Recovering Alcoholic lists the Questions to Never Ask Her
“However well-meaning, some questions can make the situation worse for someone dealing with an addiction.”
Recovering alcoholic, Anne T. Donahue, has been sober for four years, has laid out the questions that she wishes people would stop asking her.
Among the questions she received, asking her at a bar, “oh my god, is it okay if I drink?” was by far one of the worst.
“I get it. You are trying to be accommodating. And thank you!” she said. But Donahue added that the question is futile as she won’t ask another person to stop drinking and that it makes her feel “hyper-aware” that she can’t. “If I really wanted to drink, I would walk into any restaurant, bar, liquor store, or supermarket and buy alcohol.”
Other questions to avoid include ones about why they stopped drinking, and asking if they’ll ever drink again.