How resilient are you? Do you have a depth you need to sink to before you rise up again? I saw a woman this morning on (gasp splutter) GMTV who was "an alcoholic". Well, she was actually bright, well spoken and had exactly the right opinion of why she drank, and it wasn't like she was in the gutter:
bluntly, she was alone, and scared. Said she's always been scared, and booze dulled fear of stuff so she could cope.
Doctor Hilary (sic) then piped up with medical addicition mumbo-jumbo, totally missing the point. How many alcoholics out there are drinking to dull fear, pain, anxiety, job worries, marraige worries, lack of self esteem?
Modern life+booze equals the UK boozer phenomenon.
But try hearing that on TV. Nobody ever puts the who puzzle together, least of all our MPs.
How many bars are there in the westminster asylum for the terminally egotistical anyway?