Myth: Will Power is the Key
People do not recover from illnesses by simply resolving that they will stop being sick! As it happens, many alcoholics do have a great deal of will power. For example, in some cases, they can hold down jobs long after they should. Saddled with a massive hangover, their sheer will to carry out a 'normal day' will get them to work when with any other illness would keep them home. However, just one drink—for an alcoholic—can result in an endless, downward spiral.
Breaking the Myths of Alcoholism. (2016, July 24). Retrieved August 20, 2020, from https://www.hazeldenbettyford.org/articles/breaking-myths-about-alcoholism