Self-Discipline

One Man's Opinion

I wonder how many times in my drinking career I was accused of lacking self-discipline?

It used to piss me off no end! The fact that lack of self or imposed discipline has absolutely nothing to do with being an alcoholic or addict is totally lost on many people. It is also a huge contributor of keeping people in their addiction. How? They continue to try use self-discipline to control the sickness and this amounts to naught. No, worse, it adds to their despair and low self-worth and a lot of the time causes them to drink even more.

So, thanks to all the people that use these words to alcoholics and addict; “You must pull yourself together, you have no self-discipline!”  I do not wish you well. I believed them for many years.

Then…. I got sober for long enough to look about! By God, drunk I had more…

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