Alcoholism

Discussion in 'Health and Lifestyle' started by Larsky, Nov 1, 2019.

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    Brother went thru rehab...…...business pressures were part of reason,,,,,then it just became a habit. ...no one knew til they posted he was in rehab.
     
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    Your brother has to want to be sober. He's not ready yet and he may never be. I'm sure you already know this. I recommend checking out Al-Anon as Hoss suggested. It will help you cope and also help you set boundaries. Good luck
     
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    Yep
    That's The Mindset How You Do It
     
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    Yes, alcoholism is a disease and it is genetic. Someone can be sober for years and take one drink and fall back into drinking endlessly because it's not about whether a person drinks everyday but rather not being able to stop once you take that first drink.

    My father was an alcoholic and his children suffer from the same disease. Some chose to stop drinking while others did not. It sounds like you're angry with your mother and that okay. You have every right to be angry.
     
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    Still on the roller coaster. I was living the dream until Husband fell into the bottle. I stuck a few years and supported us, but he wasnt interested in working and he was getting violent. I finally bailed. Dealing with property settlement now and its ugly. Apparently Im the bad guy.

    Alcoholism steals your loved ones and replaces them with hostile, clingy emational vampires. Prayers for you and yours.
     
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    All the best, Larsky. It will get better.
     
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    So it's not that alcoholism is a disease but rather that you think life is a drinking game

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    Bullshit

    It's always a choice

    The problem with groups like AA is that they convince people they are powerless over booze.

    Like I said my mother was an addict and all addicts are selfish

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    One of my best friends is a functioning alcoholic. She has pills she can take that will make her sick if she drinks, however she doesn’t take them because her excuse is she needs a shot that will have the same effect as the pills but it last for a month. Her insurance won’t cover the shot, so instead of taking her pills daily she does nothing and caves into the drinking urges she gets nearly everyday.
     
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    My grandfathers, father, step-father, siblings, cousins, ex-husband and his siblings. My ex has stage 4 liver disease.

    It's a journey. People, places, things.

    Got a playlist?
     
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