personal recognition of a drinking problem?

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personal recognition of a drinking problem?

Post by shadow » Fri Jun 30, 2006 4:36 am

My discussions with a relative about recent behavior resulting in two DUI's in a year. The persons point is if there is something lacking in the dicission making process that prevents them from recognizing that they are doing something wrong. Respectable replys are requested as this person is very dear to me. Thank you.

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Post by mith » Fri Jun 30, 2006 2:28 pm

It depends on where you go for advice, some people may see it more as a disease with genetic and biological factors while others see it more as a test of will power. I prefer to think of the latter. Either ways, you'll find research on both sides of the argument.

Reminds me of the movie Gattaca:

"For the genetically superior, things are easier but by no means guaranteed. After all, there's no gene for fate."

Good luck with your discussion.
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Post by damien james » Sat Jul 01, 2006 2:07 am

Also depends on age of person you are talking about.
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Post by Linn » Sat Jul 01, 2006 2:26 am

I am sorry about this for you :(
I have many dear ones who refuse to see their addiction problem and I agree it is a will thing. But first they themselves have to recognize they are an alchoholic, before recovery can begin. Until that happens there is only one thing loved ones can do is LET them suffer consequences of their own poor choices do not pick them up if they fall. and by not enabling them is the only way they may see the truth. Its called tough love.

look up alchoholics al anon to learn more about it.
and to find a local chapter, good support group:

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