You don’t always have to be a musician or celebrity to become a member of the 27 Club If you are allergic to alcohol and still drinking at 27 years of age then consider yourself lucky that you’re still alive. There are many who are not – including musicians and celebrities. Many go to AA who are under 30 but they don’t stay around. A lot of people are coming from Detox centres (called Rehabs in US) into AA meetings and not long after that many become members of The 27 Club. Meaning that they die. Black, White, Yellow, alcohol does not discriminate, as is shown here.
If allergic to alcohol and you’re still drinking by the late 20’s then life is usually really tough. For many people affected it results in an early death. The statistics on this are hidden though. Hidden behind many other reasons for why they have died. Some are, Traffic accidents, Suicides, Accidental deaths or Murdered.
Talk about being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Alcohol puts alcoholics (people allergic to alcohol) in such dangerous situations. Many alcohol related deaths need to have the cause recorded as a direct result of alcohol. Some alcoholics are lucky enough to get to AA before they die.
30 years of age is usually the upper limit – they are then still even luckier to be able to stay around in AA. To survive AA they need to find a group where they can begin to learn how to get on a track of achieving sobriety. Which means to be growing further away from that last drink on a daily basis by creating a better past.
If a short-termer coming to AA can stay around long enough then they can hopefully avoid becoming a statistic and if a celebrity to become a recognized member of the 27 Club.
I good place to start with awareness of a problem is to suggest to children leaving school to definitely NOT attend Schoolies Week. This is a breeding ground for alcoholics and is such a dangerous time and place for kids to be at such a delicate time in their lives. They are not adults they are young people beginning an adult life. They need to learn how to make responsible decisions for their future. They could be allergic to alcohol and not know it. What is the attraction with such a dark event as Schoolies Week anyway? In reality it’s just a big $$$ week for alcohol promoters and a week of madness for the kids who are expected to be binge drinking. For many life is never the same again and their plans for the future are gone.
How many victims are able to stop drinking once it’s all over? No one really knows how badly kids are affected after this week of binge drinking. We believe no real statistics are taken, certainly not made public. Marketers of alcohol probably hope none of the kids stop drinking for any length of time. Who cares if a few of them die along the way? Society is conditioned to say it’s their own fault anyway for being so stupid. We are living in an age where the victim is blamed for his own misfortune.
Victims don’t always binge drink for an allergic reaction occur to alcohol. The alcohol effect on some kids, who are referred to as primary alcoholics on this blog, is that they die before they turn 30 years of age – if they can’t stop drinking before this. This fact could explain why so many become members of the 27club. They are people who died at 27.
We can’t say membership is a direct result of alcohol but we can say it does need to be noted that all of the victims/members were heavy drinkers of alcohol.
Amy Winehouse is about the only recorded member of The 27 Club who has had her death recorded as alcohol poisoning. It needs to be noted that alcohol is also the common denominator for all the other members of the club. This fact needs to be made aware. That is that alcohol is a contributing factor to the early death of ALL the musicians and celebrities of the 27Club. To have it recognized in this way may help to play a part in the awareness of the dangers of alcohol consumption and be a warning especially to kids who are leaving school and are considering going to the Schoolies Week binge drinking.
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is the only place known to have positive results with stopping drinking. Attending AA meetings is still no guarantee of survival though. You then need to learn how to survive AA. Reading all the posts on this blog can help to insure survival.
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