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(Daily Mail)   Do you have a drinking problem? Close one eye and take this handy quiz to find out   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 102
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2013-11-09 01:22:33 PM
What a stupid test.  I don't believe any of it. I can stop anytime I wish.
 
2013-11-09 03:19:23 PM
I made a cheat sheet, 1-0, 2-0, 3-0, 4-0, 5-0, 6-0, 7-0, 8-0, 9-0, 10-0.
 
2013-11-09 04:41:10 PM
if you're "0" on 5,7,8,and 9 there's no problem.
 
2013-11-09 04:51:37 PM
A pint is 3 units...well fark that test then.
 
2013-11-09 05:06:29 PM
A standard wine pour is 5 ounces, period. 1 ounce equals 30 ml. Therefore, a standard pour of red wine is 150 milliliters, not 125, and their entire unit measurement is bullshiat. I declare this test stupid.
 
2013-11-09 06:26:25 PM
Tests make me nervous, I feel like I need something to calm my nerves.
 
2013-11-09 06:34:34 PM
I don't have a problem. People with problems go to meetings and I've never been to one in my life!
 
2013-11-09 06:34:36 PM

i.telegraph.co.uk

 
2013-11-09 06:37:13 PM
If I ran out of beer. That's a drink drinking problem.
 
2013-11-09 06:37:29 PM
I don't have a drinking problem. In fact I'm fairly good at it.
 
2013-11-09 06:37:54 PM
FTA: "How often do you have a feeling of guilt or remorse after your drinking?"

All the time! But you know what helps me forget feelings of guilt or remorse?
 
2013-11-09 06:39:49 PM
Sure, I drink to much.  I don't bother anybody, it usually puts me in a better mood, and I drink close to home so I don't have to drive.

Want me to feel guilty about it?  Fark you.  There's much worse things a person can be than a responsible drunk.
 
2013-11-09 06:41:07 PM

Barfmaker: A pint is 3 units...well fark that test then.


Yeah I could have done 5 shots instead of two beers and been better off for the quiz, but DUI on the roadside pop quiz.
 
2013-11-09 06:41:18 PM
It's day 4 without a smoke.  But I'm not a machine.  I needs my booze.
 
2013-11-09 06:41:47 PM
my friend's been snortin' coke for 15 years and he ain't hooked.  -richard pryor.
 
2013-11-09 06:43:32 PM
Well, it isn't impairing my life, so I'd say no.
 
2013-11-09 06:43:46 PM
This will be graded on a curve? right?
 
2013-11-09 06:44:26 PM

bayoubruce: What a stupid test.  I don't believe any of it. I can stop anytime I wish.


It is a stupid test because I didn't know what I was supposed to do after answering the first question: never. Take a drink, I guess.
 
2013-11-09 06:44:53 PM
alcopop?  probably better than alcopoop
 
2013-11-09 06:45:26 PM

bayoubruce: What a stupid test.  I don't believe any of it. I can stop anytime I wish.


Exactly, they're talking about when the bar closes, Right?
 
2013-11-09 06:46:09 PM
This is like the definition of a binge.  Most people think of a binge as a lost weekend while researchers and health officials feel it is 4 pints of beer or more (or the equivalent).  I think there is a disconnect there.
 
2013-11-09 06:51:47 PM
"Would you say you've struggled with alcohol?"

No.
 
2013-11-09 06:52:04 PM

Pocket Ninja: A standard wine pour is 5 ounces, period. 1 ounce equals 30 ml. Therefore, a standard pour of red wine is 150 milliliters, not 125, and their entire unit measurement is bullshiat. I declare this test stupid.


They show an entire bottle of wine is 10 units, and that is 750 ml, making one unit 75 ml, now what were we talking about?

Oh, OK, a 125 ml glass of wine (assuming it is the same thing as in the bottle, since that dichotomy between red and white is rather mysterious, especially if they have the same alcohol content,...)  is 125/75 = 1.67 units, guess they rounded down, they may have been drunk.

So why aren't we drinking white wine more?  Besides not particularly caring for it, except for an occasionally smoky Chardonnay.

Your 5 ounce glass, according to their scale, would be 148 ml, or 148/75 ~ 2 units

I'd rather drink with you, Pocket Ninja, than the holier than though prigs that wrote the article.
 
2013-11-09 06:53:25 PM
How often do I drink alcohol? Never. Alright next question: How many units of alcohol do you drink on a typical day, 1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-9, 10+. Did the test just call me a liar?
 
