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hi. I'm a recovering and sometimes lapsing alcoholic. I have been to AA, hand counselling etc and am doing ok. But the one thing that I can't get my head around is the fact that alcoholism is an illness.
i just don't get it My doctor tells me that I don't need to "get" it, that acceptance of it is enough, and maybe I will never "get" it. But for me to try and understand the cravings and combat them I personally need to "get" it.
am I asking too much to try and understand why I feel the need to drink?
i don't even like the taste of alcohol anymore, I hate it, I really really want to stop. But when I go to the shop to buy a magazine, or a loaf of bread, my hand automatically goes for the bottle of wine aswell. Even though I am saying to myself that I don't want it.
Please, please, please can someone tell me why I do it?
I don't think I can move on and overcome it until I understand why I do it. Only then can I put in place actions to resist.
All help will be very much welcomed.
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