Now I'm in my 40s and have several close friends who are alcoholics. Getting to see firsthand their personal struggles and the wake of destruction it can leave, it makes me sad (and angry) to see people who deny it as a disease. I saw a blog post yesterday that called alcoholism a weakness of mind. Sure, there are some alcoholics who can control their impulses better than others, but what about cancer? Do we call people weak when they're not able to beat it? Just shaking my head over that. And this is not to say that anyone has any obligation to let their boundaries down and let themselves be abused or exploited by victims of alcoholism. But judging them doesn't make anything better either.
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