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2012-12-11 03:54:33 PM
Dr. Doyle is focusing on the zone, between normal use and alcoholism diagnosis-the so-called almost alcoholic range. Here, the risk of things like insomnia, diabetes and cancer can increase.

Really? I find putting away a 12er a night takes care of that problem.
 
2012-12-11 04:07:14 PM
By 'taking action' I assume he means drink more to achieve that alcoholism. No one likes a quitter.
 
2012-12-11 04:07:20 PM
Brenda Wilhelmson believes she was an almost alcoholic. She confides, "It turned into a way that I rewarded myself at the end of the day, and it just escalated from there. I was basically drinking myself to sleep every night."

That's called alcoholism, sweetie. Nothing almost about it.
 
2012-12-11 04:27:49 PM
Dr. Doyle suggests, "If you're having four beers on Monday morning Friday night, see how you do with two beers."

That was the point where I began getting concerned.
 
2012-12-11 04:34:00 PM
I scored a 12. I thought it would be much worse.
 
2012-12-11 04:39:09 PM
Woo! High score!

Just kidding, it's a 6.

/would have been more like a 20 in college
 
2012-12-11 04:43:18 PM

dahmers love zombie: Dr. Doyle suggests, "If you're having four beers on Monday morning Friday night, see how you do with two beers."

That was the point where I began getting concerned.


Yeah no shiat. Depending on your metabolism and weight, 4 beers in one night is pretty much nothing.

This article is the equivalent of my friend's mom thinking I'm an alcoholic because I have a large array of liquor bottles in my kitchen.
 
2012-12-11 04:52:19 PM

antidisestablishmentarianism: I scored a 12. I thought it would be much worse.


10 here, and me too....
 
2012-12-11 04:53:14 PM
Dr. Doyle suggests, "If you're having four beers on Friday night, see how you do with two eight beers."

FTFM.
 
2012-12-11 04:54:50 PM
I got a 3. . .
 
2012-12-11 04:55:43 PM
Leave me alone.
 
2012-12-11 04:56:10 PM
Really, I only scored a 21?

It's probably because I don't drink when I get up. At noon. On a weekday.
 
2012-12-11 04:56:45 PM
In other news you have to be a pretty farked up case to be considered an alcoholic according to that test.
 
2012-12-11 04:57:13 PM
I scored a 1.

It is possible that I am wicked boring but have a good, strong liver. :-|
 
2012-12-11 04:57:30 PM

TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: This article is the equivalent of my friend's mom thinking I'm an alcoholic because I have a large array of liquor bottles in my kitchen.


FTFA:

Dr. Robert Doyle, a psychiatrist, researcher, and author

There's a lot of money to be made in convincing people they're broken and that you can fix them.
 
2012-12-11 04:57:31 PM
This approach to measuring and treating alcohol use/dependency is very beneficial, in that it doesn't attempt to paint lower level users as full-blown alcoholics, which is not only inaccurate but also leads them to reject suggestions that they may have anything to deal with.

A lot of behaviors that can have negative effects appear accross a wide spectrum, not just at one end or the other.

I think that this approach is a step in the right direction - but of course it will be lambasted by two groups: the folks with somewhat unhealthy drinking patterns who reject any suggestion they should alter behavior and the AA recovering alcoholics who insist that anyone who drinks is a dangerous addict.
 
2012-12-11 04:58:35 PM

Gordian Cipher: Woo! High score!

Just kidding, it's a 6.

/would have been more like a 20 in college


I couldnt get my score but I suspect it may have been the same. I drink so much less now. Hell a bottle of rum will last me longer than a month now. But I still hide it from my alcoholic roomate
 
2012-12-11 05:00:58 PM
14

*shrug*
 
2012-12-11 05:01:30 PM
Just a 6. Must try harder in 2013. Next stop, shiat-My-Pantsville.
 
2012-12-11 05:01:41 PM
farking busybodies telling me how to live my life.
 
2012-12-11 05:02:08 PM
11 gotta keep reaching for the dream
 
2012-12-11 05:02:21 PM

cefm: This approach to measuring and treating alcohol use/dependency is very beneficial, in that it doesn't attempt to paint lower level users as full-blown alcoholics, which is not only inaccurate but also leads them to reject suggestions that they may have anything to deal with.

A lot of behaviors that can have negative effects appear accross a wide spectrum, not just at one end or the other.

I think that this approach is a step in the right direction - but of course it will be lambasted by two groups: the folks with somewhat unhealthy drinking patterns who reject any suggestion they should alter behavior and the AA recovering alcoholics who insist that anyone who drinks is a dangerous addict.


Thanks for saying this. I used to imbibe way more than I do nowadays. I changed my behavior and now drink in moderation (mostly). I realize that some people are unable to control their drinking and destructive behavior it causes, but I really do think there are a lot more people who over-indulge to which the AA model does not apply.
 
2012-12-11 05:03:28 PM

sigdiamond2000: TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: This article is the equivalent of my friend's mom thinking I'm an alcoholic because I have a large array of liquor bottles in my kitchen.

FTFA:

Dr. Robert Doyle, a psychiatrist, researcher, and author

There's a lot of money to be made in convincing people they're broken and that you can fix them.


No sh*t. Wow, he's got a book out just in time for the dysfunctional family holiday gatherings.
 
2012-12-11 05:03:42 PM
A couple of bullshiat questions in there.

