Smeggy Smurf: By the time you get older you know how to prevent a hangover. Lots of water the night before and 2 aspirin before bed does the trick.
hammettman: Fewer active brain cells?
jaybeezey: Are they still using "More than 6 drinks" as definition of binge drinking?
Skleenar: Used to love the Manny's and Mac & Jacks, and drank my fare share of aggressive IPA's, but now when I see them at the bar, I can only see the next morning headache.This seems to be something that developed in my 40's. Is it supposed to ever get better?
CruJones: All I know is a hangover at 36 hurts ten times worse than at 22, and can last for days./nothing wrong with "binge drinking" at 60 now and then//not that old
elgrancerdo: These researchers down now nothing, but I would love to go back in time and take one of these research assignments. Good money doing something fun. However, besides the flaws indicated, I got some more:*At my state college, binge drinking is when you drink the equivalent half of bottle of booze by yourself in less than 2 hours, and you mix with beer.*When I was younger, the definition of "binge" was when the person wants to get buzzed or f'd up fast and do stupid stuff drunk people do at the party.*I was on the mellow crowd and my buddies and I would drink a 12-pack prior to leaving the house so we would not have to spend $5 per beer back in the 90's. We were nowhere near the level of drunk other people got, but we were buzzed enough to have a good time.*God gave us fine spirits such as single malt whisky and scotch so we could enjoy a few sips and remember the same buzz we got with a 12 pack and not feel like crap the next day.*We do not recover from "binge" better. We are smarter about what we drink, if we drink anymore at all. A person that binges the same way as when he was young is either too poor or cheap to buy the good stuff, never acquired the taste for hard liquor or is too stupid to learn from the hangover pain. But overall, most of us drink 2 beers and go to sleep or drink better spirits for those nights we want to celebrate.
bump: I don't know when the definition became what it is today, back in my day however when you said someone was "on a drinking binge", it meant they had been drinking/drunk for several days in a row, only stopping when they passed out and starting all over again when they woke up.That's always been my understanding too.
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