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    is alcoholism ereditary?

    i started to drink more and more after my injury.
    should i blame the sci,or my ancestors?
    of course i wont blame myself
    Last edited by adi chicago; 10-02-2006 at 02:41 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by adi chicago
    i started to drink more and more after my injury.
    should i blame the sci,or my descendends?
    of course i wont blame myself
    In that case it's very definitely hereditary!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timaru
    In that case it's very definitely hereditary!
    shame on my ancestors than
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    I blame drinking on myself. When i was young my girl friends brother was killed in a drunk driving accident. His Father was a State Trooper and can up on the scene to find his son dead. We were always told that if we were going to drink we could do it at home, which we did. That being I did not drink that much because I guess the "fun of sneaking beer as a kid was gone." My Dad could drink every day and all day and night if he wanted. He was just one of those people that you can never tell when he was drunk or not. He stopped drinking cold turkey when he got saved. he quit smoking 2 packs of cigs a day too. I stated back drinking after my SCI because I was getting UTI's and my doctor said that I should drink a beer or two. It is my own fault IMO but I am adopted. I'll quit when I blow my spleen, that is my goal.

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    at least i don`t like to drink for free.
    i buy my beers .
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    Very strongly hereditary, although an alcoholic can spring from the teetotalling woodpile at any time.

    Regardless, the choice to quit is your own.

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    Any child of an alcoholic can tell you that it is the addiction that is hereditary. It doesnt have to be alcohol but addiction in general.
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    adi, you are in denial..





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    Alcoholism CAN be hereditary........but ultimately the choice is yours to pick up that beer and chug it. It's treatable and manageable.....not saying it ever goes away but........your choice. Lex

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    Quote Originally Posted by betheny
    Very strongly hereditary, although an alcoholic can spring from the teetotalling woodpile at any time.

    Regardless, the choice to quit is your own.
    i don`t consider myself an alchoolic.
    i tryied a lot of pain meds.no one help me .
    after few beers ,the pain is tolerable.
    my sleep is better to.
    everyone is unique somehow.
    just don`t drink to much and never mix alcohol with meds.
    enjoy
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