While I only drink once or twice a week, when i do drink… i binge drink. I also drink alone sometimes. I like the feeling of being drunk. Sometimes I need to be drunk at family gatherings so I feel like actually socalizing.
Try to go without drinking for 2 weeks and see how it goes. If you can’t stop for even 2 weeks, then something’s wrong.
I’m an alcoholic and I started out by binge drinking.
I’m not an alcoholic. But when I need to be social, I binge drink. It’s because of anxiety! I am very weird when I’m not drunk.
Sounds alcoholic to me
I hate to say it, but binge drinking and drinking alone sounds like a problem. If it’s really a problem, you’ll quit when you’re ready.
I appreciate your honesty! Thanks
I’ll keep that in mind… thanks man
I can relate!
I was a binge drinker too. Are you having any scrapes with the law? Those are a good indication you should quit. I’m not going to try to say whether or not you are an alcoholic, but I have to warn you that if you ever do become an alcoholic you will suffer acutely from it. It’s a real nightmare.
I have no trouble with the law. The worsr ive got is a ticket from drinking and driving an ATV when I was drunk
The only person who can really say if you’re alcoholic or not is you @TheCanuk. I will do what I can to support you if you decide to quit drinking.
Drinking alone and binge drinking sound problematic @TheCanuk
Like @everhopeful said, try abstaining for 2 weeks and see how it goes.
Good luck to you, sounds like you are aware of this potentially being a problem.
This is a good first step
I’m not going to try to decide if you are likely to become an alcoholic, but in AA meetings when someone says they haven’t engaged in pathological, alcoholic behavior, the others say there is always that little word - “Yet”.
In AA “YET” is an acronym for “You’re Eligible Too”.
I was an alcoholic 19 years ago. Now I don’t drink anymore because the meds make it impossible for me to get drunk, but I still like ladies.
That’s a pretty good sign that your drinking is out of control.
Usually the yard stick for alcoholism, is if your affecting those around you with your drinking, missing appointments, or have a very poor diet, or end up getting nicked because of your drinking.
No one has the right to call you an alcoholic. Thats for you to decide and take ownership of. The biggest step is admitting you got a problem.
I used to binge drink in my 20s 1 to 3 times a week. I was pretty reckless but i wasnt an alcoholic. Just a partier.
I ocassionaly binge drinked alone to escape depression.
Now i hardly ever drink, maybe once every 3 to 6 months i have a couple beers. Which is pretty minimal.
If its a problem then just take big breaks between having a drink. Like dont drink for a month or something.
I tend to think of this quote for mr lahey on trailer park boys “the countdown to liquor day” lol.
Lifes not perfect so if u have a drink once in a while its not a big deal but if your doing it often then you should think of a plan to reduce it.
Do AP’s and/or AD’s make it impossible to get drunk? I’ve never heard or read of this although I find it to be true in my own life. I also find that they make it impossible to get high from THC as well. @columbus
Funnily enough I’ve found that to be true in the past. I was more likely to Goto sleep, cos of the added sedation with the alcohol and the Seraquol. (Quetiapine). Trust me its not a nice feeling - cos with the combination of the two my pulse would go upto 120bpm.