Alcoholism: the exception, not the rule

Since one of the biggest drinking holidays of the year (St Patrick’s Day) is approaching I thought I’d touch on the subject of alcoholism.

In the article Opinion: How I Redefined My Relationship With Alcohol the author poses the following questions when doing a self assessment of her attachment to alcohol:

  • Is alcohol getting in the way of my happiness, my life, my self-esteem?
  • Is it getting in the way of my dreams, or maybe just not working for me?
  • Does it cost more than it gives? Does it shrink more than it expands? Does it cut pieces out of me I can’t reclaim?
  • Does it make me hate myself, even just a little bit?

Alcoholism is such a funny thing. It appears on both branches of my family tree and is most prevalent on one side. If I had to count on two hands how many alcoholics that I’m related to I would get to the end of my list before I ran out of fingers to count with.

Basically if you’re not a heavy drinker you’re the exception not the rule.

It’s a sad predicament to find oneself in. So many lost hours of meaningful life gone due to excessive drinking and so much toxic behavior it’s amazing that some of the people on the list still claim each other as family.

Ironically this part of the family claims to be right yet every few years a feud raises its ugly head and breaks them apart. Eventually they forget about it and go back to the cycle of toxicity.

I myself don’t consider myself addicted to drinking by any means. I’ve over indulged from time to time, I don’t count myself an angel by any means since I have my own addictions to deal with (sugar is my number one enemy).

  • Is sugar getting in the way of my happiness, my life, my self-esteem?
  • Is sugar getting in the way of my dreams, or maybe just not working for me?
  • Does it cost more than it gives? Does it shrink more than it expands? Does it cut pieces out of me I can’t reclaim?
  • Does sugar make me hate myself, even just a little bit?

It is however good to do a self assessment from time to time to keep those demons in check.

“Only you know if a habit is truly serving you or if it’s holding you back.”

camillestyles.com

So remember this holiday to have fun but don’t do anything that could alter your life or your relationships permanently.

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Published by Patty Gordon

I’m Patty Gordon, a 40+ year old school lunch lady married to a crane mechanic. Our days are anything but normal as he works “construction worker hours” and I take care of our two elementary school aged kids, Chihuahua Mr Biggs, Pitbull Cali, and French Bulldog MooMoo. I blogged a few years ago under different names but have landed with the 365MomMe name this time around. The term 365MomMe comes from the idea that I’m a mom and I’m me 365 days a year. Kids call me Mommy but I see myself as MomMe.

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