Thank You Ancestors…

Native American’s Problem

    This new’s article is basically stating the fact that 1 in every 10 Native Americans die from alcohol related causes. It’s also states that 12 percent of deaths among Native Americans are alcohol related, which is three times more than the population. I chose this specific news article because I’m Native American. I’ve already seen my relatives die from alcohol problems. The family I still have are still very much so heavy drinkers, and they it will probably lead to their demise. It’s terrible to see this, something that could be prevented, destroy their lives. My father was and still is an alcoholic. I can still smell the aroma of vodka as he would come home late at night. In his drunken stuper he would beat my mother and myself, it’s painful to know that this substance could make a person behave this way and at the same time be just as harmful to him. I’m not gonna lie and say that I don’t drink because I do. I do believe that I have inherited this evil love of the drink along with my family, so all I left to say is “Thanks ancestors, thanks!”




~ by kurtis037 on September 23, 2008.

3 Responses to “Thank You Ancestors…”

  1. I disagree with you. I think its a personal choice to drink or not. I believe your using your Ancestors as an excuse. I’m half Irish and Polish.. So does that mean I’ve inherited the drinking Gene as well? well I hope not. I’ve never drank in my life. It was a personal choice. 😀

  2. It really sucks that you had to experience this as a child, but I disagree with the end of this. You know first hand what alcohol can do to your health, physically and mentally. My father is a recovering alcoholic so I know too. Because the experiences I’ve had with alcohol in my home, I do not drink. The diseases that come from alcohol abuse over generations are genetic. I won’t be your mother and tell you to stop hurting yourself, but since I really care about you I will say it anyway :). Try to look at this situation differently….

  3. I apologize for the pain that this substance has put you and your family through. I would also have to disagree with the two above me. The choice to drink or not is clearly your decision. No one is forcing you to pick up the bottle and swallow the contents inside. Your ancestors are not the ones to blame. I hope that this substance doesn’t continue to further negatively affect your life because no body deserves that.

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