Alcoholism is most often a congenital chemical dependence of the body, like ... congenital asthenia.
You find yourself in a trap-hole from which you cannot get out: as with asthenia - there is no strength for physical activity, the body does not develop, you move a little, you become even more weak and move even less. Trap.
Even though it is "stupid" and even "really stupid".
There is also a really stupid addiction - the Internet.
Only when you browse the Internet do you feel yourself smart, smart, and enjoy yourself.
And going into real life, you face problems and the fact that you have to communicate with the one who is , and not choose - the one with whom you you want .
And less and less you "move" in real life, and you become even more inept in real life and cool in the internet and ... dependent on this pleasure.
Some even understand that this is really stupid, but they cannot do anything. We're already stuck.
Because when it is still possible to quit, the person himself does not see any problems. Yes, he drinks sometimes. But he doesn't drink on weekdays, only on weekends. Or he drinks on weekdays, but not spirits, but beer. And a little - a couple of bottles, not five liters. Or he drinks hard liquor - but not much. Not a bottle, but three shots. Or he drinks a lot - but here's a neighbor downstairs every day in sh ** but, and I still wow.
Alternatively, the person does not see how it interferes with him. He regularly goes to work, the body does not bother him yet, he does not go in for sports - why should he quit? He already feels good.
And when the problems become obvious, it’s not easy to quit.
You can get out of here, if at the stage when alcohol does not interfere, there is a motivator not to use - sports , beloved woman, saving, hard work, planning offspring, etc.
Why people generally start drinking alcohol is obvious. It brings pleasure, and people are greedy for what brings them pleasure.
"I do not suffer, I enjoy!"
In fact, seriously, alcoholism, like, say, drug addiction (yes, in fact, severe forms of alcoholism are drug addiction, without any equivocations), this is a serious illness in which, among other things, suppression of the will occurs. Yes, for outsiders it is "stupid", "you can just take it and not drink!" Unfortunately, this is often not possible for an alcoholic. He simply cannot "not drink", he is simply physically unable to "quit", just as he cannot "quit" a heroin addict.