Another issue, is that the term alcoholic is an outdated term for those who experience Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD).Lastly, I have problems with the sentence below, “However, these programs are not meant for everyone.” MM is meant for everyone. Joining MM is a first step for many people who are not ready to quit drinking completely, whether they decide later on abstinence is their best next step or that moderation is possible for them. MM continues to offer support to its members who choose abstinence. We support the choice that you feel is the right one for you.
One of the most common questions people who struggle with alcohol use and try to quit drinking ask is whether they really have to stop forever. Can they learn how to drink in moderation? Can they become social drinkers? Is it true that they can never have another drink?
For years, the answer was assumed to be no, there is no room for “just one drink” for anyone with a drinking problem. Today, there are programs like Moderation Management, which do allow for a certain level of controlled drinking and have helped many learn to drink safely. However, these programs are not meant for everyone.”
Read the entire article here: Is Drinking In Moderation Possible For Alcoholics?