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Sponsor says I don’t believe I am an alcoholic



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    What exactly is a “high bottom” drunk?



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    @Marley101 2853059 wrote:

    What exactly is a “high bottom” drunk?

    Some of us “lost” more than others before we got sober. Some of us, OTOH, still had our jobs, our cars (and license), our partners, our homes. Someone with a “high bottom” (didn’t have as many losses) is no “better” or “worse” than someone with a “low bottom” (homeless, partner left, jail time, etc.). And, as my sponsor likes to point out, “every ‘bottom’ has a trap door.” IOW, pick up a drink, and any of those things that haven’t happened YET could very well come to pass.



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    @Marley101 2853059 wrote:

    What exactly is a “high bottom” drunk?

    I’ve used that term about myself when I want to feel like I was “smart for not getting as bad as others got” before I finally turned the corner. I’ve also called myself a low-bottom drunk when I want to try to impress everyone with how much pain I took when I was out there drinking. lol

    Ultimately, it’s relative. I’ve heard all sorts of ppl refer to themselves as high and/or low bottom. Like Lexie said though, it boils down to how much you think you lost and how much more you think you had to lose.

    And in the end…….it doesn’t really matter. High bottom, low bottom……we all got the same a$$ kicking. Some of us needed got it more intensely than others and some of us have higher thresholds of pain than others.

    Thankfully, the treatment is exactly the same no matter where your bottom is. 🙂



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