Living With the Addict/Alcoholic

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They were your friend, your lover, your child, your parent. You shared your dreams, desire, the good times and the bad. Your life has progressed from the Friday night parties to really making your way in this world, but theirs has stayed in that high school mentality. When they acknowledge you, they are in some kind of trouble. Trouble seems to plague them and you are beginning to believe that if it was not for bad luck, they would have no luck at all. They need a place to stay for the night. They need to be bailed out of jail. They need money. They need you to do something, call in sick, lie for them, help them, take an action for them, give them. Each time you see them they look a little worse. Each time you deal them, they are a little more snide, negative, manipulative, demanding, or just plain mean.

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Classic Alcoholic Behaviors

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We all know someone who cannot control his or her drinking, and sometimes after repeated attempts to stop, the alcoholic is successful and can control the urge to drink.

The following represents some of the classic alcoholic behaviors in the first stage of alcoholism. According to various reliable sources, the person’s drinking is no longer social because it has become a means to escape work-related stress, relationship issues, inhibitions, and life’s problems in general.

Early into the development of the disease of alcoholism, the person increasingly depends on the feeling that results from drinking. Tolerance for alcohol also gradually increases requiring larger amounts in order to reach the desired level of intoxication.

Some of the early, classic alcoholic behaviors are lack of recognition by the person that he or she is in the early stages of alcoholism, as exhibited by frequent drinking of increasing amounts, huge tolerance, boasting, an ability to drink huge amounts of alcohol, and behavioral changes including irritability when unable to drink.

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Film celebrates voices of recovery from drug and alcohol abuse
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Always Craving Alcohol, but I Don’t Drink.?

Question by Kaylan: Always craving alcohol, but I don’t drink.?
I rarely drink, late time I did was about 8 months ago, I’ve had a glass rum and coke once and a bottle of Smirnoff 8 months ago, and a few sips of beer here and there but not the point to where I was drunk…

For the longest time I’ve been craving alcohol, and it’s so hard to avoid it, I don’t know how to get it because I’m underage, I know if I ask my sister she would say no, same with my parents, Why do I crave it? I’m scared that when I become legal, which isn’t that far away, 2 years I will be boozing it up every night. ;s

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