How often I have heard, “it’s up to the alcoholic to help themselves.” I have also heard and read that the medical profession now considers alcoholism a disease.
So this is what I don’t get. If this is a disease – what is the medical treatment? The lack of medication is certainly not because it is a mental illness, because many mental illnesses have medications to help.
There are a number of medications to help depression for example. They exist for both chronic depression and situational depression.
There are medications to help people stop smoking – patches and pills. They don’t work on everyone, but at least they are available and help some people.
So what’s with alcoholism?
Maybe society really doesn’t WANT to eradicate or reduce alcoholism????
What are your thoughts?