Tag: disease

  • Community

    Community

    Still Here I’ve been reading a lot (about disease, cure and the role of community) and some things are starting to come together for me. I’ve never been comfortable with using the word alcoholic to describe myself and I’ve never accepted the idea of alcoholism as a disease until now. By all definitions I am […]

  • Alcoholic Analogy: Pickles and Cucumbers

    Alcoholic Analogy: Pickles and Cucumbers

    I’m reading Caroline Knapp’s book Drinking -A love story, and some things really clicked today “…… Most alcoholics (not all) sooner or later have to grapple with the idea that they have a disease. Some people drink in wildly alcoholic the first time they ever taste the stuff….But those of us who’ve experienced more gradual […]

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