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Alcohol problems of Polish people


mandy2
30 Nov 2006 #1
I would really say that Polish people love to drink-well most of them(many of you are probably thinking"no s*it") But does anyone here have family who have problems with alcohol?

I certainley do, my family. 2 of my uncles died of alcohol. Its the polish and the Irish who haves drinking problems-i think.
FISZ 24 | 2,116
30 Nov 2006 #2
Not as much as the Russians though.

I think there are problems in every nation.
Frank 23 | 1,183
30 Nov 2006 #3
Its the polish and the Irish who haves drinking problems-i think

Mandy...easy on...........don't repeat all the pseudo urban myths they propagate on the TV or press.......

And USA/UK...don't have tens of thousands of people dying from alcohol each year?

How come you left out the French...the highest incidence of liver cirrhosis in the Western world....!
rafik 18 | 589
30 Nov 2006 #4
uuuuffff!thanx mate.at last there is someone saying the truth. my english friend and i go out for a "few" drinks we get pissed exactly the same.the only reason is that he gets drunk on lager and i get drunk on whisky/vodka.:) :) :)
Marek_USA
30 Nov 2006 #5
I don't know, I think once that entire generation born in around the 50's and early 60's dies out the amount of severe will die out. I think that they are the one's that got screwed over the most by switching over to a free market economy.......they really got ****** here, hopefully being in the EU gives a lot more hope to the youth and things change so this cycle doesnt continue..........dont get me wrong there is nothing like having a good time and going out for a few drinks, and i think that will always be a part of Polish culture and eruope in general, but i think alcoholism will most likely decreases in the future........

* I don't know, I think once that entire generation born in around the 50's and early 60's dies out the amount of severe alcoholics will decrease.

made an error in my original post........

anyways Mandy I have a question for you, you said that 2 of your uncles died from alcoholism, do you have any young cousins around 20 following in the same path? I have an uncle with some problems in this department as well, but I cannot say the same for the younger generation.......

hopefully things change in this sense.......
Hobbitual
30 Nov 2006 #6
So what's wrong with that anyway?
You can always go to China and get a brand spanking new liver from a Chinese death row 'convict', at the newly opened hospitals created for wealthy foreigners. :) :)
Amathyst 19 | 2,702
30 Nov 2006 #7
will most likely decreases in the future........

Obviously not heard of binge drinking - quite a problem in the UK....right across the board, there isnt an age limit on it...

he gets drunk on lager and i get drunk on whisky/vodka.

but you're classy Mr R
Janf
30 Nov 2006 #8
But Polish Binge Drinkers drink to forget life not to have fun. Also in case noone has noticed Vodka has a much more narcotic addictive effect than lager which makes you feel lousy.

The poles always try to play the drink problems down. Its ok to go drinking vodka on the streets just dont shame your family by working on a sunday. still have the younger alpha males trying to keep up with the old veterans but I would say that it compares to drink driveng here. The country is realising that they have issues which kill people and are not just a laugh
Babylon 16 | 192
30 Nov 2006 #9
Poles are know for Alcoholics, Antisemitic, Racists, etc. better you your brain, did you know that Indians died cuz of vodka, that whaties brought to New World - englishmen
miranda
30 Nov 2006 #10
Indians died cuz of vodka, that whaties brought to New World - englishmen

Indians didn't die because of vodka but because of colonization process, which involved French, English, Spanish and Portugese. The genocide of teh native population in North America took centuries and invlolved many other acts of white men's violence against Indians, rather than introducing Indians to vodka alone.
Patrycja19 63 | 2,700
1 Dec 2006 #11
would really say that Polish people love to drink-well most of them(many of you are probably thinking"no s*it") But does anyone here have family who have problems with alcohol?

my two brothers drink, one alot, one sorta mellow, but gets happy drunk.

Ive heard this is more a genetic issue, Rather then Nationality.

Drinking in Moderation is fine. my brother will probably die soon, his liver is
probably looking like a marshmellow from all the wisky, I love him dearly, but
this isnt genetic, its mentally challenging to stop, especially since his body now
needs it. will probably send him into heart failure.

so dammed if you do and dammed if you dont.
sorry to have dismantled this post, but its not Polish that just drink, its all nations
and it isnt genetic, no one forces that bottle to your lips. but once your body needs
it, your stuck forever.
as far as drinking the stuff strait, I dont know how anyone can drink it strait and
not know that it can do something to your liver.
People who have liver failure , in the end stages BLEED OUT>

meaning it comes out of every hole in your body. and there is nothing any doctor
god or anyone can do for you. you blood drains from your body.

