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pwejr88
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re: What constitutes being an alcoholic or drunkard
The following is from a world renowned hospital and clinic:


There are 11 criteria denoting substance use disorder. If you suffer from 2 or 3 of them, you are considered to have a mild disorder; 4-5 criteria, a moderate disorder; and 6 or more, a severe disorder.

1. Drinking more alcohol than you meant to or for a longer period of time.

2. Telling yourself you will cut down or stop but failing to do so.

3. Investing a lot of your time in obtaining, drinking, and recovering from your drink of choice.

4. Cravings and urges to drink alcohol.

5. Failure to function at home, school, or work because of alcohol consumption.

6. Continued use in the face of disrupted personal relationships.

7. Putting alcohol consumption ahead of important social, occupational, or recreational activities.

8. Repeated consumption of alcohol despite recognizing the dangers it posed.

9. Continued drinking despite your knowledge of physical or psychological problems that are worsened with drinking alcohol.

10. Developing tolerance to your drink of choice.

11. Development of withdrawal symptoms that are relieved by drinking again.
This post was edited on 10/21 at 9:07 am


cajunangelle
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re: What constitutes being an alcoholic or drunkard
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You don't have to agree. Most people are in denial until its way too late. Usually people realize it when alcohol becomes more important than almost everything else.
What about functioning alcoholics?


Horsemeat
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re: What constitutes being an alcoholic or drunkard
Step 1 of AA is admitting that you are powerless over alcohol - that you can not turn it down when offered, it's part of your daily routine, you can't stop when you have that first, etc.


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EarlyCuyler3
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re: What constitutes being an alcoholic or drunkard
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I'm asking because there has to be a line drawn somewhere


It's hard to set an absolute line with addiction. In AA, no one can tell you you're an alcoholic. You have to decide for yourself.


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Bama and Beer
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Member since Oct 2010
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re: What constitutes being an alcoholic or drunkard
I checked every box.


little billy
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Member since May 2015
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re: What constitutes being an alcoholic or drunkard
The main thing is continuing to drink despite ever increasing negative consequences from drinking.


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Tempratt
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re: What constitutes being an alcoholic or drunkard
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What constitutes being an alcoholic or drunkard


I'm thinking about becoming one and taking up smoking. ]

I'll back with you on that.


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Sweltering Chill
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re: What constitutes being an alcoholic or drunkard
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I checked every box.




12.). Your TD handle contains the word ‘beer.’


Bama and Beer
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re: What constitutes being an alcoholic or drunkard
Is that right?


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BeerMoney
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re: What constitutes being an alcoholic or drunkard
Why you bump this baw? Go to AA


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GreatLakesTiger24
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re: What constitutes being an alcoholic or drunkard
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What constitutes being an alcoholic or drunkard
being a weak loser


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tketaco
Houston Astros Fan
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Member since Jan 2010
13562 posts

re: What constitutes being an alcoholic or drunkard
Apparently to the OT it's sucking tyranny dick in an alley for a 6 pack.


Crow Pie
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Member since Feb 2010
19917 posts

re: What constitutes being an alcoholic or drunkard
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Recently I went six weeks without drinking to prove a point. It was hard I admit but no problemo.
% of time you thought about drinking during that time? The obsession in the mind is one of the main determining factors to answer your original question.


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Bestbank Tiger
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re: What constitutes being an alcoholic or drunkard
Alcoholics go to meetings.


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X82ndTiger
LSU Fan
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Member since Sep 2004
1565 posts

re: What constitutes being an alcoholic or drunkard
Drinking to get “that feeling”.
This post was edited on 11/8 at 8:08 pm


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FightinTigersDammit
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Louisiana North
Member since Mar 2006
23379 posts

re: What constitutes being an alcoholic or drunkard
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You can drink three times a year and be an alcoholic


My Dad was like this. If he had one drink, you knew he was going to wind up absolutely hammered.


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Sweltering Chill
Wofford Fan
Member since Aug 2017
1840 posts

re: What constitutes being an alcoholic or drunkard
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sucking tyranny dick




When autocorrect ruins your attempt at a joke


wheelz007
LSU Fan
Denham Springs, LA
Member since Jan 2010
1949 posts

re: What constitutes being an alcoholic or drunkard
According to Alcoholics Anonymous—

If you can limit yourself to 1 drink, without problems, for 30 consecutive days, you might not be an alcoholic.


wheelz007
LSU Fan
Denham Springs, LA
Member since Jan 2010
1949 posts

re: What constitutes being an alcoholic or drunkard
Most alcoholics lie about how much they drink.

If drinking has caused problems for your life— relationships, money, friends, jobs etc, but yet you continue to drink to get drunk, then that’s a problem.


Daygo85
LSU Fan
Member since Aug 2008
2857 posts

re: What constitutes being an alcoholic or drunkard
Was summed up pretty well earlier in the thread, from the dictionary:

a chronic disorder characterized by dependence on alcohol, repeated excessive use of alcoholic beverages, the development of withdrawal symptoms on reducing or ceasing intake, morbidity that may include cirrhosis of the liver, and decreased ability to function socially and vocationally.


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