I am a 72 year Caucasian male who quit drinking at 50 after having been an alcoholic for 36 years. Many is the time that I have awakened the next day with an empty liter bottle of VO or Cutty Sark close at hand. I suppose that if I had not been 90 lbs overweight, it would have killed me. When I quit, naturally I thought that I would need the services of a treatment center. I had my family doctor check me into a dry out place in Waco. To make a long story short, my psychiatrist at the facility released me on the fourth day. I never thought about a drink, I never wanted a drink, and I had no withdrawal. It's the same to this day. I asked my doctor how this was possible, and he said that he did not know. There must be a certain percentage of the population that cannot become addicted to alcohol, and I must be one of them. What say you?