2013-11-09 06:54:43 PM

JasonOfOrillia: This is like the definition of a binge.  Most people think of a binge as a lost weekend while researchers and health officials feel it is 4 pints of beer or more (or the equivalent).  I think there is a disconnect there.


Exactly.  And referring to what everyone thinks of as moderate, harmless drinking as "binge drinking" is dangerous in the same way that DARE's hilarious standards for what constitutes drug abuse is dangerous for school-aged kids.  It makes it harder to take it seriously when someone is confronted about their ACTUAL dangerous binge drinking.
 
2013-11-09 06:54:51 PM
Shaddup, test.  You don't know me...

/takes a sloppy swing at my laptop
 
2013-11-09 06:55:06 PM
I don't need a stupid test to tell me I have a drinking problem
 
2013-11-09 07:00:14 PM

darwinpolice: JasonOfOrillia: This is like the definition of a binge.  Most people think of a binge as a lost weekend while researchers and health officials feel it is 4 pints of beer or more (or the equivalent).  I think there is a disconnect there.

Exactly.  And referring to what everyone thinks of as moderate, harmless drinking as "binge drinking" is dangerous in the same way that DARE's hilarious standards for what constitutes drug abuse is dangerous for school-aged kids.  It makes it harder to take it seriously when someone is confronted about their ACTUAL dangerous binge drinking.


It's also annoying as fark when the kids come home from school and can't differentiate between the risks of a glass of wine with dinner and snorting lines off of the coffee table.
 
2013-11-09 07:01:16 PM
GO HOME TEST YOU ARE DRUNK
 
2013-11-09 07:02:09 PM
If you feel compelled to take a test, you have a problem
 
2013-11-09 07:03:01 PM

IronTom: Pocket Ninja: A standard wine pour is 5 ounces, period. 1 ounce equals 30 ml. Therefore, a standard pour of red wine is 150 milliliters, not 125, and their entire unit measurement is bullshiat. I declare this test stupid.

They show an entire bottle of wine is 10 units, and that is 750 ml, making one unit 75 ml, now what were we talking about?

Oh, OK, a 125 ml glass of wine (assuming it is the same thing as in the bottle, since that dichotomy between red and white is rather mysterious, especially if they have the same alcohol content,...)  is 125/75 = 1.67 units, guess they rounded down, they may have been drunk.

So why aren't we drinking white wine more?  Besides not particularly caring for it, except for an occasionally smoky Chardonnay.

Your 5 ounce glass, according to their scale, would be 148 ml, or 148/75 ~ 2 units

I'd rather drink with you, Pocket Ninja, than the holier than though prigs that wrote the article.


Its called the Daily Fail for a reason.
 
2013-11-09 07:06:18 PM

namegoeshere: darwinpolice: JasonOfOrillia: This is like the definition of a binge.  Most people think of a binge as a lost weekend while researchers and health officials feel it is 4 pints of beer or more (or the equivalent).  I think there is a disconnect there.

Exactly.  And referring to what everyone thinks of as moderate, harmless drinking as "binge drinking" is dangerous in the same way that DARE's hilarious standards for what constitutes drug abuse is dangerous for school-aged kids.  It makes it harder to take it seriously when someone is confronted about their ACTUAL dangerous binge drinking.

It's also annoying as fark when the kids come home from school and can't differentiate between the risks of a glass of wine with dinner and snorting lines off of the coffee table.


Completely agree. Wine is for losers.
 
2013-11-09 07:06:39 PM
Yes to all or the right side of the questionnaire to all of the questions.
 
2013-11-09 07:07:45 PM

Stone Meadow: "Would you say you've struggled with alcohol?"

No.


consider yourself lucky then...some of those bottles can be a tough mother to open
 
2013-11-09 07:09:25 PM

darwinpolice: JasonOfOrillia: This is like the definition of a binge.  Most people think of a binge as a lost weekend while researchers and health officials feel it is 4 pints of beer or more (or the equivalent).  I think there is a disconnect there.

Exactly.  And referring to what everyone thinks of as moderate, harmless drinking as "binge drinking" is dangerous in the same way that DARE's hilarious standards for what constitutes drug abuse is dangerous for school-aged kids.  It makes it harder to take it seriously when someone is confronted about their ACTUAL dangerous binge drinking.


These. I like to consume (probably too much) beer on the weekends in the privacy of my own home, I don't fight with my wife, beat the kids or kick the dogs, all of our bills are paid and I've got a good GPA in a hard science major, all while doing a paid fellowship in the Engineering department.

