Re: Drinking alcohol
It could be because of general irresponsibility as part of her character, it could be because of the drinking... or both. Alcohol has a direct effect on the brain cells in the front part of the brain,resulting in poor judgment, difficulty making decisions, and lack of insight.
There is an Alcohol Dementia that is associated with long term heavy drinking and a poor diet, that results in neurological damage. Symptoms are very similar to other dementia but caused by the damage the Alcohol and poor nutrition does to the brain. If caught early, Alcohol Dementia might be reversed if the loved one will stop drinking and start a healthy diet replacing the missing vitamins and nutrients.
More than likely it is a combination of the stress and heavy drinking. Either way she needs help.... Encourage her to see a doctor ASAP...
Last edited by Gabriel; 07-13-2012 at 10:07 AM.