posted on Mar, 16 2018 @ 12:53 PM
a reply to: Sheye
Sad stories indeed. I think part of the problem is awareness. Because alcohol is the legally government sanctioned drug they never call it a drug.
Which I find weird. Alcohol is a hard drug and a poison and many people seem oblivious to the fact. They also underestimate it. Bigly. One thing
(speaking from personal experience) I never understood is how some people change from a reasonable easy-going person into a raging bull after a few
drinks. It's frightening to see and a reason I always avoided it when younger. (I started drinking when I was 30+)
If I drink I just get happy and more talkative. I'm sure it is obvious on here. Even when inebriated it's still the same me. I don't get angry,
difficult or touchy-feely in an inappropriate way. I think my moral compass might play a small part but it's not the person I can be, even on a bad
day. I don't get drunk any more but by most standards my alcohol consumption is near the top of the charts. (12 pints of beer a day, spread over the
day, every day) I don't slur, I don't stagger and I don't interfere with people.
I dream of the day I don't drink every day but my will is not very strong at the moment. I'm kinda frightened to check my email to see what the rental
company said but I've come to the realisation I have to get out of this building. My dreams have turned scary and I wake up shaking and sweating.
Being homeless means I will have no registered address and without my welfare will stop. I didn't realise that.
As for birthdays I would never buy someone alcohol or any other drug for that matter. It's a consumable "present" that is quickly gone. Present =
past. Or passed. Hehe
edit on 16/3/18 by LightSpeedDriver because: Typo