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(Fox News)   Have four or more drinks 4 times a month? Congratulations, you're part of the epidemic of American binge drinkers that a new CDC study has just discovered. EVERYBODY *hic* PANIC   (foxnews.com) divider line 286
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2012-01-11 12:44:42 AM  
The CDC is on a Troll Rampage. Couple days ago we had a thread raging on the CDC for desribing rape as anyone who had a drink then had sex. They have made it their business to get outrageous results for the attention, accuracy or honesty be damned.
 
2012-01-11 12:51:37 AM  

GAT_00: I swear sometimes I'm the only person on this site that isn't an alcoholic.


Nah, I've never had more than a glass or two of wine at once, and that was at Circle.

/Kind of like Pagan Church
 
2012-01-11 12:54:55 AM  
It's about screwing you out of your bennies if you become disabled. In this part of the world (Green Bay), if you buy a six-pack of beer on game day, and don't stop at five, the local doctors *will* diagnose you as an alcoholic.

No, really.
 
2012-01-11 01:02:56 AM  

stewmadness: A six pack a day keeps the doctor away.


True enough. I've been doing just that for 30 years and I'm feeling fine. My last checkup 4 years ago showed zero problems. I've also been smoking for the last 39 years. I have no illusions about living forever, but these hysterical health warnings are, to borrow a line from the Network movie, "mass madness, you maniacs."
 
2012-01-11 01:16:29 AM  

IAmRight: A Fark Handle: four drinks, four times a month? so 16 drinks? sheeeet, that's called tuesday...


If you're drinking 4+ drinks, then yeah, you're drinking to get drunk. It's pretty much binge drinking.



Back around Thanksgiving, I had a brief discussion with some of you fellows after reading a bunch of family horror stories about alcoholic relatives, wherein I expressed shock at the behaviors and realized that I don't have much to worry about.

If someone drinks four drinks over a 5-6 hour period, they are NOT drinking to get drunk, because unless they're brand new to it, it ain't gonna happen. There's 'binge' drinking and then there's kegstands or lining up shots, getting hammered, and passing out in drunken yoga positions...
 
2012-01-11 01:31:55 AM  

kiwimoogle84: Coastalgrl: Its amazing the disconnect some people have with the rest of society. And Im pretty darn clueless.

//out of coke for my rum
///sadness

What's really sad is when you pop open a coke and sip it, and think it tastes funny, as though it's missing something...

/mighta done that just last week
//not an alcoholic, they're quitters
///I'm COMMITTED


Sometimes I have coke and rum. If it's a slow night I will add cola to my rum.
 
2012-01-11 01:32:28 AM  
This really is about getting people into treatment centers.
Never tell them how much you drink.
Just say "I drink on occasion" and let it go.
/Unless your getting a major surgery, since the anesthetic can kill you then if your a heavy drinker.
//not a doctor or nurse
 
2012-01-11 01:33:02 AM  
http://morebeer.com/search/103471

What do I do with this thing I just ordered then?
 
2012-01-11 01:43:39 AM  

D_S_W: http://morebeer.com/search/103471

What do I do with this thing I just ordered then?


My first thought was ?, my second thought was pretty doggies, then I followed the .com address and thought yea' I could help with that ; )
 
2012-01-11 01:56:11 AM  
lord if thats true im knock knock knockin on heavens door
 
2012-01-11 01:57:38 AM  
I had three Crown and cokes at lunch yesterday. Spent the rest of the day at the local coffee shop checking out hot chicks working on their college coursework... ahh, it's great to be unemployed!
 
2012-01-11 02:47:31 AM  
Yes, if it's Fox News, it must be true. Better run along and vote Republican now, y'all...
 
2012-01-11 04:11:51 AM  

halfof33: GAT_00: gilgigamesh: No offense, GAT

Am I supposed to be offended I'm not an alcoholic?

Jesus Christ who invited Captain Farking Buzz Kill?

