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Hi Deb,

"Many times people are self medicating...."

This is very true, however there can come the time when the physical craving for the stuff kicks in and people loose control over their drinking, and though they weren't stamped alcoholics before, can venture into that realm.

Then some are just hardwired to drink as much as they can from the very beginning. Some of my old friends from back home (Iceland) were/are that way - I never could understand their way of 'fun' :)

I guess the big problem with alcoholics is that they are as diverse as the brands are many ...and the diagnosis of their condition is often just as broad.

...and on top of this all sits the patient himself, who most often is in no condition to understand what is going on ...and though he/she is has dragged his/hers sorry behind to AA/Treatment ...is most often very reluctant to do what it takes...

Yub, it's one tough cookie to deal with...



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