A Rose By Any Other Name

Posted on | July 3, 2016 | Comments Off

Dear Short Answers:
I am not an alcoholic. At least I don’t think so.  And no one has told me that I drink too much.  My problem is that I go out with friends or go to a party and once I start drinking I can’t stop.  My friends might have 2 or 3 drinks and then say they’ve had enough.  Once I’ve had 2 or 3 drinks I have no will power and keep drinking until I’m clearly drunk and hung over the next day.  Do you have any advice on how I can get some will power?
One Too Many, Once Too Often

Dear One Too:
It’s not about will power.  Call it what you want, but not being able to stop when you have had enough signals a problem. You can try limiting yourself to one drink, but if you can’t do that consistently, you had better quit.  Sounds harsh? That’s what an alcoholic says.

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