Addicted by An Alcoholic
A lady on a self help site said her clinical instructor announced that people who drink
to much are just selfish and have no self control.
She's a liar. A no-nothing jerk whose totally ignorant about the nature of addictions.
She definitely should not be working there!
People who drink too much are NOT selfish or without self control.
It's an addiction! Not a choice.
No one chooses to be addicted to anything! And no one knows what they'll become
addicted to. Whether it's alcohol, drugs, sex, being mean, abuse, revenge, criminal
activities, porn, internet, gaming, talking to much, lying, gambling, eating, not eating,
running, walking, exercising excessively, working to much...none of us knows!
We can choose to not drink, but we can't choose to not be addicted!
There is a huge difference!!
The addiction 'itself' will still be there, even if we never drink alcohol again.
And every time we choose to not drink, that's a moment of extreme self control that the instructor is obviously ignorant about! Even if that self control only lasts for an hour, a day or a week or forever, fighting an addiction takes everything a person can muster! Some win the battle, others lose. Rich, poor, white or black, an addiction doesn't discriminate.