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We ought to have an Alcoholics Thread

Mayflower7

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That's a great idea.
 
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yep i will drink to that eeeh make mine a dougble said Alice hic
 
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Yes was in severe alcoholism/addiction for around 17 years.
gosh cpu you have done well to leave that behind. me ive teetered on the fringes of booze.....had an uncle who was an alcoholic and he died not from alcohol but from an accident tthat resulted from too much alcohol. is it in the genes i wonder.
 
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gosh cpu you have done well to leave that behind. me ive teetered on the fringes of booze.....had an uncle who was an alcoholic and he died not from alcohol but from an accident tthat resulted from too much alcohol. is it in the genes i wonder.
Thanks. Yes i am proud of it all, & No one can take it away, whatever they say. Sadly people drop like flies from alcohol/drugs, have seen a lot of it.

Other than an incredibly few rare specific conditions i don't think that anything is primarily genetic.

i'd think the way to understand alcoholism/addiction & all mental health areas is with an integral Model.
 
BorderlineDownunder

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I'm 51 and know a lot of heavy drinkers and they are starting to die from Preventable Disease, one woman it bought on schizophrenia they think, one is currently dying from throat cancer.

And they all LOOK terrible. :(
 
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My dad has a collection of alcohol. I don't know if he still drinks a lot these days but he takes medication and it worries me that he might be mixing it with alcohol.
I don't drink but before I found out about my mental illness, I had the urge to drink to deal with stress. I usually ignored the thought. But I remember one day when my mom caught me slightly drunk from wine. I was crying so hard and she of course wasn't happy.
I'm just glad I don't think about alcohol anymore. I never liked it anyway.
 
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my dad is not supposed to be drinking as he is now on morphine. but i dont imagine for one mo that will stop him
 
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I have a brother whom I hardly ever see now. He's a year younger than me. He grew up in similar circumstances to myself, albeit separately so we never really knew each other as siblings ... more as later life acquaintances with a shared familial/genetic bond. He discovered alcohol as most do in their teens, as did I. Whereas I went on to develop addictions and dependencies on all manner of drugs, he grew dependent upon alcohol. He always seemed to manage it well, so, to an outsider, it never appeared to be an issue. Twenty five years later he's a complete physical wreck due to alcoholism. At the height of his addicition he was drinking around three litres of 50% proof per day.

He has chronic pancreatitis, irreversible liver damage, heart murmurs, cancerous tissue behind his eye that will cause a total loss of eyesight within the next twelve months. He has constant acid reflux, he's physically sick around ten times per day, his brain mass has significantly shrunk, he has jaundice, and he can't walk for more than five yards without stopping for five minutes at a time. He's in his early 40s. Last time I saw him he looked like a skeleton. He actually looked as if he was dying. He flatly refuses to stop drinking. I've tried everything but I've come to realise that you can only stop your own addiction; you can't stop somebody else's.
 
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