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I've been trying to stop drinking. It just doesn't seem to work. I will tag your post for viewing this video when I can.
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I have always enjoyed your threads, honesty is the first thing you learn to cope with in treatment.
I hate and battled with it because it makes me vunerable, which the booze helped with my confidence as with any inhibiter will do. I consistently return back to my TC to help other clients understand that we fight this Everyday unlike others that don't have our problems, it also helps me continue fighting mine.
Everyday I struggle not to destroy myself, and threads like these only help my limited understanding to know I'm not alone.
Thank you so much! Really, it means a lot to me.
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Rodinus, sorry to hear of your family member having this problem. Many people have a relative or someone they know that is addicted to alcohol. When they changed it from being an addiction to an illness all they did was try and coverup the problem. My uncle had this problem and died of it. Sadly, far to many get caught in the clutches of alcohol.
The problem isn't the alcohol it's mans inability to limit himself/herself. Then there are those that use it to escape the problems of life only to find that it creates more problems. I guess that I'm rather fortunate in the fact that even though I like the taste of beer, some of the spirits and liqueurs, I can not stand the effects of alcohol. So I do not over indulge or even have it very often. When I do manage to have some it is in small quantities.
For the majority of the people this is not the case, they enjoy the effects unless they have too much and it makes them ill. This doesn't seem to stop them from doing so again which leads right to mans inability to limit himself/herself. I do not have an answer to the problem as prohibition has already been tried and all it did was cause more of a problem. I guess as the scripture says, all things in moderation.
Sure I occasionally fall off the wagon especially at this time of year, but at least I know how to climb back on again.
Alcool is a silent killer, killed both my granpas, sent my grany to a mental hospital for a year. Is killing my mother as i write this, i abused it for many years. I havent had a drink in over 2 years, and im hoping that i will never have a sip.
Its a daily struggle
Sorry for my bad wording, english is my second language
No matter if it's alcohol or cigarettes, both will kill you just the same. My hats off to anyone that has managed to get past the bottle or any addiction. You can win but it's a day by day thing and we all should do all we can to help those that desire help.edit on 12/31/2013 by pstrron because: add a little
after many years trying to give up the dreaded cigarette, i have finally plucked up the courage to go and consult a tabacologist (and also hypnotist) after the New years period.