Foley, another coward hides behind "alcoholism"
I am sick and tired of people with high profiles who get themselves into shameful situations and then hide behind the blanket of alcoholism. The lastest of these is the sleeze, Foley. (He's the Rep. Congressman who resigned Friday amid scrutiny of his disgusting emails to a 16 yr old Page.)
Do people honestly believe that going to a rehab and getting "clean" changes the basic person? This is ridiculous. Does the sinner who is a diabetic get to be a saint because he can control his sugar levels?
Congressman Foley, I hope you do get help, but be up front about it. If you're a sexual deviant go to a program that's specific to that...don't sneak under the huge umbrella of Alcoholism.
One of the things that I like the most about AA is that it concentrates solely on alcohol. We share how we got sober and how the newcomer can stop drinking. We do have members with multiple mental health problems but they are never discussed in a meeting...they are encouraged to get help for them elsewhere. When a person like Congressman Foley brings his "related behavorial problems" to a rehab and calls it "Alcoholism" it tarnishes it for all of us and I highly resent it.