How To Control Your Alcohol Consumption

Learn to drink responsibly so that you can enjoy a drink rather than depend on it

Non-Fiction - Health - Medical
98 Pages
Reviewed on 11/25/2021
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Author Biography

Hi this is Jason, 42 from Manchester. I've recently started writing and I've submitted 1 book so far, so I'm a beginner at this.

During the lockdown with more time on my hands than usual, I decided to share my wisdom about how I cut down on the amount of alcohol that I drink.

I used to drink far too much and have terrible hangovers. I wasn't addicted but I was definitely a heavy drinker. I learnt so much from my doctor about what I was doing to my body and it helped me cut down.

I hope to write more self help books in the future.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Daniel D Staats for Readers' Favorite

While most books about alcohol problems demand abstinence, Jason Newman has taken a more moderate approach in How to Control Your Alcohol Consumption. Jason explains what is considered one drink and how many drinks are deemed healthy for the average person per day. The key to responsible drinking is controlling your drinking instead of letting the drinking control you. Of course, some need to abstain, but Jason writes for those who can manage their drinking. To help explain why moderation in drinking is required, Jason shares the various dangers involved in drinking. You are in charge of setting boundaries and making them stick. Jason gives you the skills needed and the encouragement to help you achieve sobriety while still enjoying the occasional drink. Only when you have become completely honest with yourself and those around you can you choose to either abstain or curtail.

The reader will find no preaching or lecturing in How to Control Your Alcohol Consumption by Jason Newman. Instead, his style of writing is compassionate and informative. He gently leads the reader on a trip to explore the types of people who drink alcohol and the dangers of drinking to excess. Jason explains in layman terms the needs and skills for being sober. He spends time explaining how to set boundaries and how to best communicate the limits you set. Instead of condemning those who relapse, Jason speaks words of encouragement. This book is full of compassion, inspiration, motivation, and encouragement. Jason offers his readers wisdom from his life as a former heavy drinker that learned how to control his alcohol consumption.

Michelle Stanley

“I said no to alcohol but it doesn’t listen.” How To Control Your Alcohol Consumption is written by Jason Newman. Alcohol drinkers will be pleased to know that there is no need to give up drinking, even if they are prone to drunkenness. The author explains in depth the importance of learning to have control over the most socially acceptable and accessible drug on the market. Are you aware that some companies’ financial losses are often associated with employee addiction-related problems causing loss of productivity? Six types of cancer are also linked to alcohol, as well as other diseases and accidents. There are different stages of alcohol abuse. Functional alcoholics are usually well educated with high-paying jobs, while chronic severe alcoholics are middle-aged and started drinking at age 16. One of the author’s suggestions is to monitor your drink intake by setting limits and boundaries. This can be difficult to do at social gatherings where it’s encouraged, but if you’re a recovering alcoholic or trying to reduce the amount you regularly consume, then you’ll have to be firm when asking for understanding and support. It’s also a good way to test the value of friendship while reducing the cost of this expensive habit.

“Alcohol is an allergy of the body and an obsession of the mind.” -- Rita Mae Brown. Did you know it only takes 30 seconds for alcohol to reach the brain after consumption? Jason Newman explains how the side effects of this social drug can affect the brain and body and what you can do to prevent these from occurring. He explains the importance of having support from family and friends when learning to identify and control a drinking problem. Alcohol Withdrawal, Why Regulate and Replace Matters, Seeking Help, Styles of Recovery Therapy are just a few of the informative chapters in How To Control Your Alcohol Consumption. The author encourages people to drink and act responsibly. I think this is a great guide to share with anyone who drinks. It will also be a wonderful motivational aid for Alcoholics Anonymous members and outreach programs.

Jamie Michele

How to Control your Alcohol Consumption by Jason Newman is a self-help and educational guide with the purpose of helping readers “Learn to drink responsibly so that you can enjoy a drink rather than depend on it.” Newman is direct in the delivery of information which makes his ability to provide a great deal of content in a compact book possible, and for those who are in a place where they are in need of this information, cutting straight to the point is most effective. Within this book, Newman covers areas such as, but by no means limited to, the physical and biological impact of alcohol in the body, types of alcoholics and stages of abuse, the dangers of overconsumption to ourselves and others, the profiles of day versus night drinkers, boundaries, redirection of where to reach, getting help, therapy and recovery, and what the future may look like for those who choose to change.

As someone who lived in Las Vegas for over a decade, I think it is safe to say that I was surrounded by those who consumed enough alcohol to “enjoy themselves” more than any one person would like to be. It is no secret that the booze is free in Sin City. Nonsensical tossing of cash onto a blackjack table is what keeps the city raking in cash, and those fancy dancing fountains aren’t there because the house is losing money. How to Control your Alcohol Consumption is an excellent read even for those who do not drink frequently, and for me as someone who does not drink at all, it provided a great deal of insight into the nature of drinking. What stood out to me the most was Jason Newman offering different ways to reduce consumption without completely terminating it. There are certainly situations where this may be all that’s required. He also details what recovery looks like for those who require more and provides the information without condescension or a patronising tone, a narrative that I have seen in other similar self-help guides within the genre. This is an excellent launchpad to living a better, healthier life and will unquestionably be of use to all who read it.