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08 Aug 2007

Destined for Alcoholism?
Hey CS

For some reason, I have the suspicion that I may be more susceptible to alcoholism than your average. Call it an addictive nature - though I know there's debate around this one - but even coffee gets me hooked. ..The day after an outdoor gig at which there was heavy smoking, i craved a cigarette! Just from second hand smoke. I'm barely 18 and never done much drinking, but i have to admit there's a slight craving for alcohol the days after I've had it.

There's a chance I'm a bit paranoid here, or downplaying how much control I have over situations, but what would you advise me on this one?
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CyberShrink
cybershrink

01 Jan 0001

Well, for a variety of reasons, some of us are indeed more susceptible either to alcoholism itself, or to getting addicted / dependent on a number of substances. Why not heed your instincts, and play it safe, by avoiding alcohol and other entertaining chemicals --- life is possible and enjoyable without them !
And its actually easier to rule something like alcohol out altogether ( which requires one decision, to then stick to ; rather than battling to control it, making a fresh decision every time as to whether to, and how much to try.
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