Discussion in 'Community' started by Sleeves, Sep 2, 2012.
Getting drunk a few times a month is not even close to being an alcoholic. Keep an eye on her drinking, but she's undoubtedly experiencing a bit of liberation after breaking free from Mormonism. It may or may not pass, but as presently constituted, it's not that big of a deal.
If getting drunk on weekends is a definition of "almost alcoholic" in your book, then 80% of my country are almost alcoholics by that definition.
(Which is not surprising at all, but still... )
her outlook changed from a little alcohol to having it apart of every evening meal, when we moved, while I was at the previous apt finishing the move over at the new house she stopped putting stuff away and started drinking she texted me while drunk wanting to go somewhere. She needed a ride cause she was drunk. During the entire time she painted the apt over the course of three days before we moved she polished off a case of beer. She got drunk by herself for no reason. Listen, I used to drink, I know what the line of drinking and excessive thinking about drinking. She is like a teenager or underage college student who wants to drink all time when not in school. For anyone who doesn't know Mormons, they abstain from alcohol. So going from not drinking alcohol to having the stuff can go both ways. In society we all know that a little isn't a problem. And its the excessive fascination with alcohol that is damaging. That is what is troubling me. Its not getting into microbrews or trying different beers. Its the beer she already bought, the alcohol already consumed and the beer in the fridge. Listen a six pack in the fridge is one thing. But a case of beer and two six packs of bottles is excessive. Instead of waiting till they got to empty that doesn't happen. When the bottles are empty or close to empty the fridge gets filled once again. The case of beer goes empty or near empty and it gets replaced. For some of you that drink to excess at times you have to look at yourself. If you read the article and the book you will understand its not always getting drunk or getting constantly impaired that makes a person an almost alcoholic. If you think I am talking to you then maybe I am. This can be you. If this upsets you then obviously its not your time to realize your problem. Maybe you need a DUI or maybe an accident while driving or at the bar or something else.
Invite her to go out and buy her a few drinks whilst you discuss the issue.
I only skimmed the thread, but from what I've read, I kind of have to agree with this. I drink about as often as your friend, but I still function and attend to my responsibilities.
The only thing I never do is drink alone, though. I'm a social drinker and getting buzzed by yourself is kind of lame imo