Down In A Gulp
Saturday, June 30, 2007
Types of Alcoholics
So how does an alcoholic look like??

Like vicky vacko?

Or like him?

What you see are the alcoholic generation. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, there are 5 types of alcoholics.

Young Adult subtype:
These are the young adult alcoholics with an average age of 24. They drink less frequent than other alcoholics but tend to binge drink when they do. These are mostly people who's parents restrict them from going out but when they do , they overdo it. You can find them mostly in Rush or Q-Bar.

Young Antisocial subtype:
These people are 26 yrs old on average. They posses antisocial personality disorder. These are the people who have the tendency to smoke tobacco and pot. I would say they are the freaks maybe. Definitely does not apply to me.

Functional subtype:
Generally middle-age working adults who already have stable relationships , more education and higher income than the other alcoholic . They tend to consume alcohol every other day. This is more common in our society. Or rather the people that I often come across. I know many alcoholics but at least now I know they are the good alcoholics. You can find them mostly in Velvet...hehe.

Intermediate familial subtype:
Most of them have close relatives who are alcoholic.
Alcoholic relatives are also a bad influence especially during Chinese New Year.

Chronic severe subtype:
This is the rarest type of alcoholic. This subtype mainly constitutes of men, having the highest divorce rates and are mostly users of illicit drugs. These are what we call the scum of the society. They most likely feed on home made alcohol where quality control does not exist.

So, why are people addicted to alcohol or rather why do they form a love relationship with it? City dwellers are constantly looking for ways to feel relaxed and some needs a rowdy way to relax. It is weird that we can't leave the city yet we still want to get away from the hum-drum of our daily lives.


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