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Benefits of Stopping Drinking – To Be Less Self-Centered

by | Stop Drinking Alcohol | 38 comments

Thanks for visiting the site.
Until next time…
Onwards and Upwards!
Kev

38 Comments

  1. Terry Sullivan

    Hi Kevin…..I went back to the drink and it was horrifying…Im clean 9 days and just returned from a wellness retreat in mexico..I pray I never go back..

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    • Kevin O'Hara

      We live and learn, Terry!

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  2. Steve

    Hi Kevin,

    I have been Tee-total for 9 months now and am in all respects much better for it. Your videos and book helped me considerably. Much seems obvious now of course but not when I was drinking.

    I woke up one Sunday morning after two bottles of red wine plus beer the night before feeling really down. That was the last time I drank. Then I starting looking at your stuff…Thanks again. Steve.

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    • Kevin O'Hara

      No worries, Steve. Thanks for sharing… it really helps to hear from people who are well into their new life…

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  3. Keith Norris

    Hi Kevin,

    I just wanted to let you know that you are doing a great job. You’re getting the point across very well.

    You’re helping me to get over my drinking.

    Kindest regards,

    Keith

    Keep up the good work!

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    • Kevin O'Hara

      🙂

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  4. Dean

    Hi Kevin, Good to see you again. Excellent message today. Thank you. A little over two years ago I participated in a writers’ workshop titled, Hooked: Memoir of Addiction.
    I wrote a little story about myself and my drinking habits. I used the Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde comparison as well. I think you would enjoy it. I’ll find it somewhere in my files & send it to you by e-mail attachment. Thanks again, Dean

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  5. Debra T

    Welcome back! I was so happy to get the newsletter today. I am pretty new to Alcohol Mastery but you are the person who has pushed me over the fence. I have got it this time. I intend to email you soon. Thanks Kevin.

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    • Kevin O'Hara

      I look forward to your email, Debra… welcome aboard!

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  6. Geraldine

    Great video. So true about how much time is wasted and loss of true connections with our loved ones.
    It’s become so normalized in our society. Sad.

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    • Kevin O'Hara

      It is very sad, but very happy once you cop onto that and do something about it!

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  7. Matt

    Hi Kevin

    Thank you !

    Genuine words of wisdom. My journey of becoming the person I know I am without the bullsh** of alcohol gets better every day. I’m really loving my journey through life now without that bitch of a monkey on my back alcohol directing me. Raising a mug of tea to you and the others seeing the light without the haze of alcohol !

    Cheers mate

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    • Kevin O'Hara

      Cheers Matt!

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  8. Rita

    Thanks, Kevin. This video is one of the best ever for me; makes perfect sense. You have left me with a lot to think about. Thanks again.

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    • Kevin O'Hara

      🙂

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  9. lucie

    Thanks again Kevin,
    so bloody useful. It all makes such sense.
    Lucie

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    • Kevin O'Hara

      🙂

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  10. vivek

    fantastic / this is one of the best motivational and positive stuff i have come across for “stop drinking alcohol”……great going Kevin…….keep it up….God bless you!!!

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  11. John Pavlovic

    Great video on selfishness,absolutely true.When I drank with my wife the wine scenario was the same I always had a plan to have several bottles open.Your work is of great help to me Cheers John

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  12. Pat

    You got me thru the hard parts, one year and it feels great…..

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    • Kevin O'Hara

      Great to hear, Pat!

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  13. Jimmy

    Hi Kevin
    I woke up the morning following fathers day 2015.Yep 7 days ago today.
    I hate to admit this but it may help others come clean.
    I had fell during the night on my way to the bathroom , the laminate floor was covered in piss where I had fell and could not get up. I had bitten my tongue and blood was mixed in with the pool of piss.
    I somehow got back to bed and woke with shame and blooded pillows and the hangover from hell.
    I started to look for help on the computer and found your book on audiobooks Things are going well so far .
    I have not drunk since ( 7 Days ) not long I know however i have joined the gym again and started tai chi classes .
    I have told my girlfriend and the world no more drinking for me I didn’t mention the pissing myself . My life will now change. I believe that as a truth . Thank you for your help.
    Jimmy

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  14. Jimmy

    Hi Kevin 2 weeks since I decided enough was enough.

    As I said I started going back to the gym , I have also adopted intermittent fasting.
    Weight coming off feeling fitter by the day.

    I promise I do not even consider having a drink, had a nice meal last night then went on to our local pub . soda water for me. glass of wine for girlfriend.

    Woke this morning ready for the gym.

    THANK YOU Kevin

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    • Kevin O'Hara

      And counting… It gets better and better!

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  15. Mister Nuts

    Hi there from Montana Kevin! I’ve been listening to your material and I really like what you are doing. I’ve been sober now for over 16 years and drank heavily for about 30 years. As you have mentioned, not drinking is WAY better! I love making the crisp, clean, decisions you speak of with my much improved brain. When I quit 16 years ago my brain was so muddled I couldn’t get all the larts of a simple check filled out. Now I have a great job that involves tons of math and I have no problem. Quitting also allowed me to catch colon cancer in time to save my life. I am grateful to you for passing on such good information. Keep up the good work!

