Following At what point are you an alcoholic?

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  • Psiloc 14 Apr 2008 12:13:11 6,125 posts
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    I.e. in units per day. Or doesn't it work like that?

    I've had a fair few comments now, ranging from passive to outright concern. But I feel fine, and I don't regularly get 'drunk'. I'm not depressed or anything either and I don't think I'm after attention because I genuinely hate when people bring it up.

    Any advice? Also let me be the first to say "WTF is this EMO shit" and "FHUTA".
  • Deleted user 14 April 2008 12:14:15
    When you can't stop until you're drunk I'd say.
  • Deleted user 14 April 2008 12:14:31
    Well start with how many units do you have a day? When do you drink? How much? What?

    I'd say the turning point is when you wake up in the morning and need a drink.
  • Xerx3s 14 Apr 2008 12:14:41 23,969 posts
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    This thread lacks ghey bumming.
  • lost_soul 14 Apr 2008 12:14:44 9,372 posts
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    I think it's when you can't do everyday things without having an alcoholic drink first.
  • Lutz 14 Apr 2008 12:14:49 48,870 posts
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    When you can't get through the day without a drink.

    Or when you need to drink to feel normal.
  • TheSaint 14 Apr 2008 12:15:14 20,544 posts
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    Drinking at breakfast is normally a bad sign.
  • elredeyegrande 14 Apr 2008 12:16:25 2,382 posts
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    When you're so fuck up you drink bleach*.


    *See Paul McGrath for more details
  • sickpuppysoftware 14 Apr 2008 12:17:05 1,486 posts
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    What do you put on your cornflakes?

    I'd say it's when you need a drink rather than want one.
  • MetalDog 14 Apr 2008 12:21:04 24,076 posts
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    If you're starting to hide the amount you're drinking, that's a real good early warning.
  • Dirtbox 14 Apr 2008 12:23:10 92,277 posts
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  • JuanKerr 14 Apr 2008 12:23:25 37,710 posts
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    MetalDog wrote:
    If you're starting to hide the amount you're drinking, that's a real good early warning.

    This.
  • JuanKerr 14 Apr 2008 12:23:52 37,710 posts
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    Dirtbox wrote:
    Getting shitfaced on your own is usually a good indication.

    And this.
  • nickthegun 14 Apr 2008 12:23:53 86,026 posts
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    elredeyegrande wrote:
    When you're so fuck up you drink bleach*.


    *See Paul McGrath for more details

    List of symptoms also include smearing the inside of your car with your own shit.

    While you are still sat in it.
  • pistol 14 Apr 2008 12:25:41 13,018 posts
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    Lutz wrote:
    When you can't get through the day without a drink.

    Or when you need to drink to feel normal.

    That pretty much sums it up. Nothing to do with number of units but more about being reliant on it to get through the day.
  • chudders 14 Apr 2008 12:26:21 755 posts
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    When you think 'Leaving Las Vegas' is a holiday programme.
  • FooAtari 14 Apr 2008 12:26:34 3,955 posts
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    Binging? Nah that's more stupidity.

    When you need it. i.e. you can't stop yourself from having a drink

    When you start to hide it

    Maybe when you start to question weather you are one or not? There must be some part of you that thinks you are drinking to much to ask the question.
  • Dirtbox 14 Apr 2008 12:27:40 92,277 posts
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  • mingster 14 Apr 2008 12:28:20 3,489 posts
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    when you have a drink every day.
  • redlander 14 Apr 2008 12:28:31 1,038 posts
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    An Alcoholic is someone that is depended on alcohol to function. This could be in any environment work, home or social.

    I enjoy drinking to relax socially and might have a drink by myself some times. I do not need a drink to work but would probably would if I could… oh wait.

    /books in to rehab
  • afghan_jones 14 Apr 2008 12:33:44 3,040 posts
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    if you get pissed while you are on your own at home but you're playing Halo on Live with some mates, does that count as drinking alone?
  • Tiger_Walts 14 Apr 2008 12:34:59 16,674 posts
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    It's the moment that the rationale for drinking is, "Just because".
  • Stickman 14 Apr 2008 12:38:36 29,986 posts
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    If you can post a thread like this then you're not an alcoholic.

    Once you've sold your computer for booze money we'll talk.
  • Dirtbox 14 Apr 2008 12:41:05 92,277 posts
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  • MrSensible 14 Apr 2008 12:45:09 26,517 posts
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    afghan_jones wrote:
    if you get pissed while you are on your own at home but you're playing Halo on Live with some mates, does that count as drinking alone?

    I hope not!
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