If you think you have a problem, you probably do. We have many ways to delude ourselves, many ways to excuse our actions. Then again, I don't know what outside sources could be having an impact on your thinking processes. Do you really think you have a problem or are you being told you have a problem? There is a difference between your inner voice and an outside voice screaming in your ear. Deep down, we all know when we are doing something wrong. An addiction is like the little devil on the other shoulder telling us it's alright and making the excuses.
You have to really soul search, do an internal evaluation of yourself. It's true that sometimes we need outside eyes to help us assess the situation. However, I believe we know the problems with our behaviors and our environments. We just need to listen to reason with ourselves. I don't mean to further contribute to your condition or make excuses for you, if you indeed do have a problem. I'm just suggesting that maybe you need to do an internal diagnosis of the situation. Make sure you aren't being guilted into believing your actions are destructive.
I say this because my first wife had us go to Catholic Social Services, yeah she was a Catholic
, and told them I was an alcoholic. This lead to me being constantly told I was an alcoholic and that I could go years without having a beer and still be one, without even knowing. They used common everyday behavior as an example of alcoholism, as many dishonest people with an agenda do. It was infuriating for me because if I denied it or tried to use logic against their argument, I was an alcoholic in denial.
(denial is the first sign)
There are obvious signs someone is an alcoholic, like multiple DUI's and losing jobs because of it. Drinking everyday can definitely be a sign of alcoholism, sure. Me having a couple beers from a six pack I bought per day, over a three day period, not a good example. Me buying a six-pack everyday, a strong possibility I'm an alcoholic. My son also said the same thing to me, he even told his counselors about me drinking beer. He told them it was an everyday activity, which was a lie. He used my drinking beer as an excuse for his bad behavior because he is inundated with the blame game on television.
Usually Liberal talk shows that blame parents for everything children do, because they'll do anything to prevent today's generation from accepting personal responsibility for their actions. Be mindful of that, don't be guilted into thinking you've done something wrong if you haven't. Using our own children against us isn't beyond the liberal think tank. Fortunately, my son's school has counselors equipped with critical thinking skills. Otherwise I and my wife would have been imprisoned long ago with some of the crap my son has told them.
He has been diagnosed with OCD, ODD, ADHD, ADD, Turrets. I am currently trying to have him tested for Aspergers and sleep related illnesses, since a great many of his symptoms seem to be related to these two afflictions. Treatments for the other diagnoses have yielded zero results. Anyway, I tend to agree that alcoholism isn't an excuse for driving and killing someone. Which is why most if not all employers fire you for not showing up for work when incarcerated for DUI. It's no excuse.
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