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Why do alcoholics lie?

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Asked: 2018-04-25 03:53:20
I hate that my Mom is an alcoholic. I can’t invite people over to the house, and she sometimes gets pretty angry for no reason. But what I really hate is that she lies. Why do alcoholics lie?


Answered: 2018-05-10 03:20:43

A lot of it has to do with the psychological reasons that they drink. I know that my mom was ashamed of not being able to stop and she didnt want all of us to look down on her. She still wont go to those meetings because she doesnt want to air her laundry in front of strangers, even if they would understand.


Answered: 2018-05-19 18:44:17

To protect their alcoholism. They dont want to stop drinking and its legal so theres really nothing you can do about it. Some of them also lie because theyre afraid theyll get busted drinking and driving or lose their kids because they cant stay off the bottle. Its no way to live, and they need to be in a hospital to get better.


Answered: 2018-05-02 22:04:40

Some high functioning alcoholics may not believe that they have a problem, or they dont want to admit to it. Some lie because theyre ashamed, and some do it because they really arent ready to stop drinking. 86.4% of American adults have drank, those odds mean that the problem may be bigger than we think. Because, drinking is considered socially okay, a lot of people will lie about how much and when they drink to avoid being labeled an alcoholic.


Answered: 2018-04-25 07:29:15

Alcoholics have a lot of guilt and anger which tends make it easy to blame other people, causing them to lie.


Answered: 2018-04-26 19:00:13

I used to think that if my Mom knew who much she was hurting me with her lies, she would stop. But she still hasn’t. I have learned she doesn’t mean to lie, even though it hurts so much. She doesn’t know that. Maybe you can keep that in mind so it doesn’t hurt you so much.

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