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As a confirmed beer bore, I've known more than a few people in my time who became alcoholic. Sadly, most of them had no support network, aside from that of their fellow alcoholics, and descended into their own hell.

It's hard to maintain a relationship with an alcoholic acquaintance; for starters they don't seem to want to know anyone who isn't like them, or at least willing to drink alongside them.

You can do that for a bit, but, their disintegration is hard to watch. A work colleague, who was a lovely woman, simply fell apart and there was nothing anyone, her parents included, could do to help her.

For me, alcohol is fun. I don't drink anything like I used to, but even then, I'd always want a day or two off after a couple of days on. To me, being drunk only makes sense if I've been sober, otherwise it just gets boring. I have no idea what wanting to be drunk all the time feels like and I'm relieved that I'm not wired that way. Anything that can help those who get lost in it is to be welcomed

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Fri Dec 31st, 2010 at 09:31:52 AM EST

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