I question the motives. It would redefine the type of treatment for alcoholism. Growing up with parents who were heavy drinkers I find it disturbing that the study is not taking into count the impact “heavy drinkers” are to their family.
I’m not talking about me. I am most definitely an alcoholic. I am talking about this study that came out a few days ago — published by the CDC. It says, something to the effect, that most hard-core drinkers are not classified as alcoholics. I cracked up when I saw several social media posts (referring to it) stating “yeah, take this b*tch, I told you I didn’t have a drinking problem”.
It busts me up that some folks are using this to “prove” they don’t have alcoholism. Don’t get me wrong, I am not lacking empathy, it is just that (for me) there is no scientific study that could have diagnosed my “crazy”. It was up to me, to determine my alcohol problem. My denial was thicker than any empirical science, known to humankind.
In any case, I would have blown the story off, but it has some series “legs”. Almost all the major media outlets have…
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