Which is better?
A violent drunk? Or a violent non-drunk?
Well, I don’t know.
A violent drunk is someone with a problem.
But I mean, I guess if you are drunk at least you have an excuse?
A violent non-drunk is just being mean.
Of course, maybe it is a different issue if one causes the other.
“I couldn’t believe that mild-mannered Papaw, whom I adored as a child, was such a violent drunk. His behavior was due at least partly to Mamaw’s disposition. She was a violent nondrunk.”