originally posted by: BO XIAN
a reply to: JohnPhoenix
3,4,5 - How do you figure? I said I rarely drink more than a 6 pack in a days time.. and I don't drink every week. My body can handle a 6 pack in a
day under normal circumstances. It was 8 beers under abnormal circumstances that led to my trouble. I never pretended 8 beers a day was not a problem.
You now like the wacky shrink is putting words into my mouth. But lets continue.
6,7 & 8 Again, nope, I never said 8 beers in my weakened state was Not a problem. Yes, Granted Alcohol Impairs.. thats what it is designed to do.
Most people drink it because it impairs because they want a buzz.
9, Of course, and so is anyone else at this same risk - as stated, Alcohol impairs.This is Known and no one is pretending alcohol does not impair.
10 No need to.. we already know Alcohol impairs.. why beat a dead horse?
11- 19 IMO you seem to have been indoctrinated with AA type beliefs about alcohol - Once an alcoholic, always an alcoholic, one Must admit they are
powerless over alcohol and therefore need a "program" (I call it a crutch)
Did your Priest need such a program - was He an "Alcoholic" Hell NO. He drank 3 times in his life each to the point of impairment and did stupid
things. You see, it's a catch 22. If you drink to impairment you are going to have problems because of the impairment. That doesn't mean your are
physically or mentally dependent on Alcohol at all, nor does it mean you are an alcoholic.
I am Sure you will disagree with this because of your er.. training (indoctrination) But you must realize these ideas about alcohol are Only ONE way
of looking at alcohol use and they are not rules that are set in stone - they do Not apply to everyone who gets drunk and stupid - catch 22 again, you
could use this against me and say again that i am in denial - LOL of course you would.. you would then be falling back on training that is black and
You know why they want to make cookie cutter black and white rules about alcohol? Because that way they can diagnose you with a problem they can then
charge to treat you for - a prime example of what this thread is about.
This is why those folks love AA because AA keeps you down making you believe you have no power of your own to stop drinking - again a catch 22 - If I
dont drink for 20 years then have a few beers to the point of impairment you will say due to your training that I always was an alcoholic - i say BS,
this is only one way of looking at the situation.
Granted some do need such draconian tactics to keep off of alcohol. I have actually gone for years without drinking because i choose to, not because i
needed to or someone told me i had to. i know Me, you do not.
Wouldn't the community be better served for all the shrinks to campaign to outlaw alcohol instead of blaming the person who is a victim of the effects
of alcohol? Of course it would but they do not because the system is designed to make money off of peoples problems. If you cannot see any of my
points have validity, then you my friend are in denial and are in need of serious help LOL
Edit: I had a problem with the formatting of this post.. non of my text would show up.. only BO XIAN's text. I had quoted BO XIAN in the original but
have thus shortened this to make the post work. ( the Preview button doesn't seem to work and that's a problem)
edit on 15-7-2014 by
JohnPhoenix because: formatting issues