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Old 07-11-2019, 09:40 AM
 
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LCBO Warns Customers Of Alcohol Shortage Across Ontario

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Old 07-11-2019, 11:23 AM
 
Location: British Columbia ♥ 🍁 ♥
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From what I understand it's not an alcohol shortage since there's plenty of inventory, it's just a delay in delivery of said inventory. That won't last long. Meh. Let them eat cake ...... and drink coffee. It won't kill folks to wait a bit for their booze but I bet a lot of beer drinkers are in panic mode and making a big run on the black market pot suppliers and bootleggers. LOL. Poor babies.


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Old 07-11-2019, 12:57 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Bad timing!


But for our neighbours... bienvenue au Québec!
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Old 07-11-2019, 01:17 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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Bad management. Upgrading systems, all contingencies should have been thought of and plans in place.

I do feel bad though, for the poor man who couldn't get his favourite Chardonnay. Oh the horror!!
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Old 07-12-2019, 02:28 AM
 
Location: Alberta, Canada
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... but I bet a lot of beer drinkers are in panic mode and making a big run on the black market pot suppliers and bootleggers. LOL. Poor babies.
No, beer (through Brewers' Retail, aka The Beer Store) is an entirely different distribution system in Ontario. Beer drinkers should be in no trouble, though lovers of gin-and-tonics and wines might be.

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Old 07-12-2019, 03:14 AM
 
Location: Toronto
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It won't kill folks to wait a bit for their booze


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It's called withdrawal, it causes seizures and can kill you.
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Old 07-12-2019, 12:32 PM
 
Location: British Columbia ♥ 🍁 ♥
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It's called withdrawal, it causes seizures and can kill you.

Sorry, but that's lame and you won't get away with trying to fly that one by me. There's prescriptions and other alternatives to relieve alcohol withdrawals and help prevent seizures from happening. If an alcoholic is that far gone with their addiction that they're at risk of seizures then s/he needs to go to the doctor or the clinic for an assessment and treatment.

I know only too well what it's all about and how and with what it must be treated. For my entire life since babyhood onwards I have been surrounded by and dealing with alcoholics of all stripes and walks of life - namely a parent, other close family members, lovers, two husbands, one of my children, one grandchild, many employers, co-workers, clients, friends, neighbours and now it's also the homeless alcoholics (and drug addicts) that are wandering the street and acting out or tripping out on the sidewalk in front of where I live.

I like an occasional drink myself but I'm not an alcoholic and I still can't escape from alcoholism, it still surrounds me. I don't know anybody who is not now or has not ever been impacted by alcoholism either in themselves or else their loved ones and even by alcoholic strangers. And while I have sympathy and empathy for the suffering of alcoholics, I'm lacking in compassion and I absolutely cannot condone it or enable it. I hate it and deeply resent what it has done to them and what they have allowed it to do to them and to their own loved ones.

So if all the die-hard alcoholics in Ontario have to deal with a short delay in getting their alcohol fix and it proves to be too much for them to cope with then hopefully their desperation will give them the resolve and impetus to go get some professional medical treatment for it.

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Old 07-12-2019, 12:47 PM
 
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No, beer (through Brewers' Retail, aka The Beer Store) is an entirely different distribution system in Ontario. Beer drinkers should be in no trouble, though lovers of gin-and-tonics and wines might be.

ChevySpoons
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Well there you go then and Bob's your uncle ....... so, let them all drink beer.


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Old 07-13-2019, 10:20 AM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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It's called withdrawal, it causes seizures and can kill you.
Definitely. I had a good friend who was sober for seven years and then relapsed. She kept a bottle of vodka on her nightstand by her bed because if she didn't have a swig before she got up, she would likely have a seizure. She was an early riser, too, up at 5 most mornings. Passed out cold by mid-afternoon.

She went to rehab a few more times after her relapse but could never maintain her sobriety again for more than a week after she got out. She was dead at 51 of cirrhosis.
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Old 07-13-2019, 10:24 AM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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Sorry, but that's lame and you won't get away with trying to fly that one by me. There's prescriptions and other alternatives to relieve alcohol withdrawals and help prevent seizures from happening. If an alcoholic is that far gone with their addiction that they're at risk of seizures then s/he needs to go to the doctor or the clinic for an assessment and treatment.

I know only too well what it's all about and how and with what it must be treated. For my entire life since babyhood onwards I have been surrounded by and dealing with alcoholics of all stripes and walks of life - namely a parent, other close family members, lovers, two husbands, one of my children, one grandchild, many employers, co-workers, clients, friends, neighbours and now it's also the homeless alcoholics (and drug addicts) that are wandering the street and acting out or tripping out on the sidewalk in front of where I live.

I like an occasional drink myself but I'm not an alcoholic and I still can't escape from alcoholism, it still surrounds me. I don't know anybody who is not now or has not ever been impacted by alcoholism either in themselves or else their loved ones and even by alcoholic strangers. And while I have sympathy and empathy for the suffering of alcoholics, I'm lacking in compassion and I absolutely cannot condone it or enable it. I hate it and deeply resent what it has done to them and what they have allowed it to do to them and to their own loved ones.

So if all the die-hard alcoholics in Ontario have to deal with a short delay in getting their alcohol fix and it proves to be too much for them to cope with then hopefully their desperation will give them the resolve and impetus to go get some professional medical treatment for it.

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I pass an LCBO in Ontario that has a cemetery next to it. The way it's laid out, it looks as though the cemetery is on the front lawn of the LCBO. I stopped there once to pick up wine, and I took a picture and sent it to an alcoholic relative in recovery. She found it sickly amusing.
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