As we were talking I told him that I don't feel comfortable stating "Now that I am sober...." and "In my recovery....." He suggested that this may be related to some personal shame that I am still working through.
I told him I wasn't sure what it was, but this article confirmed that his suggestion was in fact, accurate.
Some individuals with drinking problems are able to stop drinking effortlessly and permanently without craving or obsessing about alcohol.
They may not have been alcoholic in the first place, but instead are heavy or problem drinkers (see my past blog on differences between social drinkers, problem drinkers and alcoholics for more information:
For those who are high-functioning, they often cannot see themselves as identifying with that term and all of the stereotypes that go along with it.
However, it can be helpful to understand the truth about alcoholism and that it is not a moral failing to have this condition, it is a chronic, progressive and potentially fatal disease that is highly genetic and TREATABLE.
We have a Florida drug rehab but she wouldn't even hear it.
Please let me know your thoughts on the movie if you view it- it can be purchased on amazon cheaply. Brene Brown TED talk on shame that may be helpful for you to watch.I wish you continued growth on this amazing journey.So the main feeling is that of guilt and shame during your recovery? I am asking because I need to understand better alcoholism, my mom is an alcoholic and she doesn't even want to talk about it, now we're trying to find way to convince her to get help.In contrast, alcoholics may abstain for periods of time without help but in most cases will inevitably return to their previous drinking patterns.Alcoholism resources and more information on the topic of high-functioning alcoholics are available at month I look forward to your article and since my recovery allows me to remain open minded and willing, I always get so much out of all your articles and can find something that relates to me.