Posted by Jane D on October 10, 2001, at 13:14:57
In reply to Re: please be civil, posted by Elizabeth on October 9, 2001, at 13:56:37
> > > Alcoholics are nasty creatures and they know it, too. I find them debasing, disgusting and degrading. Alcoholics have this rotten habit of directing their delirium toward those don't deserve it, and for that reason alone they're not worth any kind of affection, sympathy or compassion.
> > Sorry, I missed this before. Please don't post anything that others could take as accusatory or put them down, and please be careful not to overgeneralize.
> I was pretty upset to read this too. Drug addicts are demonized by society every day -- can't we rise above that here? Especially (but not exclusively) since there are alcoholics and other addicts reading and posting to these boards.
Elizabeth - Upset by the words or by the sentiments? Addicts of all kinds do cause serious, destructive, problems for the people around them. I don't see anything wrong with reminding people that if they can't give an addict enough support that the problem is often in the addict and not in them. And I don't see any problem with reminding addicts of this either. - Jane