Alcoholic Husband? Top Ten Excuses Alcoholics Make
Are you married to an alcoholic husband? If so, you have heard it all. Usually an alcoholic spouse has many excuses for his drinking. You have probably heard them all. You are baffled by the level of denial that he needs “alcohol help”. Here are the 10 typical “excuses” people hear from an alcoholic spouse:1. “I’m not an alcoholic, I just like to drink.”
2. “I just like the taste, I’m not looking to get wasted”.
3. “I just need a few to unwind, I have had a hard day.”
4. “I don’t drink to get drunk.”
5. “I don’t plan on quitting because I don’t have a problem.”
6. “If I am an alcoholic, all my friends are too.”
7. “I can stop any time I want to, I just don’t want to.”
8. “I’ll cut back when things settle down.”
9.” I’m no different than when you married me. I drank then and I drink now”.
10. If you didn’t nag me all the time, I wouldn’t drink so much.”
These are examples of how an alcoholic husband can be in complete denial of needing alcohol help. Denial is a core feature of addiction. Your alcoholic husband probably experiences cravings and alcohol withdrawal when he tries to cut back on the amount he drinks which may make it seem impossible to him to quit drinking.
Another reason he has trouble with quitting drinking is that he may be genetically predisposed to alcoholism. It is as though he is missing “the switch” to quit drinking after several drinks. Lastly, your alcoholic husband may have cognitive damage from heavy drinking which makes it difficult for him to think and plan out a logical strategy to quit drinking.
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