while Millie Gooch’s empowering guide, The Sober Girl Society Handbook is the perfect motivation if you’re struggling to make it past the halfway point.

Why I No Longer Call Myself An Alcoholic

I read Annie Grace’s “This Naked Mind”, and thankfully her positive message changed my life.

While I was already disgusted with alcohol, reading her book and listening to all of her podcasts solidified the fact that I never want alcohol to enter my system again.

She focused on the positives and pointed out that alcoholics were not defective because they got addicted to an addictive substance. We are not alcoholics if we are not drinking.

Learning How to Quit Drinking Was the Biggest Gift I’ve Ever Given Myself

Support your growth and this next phase with useful books and podcasts to give you more perspective on the topic of drinking. “There are hundreds and hundreds of books on alcoholism and sobriety,” says Robinson. “The most famous and widely read book is called the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous, and in my humble opinion, it’s the first book you should read.” Dr. Church says that books like This Naked Mind, by Annie Grace, and Drinking: A Love Story, by Caroline Knapp, are a good start, and podcasts like Recovery Rocks and Sober Curious can offer valuable insights and support.”

I’m Not An Alcoholic, But I Am A Non-Drinker. Here’s Why I Quit.

Since reading Whitaker’s book, I’ve become keenly aware not only of alcohol’s downsides but also of the societal rejection she predicted. Whether it’s thanks to the work of quit-lit writers like Whitaker and Annie Grace, the rising trend of celebrities like Drew Barrymore, Chrissy Teigen and Real Housewife Luann de Lesseps publicly renouncing alcohol, or the increasingly hard-to-ignore proof of alcohol’s role in breast cancer, hormonal disruptionsand mental health issues, more and more women are becoming sober-curious.

AARP Smart Guide to Dry January

To start off the new year on a healthier note, more and more people are hopping on the Dry January trend. If you’re wondering if this is the year to try a month of sobriety, our AARP smart guide can help walk you through the process.

12 Books About Drinking That Will Make You Rethink Your Relationship to Alcohol

Annie Grace is a two-time author and sobriety coach who became interested in this topic after quitting alcohol herself. In This Naked Mind, she draws on recent scientific research and her own lived experience in the hopes of helping others ditch drinking. Grace also unpacks her tried-and-true approach to sobriety, which focuses on “positive desire” and personal empowerment instead of scare tactics or shame. It’s no wonder This Naked Mind is an enduring bestseller in Amazon’s Alcoholism Recovery category.

8 Books to Help You Drink Less, or Quit Altogether

In “This Naked Mind,” Ms. Grace explores the psychological, neurological and social forces that influenced her addiction, and reveals “the powerful marketing that goes into convincing us that drinking helps us to relax and connect and have more fun,” Ms. Davidson said.

“It’s one of those books you read that gives you such an inside look at alcohol and the industry,” she said. “You can’t unsee it.”

‘Drinking until I passed out’: Quit Lit targets women’s sobriety

Quit lit targets women now – A new genre of storytelling focuses on alcohol dependence and is helping some women curtail drinking or quit altogether.

In “Quit Like a Woman,” author Holly Whitaker says, “At some point, it made sense to carry airline shots in my purse — just in case. Sometimes (especially when working on a deadline) I holed up in my apartment for days on end, drinking from morning until I passed out.”

Catherine Gray wrote in “The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober” that “Life was too sharp, too painful, too real and too loud when I was sober. Drinking softened the edges and blurred the clarity.”

A third writer, Annie Grace, said in “This Naked Mind” that “Giving up drinking felt like an incredible sacrifice, like the loss of a close friend.”

Welcome to the world of Quit Lit — a new genre of story telling aimed at helping women to drink less alcohol. I learned about these books from my patients — the ones who were starting to become concerned about the amount they drank — even before the pandemic. They are numerous enough to acquire the quippy category label Quit Lit, and have resonated with women who are recognizing that alcohol is not their friend.

