Making Excuses for Alcoholism

imagesHere is an interesting article on denial written by Emily Battaglia for the Drug & Alcohol Addiction Recovery Magazine. Thanks to my friend Michael Scott for finding this article.

‘Addiction is often accompanied by denial. Denial makes it possible for the addict to continue his habits in the face of serious negative consequences.

Individuals struggling with alcoholism tend to employ a certain set of excuses when it comes to facing their destructive behavior.The reason that many alcoholics exhibit similar behavior in this area may simply be due to the fact that these individuals share certain personality traits and psychological vulnerabilities which drew them to alcohol in the first place.

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