interesting. GMC, My husband and I are trying for our first baby, and this is one of my fears about genetics. My dad's whole irish family were drunks, but my dad never drank. skipped a generation and i got it. it's a crapshoot really. it's a valid fear, and something to be careful about. I am grateful I'm an alcoholic now because I've gone through so much that has made life better, but you wouldn't wish that on your child. I'm sorry you had an alcoholic mother. that must have been rough.
young people drink a lot usually. It's hard to know if and when you have a problem or not.
I've never been an alcoholic. I seem to have an addictable personality, and I get really obsessive about new hobbies and stuff like that, but I've never been addicted to anything that's generally considered harmful. Right now, I'm addicted to the game of Chess (again).
Sally Boy, you might get more responses if you have this thread moved to the General Health Discussion forum in the link above- we discuss issues such as addictions there. But it's up to you.
Anyhow... I don't like the taste of alcohol that much and can't remember ever having more than one drink on any day. I can tolerate beer or wine, but anything strong like Southern Comfort or Irish Mist burns my lips and tongue. My lifetime consumption is probably about, oh, 50 drinks. It's entirely possible I have addictive tendencies; the only way I could find out for sure would be to indulge regularly, but I don't want to chance it.
Haven't touched any for over a month. It went to hell when I promised my wife I'd cut it way down, then the little bit I was drinking hardly gave me a buzz, so it was more bothersome than fun. I kind of miss it. Being drunk sure made internet forums look more interesting to read.
What's really weird is that even though I'm sober, I keep thinking there's a link to a Hoboforum at the top of the page. Guess I did permanent damage.
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