I suffered an attack of acute pancreatitis in 2009 and following hospitalisation recovered. I did not drink alcohol following the attack (I was moderate drinker) My gall bladder was removed in March 2010 and was found to be chronically inflamed, which, I was informed was the cause of the pancreatitis.I was also told I could eat and drink whatever I wanted. Since that time I have not been able to drink alcohol without some reaction and even a small consumption over a three week period induced quite severe pain which eventually subsided.