Do You Think Alcoholism Is a Disease?

Question by ferengifighter4: Do you think Alcoholism is a disease?
AA talks about an allergy, a craving, that is only apparent in alcoholics

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Answer by KAS
No question about it!

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7 Responses to Do You Think Alcoholism Is a Disease?

  • Sara says:

    Absolutely. Not only is it an addiction but I truly believe it’s hereditary as well. Especially if the mother drank during her pregnancy. But Alcoholism is a sickness that requires treatment. I hope this helps good luck to you.

  • George says:

    No, Smoking and drug use are not diseases so why should alcoholism be one. It is a craving and addiction.

  • Ciara says:

    Yes definitely

  • carly says:

    i believe that alcoholism is like a brain disease that only you and your will power can cure. not medication.

  • foojack620 says:

    Alcohol has a chemical in it (I Cant remember) that the body produces when it gets it from an outside force (Frequently) your body stops producing it making quitting next to impossible. But no it is not a disease because its not caused by a microorganism

  • John de Witt says:

    While the evidence for a biologic basis for alcoholism is modest, the fact is that treating it as a disease rather than a character flaw has been pragmatic. It simply works to consider it a disease, and there’s something to that “if it ain’t broke don’t fix it” attitude.

  • Meilien says:

    I disagree. People can catch a disease from each other or from their environment, but you can’t catch alcoholism. Its more a personality defect. You become an alcoholic through a lack of self control and self awareness, and everything else is merely a symptom of that.

    A person can recover from alcoholism through sheer force of will, and they can control it through sheer force of will, and its a lack of that will that allows people to decent into alcoholism in the first place.

    There are a few cases of people with specific medial issues that cause them to become alcoholics, but they are the exception rather than the rule.

    The AA’s program is specifically designed to appeal to the psychology of its members. That’s the only reason that they call is a disease. If it told them that it was all their fault and that they need to buck up their ideas, then it would turn them off and they’d get annoyed and go home.

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