Psych Central

Go Back   Forums at Psych Central > >



advertisement
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-01-2018, 11:08 AM   #1
rdgrad15
Poohbah
rdgrad15 Keep striving to be happy and maintain a positive mental attitude! :)
 
Member Since: Apr 2016
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 1,275
My Mood: Seeing the long term effects of alcohol in someone

2 yr Member
200 hugs
given
Default Seeing the long term effects of alcohol in someone

In the past, there was someone I knew that had turned into an alvoholic and even started smoking tobacco and even mentioned about starting weed. All of this, compounded by the fact that she was very stuck up, arrogant, clingy, and judgmental caused me to eliminate her from my life. We werenít even casual friends, just acquaintances. I was okay at one point with being around her in small doses but not anymore. Well not too long ago I saw her at a local mall coincidentally and even though interaction was not long, I could see how she had changed. She seemed way more forgetful, her negative personality traits seemed to have intensified, and she talked non-stop about drinking. And what makes matters worse is that she has spinal bifida and other medical issues.

Then not too long ago, I heard that she had to have brain surgery due to damage and is having problems with other vital organs like her liver. Even though I donít care for her and donít associate with her, I still find it sad at how alcohol can totally destroy a persons life. I am glad I donít associate with her, canít afford to be around that. And I donít like how rude she is. But at the same time, it is sad at how some people destroy their lives due to alcohol and drug addiction. From what it sounds like, she may have gone too far for too long. She would have 12-14 drinks in a night multiple times a week. That can kill you. Now I can see exactly what the effects of long term alcohol abuse can do to you, and it is not pretty. I have learned about it, but never seen it first hand. I didnít speak with her long the day I saw her but I didnít want to be rude and blow her off so in the short interaction, I could see how much has changed and not in a good way.
rdgrad15 is offline   Reply With Quote
"Thanks for this!" says:

advertisement
Old 05-01-2018, 04:07 PM   #2
Wild Coyote
Wise Elder
Community Liaison
 
Wild Coyote's Avatar
Wild Coyote has no updates.
 
Member Since: Jun 2016
Location: USA
Posts: 9,632 (SuperPoster!)
My Mood: Seeing the long term effects of alcohol in someone

2 yr Member
55.1k hugs
given
PC PoohBah!
Heart Re: Seeing the long term effects of alcohol in someone

Very sad.

The long-term effects of alcohol abuse can be devastating.

I have watched this in my own family. I have lost family members to the long-term effects and medical and/or psychological complications.

I am sorry your acquaintance is suffering.

Please take good care of yourself.

WC
Wild Coyote is offline   Reply With Quote
"Thanks for this!" says:
Old 05-01-2018, 04:18 PM   #3
Anonymous50987
Guest
Anonymous50987 has no updates. Edit
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Seeing the long term effects of alcohol in someone

How would you know it's because of alcohol?
  Reply With Quote
"Thanks for this!" says:
Old 05-01-2018, 04:20 PM   #4
s4ndm4n2006
Chat Moderator
Chat Leader
 
s4ndm4n2006's Avatar
s4ndm4n2006 has no updates.
 
Member Since: Jul 2014
Location: limbo
Posts: 1,914
3 yr Member
171 hugs
given
Default Re: Seeing the long term effects of alcohol in someone

it's always sad to see the deterioration in someone, especially if you know that alcohol played a part but I wouldn't waste too much energy worrying about that person or anything.
s4ndm4n2006 is offline   Reply With Quote
"Thanks for this!" says:
Old 05-01-2018, 04:31 PM   #5
Anonymous50987
Guest
Anonymous50987 has no updates. Edit
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Seeing the long term effects of alcohol in someone

I turned into a bad position and I wished someone would be there to support me and understand me
Instead the friends I had either would be inattentive to what I say, or brush the topic aside continuously when I needed their help
And now they don't talk to me as we'd talk before. One mentioned "You are always angry" at one point. Yes, I have things which piss me off, maybe more than another person would have, but that's how it is for me
They don't say why they don't want to talk to me

