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Creating an atmosphere of distrust and health threatening stress.
Active addiction is a treatable condition.
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At one time the mental health community believed addicts should suffer or do aversion therapies in order to be “scared straight”.
The old guy must have suggested we buy some booze.
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That night went from bliss to chaos. I got so drunk I barely made it home.
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I didn’t drink again for a few years but when I did drink again the trouble was waiting for me.
I crashed my Dads cars I was almost expelled from school along with a few arrests.
I’ll never forget the disappointment in my dads eyes during these days.
He would look at me and shake his head and ask me, “why can’t you just drink like a gentleman?”
I would be full of guilt and shame and just drop my head. I had no answer.
I wanted that too. I wanted to drink like a gentleman but I couldnt. If I was controlling it I wasn’t having fun. If I was having fun I wasn’t controlling it. And so it went on for years. At the end I wasn’t drinking for fun. By then I had to drink. I needed the booze to mask all the horrible emotions resulting from my drunken behavior. The financial problems, the relationship problems and the legal problems were too much to handle sober.
The reason they classified it as a disease was because of its effects on our minds and bodies.
Alcoholism has signs and symptoms.
Chronic and often progressive
Fatal if left untreated
Signs of the disease of alcoholism includes….