The ‘Periodic’ Alcoholic

There are numerous various kinds of alcoholics these days. There are the ‘Functioning’ alcoholics, usually the people of corporate America who consume to drown their stresses but are able to continue fulfilling a job. You can find the ‘Falling down dead’ alcoholics who drink so much each day that they don’t even make sense within their conversation or their actions most of the time. And then there’s the ‘Periodic’ alcohol. The ‘Periodic’ alcoholic is among the most troubling alcoholics of all.

‘Periodic’ alcoholics may also be known as ‘binge’ alcoholics or ‘bingers.’ These are the alcoholics that screen alcoholic behaviors and actions for specific periods of time but clean-up their work for another extended period of time in which they’re able to persuade a large amount of people that they do not have a drinking problem. And though they might not be drinking, they still have that alcoholic change just waiting to be stimulated and cause havoc.

A ‘occasional’ alcoholic can easily fool you into thinking they’re stable and together as they can go months as well as over a year without touching an individual drop of alcohol. They can appear entirely in control, and then they will begin drinking. And because they abstain from alcohol for such a long time, they often lose complete control-once they finally do start drinking again that may end up in a few of the worst alcoholic habits and incidents possible.

The ‘regular’ alcohol is not somebody who has realized sobriety but sometimes relapses. An occasional alcoholic for one of the most part, doesn’t think they are alcoholic. It’s perhaps not unusual to get a periodic to go weeks without incident and then take one drink. This one drink allows the alcoholism free again for however long it lasts. A ‘periodic’ alcoholic remains a complete alcoholic until they do the work to attain consistent sobriety and stay in sobriety.

The ‘periodic’ alcohol can be extremely dangerous to themselves and the others because when they drink they drink in great amounts that severely affect their ability to function. As oppose to a ‘functioning’ alcoholic who often gets moderately drunk then sobers up to purpose, a ‘periodic’ alcoholic may drink themselves into stupors, unconsciousness, and occasionally even into death. ‘Periodic’ alcoholics frequently drink such large amounts that they:

* Become crazy

* Make dangerous decisions

* Cause accidents

* Suffer alcohol accumulation

* Suffer liver failure

* Asphyxiate by themselves vomit, being too drunk to wake up and release

The ‘Periodic’ alcoholic is just a danger to themselves and the others. Though they could look perfectly healthy and normal to many people around them, a ‘periodic’ alcoholic can be a ticking time bomb to the next episode of extreme drinking.

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