I am going to take an Addictions Counselling course so what do you think of this...

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  1. waloshin macrumors 68040

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    I am going to take an Addictions Counselling course so what do you think of this lecture.

    Now my thoughts on the lecture and lab are:

    I have a feeling what the lecture is going to be about is that Gay men may have problems with alcohol and drugs because people may make fun of them etc which leads to drugs and alcohol to help cope.

    Acceptance in society by either friends, family ect may lead to drugs and alcohol addition.
     
  2. rhsgolfer33 macrumors 6502a

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    Why don't you wait and find out instead of posting what might be incorrect speculation?

    Though there are studies that have found increased drug and alcohol abuse among homosexuals, likely due to increased societal pressures they face.
     
  3. waloshin thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Well; because speculating is fun. :D

    Example: I cant wait for the Core i7 Macbook pros to come out. It's just speculation , but we all do it.
     
  4. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    If making fun of people were the criteria for addiction, you'd be dead by now. Just sayin'.
     
  5. Ugg macrumors 68000

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    Do you have any personal experience with addiction issues amongst the subgroup? Any friends, family?

    Why do you need to prejudge the topic? Why are you only asking about gay men? what about women? They make up over 50% of the population.

    Your post is very vague and seems to indicate that you get some kind of kicks out of seeing other people's faults exposed. Are you sure that you should be going into counseling?
     
  6. Desertrat macrumors newbie

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    Apologies for the smartass remark:

    Ugg, maybe he's the one needing counselling.

    Sorry. Couldn't help it. It's just a character defect.

    'Rat
     
  7. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    How come it never seems that way in a nightclub? :D
     
  8. Gelfin macrumors 68020

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    The lecture description sounds very much as if it means to compare and contrast patterns of drug usage among different population subgroups identified along lines of gender and sexual orientation, not to analyze the psychological and social challenges unique to one of the five subgroups named.

    Are you sure you didn't hit the words "gay men" and just stop reading?
     
  9. bartelby macrumors Core

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    If you take this course does it mean you'll be posting on MR less?
     
  10. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Wait, so when you graduate from this program, and start providing counseling services, is the goal of seeing you to get people to stop drinking, or to give them reasons to drink more? :)
     
  11. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    After you take the course, I'd suggest a Counseling sub-forum be created. I'd read it daily. :D
     
  12. waloshin thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I do realize that the topic is very vague. I just found it weird that there would be seperate additions for lesbians, gay men, ect.
     
  13. Denarius macrumors 6502a

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    lol, ain't that the truth! :)
     
  14. .Andy macrumors 68030

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    I like this :)
     
  15. skunk macrumors G4

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    I'd add it to my 34 sub-forums already excluded. Life is too short.
     
  16. waloshin thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I agree! :D
     

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