Sunday, November 23, 2008

Do You Have Whiskirexia Nervosa?


Whiskirexia nervosa is a whiskey buying disorder characterized by a distorted whiskey inventory image and an obsessive fear of running out of whiskey. Individuals with whiskirexia nervosa tend to already own more whiskey than they can ever drink, even as they continue to buy more.

Sufferers can typically be told repeatedly that they have plenty of whiskey, really more than enough, by persons who they ordinarily would trust, and they may even in moments of coherence acknowledge that fact intellectually, but they can't stop buying.

What can you do if you think you may have this condition? A support group appears to be forming here, although I'm not exactly sure what they support. (I suspect they're all really enablers.)

2 comments:

jim said...

chuck, as you know, i was afflicted with this terrible, uh, affliction. but i got better (i ran out of money).

jim kube

Josh Feldman said...

Wow, Jim! Same thing happened to me too!