“Alcoholic” is a meaningless, stigmatizing term serving moneyed interests

Short intro here, and the video is only 11 minutes.

  1. Alcoholic and alcoholism are abjectly bullshit terms that serve a nefarious purpose
  2. There's an objective, fundamental, helpful, measured and scaled way to describe adverse issues with alcohol consumption
  3. This requires zero clinical diagnoses, no doctors, armies of counselors and helpers, or anything else except your own choice
  4. Misuse of alcohol is not a fucking disease. Every damn sip is 100% choice. Problems are 100% your fault
  5. Clinical diagnosis is "required" to enable a whole industry of abject parasites
  6. You no more have a propensity to abuse your alcohol consumption than are you guilty of sins against God at birth

So those are the high points. Take it all in in 11 minutes.

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Richard Nikoley

I'm Richard Nikoley. Free The Animal began in 2003 and as of 2022, contains over 5,000 posts. I blog what I wish...from health, diet, and food to travel and lifestyle; to politics, social antagonism, expat-living location and time independent—while you sleep—income. I celebrate the audacity and hubris to live by your own exclusive authority and take your own chances. Read More