Now I understand your vagueness...sorry
Let me just add....Going to A.A. meetings is a great thing.
There are many diseases the human body can manifest. Alcoholism is just one and it like any other has to be recognised, treated, and followed up. It's no different than having Diabetes...you recognise you have it.....take medicine for it....and follow up with meetings for Diabetics to learn how to live with Diabetes. I.E:..eating properly, preparing meals, exercise, monitoring your blood sugar, etc.
The stigma comes from WAY back before Alcoholism was considered a disease...and not just a character weakness of the individual. I hope we have progressed
Just as the diabetic has no control over getting the disease...the alcoholic doesn't choose his/her fate either.
You are genetically pre-disposed to it.
It is inherited....sometimes skipping generations.
Support is the ONLY way to ensure success against this disease.
I give A.A. a lot of credit for establishing their group and sticking with it for so many years. Credit also to the folks who have made the decision to fight their disease and change their way of life.
I would say out of all the diseases that one can choose to fight....this one is by far one of the hardest. Anyone who is successful at it is one strong person and should be commended!
Hat's off to A.A.!