Being an alcoholic is certainly nothing to aspire to be. There is a negative connotation usually attached to the word alcoholic. Alcoholics are usually defined by alcohol. This list is of 10 Americans that have risen above the image of an alcoholic to be some of the greatest and most influential people in the history of the United States since the Civil War.
ifyoucanreadthisyouaretooclose is a BuzzFeed user and their posts have not been vetted or endorsed by BuzzFeed's editorial staff. BuzzFeed Community is a place where anyone can post awesome lists and creations. Learn more or post your buzz!