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Old 11-02-2013, 11:30
CreamPuff
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Jimmy Greaves is so spot on in that article. An alcoholic is an alcoholic forever, its just a question of being a drunk one or a sober one. I think one of things i have gleaned from my experience of being married to one (now thankfully a 'sober' alcoholic) is the enormous capacity an alcoholic has for self-pity, I think in a lot of ways this is what drives them more than anything. I know a lot of alcoholics have had horrific lives and can only cope with the help of a bottle, but many others haven't actually had 'bad lives' and I would put Gazza in the 'pity pot' category. Unless he can rid himself of that mindset he is never going to get better.
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