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Alcohol as a symptom of something else

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • April 9, 2007
  • 09:17 AM

Yeah, Yeah, I'm an alcoholic - once a week I get smashed. One drink is too many for me. So how do we/I effectivly treat it? I have been told that if one doesn't get enough love and affection as a child it can be a factor in alcoholism developing later. Yip my Dad is pretty average at communicating his feelings and by this I mean crap. Not sure if he was cold or anything when I was a kid, the memory is a bit hazy.
According to this website social phobias can result or be a factor in alcoholism. This is true for me as I become ' the life of the party' when I drink and lose all of my irrational social phobias - it is so relieving! But boy do I pay for it when I wake up. Brain/memory damage yada yada yada.

I'm am not interested in God/spirituality so please don't suggest I go to AA - it is not for me.

I look forward to hearing your thoughts on root causes of alcoholism and treatment.

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