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Old 07-20-2009, 08:43 AM   #31
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probably because he's irish
Adam is English.
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Old 07-20-2009, 08:56 AM   #32
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Funny thread. Has it ever even been stated that he was an actual alcoholic? Or just that he gave up boozing? There’s a big difference. Someone living a fast, jet setting, high profile life who, when hitting their 30s and having run aground a couple of times decides that it’s time to give up the penchant for seeing sunrise from the wrong side, for the good of his health and career, is very different to someone with a daily issue/addiction. I of course might be completely mistaken, but I don’t think I’ve ever read anywhere that he was an actual alcoholic, just that he went at it too hard and decided to give that side of his life up.
This is very true. There's a thin line between being an alcoholic and a problem drinker. And I don't know if Adam has ever come out and said either way, nor do I care... but if I were to guess I would say Adam's a alcoholic due to the fact that to our knowledge he's still completely dry after all this time. Most problem drinkers will return to a point where they can enjoy a glass of wine with dinner after they have dealt with the issues and gotten to a healthy place. And to our knowledge it's been since 93? But like I said before this is all speculation.

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How much work have you done with alcoholics and how can you speculate and label someone as a "recovering alcoholic" for the rest of their lives if they have had previous substance abuse issues?
I used to go to an AA group set up for those that are living with a loved one who's an alcoholic... I also have worked with recovering alcoholics in a mentoring program. One of the first things they are taught is that this disease is for a lifetime, otherwise many will return to whatever their vice is once they get to a place of thinking they are cured.

Like I said, I'm not saying Adam is an alcoholic. I don't know...
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This is very true. There's a thin line between being an alcoholic and a problem drinker. And I don't know if Adam has ever come out and said either way, nor do I care... but if I were to guess I would say Adam's a alcoholic due to the fact that to our knowledge he's still completely dry after all this time. Most problem drinkers will return to a point where they can enjoy a glass of wine with dinner after they have dealt with the issues and gotten to a healthy place. And to our knowledge it's been since 93? But like I said before this is all speculation.





I used to go to an AA group set up for those that are living with a loved one who's an alcoholic... I also have worked with recovering alcoholics in a mentoring program. One of the first things they are taught is that this disease is for a lifetime, otherwise many will return to whatever their vice is once they get to a place of thinking they are cured.

Like I said, I'm not saying Adam is an alcoholic. I don't know...
Exactly, that's completely true. I have an uncle who is a recovering alcoholic, and has been dry for fifteen years. He still goes to his AA group almost daily. They're recovering alcoholics for the rest of their lives. One of the most common issues with people that suffer this disease is that they think they are cured, and that now they can control alcohol consumptions. This of course, only leads them back to square one.
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Adam is English.
it's called a joke! i know adam is english, jeez

classic case of skim and post
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The Skim and Post sounds like a great little newspaper printed in Cardiff or Swansea.

Which would make the paper WELSH!
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LOL and can I say, its silly to say Irish = drunk.




anyhow, I figured he was just enjoying life, and just drank, I dont think you have to always have negative reason to drink.

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He's not Welsh?
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I thought he was black
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It was a joke !
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LOL and can I say, its silly to say Irish = drunk.
That would be the joke, yes
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