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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 3:44:15 PM  
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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 3:38:54 PM  
3 votes:

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 3:38:06 PM  
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2020-11-30 5:18:57 PM  
2 votes:
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 4:40:17 PM  
2 votes:
I go through my monthly alcohol quota about twice a week.
 
2020-11-30 3:36:14 PM  
2 votes:
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 3:22:04 PM  
2 votes:
Family Guy - Ireland before whiskey
Youtube eirq4laOhcU
 
2020-11-30 12:56:46 PM  
2 votes:
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 4:19:12 PM  
1 vote:
Moderation is good
 
2020-11-30 4:06:10 PM  
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2020-11-30 3:51:00 PM  
1 vote:
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 3:50:11 PM  
1 vote:
Aviation Gin Homeschool Edition
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2020-11-30 3:44:46 PM  
1 vote:
Being locked in your house for four months will do that to you.
 
2020-11-30 3:35:14 PM  
1 vote:
We are making good progress as a people.
It was higher 60-400 years ago.
 
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