Alcoholics know that drinking is a problem. But they may not be aware of how much it impacts their lives and the lives of those around them. The first step to recovery is admitting you have a problem with alcohol. This can be difficult for many alcoholics because denial is often one of the hallmarks of alcoholism. In this article, we will explore why some people may say, “Hi, my name is _________, and I’m an alcoholic.”
Factors that lead to taking pride in alcoholism include:
– Fear that if they identify themselves as an alcoholic, people will think less of them and treat them differently than before drinking became a problem for them. When alcohol is no longer the center of their lives, some may see it as dull because nothing exciting happens when not drinking. The thrill element could be what draws someone into becoming an alcoholic initially. Still, once sober, there is no excitement left at all, leaving only fear which can lead to alcoholism pride.
– Alcoholics believe that “alcoholism” is not the real problem, just the symptoms. The root cause is something else or nothing at all. Still, it has to be about drinking for them to have any chance of recovery, which leads to alcoholism pride because you can’t fix what isn’t broken, so if there’s no actual reason why someone should stop drinking, then their addiction must not exist. Alcoholism doesn’t care what your reasons are for starting or continuing to drink alcohol. Once again, this could lead to alcoholism pride as well because since it wasn’t anything significant like trauma or mental health issues causing your alcohol dependence, it must be all in your head.
-People who are proud to say, “Hi, my name is ___________, and I’m an alcoholic.” often don’t realize that a lot of people suffer from alcoholism. Still, they’re too afraid or ashamed to come forward about their drinking problems because they feel like everyone will judge them for being weak-minded, etc., significantly since alcohol addiction does not discriminate, so no matter how much money you have or what kind of family background you came from it could happen to anyone even the most unlikely candidate making some addicts believe that if other’s can recover without saying hi my name is _______. I’m an alcoholic; then indeed, there must be something wrong with me internally turning into another form of pride in itself. Alcoholism isn’t about how much money you have or what kind of family background you came from; it doesn’t discriminate, so no matter who you are, if your life is being controlled by alcohol, then there’s a problem and whether the alcoholic in question knows it or not they need help.
-People with alcoholism pride can be very manipulative when trying to rationalize their drinking habits because once again, they feel like everyone will think less of them for having an addiction, therefore, making excuses such as “I’m always stressed” or “life has been hard lately” etc., but since this is all happening behind closed doors nobody else would know that they were struggling unless someone saw them drink which brings us back to square one; eventually people around these kinds of addicts start catching on, and they can’t keep making excuses forever.
-Some alcoholics may feel a sense of pride when identifying as an alcoholic because some believe that addiction is part of their identity. By stopping the symptoms like drinking, could result in losing themselves entirely, which causes them to say, “Hi, my name is __________, and I’m an alcoholic.” even more so than before. Alcoholism isn’t about how much money you have or what kind of family background you came from; it doesn’t discriminate anyone who has lost control over their drinking habits needs help, but until they realize this for themselves, there’s no point preaching otherwise, especially since alcoholism doesn’t care why someone began drinking nor does it matter if someone had experienced trauma childhood, etc., all that matters is that they’re drinking to cope with something whether it be emotional, mental or physical.
-People, who are too proud to say, “Hi, my name is __________, and I’m an alcoholic.” may not even realize that there’s anything wrong with their drinking habits until someone else catches on and brings the issue up. At this point, this person could start making excuses like all other alcoholics do because they don’t want anyone finding out about them having a problem, especially if pride has got in the way of admitting defeat, so now instead of getting help, people should wait around for these addicts to reach rock bottom? Call us today at 844-639-8371.