Alcohol Use Disorder kills 1 out of every 10 adults age 20 to 64, making alcoholism more deadly than automobile crashes, opioid abuse and gun violence combined Vampires are usually stunningly romantic figures in movies. Sometimes the hypnotic monster’s victims are taken quickly and thrown aside like a limp rag and sometimes their victims are
Alcohol kills. Yes, it really does. But it’s often a slow and very complex decline and the ‘cherry on the cake’ of already blighted lives. This UK research study into Assessment Reviews of people who died from alcohol shows how complex it is. We must learn to stop stigmatising. First, we stop stigmatising ourselves: so
Are we asking for trouble? Do we have a button to self destruct?Or have we been mis-sold alcohol’s construct? We were told it’s a drink that’s social and the height of sophistication Not that we’d want to use it for self medication. So who’s to blame?We shouldn’t feel shame We weren’t told the whole truth About it’s use.
One of the reasons that many people are afraid to stop drinking, or accept that they should cut down rather than quit cold turkey, is that they have heard that if they drink habitually they could quite literally die without a drink. For people who are physically dependent on alcohol, not drinking can be dangerous.
I had a friend who I thought was funny, quirky and troublesome. She was troublesome, but I thought that together we were so much fun that everyone would forgive us for the scrapes we got into. I used to really like hanging out with her but things turned. Meeting up with her started to drain