I drink to, maybe once every 6 months, sorry to have such a crappy feeling towards it
but, watching people I love around me die , well, nuff said.
ANIAH - | 60
1 Dec 2006 #12
i DON'T KNOW ANYONE POLISH WHO DRINKS TO EXCESS. PEOPLE WHO DRINK TO EXCESS HAVE A PROBLEM LIKE UNEMPLOYMENT ETC. I HAVE LIVED INPOLAND FOR 8 YEARS AND ONLY ONCE DID I SEE A DRUNK ON THE STREET.

HOWEVER, I USED TO WORK FOR A UK COMPANY AND SOMEONE THERE DRANK THEMSELVES TO DEATH AT THE AGE OF 30. HE WAS ENGLISH. ALSO ENGLISH GIRLS & BOYS DRINK TO EXCESS EVERY WEEKEND. YOU CAN SEE THEM FALLING ABOUT DRUNK AND BEING LOUD AFTER THE CLUBS EMPTY. SOME EVEN HAVE SEX IN THE STREET - HOW DISGUSTING IS THAT? YOU WOULD NOT FIND THAT IN POLAND.

I THINK BEFORE YOU ACCUSE OTHER NATIONALITIES OF BEING DRUNKARDS ETC. YOU SHOULD LOOK AT YOURSELF. THE UK ALSO HAS THE HIGHEST TEENAGE PREGNANCY RATE IN THE UK.
miranda
1 Dec 2006 #13
I have a friend who moved from London ,UK to Canada. She had a visitor from London and she remarked that during that visit, she drunk so much with her guest that she had to take a break to recupurate.

Germans - they can drink -they don't get drunk as some other nations. How about Finnish people - sorry Maxx.
FISZ 24 | 2,116
1 Dec 2006 #14
I HAVE LIVED INPOLAND FOR 8 YEARS AND ONLY ONCE DID I SEE A DRUNK ON THE STREET.

That's it? I see a few everytime I'm there. The strange thing about these drunks is that they don't pass out. They're the walking dead. I see them on busses and sometimes just staggering down the side streets. But, I also see the same things in NYC....sometimes more....and really not AS drunk.

I hear more stereotypes about the Irish being drinkers more than anyone. But, there are all stereotypes :) I believe the largest group of drinkers are the alcoholics :)
Frank 23 | 1,183
1 Dec 2006 #15
Very good Fisz...I like it...lol

Yes the Irish do like to drink..........its a cultural thing, when there wasn't anything else, when day to day living was so awful over many generations, it was just one of the few ways, men in particular, coped...or didnt!

Life was pretty sh!t here for eons of time........
FISZ 24 | 2,116
1 Dec 2006 #16
I love to drink with the Irish here in NY. They're always singing folk songe...it's always fun.......musa ring duma doo dama ... whack for the daddy 'ol there's whiskey in the jar...or whatever is said. Good times :)
Frank 23 | 1,183
1 Dec 2006 #17
Gee...you know more Irish songs than I do!!........I must get out more often.......

Phil Lynots version of "Whiskey in the jar"...one of my all time favs...saw him live too...wow!
rafik 18 | 589
1 Dec 2006 #18
reason

sorry it suppose to be "difference"

but you're classy Mr R

:)
OP mandy2
1 Dec 2006 #19
my cousins in poland- i know about 5 of them and 3 out of 5 drink heavily. My 3 bros and my sister are alcoholics- except for me and my parents- btw my father nearly died from alcohol 2 times- he stopped drinking after which was 3 years ago.
iwona 12 | 542
1 Dec 2006 #20
I was reading that English woman are the biggest binge-drinkers in Europe.

But there is one difference in drinking customs between Poland and Uk.

One of my English friend pointed it out to me. In Poland you can see drunk person in the morning on the street, during a day.....In UK( especially) weekend's evenings are nightmare lots drunk, loud people....but you don't see many of them during a day.

Where are the? I know that in College arms( cheap beer...) there are usually quite a few alcoholics any time of day....But you don't really see many wobbly people.

I drink to, maybe once every 6 months, sorry to have such a crappy feeling towards it
but, watching people I love around me die , well, nuff said.


