Rapmaster2000: I get a 10, but including that time I got drunk and fell down the stairs ups it to 14. Seems kind of arbitrary.
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.
special20: This whole thing makes me think that DWI laws should be handled on a case by case basis. One size does not fit all. Just ask a drunk.
fanbladesaresharp: That's fine. We'll pay you nicely for carting our asses around.
JustLookin: FTFQ:3. How often do you have six or more drinks on one occasion?NeverLess than once a monthMonthlyTwo to three times a weekFour or more times a weekSo if I have six or more drinks once a week, do I answer "Monthly" or "Two to three times a week?" It's neither, you farking jackbags!
mantidor: and drinking a merlot as I type
punkhippie: fundie god, the one who pretty much hates you but will put up with you if you say you like his kid
Sid_6.7: 14!I should drink less, but I enjoy it so damn much.
Pokey.Clyde: punkhippie: fundie god, the one who pretty much hates you but will put up with you if you say you like his kidThat was just hateful and uncalled for
Uchiha_Cycliste: that's a familiar score and attitude.
Jon iz teh kewl: Citrate1007: Jon iz teh kewl: alcoholism is only a problem if the user is violentcase closedNeglected children beg to differ.why are you drinking if your married?if i get married i'm never drinking again because i'd be honestly happy
PrivateCaboose: Mimic_Octopus: PrivateCaboose: Mimic_Octopus: 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.Jesus Christ that's a lot of calories.6' 175. consume several thousand calories per day, burn as many or more between walking to work, using stairs not elevator and hitting the gym on lunch break, then hiking or snowboarding on weekendsIdk, I ride my bike into work and hit the gym daily but an extra 300 calories a day would still make me chubby. Easiest way I've found to drop weight is to drop booze.Being a chick sucks.
Nemo's Brother: I will occasionally feel I'm starting to drink too much and take a month off. Because I can do this, means I am not an alcoholic.
punkhippie: The AA model does not apply to anyone, as it is built entirely on made-up bullshiat. Alcohol addiction is real enough, it just has nothing to do with diseases, powerlessness, higher powers or any of that crap.
JustLookin: So if I have six or more drinks once a week, do I answer "Monthly" or "Two to three times a week?" It's neither, you farking jackbags!
moops: Bullshiat. As someone in a 12-step program, they do work if you want them to work.
RealAmericanHero: moops: Bullshiat. As someone in a 12-step program, they do work if you want them to work.Question: Is it true that AA isn't technically Christian and you can believe in any "higher power," or do they say that up front but then bully you into becoming Christian?That whole aspect of it has given me a really negative opinion toward AA, but I've never done it so I'm not truly sure if my opinion is warranted or not.
Sid_6.7: Uchiha_Cycliste: that's a familiar score and attitude.My background: I'm Scotch-Irish, Welsh, Flemish, and German.I'm pretty much bred genetically to be a drinking god. A few beers does nothing unless it's on an empty stomach. Hell, getting wasted on beer is actually kind of hard.
trivial use of my dark powers: By 'taking action' I assume he means drink more to achieve that alcoholism. No one likes a quitter.
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