We get it, you are a sober person, so why don't you farking post more about it, Saint Douchenozzle of the Cup of Shut the Fark Up?

Go drink your "coffee."

He has some good ideas once in a great while, I but I've had him marked down as tea-totaler for while now
 
2012-01-11 05:21:12 AM  
I have 4 drinks at work most nights.

/bartender
 
2012-01-11 05:49:39 AM  

adiabat: 4 or more drinks 4 times a month? I call that sobriety.


This. I am so proud that I am finally an over acheiver in something.

I think I should get a shirt or sticker or something for this.
 
2012-01-11 06:00:38 AM  

halfof33: GAT_00: gilgigamesh: No offense, GAT

Am I supposed to be offended I'm not an alcoholic?

Jesus Christ who invited Captain Farking Buzz Kill?

We get it, you are a sober person, so why don't you farking post more about it, Saint Douchenozzle of the Cup of Shut the Fark Up?

Go drink your "coffee."


Oh Half tell me you live somewhere in Texas??? Tell me that there will a day we are at a Fark party together. Because you have made my farking day.

/at work
//no drink for four days
///Mickey is calling my name.
 
2012-01-11 06:04:26 AM  
i.imgur.com
 
2012-01-11 06:14:52 AM  
I love being a lightweight when it comes to alcohol. I don't like being drunk, but if I feel like getting buzzed, one drink will do it. Half a drink, if I haven't eaten anything. Saves me a lot of money.
 
2012-01-11 06:53:15 AM  

veedeevadeevoodee: Have four or more drinks 4 times a month?

[graphics8.nytimes.com image 600x366]

/ all of Britian laughs at teh silliness


Cute British girls? WHEN DID THIS HAPPEN???
 
2012-01-11 07:09:03 AM  

Sabyen91: cbathrob: Last time I was at the doctor, they asked me if I had consumed more than 4 alcoholic drinks on any one day in the past month. It was December, and I had had a few at Thanksgiving (normally I rarely drink). This triggered some kind of mandatory alcohol counseling with the doctor. To his credit, he accepted my explanation that it had been Thanksgiving and rather impatiently changed the subject. So, yeah, there seems to be a big push to identify "binge" drinking, defined pretty broadly.

WAT?


Admitting you smoke any amount will trigger a stop smoking talk. Binge drinking should get the quit drinking talk. mandatory for most docs, nurses, etc.

/in health care
//doesn't lie
///isn't asked as much as I should be because I am in health care.
 
2012-01-11 07:36:05 AM  

thelordofcheese: Cute British girls? WHEN DID THIS HAPPEN???


They're not allowed out of the pub. Ever.
 
2012-01-11 07:55:44 AM  

No_Good_Name: Sabyen91: cbathrob: Last time I was at the doctor, they asked me if I had consumed more than 4 alcoholic drinks on any one day in the past month. It was December, and I had had a few at Thanksgiving (normally I rarely drink). This triggered some kind of mandatory alcohol counseling with the doctor. To his credit, he accepted my explanation that it had been Thanksgiving and rather impatiently changed the subject. So, yeah, there seems to be a big push to identify "binge" drinking, defined pretty broadly.

WAT?

Admitting you smoke any amount will trigger a stop smoking talk. Binge drinking should get the quit drinking talk. mandatory for most docs, nurses, etc.

/in health care
//doesn't lie
///isn't asked as much as I should be because I am in health care.


It sounds like he had to make an appointment for counseling. For 4 drinks once in the last month? It is ridiculous.
 
2012-01-11 08:03:55 AM  

violentsalvation: GAT_00: RexTalionis: GAT_00: violentsalvation: GAT_00: I swear sometimes I'm the only person on this site that isn't an alcoholic.

Drink responsibly, start today.

I drink 4 or more drinks maybe 3 times a month, and that's a maybe.

I drink 1-2 drinks once or twice a week, if I'm in the drinking mood. Otherwise, I drink no more than 2 drinks once a month.

