People all over the world have a drink at home after work to unwind after a long day. Yet, frequent consumption of alcoholic drinks can quickly turn into dependence and alcoholism. Is drinking alone a sign of alcoholism? When someone drinks alone at home, it is not inherently a bad habit, but it is a practice that can lead to alcoholism. Individuals who drink alone in public places are at increased risk of becoming victims of crime.
The misunderstood disease killed his mum and nearly cost executive Mark his own life. A recovering alcoholic from Newcastle has lifted the lid on the often misunderstood disease of alcoholism. Mark, a business executive, revealed how he drank up to three bottles of vodka a day and was often drunk at the wheel travelling to and from work. He spoke of how he tried to quit by going cold turkey and nearly died - with doctors advising him to drink again so they could treat him properly.
It was the first night of Christmas vacation — one of the biggest teen party nights of the year. Seventeen-year-old Shelby Allen, an athlete, honors student, and avid shopper, begged for her older sister Tera's permission to borrow her VW Beetle for the occasion; she even offered to "detail" it. Debbie had no qualms about giving her daughter permission to head out and spend the night at her best friend Alyssa's house. Though Debbie's manner may be unassuming, she's always been known as one of the stricter parents in her neighborhood, thanks to her tough-as-nails career in law enforcement. At 21, she was a correctional officer in a men's state prison; 10 years later, she worked as a bodyguard for California's governor and his family before leaving the capital to raise her family in rural Redding, California.
My first drink led to my first blackout. Alcohol took away the shyness, paralysing self-consciousness. It gave me a warm and happy new feeling that freed me up to do anything. I danced at parties, yelled in the street, sang on buses, hitch-hiked across London, talked to strangers, no fear of anything.