Response to our chronic addiction is a sick joke

It can seem comical to the outside observer that the alcoholic is so blind to their addiction. But this alcoholic myopia is essential to maintain the illusion of non-dependence, and therefore, normality.

The families of alcoholics know this. The alcoholic can deal with any problem as long they can have a drink. If the drink is costing too much and the family can’t afford it, the alcoholic thinks, “I have to get cheaper drink” – not what the non-alcoholic would think, which is the logical answer, “I have to give up alcohol”. Continue reading »