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It's not the Booze

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-15265317

Interesting take on booze and its effect regarding anti-social behaviour.

Booze consumption is subjective along with the reasons for taking it. Everyone's different and their quantity intake can change on a daily basis. It depends on what life has thrown at them that day, that month, that year, that decade,dictates how they act with and without alcohol. Loads of happy people can consume a lot (including several shot to get them on their way) and don't feel like Rambo, Brad Pitt or anyone else. It's the ones who have a chip on their shoulder deep inside that have to be watched, and they're not always easily spotted when sober.

Some women, middle aged as well as young, are just as bad as the boys, but more in promiscuous terms than aggression.

Drinking to release latent inhibitions can be dangerous, drinking for enjoyment isn't. Happy sober people are happy drunk and don't cause problems.

For a lighter footnote, when I was a Traffic Cop in the 70's we pulled over an old Austin A40 in Dumbarton Road. The guy fell out when I opened his door, drunk as a skunk. I asked him, back at the Police Station, why he was driving with such a large quantity of alcohol in his blood. He replied "well I was too drunk to walk!" His count was 380 milligrams per 100 millilitres (i.e nearly dead!)and he was nice as pie!

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http://www.bbc.co.uk...gazine-15265317

Interesting take on booze and its effect regarding anti-social behaviour.

I think she's right, alcohol doesn't cause antisocial behaviour but I still believe that it can sure loosen it up in people who already have that as part of their personality. Gawd, you ojnly have to look round the internet at some of the late night postings to see that.

I think she is right about social engineering and following her lead, if I had power I'd start with insisting that this device is installed on every computer. :lol:

http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/digital-living/4325454/Stop-the-drunk-posting

I like this article. It;s high time people stopped romanticising alcohol consumption and excusing their own bad behaviour by blaming it on the drink.

Boring.... *yawn*

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I think she's right, alcohol doesn't cause antisocial behaviour but I still believe that it can sure loosen it up in people who already have that as part of their personality. Gawd, you ojnly have to look round the internet at some of the late night postings to see that.

I think she is right about social engineering and following her lead, if I had power I'd start with insisting that this device is installed on every computer. :lol:

http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/digital-living/4325454/Stop-the-drunk-posting

I like this article. It;s high time people stopped romanticising alcohol consumption and excusing their own bad behaviour by blaming it on the drink.

Boring.... *yawn*

:lol:

I've often read a post and thought 'drunk'. However, late night alcohol fueled posting should not be confused with bright as a lark early morning errant thoughts. :)

Alcohol can cause bad behaviour and I think the theory presented may have something in it but that it is nevertheless flawed. Some people decide to have a drink in the anticipation that this will cheer them up, only to find themselves more depressed so drinking is not always in line with expectations.

Furthermore, there are many more merry drinkers than obnoxious ones. That includes Glasgow drunks.

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Hi Miss Harper,

don't know which came first in my dads case,the booze or the badness.He really could be Jeckyl and Hyde,could be nice as pie then fall behind the couch and come up with the hairy hands syndrom.He was an alcoholic and gave my mother and me an awfull time,when drunk,which was quite a lot.

Was he pre-disposed to alcoholism?..I wouldnt know,but in more lucid moments(his) I tried to tell him to lay off the booze,but of course he couldn't.

He had been a prisoner of war for 5 years in Poland from the age of 18,and by the time they had finished with him I am not surprised he turned to alcohol,but it ruined his life and affected ours,

Willie.x.

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I am sure may people suffered in similar ways after the war, Willie. People weren't really encouraged to dicuss their experiences and trauma in the way they are now. Thank goodness there is more help for people now.

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I am sure may people suffered in similar ways after the war, Willie. People weren't really encouraged to dicuss their experiences and trauma in the way they are now. Thank goodness there is more help for people now.

One of my friends and some of her family went to Krakow to see where their father was a prisoner during the war. Like your father Willie he was just a teenager when he was captured. He was one of the youngsters who went from Duntocher to fight. I think there was 22 boys of his each went from the village and only a couple of them came back. Terrible times.

I think the soldiers returning from war must suffer badly and I hope they get the help you speak of, harper.

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I am sure anyone wth friends or family in the military feel they don't get enough support but atitudes are changing slowly and specialist care and counselling serivces are being developed.

In instances liek the one described by Willie, I see alcohol being used as a form of self medicating and very different from the anti social behaviour described in the article, although, as Willie describes, the outcomes can be similar.

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