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Alcoholism

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1 year ago

An alcoholic is an addict. A person who cannot survive without the hang of alcohol. This addiction isn't different from other addictions. If you cannot stop doing something, not even for a day you are an addict.


An addict can not be cured. The urge for alcohol will always exist and even if the drunk gave up on drinking the risk is always there he (or she) starts drinking again. Just one sip is enough and so is the smallest disappointment or issue this person has to deal with.
You can only give up on the bottle if you have self-esteem, are strong, a fighter but this is exactly what an addict is not. Addicts are not fighters they easily give up and are not those people who face their problems but rather hide. They hide behind all kinds of excuses. Excuses family and friends might believe at first and make them "forgive" the addict. Forgiveness is not the way. Forgiveness doesn't help an addict, he won't face the truth, reality but will keep blaming others for his misery and only drink more. Those few beers at night are no longer enough to forget and more is needed. More alcohol, a higher percentage and the hour before bedtime changes in hours till the moment arrives it's alcohol only.

Alcoholism is not something one is born with but the environment can influence this behavior. If an alcoholic never learned how to deal with issues and sees alcohol is the solution (tv, movies, friends) it's easier to give it a try as when alcohol is forbidden or people learn (this starts at a young age) how to face the negative aspects of life. The challenges are given we all need to deal with but not make an alcoholic out of each one of us. An alcoholic might need help but help can only be given if this addict wants it, really wants it. The begging, crying after they beat up their family, house, vandalized town center is not asking for help. It's manipulating the victims, trying to make them believe everything will change. In reality, nothing will. It will only get worse because the alcoholic got away with it. Away with his manipulative and violent behavior, the lies, the cheating again. He did it, makes others solve his problems, and cover up the mess he made. He turned those who are most near to him (or her) into accomplices. From that moment on those who tried to "help" him are made responsible for every step, every lie, every beaten up. They are responsible for the bad mood, the misfortune, and the alcoholic will make them pay for it. What the alcoholic needed most is found. His own victim, the one he can punish for every issue in his life.


Is alcoholism typically for those who live in poverty?
No, it's not. Alcoholism you find in every layer of the society. The paycheck has nothing to do with the higher risk of getting a drunk. For a higher educated person or a wealthy one, it can be easier to hide alcoholism or find excuses for "toasting" early in the morning.
If an addict needs support it is better to give this help out of hands to professionals. Broken trust will not easily heal. Watching an addict 24/7 is not only a hard task for family but they take the risk it is not appreciated. This means the violence and problems increase (financial ones included) and there's no room left to build on the relationship, focus on something positive.

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Drinking alcohol can significantly reduce the body's natural immune system. That means your body has a problem fighting microbes and viruses. People who drink too much for a long time are more likely to develop pneumonia or tuberculosis than the average person. Approximately 10% of all TB cases worldwide are involved in drinking. Drinking alcohol can also increase your risk of developing a variety of cancers, including oral, breast, and colon cancer.

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1 year ago

They are more likely to be aggressive, best people, have liver issues and be left alone in poverty too. Still, many seem to love alcohol because it makes them feel better and look cool. 🤔

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1 year ago

Alcoholics are a major problem where i live there are 4 liquor stores, 6 bars and no cabs or ride shares in my town. due to this and the fact that there are two highways our hospital has allot of their emergency's caused by just alcohol.

P.S I don't drink don't like alcohol however there is one positive to it's history before we had purification options for water it was the only way to get fluids without the possibility of illness.

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1 year ago

It is how beer was born. A substitute for water and children and elderly drank it too. For long beer was not seen as alcohol. It sounds to me a cab driver can do good business where you live.

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1 year ago

Sad truth. I think these kind of people are coward and they don't need help from other people. The only person who can truly help them is themselves. Nice article!

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1 year ago

They are cowards for sure and they do cost the society a lot of money with their behavior. There are hospitals, organizations willing to give a hand.

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1 year ago

So true, a lot of money that are supposed to be given to other important matters

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1 year ago

so nice

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1 year ago

Alcohol is just another poison they take to be 'unplugged' from this world for a fleeting period of time. After this, they'd still go back to their problems again. It's a vicious cycle.

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1 year ago

What is a pity is they don't see it that way? Most likely the brain damage already started and blaming others is what is left.

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1 year ago

Exactly

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1 year ago

Too much alcohil will kill you slowly

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1 year ago

And before it kills the drunk a/he killed others.

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1 year ago

Alcohol and smoke all bad habits I don't like this

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1 year ago

Me neither I always wonder why people still believe it looks attractive. They smell, dirty breath, teeth and fingers...

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1 year ago

Drinking alcohol and smoke is dangerous of our health.it caused many problem in our body.we need to ignore drinking alcohol and smoke.

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1 year ago

Let's hope people get wiser but if I look around me. Most with us do no longer smoke. The message it's not cool is clear. Among the teenagers alcohol abuse is the highest in my country although they are not allowed to buy it. I guess they do it to have "fun" or find the courage to beat up people, robb and stab them and rape.

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1 year ago

Drinkimg a lots of alcohol is bad for health and we should drink alcohol in little amount like once in a week and in my view its also good for stomach if you care and drink less

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1 year ago

If you have stomach issues it is indeed better not to drink. It's better for the liver as well and if the drinker enjoys what a/he drinks. Once a week a glass shouldn't be a problem but 24 bottles is a different story.

Peppermint is good for the stomach and intestines.

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