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Quit Lit for women

Quit Lit gave my patients and me an easy way to talk about dependence and addiction. Several of these memoir-cum-motivational guides are bestsellers, including “This Naked Mind,” “The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober” and “Quit Like a Woman.” These confessionals about alcohol dependence share a common theme: explaining in vivid detail the author’s battle with the bottle, and the ways in which society has duped us into thinking that alcohol is a cool way to deal with life’s ups and downs, rather than a toxic substance with addictive properties, which increases anxiety and depressive symptoms over time.

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I listened to the audio version of “This Naked Mind” in December. In chapter after chapter, Grace dispels myths about alcohol — that you need it to be more confident, social, and fun; that it tastes great; that it helps us fit in — so we are no longer driven to drink by faulty assumptions. The book helped me to abstain during a few holiday gatherings. I found them to be just as fun without the buzz of a bourbon Manhattan. Plus, no headaches the next day or fuzzy recall of dinner discussions.

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You can see how quit lit targets women and men when you download the first chapter of This Naked Mind for free!

What Health Benefits Await When You Take A Break From Alcohol?

Taking a break from alcohol is becoming a cause more and more people are embracing. Annie Grace joins Boston 25 News to not only explore why people might want to take a break from alcohol but also what it means, and what health benefits might await them.

Annie shares what led her to write her books, what options she has available for others, and why questioning our relationships with alcohol doesn’t have to mean that there is something wrong with us.

Watch Annie’s Interview here – https://www.boston25news.com/news/health-benefits-that-await-when-taking-break-alcohol/66125aa6-d853-4806-8bd4-a18f01509f48/

You can also begin exploring how to change your relationship with alcohol with us now. Download a free sample of This Naked Mind instantly –

You can also join in the always free Alcohol Experiment mentioned in Boston 25 News interview with Annie Grace here.

Finally – don’t forget to take advantage of all of the support and resources you’ll find inside the This Naked Mind Companion App!

What Happens to Your Body When You Cut Out Alcohol

If you’re looking for motivation to make it through Dry January, this will be the push you need. Annie Grace, author of “This Naked Mind” and “The Alcohol Experiment,” shares the benefits of cutting out alcohol, even for as little as one month!

Today’s article comes to us from Annie Grace, author of This Naked Mind: Control Alcohol, Find Freedom, Discover Happiness & Change Your Life and The Alcohol Experiment: A 30-day, Alcohol-Free Challenge to Interrupt Your Habits and Help You Take Control

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In 2022, nearly one in five adults in the United States participated in Dry January, which is expected to increase this year. In fact, research conducted by Veylinx in October 2022 reveals that nearly half of Americans are actively trying to reduce their alcohol consumption. And the benefits of not drinking — or at least reducing how much you drink — are many.

Taking a break from the bottle doesn’t have to mean that you have a problem with it. Very few people (only 10% of drinkers) would fall under the category of physically dependent. So changing why you drink, when you drink, or how much you drink is really a wellness conversation. Not an addiction one.

Cutting out alcohol for a while can be about satisfying your curiosity. Will it make you happier and healthier? Will life change in any way? Exploring that curiosity and learning from the experience means you’ll be able to create a relationship with alcohol that works well for you.

Red Table Talk – Are You Drinking Too Much? A Wake Up Call for Women

For the first time in history, women are now drinking as much as men, and the results are life-threatening. In this eye-opening Red Table Talk, Jada reveals her own personal struggles with alcohol and a renowned liver specialist shares alarming information you need to know. Plus, harrowing stories of hitting rock bottom and binge drinking from successful, high-powered women: the teacher of the year, a NYC Attorney and a global vice president.

Annie Grace

Annie Grace joins Red Table Talk. She shares with others just how easy it is to fall into the painful trap of alcohol use disorder. She shares experiences from her past, including raw video footage of her lowest moments. Along with all the things that did not work for her when it came to getting control of alcohol. Finally, listen to learn how she let go of the blame and shame that kept her from trusting herself. Discover the three pillars of change that brought her freedom from alcohol.

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Red Table Talk

Welcome to the table, where we tackle current social and cultural issues with an inter-generational perspective. Jada Pinkett Smith, her daughter Willow, and mother Gammy – three generations of women open their home for a series of candid conversations with family and friends about the most important and provocative topics of the day. Follow Red Table Talk for new episodes, only on Facebook Watch.