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The ‘Periodic’ Alcoholic

a periodic alcoholic

Periodic alcoholic often doesn’t show outward symptoms

There are various different types of alcoholics in this world. There are the ‘Functioning’ alcoholics, typically the business people of corporate America who consume to drown their strains but are able to continue fulfilling employment. You will find the ‘Falling down useless’ alcoholics who drink so much every single day which they do not even make sense within their talk or their actions most of the time. And then there is the ‘Periodic’ alcoholic. The ‘Periodic’ alcoholic is among the most troubling alcoholics of.

‘Periodic’ alcoholics are also called ‘binge’ alcoholics or ‘binge drinkers.’ These are the alcoholics that display alcoholic behaviors and actions for certain periods of time but clean up their act for another extended period of time in which they’re able to persuade a lot of people that they don’t have a drinking problem. And though they may not be drinking, they still have that alcoholic change just waiting to be stimulated and create havoc.

A ‘periodic’ 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 totally in control, and then they will start drinking. And since they avoid alcohol for so long, they often lose complete control once they finally do start drinking again that may bring about a few of the worst alcoholic behaviors and accidents imaginable.

The ‘regular’ alcoholic isn’t someone who has realized sobriety but sometimes relapses. A periodic alcoholic for one of the most part, does not think they’re alcoholic. It is not unusual for a periodic to go months without incident and then take one drink. This 1 drink lets the alcoholism free again for however long it lasts. A ‘occasional’ alcoholic remains a complete alcoholic until they do the work to reach constant sobriety and remain in sobriety.

The ‘occasional’ alcoholic may be very dangerous to themselves and others because when they drink they drink in great amounts that severely affect their capability to function. As oppose to your ‘operating’ alcoholic who usually gets mildly drunk then sobers around function, a ‘periodic’ alcoholic will drink themselves into stupors, unconsciousness, and often even into death. ‘Periodic’ alcoholics frequently drink such high volumes that they:

* Become violent

* Make dangerous choices

* Cause accidents

* Suffer alcohol poisoning

* Suffer liver failure

* Asphyxiate on their own vomit, being too drunk to wake-up and release

The ‘Periodic’ alcoholic is a risk to themselves and others. Although they may seem perfectly healthy and normal to many people around them, a ‘occasional’ alcoholic can be quite a ticking time bomb to another location episode of extreme drinking.