1-2 once or twice a week about matches me too.

I have at least 3 on weeknights and closer to 6 on the weekends, almost every single day.


I have one a day during the week, and generally 4-7 each on Friday and Saturday nights.
 
2012-01-11 08:24:41 AM  
Next up, employers who fire or wont hire due to off the clock alcohol consumption
 
2012-01-11 08:29:26 AM  

veedeevadeevoodee: Have four or more drinks 4 times a month?

[graphics8.nytimes.com image 600x366]

/ all of Britian laughs at teh silliness


That woman with the Union Jack shirt on might be the only attractive British woman I've ever seen on Fark.
 
2012-01-11 08:30:52 AM  
I think I might have a wee nip about now....
 
2012-01-11 09:16:13 AM  

Joe Blowme: Next up, employers who fire or wont hire due to off the clock alcohol consumption


How can they? Unless employees are coming in drunk or hungover, in which case the employer has a fair case that off-the-clock drinking is affecting the person's work performance.

But if a person gets hammered every night, sleeps it off, and comes in to work on time and performs to standard - the boss certainly has no justification.
 
2012-01-11 09:29:07 AM  
heh, I often have 4 drinks 4 or more times a day. FTW
 
2012-01-11 09:31:41 AM  
"According to the CDC, binge drinkers are at a higher risk for many health and social problems, including car accidents, violence, liver disease, certain cancers, heart disease, sexually transmitted diseases and unintended pregnancies.

What the fark are they drinking?
 
2012-01-11 10:33:03 AM  

Nogale: Joe Blowme: Next up, employers who fire or wont hire due to off the clock alcohol consumption

How can they? Unless employees are coming in drunk or hungover, in which case the employer has a fair case that off-the-clock drinking is affecting the person's work performance.

But if a person gets hammered every night, sleeps it off, and comes in to work on time and performs to standard - the boss certainly has no justification.


they are doing it with smoking so i assume this will be next, all for your own good health citizen.
 
2012-01-11 10:46:25 AM  
They came for my cool childhood toys, and I said nothing.
They came for my cigarettes, and I said nothing.
They came for my beer, and I'm surprised?

The older I get, the more I realize "doing good for society" is usually the same thought process that begat Prohibition and the rise of organized crime.

F*** the do-gooders. Drink, smoke pot, eat what you want, and abort all you want to. We all have to die someday, so enjoy (in relative moderation--don't want to get hit by you and your drunken butt driving home). And we're probably better off without the crotchfruit of those who think abortion is a nifty idea anyway.
 
2012-01-11 11:42:55 AM  
In 1830 the average American over 15 years of age drank 7.3 gallons of pure alcohol a year. That's the equivalent of 90 fifths of 80-proof liquor, 1.8 bottles per week for every drinker in the country.

You're not trying hard enough!
 
2012-01-11 10:22:40 PM  

Sabyen91: No_Good_Name: Sabyen91: cbathrob: Last time I was at the doctor, they asked me if I had consumed more than 4 alcoholic drinks on any one day in the past month. It was December, and I had had a few at Thanksgiving (normally I rarely drink). This triggered some kind of mandatory alcohol counseling with the doctor. To his credit, he accepted my explanation that it had been Thanksgiving and rather impatiently changed the subject. So, yeah, there seems to be a big push to identify "binge" drinking, defined pretty broadly.

WAT?

Admitting you smoke any amount will trigger a stop smoking talk. Binge drinking should get the quit drinking talk. mandatory for most docs, nurses, etc.

/in health care
//doesn't lie
///isn't asked as much as I should be because I am in health care.

It sounds like he had to make an appointment for counseling. For 4 drinks once in the last month? It is ridiculous.


No, I didn't have to make a separate appointment. It was Kaiser. It wasn't any kind of imposition, but I got a sense that's their standard operating procedure now: more than 4 drinks on any given occasion in the past month means the doctor has a "talk" with you. The Doc recognized that there was no there there and moved on to the purpose of my visit. I mean, jeez, as if sex reassignment isn't complicated enough already!
 
