Perhaps you have wondered from time to time if your drinking is out of hand. Maybe a loved one or friend has expressed concern about your drinking. Have you compared your drinking with someone else’s that you perceive is much worse than you, and made a pact with yourself to quit if you ever got that bad?
- Are you experiencing problems at work, school, or at home because of your drinking.
- Do you feel everything would be fine if people would just leave you alone?
There is a lot of misinformation out there about alcoholism. Let’s go through a list of things we’ve heard that prove we are not alcoholics.
- I don’t drink in the morning.
- I hold a good job and go to work everyday.
- Alcoholics can’t stop drinking. I can stop anytime I just don’t want to.
- Alcoholism runs in families and I come from a family of tea-totalers.
- I am healthy. I am training for a marathon and go to the gym everyday.
- I don’t hide my bottles.
- I have a large capacity and can handle my booze.
The list goes on, and yet none of those things really proves that you are not an alcoholic. So let’s settle the debate once and for all.
What is alcoholism and how is an alcoholic different from a heavy drinker?
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|Cool Water: Alcoholism, Mindfulness, and Ordinary Recovery
by William Alexander