@CBS Gets To The Heart Of The Manner In Which The Road of Alcoholism Begins – The Young and Restless, December 28, 2017

Many people are under the mistaken idea that people who develop alcohol problems are the ones show crazy and silly behavior.

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It is a more likely case that those who fall into alcohol problems are those people for home alcohol works very well on today’s Young and the restless Nikki Newman had a talk with her grandson Reed Hellström recognizing that a she once used alcohol to her advantage to help her career as a dancer, Reed Hellström is using alcohol to his advantage as a shy person.

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He has his first love, his parents are divorcing, he is a sensitive musician, from a powerful family and suffers from shyness. Surprise: alcohol, in the short-term, handles every one of those symptoms perfectly. In the long run, the Chinese aphorism rules: “First the person takes the drink, then the drink takes a drink, then the drink takes the person” – UNLESS one can have an empathetic wise grandmother, here played as usual to perfection by the fantastic Melody Thomas Scott with newcomer Tristan Lake Leabu as Reed.

The return of Thad Luckinbill as Jeffrey Todd (J.T.) Hellstrom has been a spark for the storyline. This American actor is *far* more experienced, believable, likable yet powerful as compared to when he left the show to take other roles. He’ll leave again, return again. The timing? Who knows?! That is the beauty of a DAILY daytime drama.

Today the show was down-to-earth.  “The alcoholic is *not* someone who cannot control their drinking – the alcoholic is someone who *must* control their drinking.” – STANLEY GITLOW, M.D., addiction expert