Do You Have The Alcoholic Gene? Is Drinking Not Your Fault? Can You Really Put the Blame Elsewhere?
“Propaganda does not deceive people; it merely helps them to deceive themselves” Eric Hoffer
I don’t define myself like that anymore, I used to, not now. I’m not a drinker anymore.
You’ll get the same.
It’s hard to change what you define yourself as if you don’t know it’s wrong in the first place.
But once you see what’s happening, you know that defining yourself as a drinker has just led you somewhere bad.
It’s that same with cravings.
I did crave alcohol when I quit and so will you.
I craved the lifestyle because that’s what I knew, that’s where I found my comfort.
This will happen to you as well.
You will crave the things you used to do.
Now, I don’t crave alcohol… I crave life, I crave progress.
I still don’t like being bored, not relaxed etc. But I do other things, better things. I had to find other things to do with my time. The alternative was slipping backwards. But then I found that these new things brought me much more happiness. I never found happiness in the bottle, only temporary pleasure. And that pleasure is fleeting. It doesn’t last. It’s a thing of the moment. And there’s always a price to be paid for pleasure found in drugs. You get the short term price of the poisoning hangover and the long term price of physical, mental, emotional, and life damage. Eventually, even the alcohol stops delivering any pleasure.
If you couldn’t get hold of any alcohol how could you be an alcoholic. What would you crave? If there was no alcohol, if you didn’t know of it’s existence. What would you crave?
Alcohol is a drug.
Society looks for excuses. Blame you while deflecting the attention away from me.
Dresses up it’s alcohol in fanciness. Pretends that alcohol is good for you, even in small doses. The person is wrong not the drug. How is that right? Have you ever heard of any research claiming that heroin addiction might be genetic? No. What about cocaine? Cigarettes? No. Why? How can they say this about these things when they are relatively new on the scene. They’d be laughed out of the lab.
I believe that most of the research bankrolled by alcohol companies. Prejudiced! They want to legitimize and commonize alcohol drinking, regardless of the human cost. Profits over humans.
Scientists have to narrow their research all the time. Niche. They have to work in a narrow field, usually working on a singular problem. If I’m a scientist working on something for years and I turn out to be wrong, that means my whole life’s work might down tubes, for nothing. I don’t know how many scientists are working on this problem, I’d say a lot because of the money involved for anyone who can prove it to be true. Proof can be faked and usually is in these cases. The results can be cooked by adding one element while leaving out another. Prejudiced?
It’s a habit. You’re in control. Mind over matter. Proved time and again. It’s obvious to me.
People are brought into the habit by others.
They see drinking at home. They are encouraged by their mates. Bullied into drinking maybe. Then life takes over.
Studies of students given Alcohol free beer have proved that those who drank alcohol free beer but were told they were drinking beer with alcohol got drunk. And the same with vice versa.
“Belief creates the actual fact” William James
Until next time…
Onwards and Upwards!