What is your personal opinion of alcoholics?

What is your personal opinion of alcoholics?I lived with one for years. Dude was weak minded and had no self determination and will power.

I understand everyone has problems and stress in their lives, but drinking daily like a junkie is so disgusting, weak and pathetic.

I can understand and sympathise with women dealing with alcohol, drugs and addictions because she is a woman and are weaker than men in all areas, but for a man to be a alcoholic is unacceptable and weak.

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  • Firstly, you do not understand how addiction works in humans and animals. Social scientists have concluded that addiction is caused by one living in undesirable circumstances, poverty, abuse, isolation, not the actual substance. The Rat Park experiment showed this in the 1970s when a rat who was exposed to cocaine became addicted if isolated and neglected, but if the rat was allowed to socialise and live in quintessentially "rat heaven" they had no interest in the drug. This is shown in real life with most Vietnam vets who used heroin whilst fighting did not return with the addiction, if one is happy within their lives, drug addiction will not be an issue. So no, he drinks because his life is unbearable, may, or may not be his fault, but it's not something we should condemn, but try to fix their lives from the bottom up. It's sad, but addiction is a symptom of a greater problem. Secondly, what's with the hate against women? Considering their are more male alcoholics I really think that blew your theory. Plus women do live longer, they are stronger than men at you, know surviving.

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    • I love women a ton. It's a fact men are biologically are stronger than women are in all areas. Women is the weaker vessel God created. I'm not trying to say women are weak, but rather men are generally much stronger than women.

    • you ignored, you know the actual important part of the response. Secondly, yes men are biologically stronger in some aspects, but don't get the idea that that is everything. Women have always been the manipulators of the social environment, which for humans, is in many ways more important than physical strength. Addiction also has nothing to do with physical strength and men are more inclined to addiction, so in that way, men are weaker than women. You also fail to understand that women usually have a better tolerance for pain, and yes are built to survive. Plus i'm not religious so don't use the "GOD" argument.

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  • My girlfriend used to have a bit of a problem with alcohol. I helped her overcome it, and now she rarely drinks. However, I supported her and wanted to help because she was going through some tough times. In many cases, addiction is caused by hardships in life. People use alcohol as a coping mechanism, and it becomes his/her only source of relief after a while. To a certain degree, it can be viewed as "weak and pathetic". However, people have reasons for being addicted and we should help them break their vicious cycle.

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  • I can understand your views on alcoholism, because of your living situation in the past. So the fact that you view them as weak and pathetic makes sense. But just know that your uncle isn't everyone, and it's not fair to group every single alcoholic into one category. You don't know their life story, and you're forgetting that we all need God and forgiveness, and we all struggle because of sin.

    Try not to have a skewed vision of those struggling with alcoholism and assume they're all pathetic simply because of your past experiences. Everyone finds their own way of coping, for them it's alcohol. You don't have to understand that. Not saying it's good for them or actually helps (because in the long run it doesn't, it's a heart problem), but it's their vice. Just as I'm sure you've probably had vices before or do right now.
    Try not to judge them so harshly, many are struggling and don't need to be told they're pathetic.

    Show them the love of Jesus, instead of judgement, and show them the hope that comes through Him.

    Also, why do you believe women are weaker than men in ALL aspects? Physically typically yes, but in every single aspect of life you believe men to be stronger with no exceptions?

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    • I love your advice Norah. You always give good advice. Had a long time since I seen you in GAG.

    • I do try, I'm glad you think so though.
      And I know, I haven't been on much lately. Sometimes I just need a break to recharge. Giving my "opinion" or responses takes a lot out of me after a while haha

    • Nice seeing you back. 😎

  • I used to be a functional alcoholic so it’s close to home. Alcoholism runs in my family but I never saw it as me trying to be like my alcoholic family members. It’s a hard addiction to get rid of so kudos to anyone who has been alcoholic and now isn’t. I actually stopped binge drinking when I turned 21 lol been sober now 12 years. I still drink but maybe like 3 times a year. I can still hold my liquor too

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  • I think they need to stop wasting their money and life, drinking can be fun but self control is key for any gender. I like liquor but I have self control, haven't have a good drink in a while, waste of money and don't like how I feel the next day if I happen to drink too much, which is not often.

