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    I spend most friday and saturday nights in my room, at the pc, drinking beer or vodka. I get really wasted then just go to sleep, I know its not really an ideal way to spend my weekends but its what I choose to do.

    Does anyone else?
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    I dont drink personally...if you dont mind me asking, are you male?
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    what you are describing is a worrying sign of alcoholism... might want to try this test http://www.aa-uk.org.uk/publications/areyou.htm
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    I've never drunk alone. Although when I was younger in my "geeky years" I sometimes drank while doing online gaming which is a social acitivity you can do with online friends.

    Although that was a long time ago and I would never do that again. Only time I drink alone now is the 20 minutes before I go out to a club I might have a drink so I won't have to buy as many drinks in the pub/club.
    Even then I could be drinking with friends before I go out anyway.

    I've never drunk alone (as in without any interaction with other people for the purpose of drinking), I think thats unhealthy mentally speaking.

    Although at times I may have a glass of wine or two for the taste and find myself a bit inebriated but thats different.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    I spend most friday and saturday nights in my room, at the pc, drinking beer or vodka. I get really wasted then just go to sleep, I know its not really an ideal way to spend my weekends but its what I choose to do.

    Does anyone else?
    were you faced with a loss lately, or have you just ended a relationship, or suffered from any other psychological trauma? this might be your way of subconsciously running away from your problems instead of dealing with them.. but i can't judge you because i don't know what you've been through.
    Just be honest to yourself and try to understand why you are doing this (it is certainly not healthy and not productive)
    i hope you will get better soon try to limit the vodka for a while, especially when alone

    (Original post by nicolo)
    what you are describing is a worrying sign of alcoholism... might want to try this test http://www.aa-uk.org.uk/publications/areyou.htm
    That says if you answer yes to 3 or more you're definitely an alcohlic. I answered yes to almost all

    (Original post by Anonymous)
    That says if you answer yes to 3 or more you're definitely an alcohlic. I answered yes to almost all
    (im the OP)

    So howcome its so bad if you do it on your own? Yet if i was doing the exact same activity with people around me it would be fine, and normal? I simply enjoy it, why have I had to suffer psychological trauma to enjoy drinking by myself?
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    (im the OP)

    So howcome its so bad if you do it on your own? Yet if i was doing the exact same activity with people around me it would be fine, and normal? I simply enjoy it, why have I had to suffer psychological trauma to enjoy drinking by myself?
    Drinking to get drunk by yourself is bad because it serves no purpose other than to feel the effects of being drunk. Many people like me like to drink in a social environment with the aim of loosening up/ boosting confidence/ being happier and more social with your friends, although I drink for taste too. You can't do this on your own.

    (Original post by Sabre)
    Drinking to get drunk by yourself is bad because it serves no purpose other than to feel the effects of being drunk.
    Sorry is this an opinion or a fact?
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    That questionnaire is so daft! I answered 'yes' to one; 'Have you lost your memory from drinking?', but hasn't anyone whos been paraletic at least once not remembered things from the night before?

    I only drink alone if i'm getting ready to go out; but apparently because of this i'm an alchy, boo!
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    I spend most friday and saturday nights in my room, at the pc, drinking beer or vodka. I get really wasted then just go to sleep, I know its not really an ideal way to spend my weekends but its what I choose to do.

    Does anyone else?
    I have NEVER done this. A few of my mates have though. I think its just sad.
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    (Original post by nicolo)
    what you are describing is a worrying sign of alcoholism... might want to try this test http://www.aa-uk.org.uk/publications/areyou.htm
    Err I answered yes to 10 or 11 of those and I am by no means an alcoholic :rolleyes:


    EDIT: Although a few of them were because I am very susceptible to the effects of drinking lots spirits and lager on the same night, the mixing has strange effects on me.
    It causes memory loss and a whole host of problems for me although its only happened twice before.
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    well i dont drink alone but a friend of mine who is at uni and is alone drinks alone all the time and really though isnt an alcoholic cos when he has company he doesnt drink..
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    Sorry is this an opinion or a fact?
    Opinion. I'd be interested to know why you drink alone, what purpose it has for you. If you take out the social component then for me drinking has no purpose other than for flavour of a nice tasting drink but even then you shouldn't go overboard if your drinking for taste.

    I drink out of sheer boredeom. I have no job, no friends to go out with, and enjoy drinking so why shouldnt I?
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    haha, thats a rubbish test, I answered yes to 3 of them and I dont drink that much or that often really, average uni standards probably...

    If you are happy drinking by yourself, and either feel that it makes you feel better (alcohol does change your mood, can make you stop thinking about things sometimes) or that its just harmless and you could stop if you wanted then I wouldn't worry what other people think...
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    I drink out of sheer boredeom. I have no job, no friends to go out with, and enjoy drinking so why shouldnt I?
    Then you drink purely for the effects that the drink has on your mind as opposed to the effect it has on your social abilities/ behaviour towards others.

    So basically you drink for the reason I stated in my other post.

    (Original post by Sabre)
    Then you drink purely for the effects that the drink has on your mind as opposed to the effect it has on your social abilities/ behaviour towards others.
    So its perfectly normal and fine and acceptable to use alcohol to facilitate an improved social skills and behaviour towards others, but if youre bored and simply enjoy getting drunk on your own you have a problem?
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    That says if you answer yes to 3 or more you're definitely an alcohlic. I answered yes to almost all
    it doesnt mean you are DEFINITELY one, but if you answered yes to most of them, it certainly means there are some issues that need resolving i would consider talking to somebody maybe, or just looking onto some sites and find out more about the problem you might have
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    I think everyone's blowing this entirely out of proportion. I don't personally drink much at all, and never at home, but I think if someone wants to drink alone then it's fine, as long as it isn't to get very drunk and isn't to mask some kind of emotional trauma.
 
 
 
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