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employment,

n 1. to be engaged in work for hire.
n 2. use of a specific tool or technique in the accomplishment of a task.

Patient discussion about employment

Q. My son who is now employed and due to his work stress has started drinking every day. My son who is normally a lovely boy started drinking with friends. We never objected even when he started drinking heavily as well he was well controlled. He is now employed and due to his work stress has started drinking every day. I have been observing him every day on his increasing intake. Due to this he has lost his loving nature and because of this work related stress cannot now be handled by him. I am also worried that if he may be diagnosed as an alcoholic and I need some advice.

A. You have figured out that your son is probably an alcoholic. He is self medicating his stress. His story is very familiar. You may be seeing only the beginning stages of it. Some never give up drinking and they eventually die from it. Sooner or later your son's drinking will cause some kind of trouble to himself or others. Its already affecting you as he has sought comfort from a bottle instead of family support and you feel left out.

As a responsible adult and loving parent, you have to start saying NO and take a firm stance against his heavy drinking. You can encourage him to get help. You could suggest that he go to an AA meeting instead of a bar. But you should not tolerate heavy drinking or drunkenness around your home. This is what is called "tough love". You can pray for him that he will turn his life around.

Most alcoholics will keep right on drinking. They often have to hit rock bottom in their life before they realize how powerless they are over alcohol. AA c

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Whatever may have changed him now, (and nothing but the blackest art employed against me can have done it), I was once as dear to him as my own soul could wish.
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If opposition to the national government should arise from the disorderly conduct of refractory or seditious individuals, it could be overcome by the same means which are daily employed against the same evil under the State governments.
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During a brief interval, employed by the pupils in ruling their books, my eye, ranging carelessly over the benches, observed, for the first time, that the farthest seat in the farthest row--a seat usually vacant--was again filled by the new scholar, the Mdlle.
Numbers of these men were employed by the Northwest Company as trappers, hunters, and canoe men, but on lower terms than were allowed to white men.
This problem is only solvable if we cease arbitrarily to substitute for the unknown x itself the conditions under which that force becomes apparent- such as the commands of the general, the equipment employed, and so on- mistaking these for the real significance of the factor, and if we recognize this unknown quantity in its entirety as being the greater or lesser desire to fight and to face danger.
He had just decided to delay his visit to South Morden no longer, when the errand-boy employed by Sharon brought him this message: "The old 'un's at home, and waitin' to see yer.
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For these purposes I have employed all the wit and humour of which I am master in the following history; wherein I have endeavoured to laugh mankind out of their favourite follies and vices.
She afterwards continued her work, whilst the young man went into the garden and appeared busily employed in digging and pulling up roots.
The weekly charge in this establishment for each female patient is three dollars, or twelve shillings English; but no girl employed by any of the corporations is ever excluded for want of the means of payment.