Problem with alcohol?

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  1. ellen says:

    betchay, is there a way of finding if there are a number of koreans suffering from cirrhosis of the liver and alcohol related vehicular accidents etc. etc. a friend married to a german says that cirrhosis of th eliver is common in germany as they drink beer like water. in many kdramas, hard drinking seem to be encouraged. there are so many drinking scenes in kdramas if you compare hollywood, japanese drama series with them. drinking seems to be encouraged and almost always a deux de machina. they don’t show that hard drinking is connected to cirrhosis of th eliver, heart, lung, problems etc. etc.

  2. Chris Kim says:

    My father had a drinking problem and wouldn’t get help for it. We purchased a breathalyzer from and we set goals for him to lower his BAC% every night. It took about a month to lower his drinking to a beer a night. Now he may have one beer a week which is acceptable to our family since it does not alter his mood.

  3. Tesha says:

    @Chris: Good for your father that he is willing to cut back on his alcohol intake. That means he acknowledges your concern for his health.
    I was trying to help my father with his alcohol problem, and we ended not talking for a very long time now. It makes me sad, but I guess I cannot really help someone who is unwilling to help himself.

  4. AzureWolf says:

    Good for your mother! While I don’t shun cultures or people who drink, I hate that recent research has praised the benefits of alcohol. Those studies show that alcohol is bad, but at least you get this out of it. Basically, it’s like saying, “you’ve lost an arm, but at least you’ve lost 20 lbs!”

    My friend is in Korea, is not a drinker except socially. Hates it too, haha. But when you’re Korean, what can you do?

    I bet cirrhosis is a concern, but probably not as common as in Germany. Germans and Koreans handle alcohol different (specifically alcohol dehydrongenase), consume different amounts and types, and have a different diet (which does affect alcohol and the liver).

  5. moonlady says:

    haha! upon reading this article I remember one of our korean applicant (im not a HR, its just happens that my boss wants me to test the english capability of that applicant and try to know his personality), he’s about 40+ years old. I asked him why he chose to work here in philippines. he has a good job in korea. and then he answered me “because in korea, I can only remember two things.One is my work, and the other is dringking”..^^ According to him, he spends more of his time drinking than working..haha!

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