> Both parents drank to excess and died young, her
> brother however never succumbed to the demon and is a fully adjusted
> individual practising law. She was very intelligent and yet, obviously
> inherited the gene.
Actually, the female offspring of alcoholics are seldom drunks and more likly to take refuge in hypochondriacal fears and complaints.
> Alcohol = Depression
> Then again
> Depression = Alcohol Addiction.
> There's an equation the brightest minds of science have still not sorted.
> Maybe because, it just does.
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 situation.