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(KeysNet)   Capt. Obvious checking in to tell you there is a LOT of booze in the dribble coming off our favorite state   (keysnet.com) divider line 24
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2014-04-05 04:15:06 PM  
That is defined as "binge drinking" (four to five alcoholic drinks in a single setting at least once in a 30-day period)

That's
binge drinking? Take out the "30" and you're closer.
 
2014-04-05 06:31:59 PM  
Where did I put that salt shaker...
 
2014-04-05 06:32:43 PM  
I wasn't aware that I had a favorite state. Where would I get any sort of indication as to which state this was?
 
2014-04-05 06:34:44 PM  

Mugato: That is defined as "binge drinking" (four to five alcoholic drinks in a single setting at least once in a 30-day period)

That's binge drinking? Take out the "30" and you're closer.


Closer, sure. I mean...send me a 20-year-old girl who "binges" on a bottle of wine.

You can start drinking a bottle of wine during the pregame show of your favorite sports team, finish it before the end of the game and be sober by the time the postgame show is over.
 
2014-04-05 07:27:34 PM  

jaylectricity: I wasn't aware that I had a favorite state. Where would I get any sort of indication as to which state this was?


Check your underwear.
 
2014-04-05 07:34:10 PM  

fusillade762: Where did I put that salt shaker...


next to the pop top and the flip flop
 
2014-04-05 07:36:02 PM  
Damn you Hemingway
 
2014-04-05 07:47:44 PM  
I did a lot of gigs in Key West.  And there is NOTHING to do there but drink and eat sketchy food.  Oh, work through your hangover with your feet in the sea.
 
2014-04-05 07:50:45 PM  
I read dribble as dirigible and I was like sweet a booze cruise on a blimp..
 
2014-04-05 07:52:37 PM  

bunner: I did a lot of gigs in Key West.  And there is NOTHING to do there but drink and eat sketchy food.  Oh, work through your hangover with your feet in the sea.


Who provided the power, who managed the venue, where did the stage hands come from. Nothing to do is relative.
 
2014-04-05 07:58:12 PM  
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2014-04-05 08:07:20 PM  

Huskadoodle: bunner: I did a lot of gigs in Key West.  And there is NOTHING to do there but drink and eat sketchy food.  Oh, work through your hangover with your feet in the sea.

Who provided the power, who managed the venue, where did the stage hands come from. Nothing to do is relative.


On the whole, I agree with you but these weren't arenas, sheds or even festivals.  These were bar gigs.
 
2014-04-05 08:18:58 PM  

Mugato: That is defined as "binge drinking" (four to five alcoholic drinks in a single setting at least once in a 30-day period)

That's binge drinking? Take out the "30" and you're closer.


That is the MADD definition of "binge" drinking. Change that to four to five drinks *per hour* in a single sitting, and you might have a case. Otherwise, about 30% of all adults in America are "binge" drinkers on a regular basis (as in, at least once a week).
 
2014-04-05 08:35:26 PM  

ClavellBCMI: That is the MADD definition of "binge" drinking.


That's why I belong to DAMM. Drunks Against Mad Mothers.
 
2014-04-05 08:53:46 PM  
1 beer a day would make me a heavy drinker?
 
2014-04-05 09:02:50 PM  

flyinglizard: 1 beer a day would make me a heavy drinker?


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2014-04-05 09:06:59 PM  

Mugato: That is defined as "binge drinking" (four to five alcoholic drinks in a single setting at least once in a 30-day period)

That's binge drinking? Take out the "30" and you're closer.


No, that's alcoholism.

It can be functional alcoholism, but still alcoholism.
 
2014-04-05 09:16:13 PM  
bunner:..And there is NOTHING to do there but drink and eat sketchy food.

that's somewhat true, especially if you're just visiting. The first 6+ years I lived in Key West, there weren't enough hours in the day and it was rare when I wasn't in or on the water, then I discovered that the whole 'you must be 18 to drink' was more of an abstract concept than a law and it was all over fo me.
 
2014-04-05 09:35:05 PM  

RandomRandom: Mugato: That is defined as "binge drinking" (four to five alcoholic drinks in a single setting at least once in a 30-day period)

That's binge drinking? Take out the "30" and you're closer.

No, that's alcoholism.

It can be functional alcoholism, but still alcoholism.


I realize this is opening a wormcan, but I would contend that a true alcoholic, by definition, cannot be functional. Substance abuse becomes a problem when it interferes with one's life, and that fairly well rules out reliable functionality- an alcoholic CANNOT function without their booze of choice, and that DEFINITELY interferes. I realize that there are alcoholics out there that down a 12 pack on the way to work, but I find myself wondering what kind of work they can do whilst that heavily intoxicated.

As far as the definition goes, I go to a karaoke bar once a week, and usually have four beers. Am I addicted to booze? No. Do I consider myself an alcoholic? No. Do I consider that "binge drinking"? Not if I don't get a hangover. The definition is as such to automatically guilt people into thinking they drink too much and should cut back- and as soon as your definition includes a moral judgement, I can't take your viewpoint seriously anymore.

/understands that my views are opinion and anecdotal
//if you HAVE to have a drink, any drink, you're an alcoholic
///if you only drink locally-sourced artisanal seasonal microbrews, you are not
 
2014-04-06 12:16:34 AM  

grinding_journalist: ///if you only drink locally-sourced artisanal seasonal microbrews, you are not


If you drink Monster drinks all day WTF???

nothing against G_J, just what is the expectation of product abuse.
 
2014-04-06 12:50:38 AM  
Under these guidelines, I am an alcoholic. Actually, under any guidelines I am an alcoholic. I get up on time, never miss work, and I am in good health. I only missed work twice in 20 years, and no, I would never go in if I were ill and potentially infect coworkers. But a lady I work with calls in at very least 3 times a month sick but never drinks a drop. She has migraines, stomach virus, nausea, or whatever. I told her that perhaps she needed to booze it up from time to time.
 
2014-04-06 01:26:59 AM  
Uh...

I thought binge drinking WAS our favorite state.
 
2014-04-06 06:49:05 AM  

Mugato: That is defined as "binge drinking" (four to five alcoholic drinks in a single setting at least once in a 30-day period)

That's binge drinking?


Yeah really. I had two beers with dinner last night and a few before we went out.  I'll likely have a few today while watching some sporting event. Guess I'm a binge drinker *shrugs*
 
2014-04-06 10:52:30 AM  
- Monroe County's obesity rate among adults is 19 percent -- the lowest percentage in Florida

- Monroe County also ranks first statewide on a less-admirable scale, the 28 percent rate of "excessive drinking."



Wait, so  you mean to tell me the whole county is full of skinny alcoholics? I'm going to have to rethink this whole "Florida bad" thing.
 
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