What do you class as being an alcoholic?

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  1. Moskit

    Moskit :rodigan: Staff Member

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    Now I know we have a few serious drinkers on here...

    But at what point do you get worried?

    Or do you limit yourself at all?

    If you listened to government/health official guidlines/statistics, they would say that anything in excess of 2 Pints of "strong lager" a day would deem you "borderline alcoholic"...

    Obviously anything in excess is bad...

    I would like to hear everyones honest opinions on their own/others drinking habits please.
     
  2. ManuForti

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    i stopped a few years back when i started having panic attacks when i wasnt drunk i was drunk most days mind but that scared the shit out of me its been a long road but things got better eventually. i dont want to get into how much i drank because id feel as if i was boasting and its actually quit sad.

    to answer your question though an alcoholic is someone who has a problem with alcohol ie drink too often, act like a dick when theyre drunk, cant stop once they start, cant cope without it or it affects work/relationships it really is as broad as that it just varies in severity
     
  3. Borf™

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    I've stopped drinking during weekdays.

    Have the odd one here and there.

    And a good session once a week usually.

    But on the weekends I can put away silly amounts of pints.

    But I'm not and alcoholic. I could easilly not drink. I just got nothing better to do.
     
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    Hmm, tough one really, I think it's really when people start being dependent on alcohol to cope with things/to get through the day/to enjoy themselves (as in, if you're not having a drink, you're not having fun - NOT people who drink on a nigh out).
     
  5. Gloxxy

    Gloxxy I SNORT COAL

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    I'd class an alcoholic as someone who drinks excessively everyday and who is drunk everyday.

    I sometimes have a tipple during the week when the missus has gone to work. 3 or 4 cans or a few shorts and a mixer. I don't really drink at the weekend though as I've either got the kids to deal with in the morning or I'm driving to Manchester to play out.
     
  6. logikz

    logikz I Am Not The King Staff Member

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    exactly, there is the government version of alchoholic, which damn near makes every person over 4 years old an alchoholic.
    i dont believe in that shit. but i cant cope very well without drink. i drink anywhere from a glass to a liter of wine a day. on weekdays, come friday i get on the whiskey.
    long as im not in a bar situation i mean, in the bar i drink whiskey. and beer and whatever the hell else i can afford when im fucked up.
    i feel like long as i behave or im not smoking or fucking... whatever ill drink all i want. it probably sounds worse than it is.
     
  7. Yorkshire Tony

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    I recently stopped drinking for 2 months and have since started again, but only on a weekend. this was after spending every day for about 18months drunk (most times totally wasted)......not gonnna go into amounts, but i admit i had a problem......if i didnt have a drink i would suffer with anxiety and feel unwell.

    Glad that part of my life is over
     
  8. Thin and crispy

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    i dont drink much at all, not at weekends, not at raves, not realy any time... waste of money tbh. Hoever, when i was brewing my own cider at around 8~9% i was pissed everyday until i ran out, haha
     
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  10. richie_stix

    richie_stix gomby plz

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    to me an alcoholic is someone who has a problem with alcohol... if the drink controls your life, it doesn't matter how many units you put away
     
  11. logikz

    logikz I Am Not The King Staff Member

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    i resent that. but im drinking a heineken right now. its lunch you see
     
  12. JamesZero

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    I agree.

    I think I probably drink to much at the weekends, but then who doesn't!?
    I don't drink much during the week, maybe the odd night here and there if I'm meeting a mate up the pub.

    Are you asking this cos your curious or cos your worried about your drinking?
     
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    yeah i was gonna ask same
     
  14. logikz

    logikz I Am Not The King Staff Member

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    i get worried on my alchohol poisoning morning when i cant move for the dizzying nausea and the convulsions keep me cramped up in my bed. that worries me slightly. other than that i never worry before i run out of drink.
     
  15. Moskit

    Moskit :rodigan: Staff Member

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    I don't really worry about any consequences, thats my problem...

    I know I drink excessively, but I got away from acting like a cunt when pissed & being able to stop after a few, or when I was "drunk enough".

    Just don't wanna slip back into it, what with recent developments in my life etc...

    Stopping after a few is my major one.

    Its wierd, if I don't drink i'm fine, I don't cat for it or anything, but once the 1st 2 have gone down the hatch, thats usually it.

    I've quit various times for anything from 2 weeks to 2 months.

    Meh, i'm cool, i'm just trying to gauge other peoples techniques etc ;)
     
  16. ThePapa

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    I used to have a problem but ever since I put this on my wall I havent touched a drop...


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    I find it motivates me!
     
  17. Gloxxy

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    This is my problem. I have a couple of beers then I want to ingest anything to get a fucked as possible.
     
  18. Teddy

    Teddy 60% Staff Member

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    i would class this guy as an alcoholic
    http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=10704041431
    i had the pleasure of meeting him during a northern visit. he just stands out the front of his house drinking cider all day, we offered to get him a chair but he happily declined. what a legend!
     
  19. TongueFlap

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    only had 2 pints on the weekend. What a good boy i am.
     
  20. Sammy_Dodger

    Sammy_Dodger Mr Ed

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    Im not an alcoholic, i just have irish blood!