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Why do alcoholics blame others for their problems?

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Asked: 2018-04-23 04:03:16
My Dad used to always be a hardworking man always taking responsibility for his problems. Lately though with his drinking getting worse, he seems to be blaming his problems on other people. Why does he do that?


Answered: 2018-04-23 07:18:28

Ugh, that is one of the things I hate about alcohol. My Dad did the same thing. Always blaming his work or his boss or even us for his drinking.


Answered: 2018-04-24 14:01:43

Alcoholics blame other because it easy. If they blamed themselves they would have to admit that their drinking is their fault. If they blame it on everything else they can still drink.


Answered: 2019-04-03 16:36:53

When dealing with a loved one who suffers from Alcohol Use Disorder, it’s genuinely never a smooth experience. My grandma once suffered from this. it wasn't a good experience. Everyday was a struggle for my family. Addiction comes with a lot of issues, mainly are psychological and emotional.

The blame game is a common one. Alcoholics have the nasty habit of blaming other people for their addictions and the resulting actions. It’s a nasty habit, and one which has become all too common with anyone who suffers from addiction.

Still, the most important thing to note is that it’s not their fault. They might make life a living hell with this habit, but it’s a subconscious reaction. Alcoholics generally believe that it’s easy to live in denial and blame others for what they’re facing, rather than own up to the fact that their addiction is their choice.

you hear stuff like, “If my wife wasn’t so unavailable, I’d be happier and wouldn’t have to drink to feel better” or “If my parents hadn’t done such a crappy job of raising me, I’d have gone to college and be earning more right now. Drinking helps me feel better.” They feel like the victims of others or situations in their lives, and they use this to justify their abuse.

Alcoholics tend to blame others because they are embarrassed and might do some pretty embarrassing stuff. When you sober up, it becomes difficult to admit what youdid. Embarrsing things like passing out in a dump or throwing up on a loved one.

Getting defensive is their last resort, as you try to save face. Some others do it to justify their addictions. No one readily takes responsibility for their actions. The same rule applies to simple things like going to work late daily. You know deep down that you’re wrong, but you still try to find other ways to blame others. You’ve done it before at some point. See why addicts do it now? Denial could also be a proble, particularly with alcoholics. A lot of the time, these guys see their addiction as the solution to a problem and not the problem itself. They might try to make you feel bad for helping them, but it’s just the denial talking. Also, know that they’re not your enemy; the addiction is. When you do this, you can quickly get professional treatment optionsfor them

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