Has anyone seen this? (Nat Geo documentary)

Old 02-20-2013, 09:52 AM
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Got around to watching this last night...

Re: my earlier post concerning "performing for the camera," I still think Ryan's behavior in that last week may have been influenced by the cameraman, but it probably didn't affect his survival. If he died in rehab, he probably would have died soon whatever happened.

Concerning "episodic" versus "maintenance" drinking, there is no clear line there. Ryan just had very little time between his episodes.
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Old 02-20-2013, 10:25 AM
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Originally Posted by Polaroid View Post
Drugged - High On Alcohol

It follows one person with a serious problem with alcohol, and his family. Also, the film takes a scientific look at what alcohol does to your body, and I think that's its main purpose.

...and I have to say wow, I really had no idea it could get this bad...
wow -
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Old 02-20-2013, 05:13 PM
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I'm not an expert but it appears to me that Ryan was a "maintenance" drinker. He needed alcohol daily. An episodic drinker typically can go for days, weeks, or even months or years without drinking. But once the drinking starts the episodic drinker suffers from the same condition as the maintenance drinker, namely a well founded fear of the unpleasant and dangerous effects of a detox. The episodic drinker may suffer less bodily damage depending on the spacing, frequently and duration of the binges.

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Old 04-01-2015, 08:54 PM
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Originally Posted by choublak View Post
"See, I'm not an alcoholic! I'm not like 'that guy'!"

Even Nat Geo is showing reality tv now? Facepalm
I'm not sure if you noticed, but out of respect, the final part didn't even show the NG signature (the logo).

Yes, I am reviving a 2 year old thread. I'm now in broadcasting and I'm fairly sure it wasnt "heavily staged". Staged, yes. but the story is true.
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