in lament of those who lost the will
Re: You sound like you are maybe talking from experiance?
> Actually, the female offspring of alcoholics are seldom drunks and more
> likly to take refuge in hypochondriacal fears and complaints.
Well, speaking from experience, having witnessed the circumstance.
My female friend did slide down the slippery slope, then again, a major part could have been played by her husband who too liked a drink or two too many.
Nonetheless, both her parents drank heavily, Dad especially. I remember going to the Irish Centre with them on many occassions and her Dad would drive home completely blotto.
Her brother never fell into the sad decline and always appeared more "sensible"shall we say. I don't know where your theory or conclusion gained ground but as far as I'm concerned, there are as many female alcoholics as male.
By the way, I'm not speaking of myself, it's not one of those "this friend I know" excuses for a reply. That is factual. She did in fact have five children and died far too young. I don't know what became of their Dad but I really dread to think.
> Sorry, Flawed, there is no connection between alcoholism and depression...
> heavy drinking, yes, assuredly. An alcoholic is an altogether a different
> beast than a heavy drinker: anyone who has ever visited an alcoholic-ward
> is familiar with the classic "alcoholic-personality" which
> seldom varies, add to this racial/ethnic differences in the metabolization
> of alcohol, and environmental contingencies, and there you have it.
> And it is no surprise that so many recovering alcoholics are on
> anti-depressants, one might blame the unholy relations between jaded
> clinicians and an aggressive pharmaceutical industry for this sad