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Alcoholism

Postby SJB » Mon, 04 Dec 2006 2:43 pm

My sister-in-law's fiance died over the weekend - he had been a long term alcoholic. I am still in shock and saddened by the tragedy of the whole situation - they were engaged, he had loving & supportive family members. Stopped going to the AA and counselling sessions about 6 months ago and had been in and out of jobs due to arriving "under the influence"/not wanting authority. He just went down downhill and didn't want anymore help. Has anybody else had an experience like this? Why do alcoholics who "have everything" (his voiced opinion too) give it all up?

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Postby hei guess what » Mon, 04 Dec 2006 3:30 pm

Many alcoholics use alcohol in an attempt to escape their circumstances. He may seem to have everything but perhaps the root of his problem was never solved, merely the symptoms.

Anyway, imbibing large amounts of alcohol causes depression and since he chose not to continue with the treatment, it's only downhill from there

http://www.adroga.casadia.org/abuse/abuse07_i.htm
http://www.nimh.nih.gov/suicidepreventi ... idefaq.cfm

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Postby Bafana » Tue, 05 Dec 2006 6:09 pm

Sad to say drinking too much is a problem for a lot of expats.

I also ahve trouble coming to terms with Binge Drinking - The old don't know when to stop on a Friday night. Its not easy but drinking is a big social issue for expats livign in any country.

Sorry for you loss.
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