#7 How often have you felt guilt or remorse after drinking?
The question does not define a causal relationship - you could well be feeling guilt or remorse for something that has no connection to alcohol at all. Should rephrase to "guilt or remorse for something caused by or influenced by your drinking"

#10 - Has a relative or friend or coworker or a doctor expressed concern over your drinking?
The doctor part is OK, but the other 3 may have screwed up subjective views on drinking or on you - so the question itself leads to possibly inaccurate answers.
 
2012-12-11 05:04:47 PM
Meh........15
 
2012-12-11 05:04:49 PM
Nobody stops drinking when they're "almost' an alcoholic. That's the whole point of being an alcoholic, that you don't stop drinking when your head tells you that you should.

Duh, some doctor.
 
2012-12-11 05:05:00 PM
Dr. Doyle suggests, "If you're having four beers on Friday night, see how you do with two beers."

Wait, you want me to drink six beers? Well, you're the doctor.
 
2012-12-11 05:05:05 PM
Woohoo! I only scored a 16! I thought I was way worse than that! Time to celebrate!
 
2012-12-11 05:05:51 PM
I get a 10, but including that time I got drunk and fell down the stairs ups it to 14. Seems kind of arbitrary.
 
2012-12-11 05:07:17 PM
17. I work in the wine and spirits industry. This test is b.s. because, frankly, I worry about all the booze I consume.

/Drinking Pinot Noir while writing this.
//At work.
 
2012-12-11 05:07:51 PM
Given that we had our holiday party yesterday, followed by a happy hour, I'm getting a kick.

I left at 8:30, apparently the party went on until 2 am. That might be why I scored a 10 and not a 25.
 
2012-12-11 05:09:07 PM
28. What do I win?
 
2012-12-11 05:09:07 PM

groppet: But I still hide it from my alcoholic roomate


^^^^ lives alone. >8þ
 
2012-12-11 05:09:25 PM
10. Fark, I am disappoint. I blame legal Cannabis.
 
2012-12-11 05:09:38 PM
7?

What the hell, I've got to step up my game.
 
2012-12-11 05:10:17 PM
Does ordering another round fall under "taking action"?
 
2012-12-11 05:10:42 PM

Grapple: groppet: But I still hide it from my alcoholic roomate

^^^^ lives alone. >8þ


My roommates would never dare touch my single malt scotch.
 
2012-12-11 05:11:09 PM
A disappointing 22. I probably could have maxed out in my teen years in Green Bay, WI.
 
2012-12-11 05:11:42 PM
15... + $5 TotalFark.....lets see.. order of operations..carry the two.... yeah I drink too much.
 
2012-12-11 05:11:43 PM
Doctor doctor, give me the news, I gotta bad case of lovin' booze! No cheap swill is gonna cure my ill, I gotta bad case of lovin' boooooooooze!
 
2012-12-11 05:12:15 PM
i got an 8.

got thing a recounted the number of drinks per night by a standard of whether or not the drink was satisfactory in both quantity and quality.

/ it's so farking aggravating to be served a crappy drink. i just don't count them.
 
2012-12-11 05:12:16 PM
I dry out at least 1 day a week.

That day was yesterday. I'm cleared for takeoff.
 
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2012-12-11 05:12:27 PM
Are, or are not.There is no almost.
 
2012-12-11 05:12:31 PM
Dr. Doyle suggests, "If you're having four beers on Friday night, see how you do with two beers."

So just drink 2 less right.......down to 10 I guess. Yay me!
 
2012-12-11 05:12:51 PM

cefm: A couple of bullshiat questions in there.

#7 How often have you felt guilt or remorse after drinking?
The question does not define a causal relationship - you could well be feeling guilt or remorse for something that has no connection to alcohol at all. Should rephrase to "guilt or remorse for something caused by or influenced by your drinking"

#10 - Has a relative or friend or coworker or a doctor expressed concern over your drinking?
The doctor part is OK, but the other 3 may have screwed up subjective views on drinking or on you - so the question itself leads to possibly inaccurate answers.


You, good sir, sound like someone trying to justify squeaking into a lower bracket.
 
2012-12-11 05:13:18 PM
ftfa : "If you're having four beers on Friday night, see how you do with two beers."

it's impossible to take these clowns seriously when they spew this puritanical bullshiat. 2 farking beers on a friday night ? i have 2 beers before i summit a farking 12000 ft mountain, assshole. i have 12- 15 beers on a friday after a week's work. and 2-6 every night between.

save this shiat for the people that are blacking out and beating their kids.
 
2012-12-11 05:13:49 PM

H31N0US: In other news you have to be a pretty farked up case to be considered an alcoholic according to that test.


This.

Scored a 17, and I drink at least a pint of liquor a day, mixed in with a few beers (but they don't count).
 
2012-12-11 05:14:04 PM

pute kisses like a man: i got an 8.

got thing a recounted the number of drinks per night by a standard of whether or not the drink was satisfactory in both quantity and quality.

/ it's so farking aggravating to be served a crappy drink. i just don't count them.


what happened to my typing? did someone re-set my keyboard? that's not what I meant to say.
 
2012-12-11 05:14:19 PM

3

0-8 = normal social drinking
9-29= almost alcoholic range
30-40 = high risk


Wooo, I'm boring!
 
2012-12-11 05:14:21 PM

skinink: Doctor doctor, give me the news, I gotta bad case of lovin' booze! No cheap swill is gonna cure my ill, I gotta bad case of lovin' boooooooooze!


I'll never hear that song the same way again. This will rival the early 80's when my friend forever turned "Queen of Hearts" into "Queen of Farts".
 
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