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 makey-up.

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.