5 Responses to "Dr. Drew - Can gastric bypass fuel alcoholism"
When are people going to take accountability for their actions!!! I am a product of an alcoholic family. I know alcohol use is not in my best interest so I DO NOT DRINK IT, PERIOD, END OF STORY!!! Weight loss begins in the mind, not in what we do to our bodies. I love the input you provide on OH and your website!
I have to say i can't agree with you more gbsinsatx. I am also a product of an alcoholic family who has chosen NOT to drink. I have had childhood trauma's and i have no desire to start drinking because of them. I guess i have dealt with those drama's.
I see this both ways though. I do not believe that gastric bypass is responsible for causing alcoholism. I believe that you can drink and get drunk faster and this in turn is causing alcoholism. yeah maybe in the education process they should tell you that. Explain how the body works after gastic bypass and explain how the booze goes from your pouch directly into your intestines. But i do NOT believe that its because of gastric bypass you become an alcoholic. Its your life choices you make that make that happen. Go out drinking and you will have problems eventually with or without the bypass.
thanks for posting this MM.
I have to agree with Dr. Drew. I have watched it with my sister. She had gastric bypass and one drink and she is drunk. She lost her marriage because her husband got jealous and she began to act innappropriately with men. She now lives with me and just got a DUI.
I do need to stipulate that I think she was predosed to the alcholic tendencies because it runs in our family. She has also had addictive tendencies. I think most people do who have gained weight to the point of needing surgeory. It is called emotional eating.
I've had personal experience with this and do see additional factors that may account for swithching addictions that sometimes occurs for those following bariatrics procureds For my gf, and those of us that utilize food to deal with feelings the fact that this option is not possible has resulted in a % of people switching addictions