I should have known to bring decoys filled with Coca-Cola and water, instead—even though I knew that wouldn’t solve his drinking problem. I should have broken up with him after he downed those mini bottles.
Up until that moment, I’d seen and heard enough signs and glimpses of his drinking-induced temper: the times he’d been curt for no reason (alcohol), more impatient than usual (alcohol), oh, and after hearing the story about the time he punched his cousin (alcohol).
Lindsay asks: "I just met this guy who seems perfect on paper.
Four dates into what seemed like a fairytale and he told me that he's a recovering alcoholic.
He goes to AA meetings every week and says he hasn't had a drop to drink in three years.
I don't want to throw something amazing away... But I'm not sure I want to get involved with an alcoholic even if he's admitted it. " In a nutshell: I think it depends on your situation.
A landmark study in 2007 by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism categorized alcoholics into 5 subtypes: 20% are the "functional" subtype, 32% are the "young adult" subtype, 21% are the "young antisocial" subtype, 19% are intermediate familial subtype (middle-aged with mental illness), and only 9% are of the "chronic severe" subtype, fitting the stereotype of the low-bottom alcoholic.
But it Halloween, my favorite holiday, and who wants to break up on Halloween?
After the party, a group of us walked back to his house.
These stereotypes increase denial and prevent many alcoholics from getting proper diagnosis and treatment.
These are just a few of the stereotypes about alcoholics which are pervasive throughout society.