What are signs of alcoholism?
There are only two indicators of alcoholism since it is two-fold malady – mental AND physical – characterized by (i) an obsession of the mind coupled with (ii) an abnormal reaction of the body which some term as an “allergy”. Others prefer “abnormal reaction”. I know that some people call it a “three fold disease”. Some say that and some don’t – but in any event that idea is not proposed or supported by the AA “Big Book”. The Big Book co-authors do however say that in addition to alcoholism, alcoholics are also suffering from a second condition they term as a “spiritual malady” and that when the spiritual malady is overcome there is a consequential solving of the mental and physical aspects as well. Ergo, the solving of the spiritual problem first is so powerful that recovery from alcoholism occurs as well. This can easily be understood by reading the book in it’s entirety but is especially apparent with such ideas as, “we have been not only mentally and physically ill, we have been sp