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    • Agree. It's all about will power. You'll be amazed how much strength you really have in you if you put your whole mind and heart into whatever you desire.

  • It's acceptable for women because they are weaker? Both women and men suffer from addictions. I think you need to educate yourself more if these are your views on things

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    • Addictions are for weak people. Ok. You coddling people isn't going to help them.

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    • Oh yes I really want to be successful in masturbating in my mother's basement

    • This guy is amazing

  • I hated when my father was an alcoholic, but because of how abusive he would get. Never seen it as pathetic, but more like a troubled person just trying to cope/escape from problems (I’ve been there with other kinds of addiction so I can’t even judge)

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  • What the fuck, seriously now 😐

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    • Don't come here and bring excuses.

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    • I'm not expressing haterd. I'm just sick and tired of people not seeing the potential and strength of the human spirit. The mind, heart is so powerful and can overcome anything if a person just puts effort.

      Babying alcoholics does them greater damage. One must appeal to the human spirit and show them they are greater than their problems. Lying to them and feeling sorry for them will never help them.

    • Except that you are babying them as long as they have a vagina. You’re not showing them they’re greater than they’re problem, because their problem is that they’re female and incapable of anything but weakness.

  • Nobody likes an alcoholic. I can't stand to be around them or anyone who is drunk. That said, it's one of those problems which get progressively worse with time and there is an underlying problem which wasn't addressed initially.

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    • The thing that bothers me most is a lot don't even try to get help. The help programs are free and can help them yet they refuse.

  • People drink when they are depressed. You are not helping by calling them pathetic.

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  • Yeah, I agree. It's unacceptable.

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  • They have stinky breath.

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  • arsehole my grandads one hate him

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  • I have no clue how to help them out. One of my friends is an alcoholic and worst part is that she doesn't even acknowledge it. I do not know what to do.

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    • Really sad. It's like a spirit that holds some of them down. Try convincing your friend she has what it takes. Tell her to put her full energy of the mind and her heart and strength into it. She can overcome it if she really wants to. It will be fight but she can win it.

    • She doesn't believe she has a problem even though she drinks like 1 bottle of wine per day -plus a couple of beers-

  • I dislike alcoholics i mean yeah life can get difficult but come on isn't there another way to distract yourself with... cause my uncle drank drank drank and then he died... thats why i dislike them because of the consequences "sighs" :/

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    • The guy I lived with was My uncle. I mean he didn't even want to try to at least to get help at a drinking program or nothing.

      How can a person get drunk every single day is beyond me. He has my grandma so sick and tired with all his drinking.

      I had to get out of that house. I couldn't take it anymore living there. Such a terrible vibe being there.

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    • Just do it. You have to see it as you're pleasing King Jesus. Once you become attach to the lord and his word it becomes easy.

    • I know my mom says the same thing she is very reiligous but i just care too much, but thank ya got it.

  • They are running from their problems instead of fighting

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What Guys Said 8

  • Lol, holy shit you are so backward. I was going to write a real opinion but then you said all that shit about women being weak so its understandable that they could be susceptible. You are so fucked up you really are a zealous bigot. Plain and simple, there is nothing else to you

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  • Well first of all you can't judge anyone based on their gender or hobbies or interests. Everyone is different and unique on this Earth. People drink together with their friends, or alone when dealing with grief, darkness, depression, sadness, etc. It's upto oneself that they know the repercussions once they give in to that.

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  • I had a few episodes of being an alcoholic bcs of things that happened in my life so i can understand why people do it but in the long run its not a solution... its like putting a bandage on a bullet wound

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  • LoL you sexist swine... Given the opportunity I'd punch some sense into you, you weakling.

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    • Yeah, and I'll break your freaking neck. Pussy.

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    • Did you somehow mistake that comment as directed at you? Clearly the "@hispanic-douchbag" denoted it was directed at the other guy

    • That might be the case. But I admit to nithing 😂

  • As an aspiring alcoholic, I can justifiably say, go fuck yourself

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  • Is judging others something Jesus would approve OP?

    Let he who is without sin cast the first stone

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  • A problem in thecworld that is not take seriously enought

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  • Wow.

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  • Been close to being one from depression it helped me with it honestly brought me temporary happiness and don't and yeah it's gross but it beats being a meth or heroin or crack addict so your dumb lol

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