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in my family, it galloped´:
Kennedy cousins tell how
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´Alcoholism didn´t run
in my family, it galloped´:
Kennedy cousins tell how
they have battled substance abuse

Daily Mail (UK), by Meghan Keneally

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Posted By:JoniTx, 1/7/2013 10:25:37 PM

Two of the Kennedy cousins spoke out about their battles with addiction, saying that their family’s history with substance abuse contributed significantly to their own health problems. Christopher Kennedy Lawford said that he began drinking and using drugs when he was only 12-years-old and he ‘had desire to stop, I had all the resources to stop, and it was difficult for me’. He is now 26-years sober and has written a book about battling addictions, but the fight is much more fresh for his cousin, former Congressman Patrick Kennedy.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: uno, 1/7/2013 10:39:12 PM     (No. 9104128)

I remember the story about Ted when Clinton was in office.
Bill was talking about people that are all talk and people that get things done.
"The Republicans belong to the party of talkers. The Democratic party is the party of doers."
At that point Ted woke up and said " Did someone say Dewars?"
"I´ll have a double"


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Reply 2 - Posted by: formerNYer, 1/7/2013 10:42:08 PM     (No. 9104131)

fat, drunk, and democrap is no way to go thru life son.
dean wormer

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Reply 3 - Posted by: cjohn2979, 1/7/2013 10:58:09 PM     (No. 9104154)

Their family fortune came from bootleg liquor. It´s only fitting they all ended up a bunch of drunks.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Vaquero45, 1/7/2013 11:44:09 PM     (No. 9104202)

A bunch of shanty Irish bootlegger trash in expensive clothes. I hope they all drown in liquor.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Sunhan65, 1/7/2013 11:53:30 PM     (No. 9104209)

Now if only America could get over its addiction to Kennedys. It´s a rare condition where the substance abuses you.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: lana720, 1/8/2013 12:01:54 AM     (No. 9104215)

Bad and absent parenting. Kids follow what they see.


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Reply 7 - Posted by: DARling, 1/8/2013 12:27:37 AM     (No. 9104236)

I thought Christopher Lawford was hot on All My Children back in the day.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 1/8/2013 12:39:40 AM     (No. 9104248)

The parental supervision must have been great, for a 12-year-old to get away with drinking and drugs.

The Kennedys are legends in their own minds.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: veritas, 1/8/2013 12:54:53 AM     (No. 9104261)

I couldn´t find any sympathy for them with two hands, a flashlight, a map, and a Sherpa guide. Sorry.

BTW, given the family fortune, they never took any pay while in House or Senate, right? No gov´t pension checks cashed? Right? Hello?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: eorsc, 1/8/2013 2:31:25 AM     (No. 9104320)

Besides all that old Joe backed Hitler early on.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Trigger2, 1/8/2013 4:08:02 AM     (No. 9104350)

They battled substance abuse by going into politics and trying to force the country into their hedonistic ways.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Judith, 1/8/2013 8:46:56 AM     (No. 9104584)

It´s amazing what weak people use for excuses for their behavior. Genetic? Or just immoral and self-indulgent? And taught about the theory of entitlement and victimology. In the kennedy family, those are life-long courses.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: straitpath, 1/8/2013 10:09:49 AM     (No. 9104750)

My take on this book is that they need cash.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Udanja99, 1/8/2013 10:55:12 AM     (No. 9104865)

Actually, it is genetic and it does run in families. That said, it´s not an excuse. It´s a matter of personal choice and responsibility. Over 25 years of recovery, I´ve seen absolute gutter drunks get sober and stay sober.

There´s an AA meeting every day in the US Capitol building. Any bets on whether or not Swimmer Ted ever darkened its doors?

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