By Anonymous - 12/02/2016 10:29 - United States - Palmer

Today, my mom told me she wasn't an alcoholic because she doesn't get "black out drunk" daily. She only gets drunk enough to slur her words and reek of alcohol daily, so it's okay. FML
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That's what alcoholics do.

Da Nile isn't just a river in Egypt

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Sorry to threadjack, but OP, please try to get your mother help. My uncle died due to his alcoholism (he was drunk and shot himself and some organ had been damaged too badly by the drinking and so he bled out, sorry I don't remember exact details it was 8 yrs ago) and my aunt has never been the same. Don't lose your mother to the horrible monster that is alcoholism.

if she can not stop then atleast make sure she does not drive when drunk.

That's what alcoholics do.

I think that's the FML part

I think it might be time to lock the liquor away and lose the key.

That probably won't stop her from going to the liquor store and buying more :)

My mother always told me she wasn't an alcoholic because she never drank a full beer/cup of wine. She would always leave like a 1/4 inch at the bottom and start a new one. "I'm not drunk, i haven't even finished one yet" her exact words to me almost daily. i feel ya.

Da Nile isn't just a river in Egypt

Alcoholics go to meetings. She's just a run of the mill drunk.

That is false information. Alcoholism is categorized as a disease so anyone that is dependent on alcohol is an alcoholic. That's like saying a schizophrenic person isn't actually schizophrenic until they get treatment or a drug addict isn't an addict until they go to rehab. It's a ridiculous notion.

It was pretty clearly a joke. It's an old joke, actually, usually told among those who drink a lot.

*DING*DING*DING*DING*DING* WE HAVE A WINNER!

She's not an alcoholic, she's just a drinking enthusiast...

I recommend you get her to a councilor, she is going to need the help.

denial is rough especially when its your parents.