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Originally posted by intrepid
reply to post by BlackOps719
The thing is man that sobriety is not the answer. See the term "dry drunk". My father is one. They stop drinking and still don't deal with the problems that lead them to drink. They still have the same problems. Only sober. Gotta deal with the personal issues first.
Originally posted by Spock Shock
...just the fact that I did drink a few drinks before work this morning is the reason I'm posting this... its a habit, a ritual and an addiction...
Realizing it is one thing, changing the groove is hesitant at this point... my uncle lost his home, his car, his wife to booze... I know I wont go that far I have a good will, but my habits are definitely far out there...
And thats all I got for today folks, catch ya on the next post...
Originally posted by astralprogger
Being a bartender for 4 years in NYC, I know a lot of alcoholics and have a lot of alcoholic friends. They look for pity from people it's their form of getting attention. Alcohol is an excuse for them for anything they do wrong in their life. Most of them are too afraid to take on the personal issues they have in their lives. They have the choice the moment before they start drinking. It's when they start they lose control.
Disease: a disordered or incorrectly functioning organ, part, structure, or system of the body resulting from the effect of genetic or developmental errors, infection, poisons, nutritional deficiency or imbalance, toxicity, or unfavorable environmental factors; illness; sickness; ailment.
children of alcoholics have an altered brain chemistry that appears to make them more likely to become alcoholics themselves, ... "This is the first evidence that the brains of the non-alcoholic children of alcoholics differ in the activity of specific brain circuits most scientists link with alcoholism, and that those differences exist before the onset of heavy drinking,"
Although children of alcoholics (COAs) have a greater risk of developing alcohol-use disorders (AUDs), not all COAs will develop AUDs. ... [COAs are between four and ten time more likely than non-COAs to develop AUDs,” said Mary Heitzeg, research investigator in the psychiatry department at the University of Michigan, and lead author for the study. “It is widely believed that this is due to a combination of genes that are passed on and the environment these children are raised in.