Patrycja,

You can't do much about it.Alcoholics are like drug addicts if they don't decide that they are ready to change noone can do it for them.
FISZ 24 | 2,116
1 Dec 2006 #21
my cousins in poland- i know about 5 of them and 3 out of 5 drink heavily. My 3 bros and my sister are alcoholics- except for me and my parents- btw my father nearly died from alcohol 2 times- he stopped drinking after which was 3 years ago.

I'm sure it's true, but nationality doesn’t determine whether you'll be an alcoholic or not.
uk_ 8 | 85
1 Dec 2006 #22
They can't buy Wine so depend on POLISH CHEAP VODKA
FISZ 24 | 2,116
1 Dec 2006 #23
What? Are you completely clueless or just a bit?
A lot of people buy wine in PL.

and Russia makes a cheaper vodka...ever see popov?
Patrycja19 63 | 2,700
1 Dec 2006 #24
Patrycja,

You can't do much about it.Alcoholics are like drug addicts if they don't decide that they are ready to change noone can do it for them.

u r right, I wish my brother would just stop, hes the most coolest brother in the world
helps me in so many ways, he still works, isnt a menace to society, like always in the
hospital, he works hard, he just likes his drinks, but he has driven and lost his license
and think has a temp one. before my mom died, when she was getting sicker, with cancer
he had went to jail for the DUI which was his third.

he served his time, came home on mothers day, my mom said that was the best
mothers day gift she ever had, and we all sat together and had nice dinner, she
was very proud of him.

when she died, he signed the papers (no cpr) which is what I was going to do, knowing
that might send him back to drinking, the nurse brought the paper to him, after
that he felt as though it was his fault, so he turned back to the bottle.

but he stayed sober till she passed and after wards for about six months, it was
eating at him.

I know what you say is true, because he has done it. and its weakness for all who
become addicted, something sends them back to it.

she
was very proud of him.

for quitting that is. he said he was sorry to her for making things hard for her.
we all had a good cry, hugs. just alot of support.
marek_USA
2 Dec 2006 #25
some of your guys' stories sound ******* terrible......I hate it that people have to result to alcohol or drugs in such a manner........nothing wrong with celebrating and having some drinks, but every ******* day.......just sad, i hope those kind of things stop in Poland.......but regardless of your stories, I think the amount of alcoholic will decrease overal as a percentage of total population.........there is no way the new generation will drink as much as the old.......at least they have more opportunity, just go ******* west........but whatever, everybody writes their own path........i hope your family members recover.........
Eurola 4 | 1,906
3 Dec 2006 #26
I don't think polish people drink any MORE than other nationalities. They however drink different: mostly on the weekends and to get drunk. I work in American corporate environment and sometimes we go out for drinks. Well, they drink like fish and get pretty loud. In general, most Americans have a drink or two (maybe more) just about everyday. Especially the older ones living alone.
Amathyst 19 | 2,702
3 Dec 2006 #27
I believe in "everthing in moderation" I enjoy a drink with friends, I do think people drink more these days, its socially accepted to go our for a drink with work colleages for a drink after work - at one of my previous company's I went out quite regularly, these days I prefer to go home and have a long soak in the tub...such an old git!
Patrycja19 63 | 2,700
3 Dec 2006 #28
i hope your family members recover.........

I just want him to stop, but he wont listen till something happens, which now he
dont drive at all while drinking (smart) but he still drinks till he passes out.

hes good brother, great uncle to my children (spoils emm rotten) he works good
he cooks, he saves his money, so its not like hes ruined his life material wise. its
his body, hes just tearing it up, and its hard for me because I see it all the time
where I work.

Yes, Moderation is better then bingeing, <~Ive seen Pts come in and they stopped
breathing, their heart couldnt take it, their body gave in to it.

one of my best friends fathers choked on his vomit after drinking all night.

it is very sad.
OP mandy2
4 Dec 2006 #29
when i started this- i didnt get info from tv or the ******* press! I dont listen to that ****! I only question this from expeirence-friends and family. And im not just saying that only the polls and the irish drink- its just that from what i know in europe. Believe there are a lot of alcoholics out there-not just in poland or ireland. Damn! I dont drink- i have 4 sibilings who have no lives and are drinking everyday! Its terrible. Im was just asking from experience. AND once again IM NOT JUST SAYING THAT ITS THE POLISH WHO ARE ALWAYS DRINKING!!
gall
9 Dec 2006 #30
It's stereotype od Polish people (they're addicted to alcohol). I think it's not truth.


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