Why We Should Stop Saying “Alcoholic”

Spoiler Alert: It’s Not Because It’s Offensive

Dave Tieff

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No one knows what the word means

Few words contain as much social stigma as the word “alcoholic.” It’s a label that no one wants and no one asks for. Yet, no one can tell you exactly what it means — not even Alcoholics Anonymous.

Here’s what AA has to say about alcoholism:

While there is no formal “A.A

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Dave Tieff

Alcohol Free (AF) singer-songwriter & cyber journalist. Here to discuss everything sex, drugs, rock, and culture🤘🍄🎙💋 www.davetieff.com