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I get drunk every Friday and Saturday night, do you think I have a drink problem or am I the same as most people?
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i wouldnt say u have a drink problem, but getting absolutly hammered 2wice a week cant be good for you. Just once would be fine.
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Depends on whether you feel that you have to get drunk every Fri & Sat - if that is the case then there is a case of addiction.

If getting drunk is just something that happens when you are out on a Friday and Saturday, then that is just something happening, and isn't a problem - though this must cost alot of money.
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nah you aint got a drink problem, if you did you'd b denying it, so therfore wouldnt question it!!!

but mayb you should go out one night and not get drunk just to prove to yourself that you can do it.???


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next time you decide to get drunk here is something to think about, 90% of your liver can be completely destroyed and you will not feel or notice any difference in your health. as soon as your liver is damaged anymore, it will cease to function and if you do not have a transplant within a few days it is almost certain that you will die.

over the last few years there have been an increasing number of liver damage related deaths, especially amongst youngsters with one girl dying from liver damage aged just 14. this reflects the rise in drinking culture in youths.

personally i drink once or twice every week but that does not mean i get drunk every time i drink. i cannot see the attraction in getting into a state where i do not understand what is going on around me and therefore making myself a sitting duck for potential muggers/attackers. drink can be a wonderful thing as it can relax you and help you socialise and lose a few inhibitions but it must be controlled and by continually getting drunk twice a week you are digging yourself an early grave in more ways than one.
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No, i think you are the same as most young people... Just try not to drink too much, just cut down one night to proove to yourself!

Gd luk and hav a gd drink!

Sophie xxxx
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what is it you drink?
if its absinthe then you have the right be to worried.

i stick to Malibu myself. mmmm coconutty!
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You sound like an average student to me. I do kinda the same thing depending on what my other people fancy doing. Unlike the last poster, I do see the point in getting totally smashed to the point where you lose most basic motor skills. Were young and free therefore we should party as hard as possible. We might aswell enjoy it while it lasts.

Next rounds on me!!!
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i cannot see the attraction in getting into a state where i do not understand what is going on around me and therefore making myself a sitting duck for potential muggers/attackers.

have u ever been drunk???


i never know when im getting to that state, and usually dont know untill the next day when everyone tells me whats happened!!!

hehe!

oh well, njoy it while your young!!

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Getting trollied is definately worthwhile, but not too often. We had our ball the other night and I have some wicked memories from it that i'm still laughing at, mainly due to the amount of bevvies consumed. One of the unfortuanate moments was sitting under a tree with a girl and a teacher, and suddenly they started necking ... eurk!
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Originally posted by Leekey
You sound like an average student to me. I do kinda the same thing depending on what my other people fancy doing. Unlike the last poster, I do see the point in getting totally smashed to the point where you lose most basic motor skills. Were young and free therefore we should party as hard as possible. We might aswell enjoy it while it lasts.

Next rounds on me!!!
well it wont last for very long with that attitude. im not trying to tell everyone how to live their lives all i im saying is that it seems like everyone is obsessed with getting drunk. going out drinking is one thing but drinking only to get drunk is another more worrying thing. you are right, we are young and free and if you feel that getting drunk every weekend and paying for it in later life is the way to go then by all means do so. personally i think there is more to life than getting drunk to the point of collapse, maybe i am too mature for my age but thats just what i think.
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Most people don't get hammered to the extent where they can't stay upright every weekend. It's a good laugh to do it sometimes but I agree that it shouldn't be done too much. I know that yound people are drinking a lot more than they used to which is a little worrying.
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I would nomaly put togher a cogent argument as to why you definition of "maturity" is very narrow and self-serving but due to the fact that you have made that abundently clear to everone with your last (very condecending) thread, I do not feel the need to.

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I would nomaly put togher a cogent argument as to why you definition of "maturity" is very narrow and self-serving but due to the fact that you have made that abundently clear to everone with your last (very condecending) thread, I do not feel the need to.

