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

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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

‘Attendance Is Mandatory’ – Young and the Restless, s46, e83 evoke Sheryl Crow’s “If It Makes You Happy”

On The Young and The Restless on Wednesday, December 27, 2017, Nick and Chelsea have a discussion much paralleled by the song “If Makes You Happy.”

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At this point in their relationship, as Eddie Arnold in the Green Acres tv show, Nick is more interested in building a house on the outskirts of Genoa City. As Zsa Zsa Gabor, Chelsea is more interested in staying in the city penthouse to which she has grown comfortable and built memories.

“Do-It-Your-Own Project” by Nick Newman, Family Man Mirrors Peter Gabriel’s song “D.I.Y.” |Young and Restless, s46, e82

The Young and the Restless on December 26, features Nick Newman the father trying to put together a Christmas his sons Connor and Christian.  As Nick gets frustrated with not being able to put together the toy “without an engineering degree,” his sister, Victoria, who may know him better than anyone in the Newman family asks, “Did you read the directions?” That would be everyone’s house on Christmas!

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Peter Gabriel wrote a song in 1978 called D.I.Y. where he says in a tone that is more enthusiastic than angry in the England’s English slang far than (American) English.

There is a beauty to doing things yourself, building things with your children.  If there is one thing that Nick has learned from his dad Victor is being close to your sons and guiding their character takes precedence over anything in life.