That's a far cry from actual dangerous binge drinking. That a relatively normal American male existence, at least from what I've seen in my lifetime of being around normal American males from a wide variety of backgrounds.
 
2013-11-09 07:09:26 PM

JasonOfOrillia: This is like the definition of a binge.  Most people think of a binge as a lost weekend while researchers and health officials feel it is 4 pints of beer or more (or the equivalent).  I think there is a disconnect there.


Four pints is a fair bit in one sitting but a "binge" it is not IMHO. Also, what's with question 1 - it seems out of whack with the rest in terms of severity. I will often have 3-5 drinks in the course of a week. As much as 8-10 sometimes, if I have 1-2 drinks each of 4-5 evenings through the week. I don't feel that's a problem, except for the calorie intake (but I'm a runner).

Last time I "lost time" was... well I can't remember (but in a good way, it was many years ago). I've only blacked out a handful of times in my life actually.
 
2013-11-09 07:09:55 PM
4/3/3/1/0/0/1/0/4*/4 = 20

* does it count if someone else started the fight?

/ Woohoo! Just under the wire for "possible depenedence"
 
2013-11-09 07:10:59 PM

Banned on the Run: 4/3/3/1/0/0/1/0/4*/4 = 20

* does it count if someone else started the fight?

/ Woohoo! Just under the wire for "possible depenedence"


LOL! Misspelled "dependence".
/Only on 1st beer
 
2013-11-09 07:11:49 PM

Korzine: How often do I drink alcohol? Never. Alright next question: How many units of alcohol do you drink on a typical day, 1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-9, 10+. Did the test just call me a liar?


It's a quiz to determine how much risk you have for alcohol dependence. Why should the quiz have anything else for you after you said you never drink?
 
2013-11-09 07:14:48 PM
I scored a 4.

shiat, I need to drink more.
 
2013-11-09 07:17:34 PM

picturescrazy: Korzine: How often do I drink alcohol? Never. Alright next question: How many units of alcohol do you drink on a typical day, 1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-9, 10+. Did the test just call me a liar?

It's a quiz to determine how much risk you have for alcohol dependence. Why should the quiz have anything else for you after you said you never drink?


Because question 2 is the only one without the option of "never" or "none".
 
2013-11-09 07:18:24 PM

MayoSlather: Tests make me nervous, I feel like I need something to calm my nerves.


I was nervous at first but I scored 100 anyway
 
2013-11-09 07:19:45 PM
FTFA:A quarter of Britain's workforce is drinking at a dangerous level - putting their health at risk, costing the economy £7.3billion a year, and leading to 17 million lost work days, they say.

I doubt that's taking into account all of the money spent on booze, not to mention there would probably be less work days "lost" to drinking if work was less stressful.
 
2013-11-09 07:20:29 PM

optional: I scored a 4.

shiat, I need to drink more.


Me too, although I'd kick it up to a 5 because I don't measure my glass of wine, and I'm sure it's over 5 oz.

I drink red, though, so I've go that going for me.

/not sure why there's a difference
 
2013-11-09 07:20:50 PM

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2013-11-09 07:21:43 PM
So as a woman, I use up my daily alcohol unit allotment with a single pint of beer? Fark that.
 
2013-11-09 07:21:59 PM

sifr: picturescrazy: Korzine: How often do I drink alcohol? Never. Alright next question: How many units of alcohol do you drink on a typical day, 1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-9, 10+. Did the test just call me a liar?

It's a quiz to determine how much risk you have for alcohol dependence. Why should the quiz have anything else for you after you said you never drink?

Because question 2 is the only one without the option of "never" or "none".


Yeah, but all of those options can be selected by people who drink.
 
2013-11-09 07:23:55 PM

brainiac-dumdum: So as a woman, I use up my daily alcohol unit allotment with a single pint of beer? Fark that.


Well come on, how are you supposed to make a proper sammich if you're drunk?
 
2013-11-09 07:23:59 PM

Barfmaker: A pint is 3 units...well fark that test then.


A pint is 3 but a bottle is 1.7?  Makes sense I guess for 20 oz Limey pints. (answered my own question)

If the shot is 1, the beer should be 1.2, the pint should be 2.
Showing my work: A standard shot is 1.25 oz of 80 proof(40%), which is 0.5 oz pure EtOH.
A beer is 12 oz of 5%, which is 0.6 pure EtOH.



And white wine is 50% more alcohol than red???
 
2013-11-09 07:24:33 PM
I rarely drink any alcohol. Maybe a beer or two per year.

Used to drink my pay check and almost never had any money to pay for my uniform upgrades. Eyup ex Navy.
 
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