The Definition Of Alcoholism (From “A Candle Lit” by Mark Urso)

At the risk of ruining your jolly happy attitude, and possibly to straighten out a crooked one … here’s some serious stuff …
Ch. 3 from my book “A Candle Lit”:

The Definition of Alcoholism

Alcoholism is fear-forced comfort-seeking behavior that forms a negative cycle that can resist repair and cause permanent mental imbalance.

It’s key symptom is not “drinking,” but “alcoholic malbehavior.”

It is caused by the repeated use, and subsequent over-use, of alcohol to escape fear, resulting in failures, which creates a cycle of cravings, denial and negativity, subsequently resulting in the fear worsening. It lives in a timeline cycle.

A Candle Lit BookIt is an attempt to douse fear with alcohol, with short term blinders on, and an abandonment of discipline. It’s definition is very specific.

It’s a series of bad decisions based on ease of obtaining alcohol, alcohol’s acceptance by society, and it’s short-term calming effect.

It is a condition so common society wants to label it; though it’s no more than a combination of elements that are easy Continue reading “The Definition Of Alcoholism (From “A Candle Lit” by Mark Urso)”