You don’t have a disease, you’re just an asshole…
dis·ease /[dih-zeez]; noun, verb,-eased, -eas·ing.
1.a disordered or incorrectly functioning organ, part, structure, or system of the body resulting from the effect of genetic or developmental errors, infection, poisons, nutritional deficiency or imbalance, toxicity, or unfavorable environmental factors; illness; sickness; ailment.
2.any abnormal condition in a plant that interferes with its vital physiological processes, caused by pathogenic microorganisms, parasites, unfavorable environmental, genetic, or nutritional factors, etc.
3.any harmful, depraved, or morbid condition, as of the mind or society: His fascination with executions is a disease.
4.decomposition of a material under special circumstances: tin disease.
Alcoholism is a behavior, a choice, a lack of willpower. It is not a disease, you will not contract it, nor will you transmit it. Labeling it a disease simply enables weak-willed losers to avoid taking responsibility for their actions.
Unlike a real disease, alcoholism goes away simply by deciding not to drink. You can’t just decide to not have herpes anymore. You know who the most ardent defenders of this phony disease theory are? The people who provide “treatment” for it. I have an idea, you want a treatment program for your disease? I’ll kick you in the crotch every time you reach for a drink for 6 months, I’ll guarantee a minimum success rate of 3 – 5%, or the exact same success rate of AA.
People need to get off this “I’m not responsible for my actions” mindset, it lowers you as a person and makes you seem a weak and insignificant piece of garbage. Time to cowboy up, throw down the glass and take control of your life. I’m not going to make excuses for you, nor am I going to feel sorry for your lack of direction in life. Alcoholics are often times unable to take responsibility for many of the other aspects of life as well, are we going to invent diseases like “don’tpayrentism”, “Can’tshowupontimeism”, or “I’manassholetomyfamilyism”? Well this is a fantastic development! I’m going to just claim stupid fucking diseases every time I get into an awkward social situation and claim protected status as the handicapped!
I’m sick and tired of society not making people take responsibility for their actions, it’s time people are forced to face the music. Do you know what a drunk driver that kills someone, a serial killer who was molested as a child, a thief who had a hard childhood, and Bernie Madoff all have in common? They’re fucking criminals, let’s treat them as such.
– but then what do I know, I suffer from assholism.