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(Bay News 9)   The CDC considers "four or five alcoholic beverages consumed on one occasion" to be binge drinking. How can it be a binge if I do it every day?   (baynews9.com) divider line 133
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2011-10-18 10:27:21 AM
Shouldn't the CDC be working on curing shiat?
 
2011-10-18 10:42:39 AM
Come to Wisconsin and you'll find out, subby
 
2011-10-18 10:42:47 AM
How could it be one occasion if you have one at 4:30 and don't have the next one till the great occasion that is 5:00?
 
2011-10-18 10:48:24 AM
I'm with you Subby. When I travel to the south I get raised eyebrows from the locals when I have 3 with dinner. I have to remind the waitress that I am from Wisconsin and I'm considered a light drinker.
 
2011-10-18 10:58:47 AM
I'm not a binge drinker. I'm a spree drinker.
 
2011-10-18 11:05:36 AM
I'm on what you'd call a "bender:"
 
2011-10-18 11:19:25 AM
I thought being on a bender meant being drunk for days. Damn kids today are weak!
 
2011-10-18 11:33:43 AM
So a bottle of wine counts as 1 drink, yes?
 
2011-10-18 11:46:34 AM
iirc, in Italy it's six or more drinks.

So be Italian.
 
2011-10-18 11:49:47 AM
From the CDC site FAQ:

What is binge drinking?
According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism binge drinking is defined as a pattern of alcohol consumption that brings the blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level to 0.08% or more. This pattern of drinking usually corresponds to 5 or more drinks on a single occasion for men or 4 or more drinks on a single occasion for women, generally within about 2 hours.3

Link to FAQ (new window)

If that is the case then I have been binge drinking my entire adult life.

/takes another sip of Maker's Mark
 
2011-10-18 11:59:14 AM
Oh, and from the same FAQ:

What do you mean by heavy drinking?
For men, heavy drinking is typically defined as consuming an average of more than 2 drinks per day. For women, heavy drinking is typically defined as consuming an average of more than 1 drink per day.

If that is the typical definition of heavy drinking, I think that every farker needs to report to the Betty Ford Clinic ASAP!
 
2011-10-18 12:05:50 PM
Reporting for duty CJ!!!!!
 
2011-10-18 12:52:27 PM
If you lower the bar so much, even reasonable people tune you out.
 
2011-10-18 12:57:57 PM

downstairs: If you lower the bar so much, even reasonable people tune you out.


Indubitably!

/the new indeed
 
2011-10-18 01:46:32 PM
The CDC MADD considers "four or five alcoholic beverages consumed on one occasion" to be binge drinking.
 
2011-10-18 01:47:02 PM
One man's addiction is another man's breakfast
 
2011-10-18 01:47:28 PM

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: So a bottle of wine vodka counts as 1 drink, yes?


Yes
 
2011-10-18 01:48:08 PM
How are they defining "drink"? There's Mike's Hard Lemonade, and there's absinthe.
 
2011-10-18 01:48:19 PM
wasn't this story on the board like Monday?
 
2011-10-18 01:48:28 PM
Relevant (new window)
 
2011-10-18 01:48:42 PM
www.cartoonstock.com
 
2011-10-18 01:49:54 PM
The CDC if farking useless and completely ineffective when they pull shiat like this. It makes them look like they live in the family sitcom universe where 2 beers gets you cross-eyed, staggering hammer-assed drunk.

/but a very important moral lesson is learned at the end
 
2011-10-18 01:49:58 PM
Remember, kids: It's a marathon, not a race.
 
2011-10-18 01:50:28 PM
So ask yourself this - who stands to gain from tripping out this kind of Bullshiat? Not the CDC for sure, so somwhere in this chain is a Southern Baptist politician with a dwarf fetish and gay dominatrix who simply can't stand to see the rest of us having fun.

/sadly, only slightly ironic.
 
2011-10-18 01:50:37 PM

jeblis: The CDC MADD considers "four or five alcoholic beverages consumed on one occasion" to be binge drinking.


U MADD?
 
2011-10-18 01:51:44 PM
The neo-prohibitions at M.A.D.. are the ones who came up with this ridiculous statistic.
 
2011-10-18 01:52:02 PM
So does a BEER count as a drink? I mean, I know a Canadian beer probably does (5% alcohol), but does an American 2.5% really count too?

If I average 2 beers a day for a month, I'm a heavy drinker? Awesome!

/drinking Wernesgruner and Bitburger these days
//heavily, apparently
 
2011-10-18 01:53:32 PM

antidisestablishmentarianism: I'm with you Subby. When I travel to the south I get raised eyebrows from the locals when I have 3 with dinner. I have to remind the waitress that I am from Wisconsin and I'm considered a light drinker.


my ex-wife's family was like that.. way too uptight about alcohol. i didn't get drunk or anything like that at family gatherings, so what's the big deal if i can handle my booze?
 
2011-10-18 01:53:50 PM
It's binge drinking or no drinking for this guy. Hell, I get a shot of tequila with my first beer at happy hour. I call it a "kickstart". Three beers sucks. Just the tip of a buzz, and enough to make it hard to sleep. It's none or six+ for me.
 
2011-10-18 01:54:19 PM

CJHardin: For women, heavy drinking is typically defined as consuming an average of more than 1 drink per day.


