"Dry Drunk"?Comments (3)
Donna Hunter Says...
The term dry drunk is not a a diagnosis, if that is what you are asking.
Is it a real thing? Anyone who has experienced life with an alcoholic or addict, who is not working a recovery program would say it is a very real thing. A dry drunk is generally not utilizing the 12 steps to address the behaviors, attitude and consequences of their addiction.
As such they are building up their ego and denial believing they must not be in such bad shape if they can white knuckle it and stop using. Stopping the use of a substance is only the beginning.
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