Are you trying to deal with an alcoholic, a friend or relative that alcoholism is their way of living? It can be really difficult living or dealing with a close friend or a family member that is drinking to get 'drunk' one, two times a week (and in a lot of cases, daily). If you find yourself in this situation, I believe my book will help you out. I will first share two of my experiences and stories and then I will offer suggestions as to what I feel may help you. I, the author of this book, have lived and dealt with several drunks in my life. I know the symptoms, and I know how to deal with them. This book has two true stories of mine.
Alcohol is addictive. You will find many people who will argue with this statement, but alcohol fits all the definitions of a harmful and addictive drug; 1. You need to take more and more of it to get the same effect 2. Your body becomes physically dependent on alcohol. 3. People die from alcohol abuse.
An alcoholic is someone who has become physically dependent on alcohol. Alcoholism is permanent, it cannot be cured. An ex-alcoholic is simply one who has not had alcohol for a long time.
If the "ex"-alcoholic has one drink, they are hooked again and have to go through the whole drying out process again.
Given the toxic nature of alcohol, if the substance was discovered today, it would never be licensed as a drug or food.
It is only the entrenched nature of the alcohol industry and the fact that so many jobs depend on it that makes it politically unacceptable to ban alcohol.
Not only does alcoholism effect the one drinking, but it affects everyone around them too, from family and friends, to total strangers. The alcoholic does not see their drinking as a problem.
When it comes to driving, they always feel as though they are fine behind the wheel. How to Deal With Alcoholics And Alcoholism. Thousands of people die each year due to drunk driving. Most people know of at least one person who has either been pulled over for driving while intoxicated, or has been in an accident due to alcohol or has even been arrested due to drunk driving. The only difference between someone addicted to alcohol and someone addicted to other drugs is, alcohol is legal, and most other drugs are not.
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