dry drunk

dry drunk

n
an alcoholic who is not currently drinking alcohol but is still following an irregular undisciplined lifestyle like that of a drunkard
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Bush whom he refers to as "a privileged Texas dry drunk with a mean streak, a staggering lack of intellectual curiosity and a Lennie-and-George relationship with something called Dick Cheney.
The president is a death-denying dry drunk who once deliriously and mistakenly described Dick Cheney as a "half-glass-full" kind of guy.
It's a little scary having a dry drunk president who has a finger on the button.
Dry drunks are alcoholics who have stopped drinking but have not gone through treatment programs (such as Alcoholics Anonymous) that can address and relieve their deep, unresolved, emotional problems.
Dry drunks tend to be in denial, to lie and to think in simple, abstract terms, such as "good" vs.
People who are involved with the disease will know that a person might not be drinking but they are not in recovery, they are what is known as a dry drunk - they might not have a glass in their hand but they act the same.
Although I was sober, I did not have what he had because I was still on my dry drunk.
Had I known, I am sure I would not have stayed on that dry drunk as long as I did.
At treatment centers such as Serenity Lane, we teach our patients that almost everyone will experience the occasional dry drunk.
The dry drunk can last for a few hours, a few days or much longer.
I went off the drink for a long time, but I had Dry Drunk Syndrome where I was gasping for a drink.