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(The Sun (Ireland))   Survey says one fifth of Irish households with pre-school aged children binge drink weekly due to lockdown stress. Since this is the Sun, it's probably more like 110% drink at least a fifth of booze every night regardless of whether they have kids   (thesun.ie) divider line
    More: Obvious, Drinking culture, Alcoholism, per cent of families, aged children binge drink, Beer, per cent, new survey, Ms Horgan  
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2020-11-30 12:56:46 PM  
It's the Irish.

Binge drinking is their default state. This study is like saying they're breathing air because of the lockdowns.
 
2020-11-30 1:22:14 PM  
So we're saying they've cut back on the booze?

Don't let me down, Ireland.  You're my only hope to justify my bar tab.
 
2020-11-30 3:16:57 PM  
I binge drink three nights a week and I dont even have kids.

Im saying im tense.
 
2020-11-30 3:17:30 PM  
Why am I not surprised.
 
2020-11-30 3:22:04 PM  
Family Guy - Ireland before whiskey
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2020-11-30 3:23:52 PM  
"You're not drunk if you can lie on the floor without holding on." - Dean Martin, but I always want to think that witticism involves an Irishman somewhere
 
2020-11-30 3:29:32 PM  
I did a mental double take until I re-parsed the headline correctly.
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2020-11-30 3:32:12 PM  
i do.
 
2020-11-30 3:35:14 PM  
We are making good progress as a people.
It was higher 60-400 years ago.
 
2020-11-30 3:36:14 PM  
At least they were using a higher threshold to call "binge drinking"- "six or more standard drinks in one sitting". That's a pretty serious amount. I've seen reports that consider as low as 3 drinks a "binge".
 
2020-11-30 3:38:06 PM  
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2020-11-30 3:38:54 PM  

Enigmamf: At least they were using a higher threshold to call "binge drinking"- "six or more standard drinks in one sitting". That's a pretty serious amount. I've seen reports that consider as low as 3 drinks a "binge".


They've used pretty dodgy numbers before. "More than 3 drinks in a 6 hour period"
 
2020-11-30 3:44:15 PM  

Enigmamf: At least they were using a higher threshold to call "binge drinking"- "six or more standard drinks in one sitting". That's a pretty serious amount. I've seen reports that consider as low as 3 drinks a "binge".


I'll allow six. Three is a joke.

Even six means little if you aren't chugging them. For some reason "how much are people altering their state and for how long" is an ignored thing.
 
2020-11-30 3:44:46 PM  
Being locked in your house for four months will do that to you.
 
2020-11-30 3:49:16 PM  
ever since weed was legalized in my state for adult use my drinking has gone to near 0.
An Irish friend of mine once said that God created beer to keep the Irish from taking over the world.  My response was that of all God's inventions that one is definitely working the best.
 
2020-11-30 3:50:11 PM  
Aviation Gin Homeschool Edition
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2020-11-30 3:51:00 PM  
I pick up my daughter at the local NGS every day.  As part of that, I stand around the  school with a bunch of Irish housewives before the teachers bring the girls out for pick up.

So I'm not saying I approve....  but I understand.
 
2020-11-30 3:58:49 PM  

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Man I haven't done good a Jaeger-bomb since I was five years old
 
2020-11-30 4:00:04 PM  

Enigmamf: At least they were using a higher threshold to call "binge drinking"- "six or more standard drinks in one sitting". That's a pretty serious amount. I've seen reports that consider as low as 3 drinks a "binge".


Define "sitting"

Since I work at home drinking at the office is only 20 seconds from drinking in my yard.
 
2020-11-30 4:06:10 PM  
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2020-11-30 4:15:29 PM  

thealgorerhythm: Enigmamf: At least they were using a higher threshold to call "binge drinking"- "six or more standard drinks in one sitting". That's a pretty serious amount. I've seen reports that consider as low as 3 drinks a "binge".

Define "sitting"

Since I work at home drinking at the office is only 20 seconds from drinking in my yard.


I've been drinking "in the office" since March!

/farkin IT
 
2020-11-30 4:19:12 PM  
Moderation is good
 
2020-11-30 4:40:17 PM  
I go through my monthly alcohol quota about twice a week.
 
2020-11-30 5:18:57 PM  
The pandemic stress got me into a binging cycle (read nightly drinking) this year.  I got into it in March.  Stopped, kind of, in April.  Got back into it before very long.  Drank a good part of the summer nights away.  Wrecked a relationship partly through that (and other bad coping mechanisms for stress).  Cut back hard in August.  Drank sporadically through October.  Now it's been six weeks without drinking and all of the booze out of the house.  In the first days and weeks I would actively miss drinking.  Now, I don't think of it much at all.

/sigh
//now binging food instead
 
2020-11-30 5:27:48 PM  

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2020-11-30 6:39:51 PM  

Enigmamf: At least they were using a higher threshold to call "binge drinking"- "six or more standard drinks in one sitting". That's a pretty serious amount. I've seen reports that consider as low as 3 drinks a "binge".


There was a point where 3 drinks were needed to make me feel normal. Thankfully I kicked the habit
 
2020-11-30 7:57:15 PM  
I kinda got bored of drinking.
 
2020-12-01 10:32:56 AM  

Enigmamf: I've seen reports that consider as low as 3 drinks a "binge".


Well yeah, but we're talking about preschoolers here, so you have to scale everything down.
 
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