And disclaimer - I do not mean to "steal the stage" from you so to speak. I empathized with that person you met. They may have needed someone to support them and they had no one
  Reply With Quote
"Thanks for this!" says:
Old 05-01-2018, 05:56 PM   #6
rdgrad15
Poohbah
rdgrad15 Keep striving to be happy and maintain a positive mental attitude! :)
 
Member Since: Apr 2016
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 1,275
My Mood: Seeing the long term effects of alcohol in someone

2 yr Member
200 hugs
given
Default Re: Seeing the long term effects of alcohol in someone

Quote:
Originally Posted by Vibrating Obsidian View Post
How would you know it's because of alcohol?
Because of the obvious signs and learning what alcohol does to you.
rdgrad15 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2018, 05:58 PM   #7
rdgrad15
Poohbah
rdgrad15 Keep striving to be happy and maintain a positive mental attitude! :)
 
Member Since: Apr 2016
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 1,275
My Mood: Seeing the long term effects of alcohol in someone

2 yr Member
200 hugs
given
Default Re: Seeing the long term effects of alcohol in someone

Quote:
Originally Posted by s4ndm4n2006 View Post
it's always sad to see the deterioration in someone, especially if you know that alcohol played a part but I wouldn't waste too much energy worrying about that person or anything.
I agree and oh trust me, I didn't mean it like that. I don't waste my energy worrying about her. As I have stated, I actually don't care for her. She isn't a very nice person. It was just shocking to see how much someone could change due to alcohol abuse. That's all. But yeah, I don't think about her a lot at all.
rdgrad15 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2018, 05:59 PM   #8
rdgrad15
Poohbah
rdgrad15 Keep striving to be happy and maintain a positive mental attitude! :)
 
Member Since: Apr 2016
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 1,275
My Mood: Seeing the long term effects of alcohol in someone

2 yr Member
200 hugs
given
Default Re: Seeing the long term effects of alcohol in someone

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wild Coyote View Post
Very sad.

The long-term effects of alcohol abuse can be devastating.

I have watched this in my own family. I have lost family members to the long-term effects and medical and/or psychological complications.

I am sorry your acquaintance is suffering.

Please take good care of yourself.

WC
I agree. It is sad. I am not close to her, I don't really care for her. She is very arrogant and stuck up but it was just shocking to see how much alcohol can change someone.
rdgrad15 is offline   Reply With Quote
"Thanks for this!" says:
Hugs from:
Old 05-01-2018, 06:00 PM   #9
rdgrad15
Poohbah
rdgrad15 Keep striving to be happy and maintain a positive mental attitude! :)
 
Member Since: Apr 2016
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 1,275
My Mood: Seeing the long term effects of alcohol in someone

2 yr Member
200 hugs
given
Default Re: Seeing the long term effects of alcohol in someone

Quote:
Originally Posted by Vibrating Obsidian View Post
I turned into a bad position and I wished someone would be there to support me and understand me
Instead the friends I had either would be inattentive to what I say, or brush the topic aside continuously when I needed their help
And now they don't talk to me as we'd talk before. One mentioned "You are always angry" at one point. Yes, I have things which piss me off, maybe more than another person would have, but that's how it is for me
They don't say why they don't want to talk to me

And disclaimer - I do not mean to "steal the stage" from you so to speak. I empathized with that person you met. They may have needed someone to support them and they had no one
Oh I know what you mean.
rdgrad15 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:24 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® — Copyright © 2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.




advertisement

 

The material on this site is for informational purposes only, and is not a substitute for medical advice,
diagnosis or treatment provided by a qualified health care provider. .
Always consult your doctor or mental health professional before trying anything you read here.

 

HomeAbout UsContact UsPrivacy PolicyTerms of UseDisclaimer
Forums HomeCommunity GuidelinesHelp


 
Helplines and Lifelines