There are many different types of alcoholics in this world. There are the ‘Functioning’ alcoholics, often the business people of corporate America who drink to drown their tensions but are able to carry on fulfilling work. You will find the ‘Falling down dead’ alcoholics who drink therefore much everyday 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’ alcohol is one of the most troubling alcoholics of all.
‘Periodic’ alcoholics may also be called ‘binge’ alcoholics or ‘bingers.’ These are the alcoholics that screen alcoholic behaviors and actions for certain periods of time but then cleanup their act for another extended period of time in which they’re able to convince a lot of people that they do not have a drinking problem. And though they might not be drinking, they still have that alcoholic switch just waiting to be activated and create havoc.
A ‘regular’ alcoholic can easily fool you into thinking they’re stable and together as they can go months if not over a year without touching just one drop of alcohol. They can seem totally in control, and then they will begin drinking. And because they abstain from alcohol for way too long, they often lose complete control-once they finally do start drinking again which can lead to a number of the worst alcoholic behaviors and accidents conceivable.
The ‘periodic’ alcoholic is not somebody who has realized sobriety but sometimes relapses. A periodic alcoholic for the most part, does not think they are alcoholic. It is maybe not unusual for a periodic to go months without incident and then just take one drink. This 1 drink lets the alcoholism free again for however long it lasts. A ‘regular’ alcoholic remains a full alcoholic until they do the work to attain consistent sobriety and remain in sobriety.
The ‘regular’ alcoholic can be very dangerous to themselves and others because when they drink they drink in great quantities that severely affect their ability to function. As oppose to some ‘functioning’ alcoholic who usually gets moderately drunk then sobers around purpose, a ‘occasional’ alcoholic can drink themselves into stupors, unconsciousness, and often even into death. ‘Periodic’ alcoholics frequently drink such high amounts that they:
* Become crazy
* Make dangerous
* Cause incidents
* Suffer alcohol poisoning
* Suffer liver failure
* Asphyxiate on their own vomit, being too drunk to get up and release
The ‘Periodic’ alcohol is a risk to themselves and the others. Though they could appear perfectly healthy and normal to many people around them, a ‘periodic’ alcoholic could be a ticking time-bomb to another episode of extreme drinking.