screwzloos: Garbage quiz. I sit at home by myself every night and drink until I pass out, but I only scored a 10.I have no friends, family, obligations, or remorse about drinking. At some point I'm too drunk to get up and pour another, so I just go to bed instead of blacking out or getting hurt from it. Self-control has never been a problem - I just stop when I want to get up early the next day.I'm certainly more than an "almost-alcoholic"... I guess I just don't really have a drinking problem.
H31N0US: In other news you have to be a pretty farked up case to be considered an alcoholic according to that test.
ThatGuyFromTheInternet: 15. Probably would've been lower before I started dating a Farkette. I've heard so much BS about alcoholism to know that I ain't it, but people like to be judgey.
born_yesterday: H31N0US: In other news you have to be a pretty farked up case to be considered an alcoholic according to that test.Yeah, that was a far too forgiving test to be realistic in any way. I was completely honest, and got "social drinker", and even I think I'm a drunk.
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.
had98c: I got a 1. And I'm not even Mormon!
antidisestablishmentarianism: I scored a 12. I thought it would be much worse.
Nightshade50: Wait since alcoholism is considered a disease, you either have it or don't. There's no such thing as a almost disease. Is there?/right?
Citrate1007: Jon iz teh kewl: alcoholism is only a problem if the user is violentcase closedNeglected children beg to differ.
Girion47: 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 happyLOL it's obvious you've never been married.
RealAmericanHero: 27... given how much I've been drinking, getting into "alcoholic" range must require some really amazing conduct
breakfast_in_bedlam: 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.
Ego edo infantia cattus: robbiex0r: 14*shrug*Me to! A round of shrugs for everyone!
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!
Doctor Doyle believes millions who become addicted pass through the "almost alcoholic" phase, and he thinks a lot can stop the problem there. Dr. Doyle shares, "We're not trying to put labels on people. In fact, we're trying to prevent people from getting the label of a very serious condition."
0-8 = normal social drinking
theotherwhitemeat: I'm a functioning alcoholic and I know it. Only a handful of people know. I scored a 27 so I feel I still got a little time!!
brandent: theotherwhitemeat: I'm a functioning alcoholic and I know it. Only a handful of people know. I scored a 27 so I feel I still got a little time!!Try this. If you are by the end of work already craving that first drink and starting to feel that little bit of anxiety, around 6 pm take 4 Benadryl instead. Just be prepared to go to bed by 9. Mellows you right out. Try it first on a Friday night so you don't have to work the next day. DO NOT drink anything that night. If this works and causes calm without the booze try 3 on a weeknight.
brandent: around 6 pm take 4 Benadryl instead.
Buffet: There's no such thing as an "alcoholic". No one HAS to have alcohol.
zzrhardy: Are you shiatting yourself whilst drunk?Y - Slow down.N - Your fine.
zzrhardy: Buffet: There's no such thing as an "alcoholic". No one HAS to have alcohol.People can die going cold turkey on alcohol.
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