there’s no such thing as a “real alcoholic”. No such definition in the Big Book nor the “Twelve Steps & Twelve Traditions” nor any other bit of AA conference-approved literature.
It’s a myth.
A big, fat phony baloney.
A term you guys want to use to distinguish yourselves from the hoi-polloi of generic AA ‘alcoholic’ types.
No such thing.
Please discuss. At great length … as serenely as possible.