When a person, like myself, decides to take up a habit of drinking Alcohol, we don't think of the side effects it will have upon others. We start with a casual drink or two on different occasions. That's okay for the ones that can handle one or two drinks, and then walk away from the bottle. But, for some of us, for some reason or another we just crave for more and more.
The one or two casual drinks are just not enough for us. As we continue to feed our bodies with more Alcohol, our bodies get used to it and say to us "give me more". As you feed more alcohol to yourself you don't see the world around you. The world you only see is the make believe world, where everything seems great as long as you are high on your drink.
You are now becoming dependent on the Alcohol, which turns to an Addiction. You think that you are fine and there shouldn't be any problems of what you are doing. You are basically blinded to the outside world. Everything now revolves around drinking. I can say this because I was once blinded to the outside world and saw nothing around me but my drink and never even realized it until I became Clean and Sober.
Some of us are what you call a working or functional Alcoholic. You can do all the normal things in life, like going to work, yard work, family functions, and the everyday routines. That is why I thought I had no problem at all. I functioned just fine, so I thought.
Alcoholism In A Family can do some real damage to everyone involved.. The people that love you and care about you are on your back burner. But, the Alcoholic can not see this happening, when it is right in front of their faces. The families suffer so bad, and the alcoholic is happy as a lark. They try to convince us to slow down or even quit drinking all together. As we all know, you can not tell someone, or make someone quit unless they are willing to surrender to their Addiction on their own.
As time passes, with your addiction progressing, you then are wondering what have I done. I have an Addiction that is now out of control. So, all the fun times in the beginning are now turning into some bad times in the end.
So, some of us may lose our jobs, our families and friends, and unfortunately some of us may lose our Lives, all due to an Addiction that we could of prevented, only if we had the strength within us to keep this under control, from our beginning casual drink or two.
Always remember that when your drinking down that alcohol, your not only killing your body, but your are killing your relationships, friendships, and the most important the family that loves you so.
So just think about it before you tilt the bottle again, and take a look around you and ask yourself "Who Really Suffers the most"?