The ‘Periodic’ Alcoholic

There are numerous various kinds of alcoholics these days. There are the ‘Functioning’ alcoholics, typically the business people of corporate America who drink to drown their challenges but are able to continue fulfilling work. There are the ‘Falling down dead’ alcoholics who drink so much everyday that they do not even sound right within their conversation or their actions all the time. And then there’s the ‘Periodic’ alcoholic. The ‘Periodic’ alcohol is among the most troubling alcoholics of.

‘Periodic’ alcoholics will also be known as ‘binge’ alcoholics or ‘bingers.’ These are the alcoholics that show alcoholic behaviors and actions for certain periods of time but then tidy up their act for another extended period of time in which they are able to influence a lot of people that they don’t have a drinking problem. And although they might not be drinking, they still have that alcoholic change just waiting to be activated and create havoc.

A ‘occasional’ alcohol can easily fool you into thinking they are stable and together as they can go months as well as over a year without touching just one drop of alcohol. They can appear completely in control, and then they will begin drinking. And since they avoid alcohol for so long, they often lose complete control-once they finally do start drinking again which could result in a few of the worst alcoholic habits and incidents imaginable.

The ‘occasional’ alcohol is not somebody who has reached sobriety but sometimes relapses. A periodic alcoholic for the most part, doesn’t think they are alcoholic. It is not unusual for a periodic to go months without incident and then just take one drink. Any particular one drink lets the alcoholism loose again for however long it lasts. A ‘occasional’ alcoholic is still the full alcoholic until they do the job to accomplish steady sobriety and stay in sobriety.

The ‘periodic’ alcoholic can be incredibly dangerous to themselves and others because when they drink they drink in great amounts that severely affect their ability to function. As oppose to some ‘functioning’ alcoholic who frequently gets averagely drunk then sobers up to function, a ‘periodic’ alcoholic may drink themselves into stupors, unconsciousness, and occasionally even into death. ‘Periodic’ alcoholics usually drink such high volumes that they:

* Become severe

* Make dangerous

* Cause incidents

* Suffer alcohol accumulation

* Suffer liver failure

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

The ‘Periodic’ alcohol is just a risk to themselves and the others. Though they could appear perfectly healthy and normal to numerous people around them, a ‘regular’ alcoholic could be a ticking time-bomb to the next episode of extreme drinking.

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