All addicts rationalize everything they do. The ability to put a conscience to sleep is one of the first effects of any addiction. Sometimes a bit of remorse comes with the hangover.....but another drink will fix that. And alcoholics, like drug addicts, are great at faking remorse and tears when they need to.
Think of an alcoholic or a drug addict as one of those people in that old 1950s movie, Invasion of the Body Snatchers. They are not themselves; they are the alien being (the drug or alcohol addiction) that now possesses them. Beware.
not until they sober up. My wife is an alcoholic, and most of the time, she can't even remember all the rotten crap she does when she's drunk
I am a recovering Alcoholic, and yesI have remorse of my wrong doings. I was drinking to block out the **** things in my life; unconsiously hurting and affecting everyone that loved or cared for me. It took awhile for me to come to the realization that all I was doing was destroying everything. When my eyes opened up and I saw what I was doing; I reached out for help. I haven't drank since.
Only if they are caught. Then it's just to get a lighter sentence in court.
Yes, they're capable, and they do feel remorse, and they feel like horrible people, so they drink to make it go away, and they do something else that they feel guilty about (even if it's drinking, itself) and feel horrible and remorseful, so they drink... and then feel horrible...
maybe when they are sober they can
capable, yes, but in my experience, the alcoholic is too involved with their alcohol to give a crap about anything else, and normally doesn't remember.
The problem is what they do about it!
Because they may drink to escape the feelings.
Of course. All human beings are capable of remorse. The key is whether or not they do anything about what they've done.