Originally Posted by D31
I am 34,, I don't drink during the week.. or alone.. but when I do.. man do I.. I would say twice or maybe 3 times a month I get hammered. To the point where I do not remember everything the next day. I say and do things at this time I would not normally do. To the point I have ****** people off. Could I have a problem ?? My dad is an alcoholic.. but has been sober for over 10 years... I know sometimes heredity plays a role. Any idea's??? I should mention I have never nor would I ever drink and drive. I always take cab. And I never have booze in my home as in go and buy any just to have . Basically it is when I go out . When at a restaurant I never order a drink.. always pop. I don't like to drink and eat dinner as it makes the dinner less enjoyable...
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Well I always have promised myself it will not interfere with my job.. as in never call in sick due to it. I never have. I guess I never really count the drinks I have. I just drink. I would say in the last 4 years I have drank more then I have ever. I know a few times I have made huge mistakes.. infact to the point I have done drugs... as in coke... I did that for 2 months. Then literally one day to the next.. I thought what am I doing!!!! This is not me!!! And stopped the drugs.. never done any since.. that was a year and a half ago. The last time I had a case of beer in my fridge it took me a month and a half to drink it all. I guess it just concerns me how if I do go out...and like I said 2 to 3 times a month I really get drunk. I have had bad things happen in my life and on weekends I drank more.. but then that was it. None at all during the week.. I don't crave booze.. I have gone several weekends none at all.. months at a time this has happend none. So I guess I kinda answered my own question in a sense...
I read your posts and wanted to share some information with you. Now, I am not saying you are an alcoholic. Thats something only you can answer.
I am an alcoholic. Definatley. I've done a fair share of research on alcoholism and have read (and do believe) that its not how often or how much you drink, its what happens when you do drink, ie black outs, doing things that a person would not do when sober.
I have heard a womans storying in the rooms of AA that she would black out after 2 glassed of wine and make a fool/cause problems for herself before the black out. Also, there are many recovering alcoholics that I have heard that only drank a few times a year.
I just thought I would pipe in my two cents worth. It may helpful if you check out a AA meeting to get some more responses about your question.
Best if luck,