I had to take care of a drunk patient today. He fell after a heavy drinking session and he lost conciousness. His two sons came with him and they looked so concerned. They told me that they had tried everything to get their father to stop drinking but he was able to circumvent their every attempt.
It seemed like a really sad story.
So I turned to the man and I asked him, ‘Why do you drink so much especially when you have such a supportive family’
He looked at me and said, ‘Sleepydoc, I find that drinking changes the mindset. Even if I have had an awful day everything pales and gets better when I drink. But I never drink around my kids doc.’