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  16. Dante

    Phenomenal video Kevin, I love your candor. honesty transparency and insight. This video really speaks to me about being “present” and how to do that without alcohol. I do understand, as I find that you do, that alot of our issues with alcohol starts and ends with our minds and our insecurities and needs. I love the development part of your video and that way you present it.

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  17. Caroline Mcleod

    just found the site……love it !!
    I quit 7 weeks ago ….. from 2 litres of vodka plus wine a week… to zero……
    feeling well….but no appetite….. gone of meat….and veg….very strange…..cant manage lunch but cant do dinner any more …..drinking lots of water…. Oh stopped taking sugar in my tea and coffee too lol…..

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  18. mark sarginson

    Hi Kevin,
    Over the last week I have been on you tube looking at all sorts of alcohlic stories etc.
    I ended up on your site , and I found it so helpful , I watched from your week one , right through to a year . ( while sober ) . My deal is , I have been drinking every evening for the last 10 or so years. Its generally a 4 pack of bourban and coke , and a six pack of beers, sometimes more , some times less. So… its not the black-outs , not the big nights out,
    not the vodka , or any of the life destroying stories ive been looking at.
    Its just the total fact , that im sick of it , and it has little affect , and the fianancail side of things. The fact is its been 3 years now since I had a day off it. I am only on day 2 now , and would like to keep it that way. I feel a bit stupid even sending this , but probably do have an alcohol problem. I will have a closer look at your site , as I am interested to know , if there are any others that are mabey on a lower scale than others ( the bottles of vodka etc, as mentioned ) that still hold their jobs , lifes etc. .. but have just had enough.

    Thanks for your videos.

    Mark.

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    • charlie

      Hi Mark,

      I was wondering if you are still going strong mate since you posted 6 days ago?

      I have been drinking for 25-30 years but have a high paying job etc. Never been on the vodka and can sort of keep it to 5 cans and a couple of very large scotches at weekends but then every few months seem to need a binge session lasting 4-5 days and then I feel so low and down and truly grim. Then I tend to stop for a while, start to feel fine and off we go again. Have been dry now for 3 weeks and feel great and hope to stay this way now

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  19. Fionna Lynch

    Hi Kevin I have being listening to you for a little while and finally made the decision to stop drinking on the 6/9/15 on my Ma’s 76th birthday. I took her away for the weekend and the only thing that was a problem was my drinking. Location was great, show was great, company was great except for my company after drinking. I feel ready to be accountable for this now hence the post. Thank you for your talks which I relate to.

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  20. Sandy

    Hey Kevin, My selfishness in a bottle of more, more, deliriousness took me into a deep dark vortex of numbness, shame, guilt, and down right hating myself to the point of no return UNTIL I found Alcohol Mastery.

    Here I thought it was just me thinking about the next bottle or how to trick myself for a 2nd second glass a wine and sneaking just a sip more after dinner is so real to me. I was selfish, protective of it, and wanted to hide it.

    Your videos have given me strength, encouragement, much to think about, ponder and study, and Kevin I have been trying to do this for years. I listen to your videos, audios on iTunes, FB page and YouTube, Blob, and your emails (and who in the world emails their following to check on them and to encourage them…nobody but you!), I can’ t help but stay on top, fully charged and full of energy, given no thought of alcohol, no triggers, craving, urges or desire whatsoever!

    I cannot thank you enough. I know…I am still a rookie at this, it has only been since Sept 3rd, but feels like a lifetime and I love it!

    Much appreciated Kevin, you have changed my life and those around me!
    Sandy

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    • Kevin O'Hara

      The longer you do this, Sandy, the better it gets. Not drinking alcohol frees your body from the poison and opens your mind to the real possibilities of your life…Glad to be a part of your change…:)

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    • Caroline

      Bravo Sandy !
      I too took massive strength from Kevin’s videos and general perfect approach to this bloody drug ! I am on month 4 ! My reason for quitting was I landed my dream job !
      I too was sneaking around ..driving whilst drinking …. You name it ……. But now !
      I go to functions and watch my peers makes arses of themselves and turn up to give presentations the next day grey and under par …….
      I see my friend decend into a mental mess …… It truly is insanity …….
      I’ve taken now to elderflower cordial with Perrier water ! Bloody fab ……
      Good luck ok ! You’ll look years younger too lol …… Cheaper than Botox ( tho had that too lol )

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  21. Tass

    i planned to quit alcohol , today is my 10th day , i feel good , and i feel more tired …, little interesting

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    • Caroline

      You will feel shattered for months after quitting because you ARE chronically tired . Whilst drinking you don’t deep sleep ….
      It’s booze induced sleep ! Very different ! And not healing sleep…..
      So keep it up ! Bravo you ok !!!! I am on my 4th month and it’s gets easier and your mind clears ….. You enjoy the clarity and behind to wonder how you survived life before xxxx hugs

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      • Caroline

        Excuse the typo errors !!! ????

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  22. Caroline

    Just last week I was on a course and attended a course dinner in the evening ……
    The waiter poured my a glass of wine !?……just for the crack I stuck my tongue in it …… And honestly I can’t believe I ever drunk the stuff ….. Vinegar utter acrid paint stripper
    I then ( vaguely amused) sat watched and listened ( I had no choice ) to an intelligent doctor become loud boring persistently invasive on the topic of Jewish refugees
    ????……. Ooookay ! NOT ! ….. He rocked up the next morning and was unable to complete the exam ! All because he drank !

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