Answering a cops question about Britain

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victoriaevans

Q. Why do you care about other people’s alcoholism or heavy drinking or addiction to alcohol ?

A. Because it affects how they interact with me, it clouds their judgment about how they should interact with me..

It also affects their opinions to make them different, and stranger and more harmful and destructive than they would be without the alcohol…

Because it affects their judgment, and affects their ability to reason, it also affects how they view the world, and how they view me.

There is nothing good about it, its cause, it’s effects or the outcome of it.

Q.Why do you care what they do in Britain?

A.

(Sarcasm)

Because apparently it’s ok to do it here, because they do it there..

I mean, we’re not really a sovereign nation are we ?

We don’t have the right to our own trends in society, right.. I mean Europe is our master, right ?

They’re the boss of America and the world super power, not the United States,
I mean, they not America have the highest GDP, they have New York City, right ?
They have the monopoly on space right?
right ?
Lol

(Not sarcasm)

And also…
Because that’s my people over there both dying from it, and negatively viewing us, through the lenses of alcoholism.

  • listener

    Hi,

    Thank you for starting this interesting discussion. You are very right, drinking can make someone’s behaviour very destructive and unpredictable. It can alter people’s judgements and actions, for example, those with drinking problems may experience memory blackouts, become more argumentative, engage in risk-taking behaviour and say things they normally wouldn’t. This can impact their interactions with anyone from a stranger to a close family-member.

    It is good that you are concerned for the wellbeing of others and alcoholism is a widespread problem in the UK: over 3 million British children are live with parental alcohol problems. But it is also important to remember that you cannot cause or control another person’s drinking. There are some really useful resources on the NACOA website that you may like to look through.

    Warmest Wishes,

    Listener

    • victoriaevans

      Why doesn't Britain actually crack down on it, by raising the drinking age, declaring alcohol to be alcohol no matter the source, and by cracking down on the hours and days which alcohol is available, getting rid of "happy hour", and banning public intoxication...
      And strengthening drunk driving laws ?

  • uniquemind

    Hi

    Good conversation topic for alcoholism. Alcoholism does change a person's behaviour, mind and actions due to intoxication, even when they are sober if it prolonged abuse. There has been many studies based on this, and the manifestation of long-term mental health problems due to substance misuse is an example of this. Also, korsakoff syndrome which is a form of dementia significantly linked to alcohol.

    I feel personally the UK has not done much to crack down on alcohol abuse due to the money it produces. However, they have tried to up the prices of alcohol to try and stop alcoholism. However, then again... this is for profit rather than the greater good I would say. Alcohol when drank to excess is worse than most drugs however it is still legal.

    I hope this helps

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