2012-01-11 10:51:51 PM  

cbathrob: Sabyen91: No_Good_Name: Sabyen91: cbathrob: Last time I was at the doctor, they asked me if I had consumed more than 4 alcoholic drinks on any one day in the past month. It was December, and I had had a few at Thanksgiving (normally I rarely drink). This triggered some kind of mandatory alcohol counseling with the doctor. To his credit, he accepted my explanation that it had been Thanksgiving and rather impatiently changed the subject. So, yeah, there seems to be a big push to identify "binge" drinking, defined pretty broadly.

WAT?

Admitting you smoke any amount will trigger a stop smoking talk. Binge drinking should get the quit drinking talk. mandatory for most docs, nurses, etc.

/in health care
//doesn't lie
///isn't asked as much as I should be because I am in health care.

It sounds like he had to make an appointment for counseling. For 4 drinks once in the last month? It is ridiculous.

No, I didn't have to make a separate appointment. It was Kaiser. It wasn't any kind of imposition, but I got a sense that's their standard operating procedure now: more than 4 drinks on any given occasion in the past month means the doctor has a "talk" with you. The Doc recognized that there was no there there and moved on to the purpose of my visit. I mean, jeez, as if sex reassignment isn't complicated enough already!


Ok, it sounded like a classic case of over-serving those that had good insurance. By the way, don't admit anything because even though you are supposed to have doctor-patient privilege but when it comes to booze you don't. "Alchoholic" sticks with you if you are diagnosed as such. And you don't have to be one. One of the questions for alcoholism is "Do you drink after 12 AM?". Doesn't mean a thing but you will be shuttled into rehab.
 
2012-01-11 11:02:27 PM  
Why is time never accounted for in these "you're a drunk" equations? If I drink four beers while watching a football game and it takes me the whole game to drink them, I'm not even going to be buzzed. If I slam four beers, I will be drunk.

Huge difference.
 
2012-01-12 12:05:25 AM  

Sabyen91: cbathrob: Sabyen91: No_Good_Name: Sabyen91: cbathrob: Last time I was at the doctor, they asked me if I had consumed more than 4 alcoholic drinks on any one day in the past month. It was December, and I had had a few at Thanksgiving (normally I rarely drink). This triggered some kind of mandatory alcohol counseling with the doctor. To his credit, he accepted my explanation that it had been Thanksgiving and rather impatiently changed the subject. So, yeah, there seems to be a big push to identify "binge" drinking, defined pretty broadly.

WAT?

Admitting you smoke any amount will trigger a stop smoking talk. Binge drinking should get the quit drinking talk. mandatory for most docs, nurses, etc.

/in health care
//doesn't lie
///isn't asked as much as I should be because I am in health care.

It sounds like he had to make an appointment for counseling. For 4 drinks once in the last month? It is ridiculous.

No, I didn't have to make a separate appointment. It was Kaiser. It wasn't any kind of imposition, but I got a sense that's their standard operating procedure now: more than 4 drinks on any given occasion in the past month means the doctor has a "talk" with you. The Doc recognized that there was no there there and moved on to the purpose of my visit. I mean, jeez, as if sex reassignment isn't complicated enough already!

Ok, it sounded like a classic case of over-serving those that had good insurance. By the way, don't admit anything because even though you are supposed to have doctor-patient privilege but when it comes to booze you don't. "Alchoholic" sticks with you if you are diagnosed as such. And you don't have to be one. One of the questions for alcoholism is "Do you drink after 12 AM?". Doesn't mean a thing but you will be shuttled into rehab.


Yeah, I'm too trusting, precisely because I felt I had nothing to hide. I mean, 20 years ago they would have had cause for concern. But now? I'm such a respectable citizen it's positively sickening.

/old
 
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