dear Kaz, sorry I'm a few days late in coming back to this that was started by you.
Is there anybody better off than someone else, we may think so and then believe it's true, so there is a great chance
that we use alcohol just to compensate on how we are feeling, but instead of thinking that way, we have to take into
account all the different circumstances, such as work, how we are getting on with our family and the last but not the
least is if we are suffering more from depression.
Ask yourself 'are all alcoholics depressed in some way', and then do they get 'involved in things that were making them
want to drink', but if you're an alcoholic then anything is an excuse to drink, because the temptation is so strong to
make you think 'I need a drink', and this can happen when something sad happens, or when something good happens, because
'it's a celebration and why not'.
Time means nothing does it when you want a drink, as it's 'half a glass full half a glass empty', as there's is no bottom
in the glass, it needs to be full all the time.
If you lay in bed and can't sleep, then you tend to think that if I have just one drink it will make me go to sleep, sure
but then the taste of alcohol takes over and your back to being blotto, and so the routine continues, drinking everyday,
but if depression has got a hold of you, then having a family doesn't matter, because the alcohol is much stronger and
certainly needed, more than what your family are asking of you.
To overcome the need for grog takes great determination, and your doctor can help you with medication, only if you
seriously want to stop, otherwise it's a waste of time, but not only this you also need help in stopping. Geoff. x