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Daughter exihibits odd behavior randomly after alcohol consumption

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • January 5, 2007
  • 08:28 PM

Help, I have been trying to get to the bottom of this for almost 3 years. My young adult daughter has on a number of occasions exibited disturbing behaviors all related to alcohol use. However, sometimes it happens after just a couple and sometimes it happens after many drinks. It has put her in dangerous situations, and gotten her arrested for disorderly conduct and DUI...Its like she switches personalities. I do not think she is an alcoholic, she is very bright, works hard and in all other ways is a normal kid/person. Has anyone ever heard of any disorder that causes this strange switch from one person to the next. She wont discuss this with me. I have seen it occur and so have others. As I said, sometimes it happens with only 1-2 drinks...
She also does have some unexplained rashes, back and leg pain and on and off diarhea...any help? Thanks

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  • I have seen many people whose personality changes after consuming alcohol. Drinking affects judgement and can cause people to do and say things they would not do while sober. You say you do not think she is an alcoholic, yet she is exibiting the signs of an alcoholic. Being employed and nice does not mean you are not an alcoholic, just a functional alcoholic. The first step in treating an illness is to admit that there is a problem. Your daughter needs help. Regards, Lil
    Diamond Lil 12 Replies
    • January 6, 2007
    • 05:03 PM
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  • First: Tell your daughter you love her.Second: Help her quit drinking.What she is having is a bad reaction to alcohol and she should stay far away from it untill she can get help for the reaction she is getting. This is very common. We as humans were not ment to drink alcohol and our bodies know it.E=Unregistered;15639]Help, I have been trying to get to the bottom of this for almost 3 years. My young adult daughter has on a number of occasions exibited disturbing behaviors all related to alcohol use. However, sometimes it happens after just a couple and sometimes it happens after many drinks. It has put her in dangerous situations, and gotten her arrested for disorderly conduct and DUI...Its like she switches personalities. I do not think she is an alcoholic, she is very bright, works hard and in all other ways is a normal kid/person. Has anyone ever heard of any disorder that causes this strange switch from one person to the next. She wont discuss this with me. I have seen it occur and so have others. As I said, sometimes it happens with only 1-2 drinks...She also does have some unexplained rashes, back and leg pain and on and off diarhea...any help? Thanks
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 27, 2007
    • 06:46 PM
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  • Help, I have been trying to get to the bottom of this for almost 3 years. My young adult daughter has on a number of occasions exibited disturbing behaviors all related to alcohol use. However, sometimes it happens after just a couple and sometimes it happens after many drinks. It has put her in dangerous situations, and gotten her arrested for disorderly conduct and DUI...Its like she switches personalities. I do not think she is an alcoholic, she is very bright, works hard and in all other ways is a normal kid/person. Has anyone ever heard of any disorder that causes this strange switch from one person to the next. She wont discuss this with me. I have seen it occur and so have others. As I said, sometimes it happens with only 1-2 drinks...She also does have some unexplained rashes, back and leg pain and on and off diarhea...any help? ThanksDear Unregistered:I find it ironic how people automatically jump to the conclusion that the alcohol is the problem and that your daughter is an alcoholic. By definition, an alcoholic is someone who MUST have a drink at least once a day and/or the drinking is making a negative impact on their lives. From your comments, I don't think she fits into this definition, only you would know this. Having said that, you are left in a difficult situation because as much as you would like to be the person helping your daughter, she is the only one who can help herself. Be it a medical condition or a drinking condition that brings on this change in personality, your daughter is the only person able to start some kind of helping process. From the sidelines, you and her friends, loved ones, associates, co-workers can only help her realize the change and try to convince her that she needs to have it looked at by professionals.Hope all goes well with you both and wish you the best of luck and love in your challenges.P.S. disregard negative comments that jump to alcoholic conclusions if you don't believe this to be fact. Also, I don't drink by choice because I like to be of sane frame of mind and have never had any drinking issues, although I've worked with alcoholics my entire life. Take care...Ron
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  • I too have had this - over the years I have found I have become increasingly intolerant to all alcohol - sadly!. I get rashes, itchyness and also the personality switch. I have also now got to heart arythmyia and tachycardia.No idea why, has just come on. but only way to fix it is stop drinking .... some people (like me) just can't do it.Good luck!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 3, 2008
    • 01:06 PM
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  • I too have had this - over the years I have found I have become increasingly intolerant to all alcohol - sadly!. I get rashes, itchyness and also the personality switch. I have also now got to heart arythmyia and tachycardia.No idea why, has just come on. but only way to fix it is stop drinking .... some people (like me) just can't do it.Good luck!Well I think I'm pretty late in answering. The switch in behavior could be something that has been deeply ingested into her and of which she might not be aware of. Observe the patterns where she is behaving with a switch in personality. I myself faced the same issue for 7 years but with the help of some help from behavioral management people was able to figure out that I had a continuous self esteem issue which I wasn't, aware of. I'm working on it now and I really hope your daughter also comes out of this.
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