Tales of a High-Bottom Alcoholic

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Having a high bottom can be more dangerous because it can go undetected for life. You can end up just living a soulless life.

By Jackie Monahan

Original Source: thefix.com

When I first got sober someone referred to me as having a “high bottom.” A friend, trying to be funny, yelled out, “that’s just because she has long legs!”

I was then told that a high bottom meant I had not caused too much damage to myself or others while I was drinking, but I feel like that’s subjective. A “low bottom” does not really leave much open to interpretation: jail, interventions, hospital, losing your family, your job, your home. You have to decide: get sober or suffer terrible consequences, one of which might be death.

A person experiencing a high bottom may not appear to be suffering outwardly, but inside life can be…click here to continue reading

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