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ok we all drink an some more than others,but when it comes to someone sayin you're an alcaholic...maybe you are and maybe you aren't


so whats the difference between an alcaholic and (alcahol dependent)

just wanna hear your views on this one
fr me if you're alcoholic dependent you suffer from alcoholism.
clinically i thing alcohol dependence means you need alcohol in order to mix with others and lead a normal life. alcoholism is term used for alcohol addiction. while the alcoholic would find it extremely hard to withdraw from drinking. the booze dependent person probably would not.

we also have a third kind of boozer,, the social drinker. vf mentioned it. this is the person who drink because his friends do. they basically socialize in the pup or bar with like minded people and get shit faced or not.
for the social drinker booze is very often very easy to give up.

i used to drink between 15 and 30 pints a day every day. i had early doors and stay backs but once i got tired of it i simply stopped doing it. now i just have a drink now and again. last night i had about 12 bottles of beer without any effect as such. no urge to drink more today. the reason is, i'm a social drinker who just has a drink at family gatherings etc.
I drink maybe five times {if that many!} a month and my limit
what I can tolerate is a fairly small amount
no more than one or two drinks of beer or a mixed drink.
Alcohol addiction to me is a person who cannot function without drinking
every single day and we have a couple of folks who fit
that criteria at camp sadly.
So Dubs, what is your view on what constitutes an alcoholic?
C.B.
(06-16-2010, 08:40 AM)cigarbabe Wrote: [ -> ]I drink maybe five times {if that many!} a month and my limit
what I can tolerate is a fairly small amount
no more than one or two drinks of beer or a mixed drink.
Alcohol addiction to me is a person who cannot function without drinking
every single day and we have a couple of folks who fit
that criteria at camp sadly.
So Dubs, what is your view on what constitutes an alcoholic?
C.B.

i agree CB. if a person can function well without having alcohol in them their not alcoholics.
i always wondered why i have such a low tolerance to alcohol,can anybody enlighten me?
i never thought of that,but yes i remember my father getting totally pissed from a few beers.
(06-16-2010, 10:38 AM)srijantje Wrote: [ -> ]i always wondered why i have such a low tolerance to alcohol,can anybody enlighten me?

Here are some facts about people with a low tolerance for alcohol, srijante.
http://www.diagnose-me.com/cond/C236363.html
C.B.
@sj.

it's because you don't drink much.

the more you drink the higher your tolerance. (not 100% true but a fair guide)
I guess when you start to use alcohol as a coping mechanism (often with disastrous results), then that qualifies as alcoholism.
(06-21-2010, 07:54 AM)addy Wrote: [ -> ]I guess when you start to use alcohol as a coping mechanism (often with disastrous results), then that qualifies as alcoholism.
well,that could never happen to me,i couldn't cope with the hangovers
Using booze to cope is bad business!
Hello ladies!:whoo:
C.B.
i've had few friends (dead now) who boozed in order to cope or cover their problems.
the family lives of their loved one was shitty. the guys drank all the money away mortgages and rents went unpaid etc. it's not a pretty sight when it happens to freinds.

high C.B., long time no see Wink
if boozing affects the other members of the family
or takes over any aspect of your life, you need to slow down or get off the drink.
heavy drinkers aren't necessarily alcoholics but they can be ruining the lives of loved one with their drinking habits and the spending of cash that the family needs.

altezon