An alcoholic may drink to the detriment of their health and contribute to their own mental and emotional destruction. Alcoholics can suffer blackouts and binge drink for days. Sometimes they can stop for a while only to discover, when they start drinking again, that they drink the same amount and often more than when they stopped. Alcoholism is a progressive disease. Drinking is the great remover for an alcoholic: it removes self-esteem, relationships and careers.
When the alcoholic hits the end of the road, their ‘rock bottom’, they can begin the road to recovery in the safe, therapeutic environment of Oasis.