31 Quotes About Alcoholic Husbands

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Living with an alcoholic does not go without its challenges. These quotes about alcoholic husbands capture the common behaviors and characteristics of these individuals.

“A man who drinks too much on occasion is still the same man as he was sober. An alcoholic, a real alcoholic, is not the same man at all.”

“Alcohol ruined me financially and morally, broke my heart and the hearts of too many others.”

“Alcoholism is a devastating, potentially fatal disease. The primary symptom of having it is telling everyone–including yourself–that you are not an alcoholic.”

“Alcoholism is a major player in the essential makeup of country music. Country music in and of itself is about relatability to the working class. A lot of working-class people have these problems.”

“Alcoholism is a well documented pathological reaction to unresolved grief.”

“As an alcoholic, you will violate your standards quicker than you can lower them.”

“As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world… as in being able to remake ourselves.”

“Because alcohol is encouraged by our culture, we get the idea that it isn’t dangerous. However, alcohol is the most potent and most toxic of the legal psychoactive drugs.”

“Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way.”

“For many years, I was confounded by my blackouts, but the mechanics are quite simple. The blood reaches a certain alcohol saturation point and shuts down the hippocampus. Such a peculiar word, hippocampus, like a children’s book character.”

“Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections, but instantly set about remedying them – every day, begin the task anew.”

“I felt empty and sad for years, and for a long, long time, alcohol worked. I’d drink, and all the sadness would go away. Not only did the sadness go away, but I was fantastic. I was beautiful, funny, I had a great figure, and I could do math.”

“If you are aware of your weaknesses and are constantly learning, your potential is virtually limitless.”

“In my lowest moments, the only reason I didn’t commit suicide was that I knew I wouldn’t be able to drink any more if I was dead.”

“In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.”

“Life is meant to be a celebration! It shouldn’t be necessary to set aside special times to remind us of this fact. Wise is the person who finds a reason to make every day a special one.”

“Nothing worthwhile ever happens quickly and easily. You achieve only as you are determined to achieve… and as you keep at it until you have achieved.”

“One key symptom of alcoholism is that the individual comes to need a drink for every mood–one to calm down, one to perk up, one to celebrate, one to deal with disappointment, and so on.”

“People with family histories of alcoholism tend to have lower levels of endorphins- the endogenous morphine that is responsible for many of our pleasure responses- than do people genetically disinclined to alcoholism.”

“Some things just couldn’t be protectd from storms. Some things simply needed to be broken off.”

“The first step toward recovery from alcoholism is the recognition that a problem exists. Once the problem drinker breaks through denial and admits to having a problem, a range of treatment options become available.”

“The idea that somehow, someday he will control and enjoy his drinking is the great obsession of every abnormal drinker. The persistence of this illusion is astonishing. Many pursue it into the gates of insanity or death.”

“The mentality and behavior of drug addicts and alcoholics is wholly irrational until you understand that they are completely powerless over their addiction and unless they have structured help, they have no hope.”

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”

“The worst disease which can afflict executives in their work is not, as popularly supposed, alcoholism; it’s egotism.”

“There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, learning from failure.”

“What life means to us is determined not so much by what life brings to us as by the attitude we bring to life, not so much by what happens to us as by our reaction to what happens.”

“When you go out with a drunk, you’ll notice how a drunk fills your glass so he can empty his own. As long as you’re drinking, drinking is okay. Two’s company. Drinking is fun. If there’s a bottle, even if your glass isn’t empty, he’ll pour a little in your glass before he fills his own.”

“Whether I or anyone else accepted the concept of alcoholism as a disease didn’t matter; what mattered was that when treated as a disease, those who suffered from it were most likely to recover.”

“Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whoever is deceived thereby is not wise.”

“You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.”

Living with a husband that is an alcoholic requires a certain level of treatment and therapy.

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