Most people are conditioned to talk about overdrinking solely through the labels “alcoholic,” “sober,” or “recovered.” These labels don't capture the varying degrees of struggle when it comes to drinking or the nature of how habits work. The language we use matters, and I make a point of focusing on describing the the habit rather than the person when it comes understanding why changing your drinking can be difficult.
On this episode of Take a Break from Drinking, we delve into the pros and cons of labels and why human use them to describe ourselves and others. I dissect three most-common labels connected to the struggle with alcohol, and explain why you may choose not to label yourself when it comes to the think-feel-act cycle.
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What You'll Learn from this Episode:
- Why humans use labels to describe others and why can be problematic.
- Why I don’t use labels when it comes to drinking and why I chose to use them in the podcast intro.
- Whether or not you should label yourself.
- How labels can be harmful.
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