Famous Alcoholics, Hot Whiskey, and Alky Vows

by The Discovering Alcoholic on June 19, 2009

I had an appointment cancelled this week because several people were out of the office with the flu. It reminded me of this bit by one of my favorite, and certainly one of the funniest recovering alcoholics I know of, Craig Ferguson. Sober since 1992, Ferguson often uses alcoholism in his observational comedy.

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Here is describing the “traditional” way Scots treat the flu, with hot whiskey. “When you drink it at room temperature it ruins your life… but when you drink it hot- whiskey cures everything!” I’m sure though like me, Mr. Ferguson can remember the days when time, place, nor temperature mattered.

Sick- drink. Sad- drink. Happy- drink. Tired- drink. Wired- drink. Happy, horny, or hateful- it really just didn’t matter because I was going to have a drink anyway whether it was hot, flat beer in the morning or a party shot at night… I was married to alcohol.

Alcohol was my constant friend, my faithful partner and my love. I would drink in the presence of God, family and friends. I offered my solemn vow to be a faithful partner in sickness and in health, in good times and in bad, and in joy as well as in sorrow. I loved it unconditionally, with honor and respect, through laughter and tears, and vowed to cherish it until it killed me.

Hot whiskey and alky vows- ouch! This might have been a ramble, but at least the video is funny. Welcome to another recovery weekend folks, stay happy, remain sober, and keep safe.

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