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Old 04-15-2012, 12:39 AM   #1
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What is the difference of alcohol abuse than alcoholism.

Is alcoholism where you feel sick when you not drinking and alcohol abuse is you drink 3 to 4 times a week.But you do not feel sick the other 3 or 4 days in week you not drinking.

 
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What is the difference of alcohol abuse than alcoholism.

Is alcoholism where you feel sick when you not drinking and alcohol abuse is you drink 3 to 4 times a week.But you do not feel sick the other 3 or 4 days in week you not drinking.
Hello nec1912,

Alcoholism is the disease itself.It encompasses all the parameters,including alcohol abuse.

Alcoholics suffer from alcoholism but aren't necessarily plagued with alcohol abuse.........

Unless one views it this way: For the alcoholic,one drink is too many and plenty is not enough........

If one goes by this school of thought,then alcohol abuse begins before one even ingests the particular beverage;the origins begin with the thought process of first ingesting.

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Old 04-18-2012, 11:06 AM   #3
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Re: difference of alcohol abuse than say alcoholism

If you feel the need to ask the question....

"Difference of alcohol abuse than say alcoholism"

I need to offer this advice and it's very simple..

Stop drinking right now, even in moderation, just give it up..

One day soon.. YOU WILL wake up and all of a sudden you will KNOW YOU CAN NOT AND WILL NOT Tolerate life without it...

Once it get's into you're head, forget it...
Unlike other addictions this one is LEGAL..

It becomes a mental battle from there...
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What is the difference of alcohol abuse than alcoholism.

Is alcoholism where you feel sick when you not drinking and alcohol abuse is you drink 3 to 4 times a week.But you do not feel sick the other 3 or 4 days in week you not drinking.
I was a told an alcoholic is somebody who drinks and has little control over how much they drink and have tried to quit drinking on their own and could not .

 
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Hi mcleod9,

In my opinion, an alcoholic is someone who turns to the substance when things are bad, good, or in between. It is their way out. They may develop a physical addiction to the drug, or they may not. Regardless, if being able to control your drinking is out of the question, seek help. Even if you can have 1 or 2 drinks, but it's still on your mind, you're obsessing about having more. Alcoholism is a mental obsession, a disease that one can not help. Blacking out isn't normal (I thought it was while I was drinking!), and if you continuously make bad decisions while intoxicated, there is an issue. It's insanity to keep doing something and expecting different results.

I hope I helped answer your question

 
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