Oh shiat!
 
2011-10-18 01:54:41 PM
I only had half a drink last night, so that means I can have 3 and a half tonight!
 
2011-10-18 01:54:42 PM

elev8meL8r: jeblis: The CDC MADD considers "four or five alcoholic beverages consumed on one occasion" to be binge drinking.

U MADD?


Y U NO ENABLE VOTING?!
 
2011-10-18 01:54:48 PM
Thats just barely getting started. Especially if your drinking those frilly lite/ low cal beers.

Now 5-6 Of these:

neverthemachineforever.com

your at full sail looking for some lite beer to sober you up.

Q: is Tuesday too early for a beer thread?
A: there is no such thing as a beer thread being too early in the week.

/oh boy beer thread.
//Part-time homebrewer
 
2011-10-18 01:54:58 PM
No, 4-5 drinks in 2 hours is just 'drinking'. .08% BAC is a buzz, maybe, not a binge. But this is what you get when you let anti-drinkers define binge drinking.
 
2011-10-18 01:55:03 PM
farking communists
 
2011-10-18 01:55:55 PM
So, using the CDC's math, I've cost society $48 so far this week.
 
2011-10-18 01:56:01 PM
Does anyone else from WI call this a 4-5 drinks just the beginning??
 
2011-10-18 01:56:48 PM
Is this the same CDC that thought Atlanta would make a great safe haven from the zombies? Idiots.

/Is it five yet?
//Somewhere?
 
2011-10-18 01:57:20 PM
farm4.static.flickr.com
 
2011-10-18 01:57:28 PM

bikerbob59: Does anyone else from WI call this a 4-5 drinks just the beginning??


It doesnt count if you refer to it as "pre-gaming"
 
2011-10-18 01:57:43 PM
There are days when I have a beer or two after my morning coffee. Does that make me a binger? Not that I care, if it tastes good at 6:00 am, I'm drinkin' it.

/Wisconsinite
 
2011-10-18 01:58:24 PM

I'm an excellent driver: So ask yourself this - who stands to gain from tripping out this kind of Bullshiat? Not the CDC for sure, so somwhere in this chain is a Southern Baptist politician with a dwarf fetish and gay dominatrix who simply can't stand to see the rest of us having fun.

/sadly, only slightly ironic.


Or maybe this thread is full of a lot of people who are too dumb to understand that there are long-term consequences to negative behaviors that may not have any observable short term consequences.

Having 4+ drinks over a short period increases blood pressure substantially for a period of time. High blood pressure, particularly when it's not chronic, rarely has any obvious symptoms unless you're already monitoring for it. Over many years this pattern of behavior can cause serious damage to arteries, the heart and kidneys without any obvious signs that it's happening. In particular, kidney damage rarely shows any symptoms until it's too late, and chronic kidney damage is irreversible and has permanent consequences even with successful treatment (i.e. - a transplant). Frequently going to bed after having several drinks can be a major problem because your blood pressure never falls properly like it's supposed to at night. This is difficult for a doctor to catch during routine visits because you can show perfectly normal BP at the office then go home and have undiagnosed nocturnal hypertension which is a major risk factor for kidney disease and arterial disease.

I like to drink, particularly, I like to drink beer, but I don't like to be stupid, and it's stupid to try and argue that having multiple drinks and getting buzzed or outright blitzed frequently doesn't have serious long term risks associated with it.
 
2011-10-18 01:58:36 PM

elev8meL8r: jeblis: The CDC MADD considers "four or five alcoholic beverages consumed on one occasion" to be binge drinking.

U MADD?


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2011-10-18 01:58:43 PM

bikerbob59: Does anyone else from WI call this a 4-5 drinks just the beginning??


*raises hand*
 
2011-10-18 01:59:46 PM

jakomo002: So does a BEER count as a drink? I mean, I know a Canadian beer probably does (5% alcohol), but does an American 2.5% really count too?

If I average 2 beers a day for a month, I'm a heavy drinker? Awesome!

/drinking Wernesgruner and Bitburger these days
//heavily, apparently


Ya know, I really wanted to think you were exaggerating with the 2.5% abv, but Bud Select 55 is actually 2.4% according to beeradvocate.com.

Being a beer geek for a few years has got me out of touch with what Bud/Miller/Coors are making these days.
 
2011-10-18 02:01:37 PM

Akpr8: neverthemachineforever.com


I love that stuff, but I'm not paying $50 for a case of 6 bottles. It's not that good.

/ can get it regularly at the bar near my place, but it's $10 a pint
 
2011-10-18 02:01:37 PM
Heavy drinking is 2 per day? I have 2 beers when I'm not feeling well.

/Wisconsinite
 
2011-10-18 02:02:13 PM
Meanwhile at the CDC, an official has been arrested and charged with two counts of child molestation and one count of bestiality.
 
2011-10-18 02:03:11 PM
We just got back from France where it is normal to have an aperitif, split a carafe of wine and finish with a digestive - at lunch!
 
2011-10-18 02:03:24 PM

dryknife: Meanwhile at the CDC, an official has been arrested and charged with two counts of child molestation and one count of bestiality.


And presumably, she did all that sober. Huh.
 
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