Do Alcoholics Drink Every Day?
Do Alcoholics Drink Every Day? The first thing I should ask you is, why do you want to know?
Normally when people ask that question (or do alcoholics drink in the morning?) what they are really asking is ‘do I have a problem’?
The alcoholic stereotype suggests that if you are really addicted to alcohol you will drink every day.
We have seen the hopeless drunk portrayed in the movies all the time. Sometimes we cry at their despair but often we laugh at their stumbling antics. However, Hollywood creates a false safety net. We compare ourselves to this image and come to the conclusion that ‘we are not that bad’.
Just because you don’t fit the stereotypical image of an alcoholic, swigging cheap booze from a bottle concealed in a brown paper bag. This does not mean that you don’t have a problem with alcohol.
The fact that you are reading this is all the evidence you need.
People don’t go looking for information on the internet about stuff they don’t care about. I am willing to wager that you have not also been searching for ‘am I eating too many potatoes’… why?
Because potatoes are most probably not a huge, overpowering part of your life.
Don’t worry, this is a good sign. Getting over the denial is a huge step forward.
If you are searching the internet for articles on alcohol and even alcohol use disorder, this is a clear sign that booze has become far too important in your life.
But you are not alone, sit in any first-class train or plane cabin and watch how many people are focused solely on getting as much free booze as possible. I travel a lot, and I see this all the time. It doesn’t matter what time of day it is if there is free alcohol – a lot of people reveal signs of alcoholism.
You are not an alcoholic, but…
Do Alcoholics Drink Every day?
Despite the staggering (and growing) program of alcohol addiction in the western world. I do not believe it is helpful to label people as ‘alcoholics’. It implies that there is something weak or broken about them.
Sure AA would probably call you an alcoholic. But they would also tell you that you will never get better and will only survive if you accept that you are powerless and helpless.
This is nonsense!
Drinking a highly addictive substance and getting addicted is not a sign of weakness. It is the entirely logical and predictable consequence of your actions.
If I throw a knife at you and you get hurt it doesn’t mean you have a weakness around knives – it is the logical outcome of me doing something dangerous with a knife!
Alcohol has it’s uses. It’s a very good anti-bacterial disinfectant and it can be burned as fuel. However, just like gasoline, the last thing you want to do with it is drink it!
As a former problem drinker, my advice to you is to stop trying to prove that what you are doing is OK. Instead, do what you know needs to be done and take action!