4 Facts I Wish Everyone Knew About Drinking

Updated: May 10

#3 You don’t have to be a chronic addict to need help to quit drinking

In the five years I've been sober I have discovered that people have a lot of misconceptions about drinking. I know this because I used to have them, too.

Here are the four misconceptions I would most like to correct because they cause the most damage. Read them and then tell your friends!

1. You don't have to be an ‘alcoholic’ to quit drinking

The term ‘alcoholic’ is outdated and misleading. In AA people identify as ‘alcoholics’ to combat denial and the ‘forgetting’ that is part and parcel of having a drink problem. Within AA, the word ‘alcoholic’ is used in a way that empowers the individual. The word, wit