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The evils of drink
Alcoholism in General
Member Name: fuzzybear
Alcoholism in General
Alcoholism is an addiction that has affected my family and something that must be one of the hardest habits to kick as alcohol is all around us in society, on our TV screens, in many social venues and in the culture of this country which promotes getting smashed as the key to having a good night out or as a sign of maturity, the drinking culture in this country certainly seems to be out of control and it is so easy to access alcohol and get cheap drink.
Alcoholism is a dependency on alcohol to function on a daily basis, there are all sorts of data out there that define it by number of units per day but my experience of two family members was that they could not function effectively without alcohol, both my uncle and aunt had good jobs in advertising but at the end of the day they would get home and open a bottle of brandy, wine or beer to get a quick drink before the child minder returned the kids home, then it would be a drink with dinner before settling down for the night with a bottle of something, when I stayed with them they would easily drink a bottle and a half of brandy each night, often my uncle would still be asleep on the sofa in the morning.
It really hit home how bad the problem was when I met him one day for lunch, this was in the days when pubs had closing times after lunch however after a few drinks at lunch uncle knew where we could go to get a mid afteroon drink and we ended up in a dingy drinking club where he was well known.
In the end drink cost him his company and that particular marriage however his next wife was also a drinker and the cycle continued, in the end it was only when they hit rock bottom and the kids moved out that they changed and now ten years on they have both been sober for the past seven, they still have health problems due to the alcohol abuse but at least now the are clean and can lead a normal life.
There is nothing positive to say about alcohol, it wrecks lives, careers and families as well as the health of the drinker, for me it is much too cheap and easy to get hold of and I would like to see a much highre tax charge placed upon it.
Summary: Tax it all the more
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