Common Issues Alcoholics Deal With On A Daily Basis


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According to Chapter 4 of the Big Book, “…We were having trouble with personal relationships, we couldn’t control our emotional natures, we were a prey to misery and depression, we couldn’t make a living, we had a feeling of uselessness, we were full of fear, we were unhappy, we couldn’t seem to be of real help to other people-”. These are some of the common issues alcoholics deal with daily. It isn’t like they want to suffer. They don’t want to have to struggle in their everyday life.

However, alcoholism is a disease and it can be difficult to overcome. Most people with an alcohol addiction need to get into a drug rehabilitation program to get past their addictive lifestyle. By learning more about these common issues, hopefully it will inspire some alcoholics to get the treatment they need and deserve.

Personal Relationships

Just about every alcoholic has trouble with their personal relationships. They may don’t feel their friends, spouse, significant other, or family members understand them. Most alcoholics feel as if they are alone. They start isolating themselves from family, friends, and other loved ones. Once the addiction takes effect, many alcoholics will even lie to their loved ones about what they are doing, when they are actually drinking.

Emotional Natures

Another common issues many alcoholics face every day is difficulty or inability to control their emotional natures. This could mean a wide variety of things. It could mean the alcoholic is prey to misery and depression. They may feel as if nothing goes their way. Many alcoholics believe they are doomed for failure as well. Some alcoholics are full of fear that they don’t deserve a good life. They may feel useless as well. This is what keeps many of them drinking. If this is the case for you, know that when attending an alcohol rehab program, you can get help in learning to manage your emotions again.

Can’t Help Others

Many alcoholics deal with the feeling that they can’t help others in their life. They feel as though nobody understands them. This stops them from trying to connect with others. When they do try to help someone, they may not feel as if they doing good enough. Many alcoholics despise themselves for not helping others. They feel like a failure. This can cause them to drink even more and the cycle continues.

These are some of the common issues alcoholics deal with daily. Alcohol addiction is a disease. It can be tough to overcome. If you are dealing with any one of these common issues, multiple issues, or any other type of issue, just remember the addiction has taken over your life. It is possible for you to get your life back. In fact, many other alcoholics have attended an alcohol treatment center program and turned their lives around. This is something you can do as well.
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Esra Ahmed - MS, NCC, LPC, MHSP

Experienced Clinical Director with a demonstrated history of working in the hospital & health care industry. Skilled in Anger Management, Healthcare, Medicine, EMDR, and Life Transitions. Strong healthcare services professional with a Masters Degree focused in Psychology from The University of Memphis.

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