Asked in AlcoholismDrug Addiction
Why would an alcoholic fight to find a place to go detox and then drink the minute they completed it?
September 30, 2009 4:04PM
Because alcoholism is a disease of compulsion, with physical and psychological characteristics that develop over many years. People do not become alcoholics overnight, and they are not cured in a few days. It is easy to ask for help, but less easy to put into effect the difficult self-denial and reorientation involved in abstaining from one of the most addictive drugs known.