I haven't been able to trace my ancestors ( for what reason, who knows), so I thought I'd try a new approach and see if alcoholism is in family traces. (No offense intended)! I know my dad was an alcoholic and my only living brother is a member of A.A.worldwide. I'm very proud of him, and may be considered one myself. I've been down with a backinjury for almost a year, and have really started drinking a lot more than I know I should, but I can't take medication well and my nerves and brain (what I have left) are beyond control. I've heard that alcolholism runs in families and thought maybe there's people out there that are searching with simular family and problems ( may be my kin, who knows). I hope you are not a victim of this, but if you are an Allen with simular family traits, please let me know. Thanks, Dave.