Leave a comment

Denial

Denial-4

The major symptom of the disease of alcoholism is denial. The individual’s mind is so distorted by the illness that he or she is unable to accept a problem exists.

Their defense mechanism (the denial) refuses to accept the root cause of his or her problem lies within themselves  and not in their family, work or financial  problems, or any other reason he or she may find to drown themselves in a bottle.

Alcoholism is not only a sickness of the body  but a sickness of the mind, a way of anaesthetising   or dealing with emotional pain, felt long before the truth of alcoholism raises its ugly head within the individual.

Alcoholics can  go on to live happy fulfilling lives, recovery is possible once the barriers of denial are broken down.

Websters:

Medical Definition of DENIAL

A psychological defense mechanism in which confrontation with a personal problem or with reality is avoided by denying the existence of the problem or reality.

“The thing about denial is that it doesn’t feel like denial when it’s going on.”
― Georgina Kleege

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: