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How I Failed at Becoming an Alcoholic

By | 2017-10-29T15:40:09+00:00 February 13th, 2014|Health Tips, recent top posts|

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At the age of 24 I moved to Nelson, BC to attend the Kootenay School of Art.  I knew no one in the town or even at the art school yet.  Being a student I had to live in economical housing.  I had a room in a rooming house without a kitchen or living room and had to share a bathroom with a number of others. There was a hot plate and fridge in my small room, not much fun for the already cook I was.  It truly was a depressing situation to find myself in.

In those days living in Nelson, I liked dry red wine so I would buy a bottle and drink it all alone in my room getting inebriated every night.  I thought I might as well become an alcoholic; as it was in the family to be one.

Family of Alcoholics 

Having graduated in Social Work I learned that my father, grandparents and uncles were not simply beer lovers they were alcoholics.  The definition that I grew up with did not fit them as they did not fall or shout or even have the shakes if they did not have their alcohol for a couple of days.  My father would say ‘I just like the taste of beer.’ Even my mother’s father and grandfather were alcoholics so I come from a long line of them.

alcoholic My family was not the kind of alcoholics that most people picture.

Big Problem 

Soon my bladder and kidneys began to react and I was in so much pain that I had to stop after only two weeks of drinking wine nightly and could not resume my activity to become an alcoholic.  I failed at becoming an alcoholic.

Still I was able to have the occasional glass of wine at parties and dinners without any problem that I could see.

Later… 

When I became very ill with Fibromyalgia and Severe Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I did not drink alcohol ever; I found it increased being weak.

As I began to get better I was at a birthday party in a Japanese restaurant with a group of friends. I remember how much I liked sake when I was in Japan so I ordered one and then another and then another. After three servings of Sake one of the people at the table ordered a bottle of sake so I had three more.  I did not feel anything, which was interesting because when I was younger my friends would always joke about what a cheap drunk I was; after one or two glasses of wine I would be telling jokes and be very funny. diana drinking non alcoholic punch Drinking non-alcoholic healthy punch at my birthday party.

After six servings of sake I was not at all inebriated. No funny Diana, telling jokes. When I went […]

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By | 2017-11-06T21:10:44+00:00 February 1st, 2014|Classes|

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