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.
antidisestablishmentarianism: I scored a 12. I thought it would be much worse.
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.
Gordian Cipher: Woo! High score!Just kidding, it's a 6./would have been more like a 20 in college
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.
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 authorThere's a lot of money to be made in convincing people they're broken and that you can fix them.
groppet: But I still hide it from my alcoholic roomate
Grapple: groppet: But I still hide it from my alcoholic roomate^^^^ lives alone. >8þ
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.
H31N0US: In other news you have to be a pretty farked up case to be considered an alcoholic according to that test.
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.
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!
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