Treatments for borderline personality disorder and alcoholism are similar. But dealing with one doesn’t fix the other.
My horror at being diagnosed with BPD turned to relief. Finally I knew what was wrong with me. All those times I had been berated by my family for being self-destructive or flaky or dramatic were all explained by this one disorder. The apologies came flooding in. I forwarded the BPD links to my father, mother, and multiple step mothers and they all apologized for judging me, for misunderstanding, for making light of what turned out to be a serious condition. But that didn’t really solve the problem of having yet another condition that needed to be dealt with