The Seattle journalist said she missed almost a decade of life when her problem with alcohol grew out of control in At the height of her addiction, Barnett drank more than two bottles of wine or a bottle of vodka a day. Now Barnett, who has been sober for five-and-a-half years, is watching with concern as many people turn to alcohol as a way to cope with the stress and anxiety of life during the pandemic. Alcohol sales spiked this spring during the national lockdown. In one survey , 1 in 3 Americans said they were more likely to drink alcohol during working hours while stuck at home.
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There is not a chance you've made it through even the first tentative steps of recovery from alcoholism without hearing both of these sentences. One that is so widely received as true wisdom that we've accepted it as fact. For a start there's no quantifiable "rock bottom". Somebody with money will hit financial crisis later than somebody without. A more physically robust individual will keep their health intact longer than a weaker one. Somebody pre-disposed to mental illness will stop functioning long before someone who is not.
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There has been much recent debate about whether a person has to hit rock bottom in under to surrender and start recovering, whether one has to go to the bitter end before surrendering to the recover process. This shows there is more to alcoholism than alcohol, that these people realised their negative behaviours and their consequences were causing them as much distress as their drinking. They did not like who they were becoming or the effect it was having on others around them , their loved ones, families and friends and employers. One of the most startling parts of this study was the lingering question that given that I have also noticed that many AAs in the groups I have intended are White and middle class.
I have heard it from many people who are not alcoholics and read opinions from'experts' that an alcoholic can only recover if they have hit rock bottom and lost everything. I am an alcoholic and have just stopped drinking whilst perched on the very edge of losing everything, but I am concerned that nobody seems to believe this is possible. One of my uncles did it many years ago so am I right to say!