Denial is Deadly

Examples of Denial

  • Ignorance. “I don’t have a problem.”
  • Rationalization.”I can quit if I really wanted to. I’m still able to make it to work, aren’t I?”
  • Justification. “I’m just doing it because I’m stressed right now. I’ll stop after work dies down.”
  • Comparison. “It’s not that bad. Everybody I work with drinks like this at Happy Hour.”
  • Narcissism. “Treatment won’t work for me. I can manage my drinking on my own.”
  • Deflection. “My dad drinks more than I do.”

The Solution

  • There is no “cure” for alcoholism, and
  • Trying to accept full responsibility for the disease in attempts to “cure” it completely denies the presence of God’s omnipotence.

How to Help Someone in Denial

  • Emotional
  • Environmental
  • Financial
  • Intellectual
  • Occupational
  • Physical
  • Social
  • Spiritual

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