…of drinking and disease…

So I have to wonder if I am alone in this. I DO NOT believe that alcoholism is a disease. I mean, cancer and diabetes and parkinson’s can’t be cured just by NOT doing something. However, alcoholism, though difficult, can be cured by NOT DRINKING. A lot of people tend to disagree with me, but let’s look at the facts. A cancer patient can not choose to not have cancer, A diabetic, though it can frequently be prevented, can not just one day say, “Okay, today I choose not to have an issue with my blood glucose levels” An alcoholic chooses to pick up a bottle (or can) and drink. Every single time they drink, a process has happened. They went out, bought the alcohol, opened it, raised it to their lips and consumed. In there somewhere, anywhere, was a place where they could have said, “Enough! I will NOT drink this.” Unfortunately, that does not happen very often. So please forgive me for saying that one has relapsed when they have fallen off the wagon once again. I save that term for cancer patients.

Alcoholism is a choice, not a disease!


2 Responses to “…of drinking and disease…”

  1. 1 Lyssa
    September 10, 2010 at 12:48 pm

    I just thought that I might say, I completely agree with you.

  2. September 10, 2010 at 8:57 pm

    Thanks, Lyss… I know that you’ve been there for a LOT of what was going on and you understand…

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