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so how would you define maturity then? going out and getting drunk to the point where you cannot rememeber what you did the night before every single weekend? or perhaps it is not thinking about the long term consequences of your actions not only on others but on your own body? maybe these definitions of maturity are not so "narrow and self-serving" in your opinion.

maturity is something that comes with age, we refer to an adult as being mature because they have grown up and experienced things. how many adults do you know that go out and get hammered every weekend? we refer to those types of adults as alcoholics whilst it is perfectly alright for young people to do so. this is what i meant my being mature, seeing things from a perspective beyond following the crowd and doing what is deemed "cool". how is this definition of maturity in any way narrow or self-serving? it is not, if you do not agree with my view fine but don't try to write it off as meaningless when it carries greater weight than anything you have mentioned.

in what respect was my post condescending? i wrote that im not trying to tell people how to live their lives nor was i judging them, i am only expressing my opinion as to how i wish to live my life which is the purpose of a discussion forum. your inability to create a cogent argument stems from more than apathy, it is because you simply brand other points of view as "narrow" before attempting to explore them fully.

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well it wont last for very long with that attitude. im not trying to tell everyone how to live their lives all i im saying is that it seems like everyone is obsessed with getting drunk. going out drinking is one thing but drinking only to get drunk is another more worrying thing. you are right, we are young and free and if you feel that getting drunk every weekend and paying for it in later life is the way to go then by all means do so. personally i think there is more to life than getting drunk to the point of collapse, maybe i am too mature for my age but thats just what i think.
I fully agree with your point of view.

Although alcohol can be a very useful social tool, it has also been the downfall of many a fine person. The most worrying is that the current generation of young people is drinking far more than ever before far earlier in their life (I know of 12 and 13 year-olds who regularly drink themselves into a stupor) so we have no way of predicting the implications to their health later in life, as the adults of this generation are only just becoming so. When you're young your body can generally cope, but who knows the untold damage which may rear its head later in life?

If you go out with the intention of getting drunk then that to me is a sign of a problem. If, on the odd occasion, you go out, have fun and end up drunk by the end of the evening that's different.

The recommended maximum alcohol intake for an adult male is 3-4 units per day (where a pint of 5% beer contains nearly 3 units), and for an adult female is 2-3 units. I know a lot of teenagers (i.e. not adults) who'll drink 5 or 6 times (and more) the recommended daily intake for adults in one evening (not even spread out over one day, in one evening!). That's about 7 or 8 pints of 5% beer for a large adult male and about 6 pints of 5% beer for a large adult female. People think this is fine if they don't drink the rest of the week as they can then add up all of the allocations from the previous days, but you can't do that! That's why the units of the recommended intake were changed from units 'per week' to 'per day'. It's the sudden binge (i.e. getting drunk) which damages your body, whereas sensible amounts of alcohol spread over a large period of time are generally safe if not even beneficial.

Alcohol definitely does have its social benefits, but I fail to see how being drunk out of your mind can ever be considered social behaviour. It's just self-degrading, self-harming and pointless behaviour. If you feel the need to get drunk to escape so to speak (i.e the only way you can relax is by getting drunk), then you most likely have a psychological problem, which can definitely not be solved by alcohol and you should talk to your doctor.

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It's just self-degrading, self-harming and pointless behaviour. If you feel the need to get drunk to escape so to speak (i.e the only way you can relax is by getting drunk), then you most likely have a psychological problem, which can definitely not be solved by alcohol and you should talk to your doctor.
Who's to say it's the only way to relax? People that get drunk are still perfectly able to relax with just a couple of pints ...

It think you're failing to realise that being hammered is a really fun experience ... you do things you'd never normally do, speak to people you'd never normally speak to, it generally just brings about a lot of fun and laughter.

What's the difference between going out with the intention of getting drunk, and "ending up getting drunk"? If you've planned to get drunk then you know if you'll need a lift home or whatever. Surely if you "end up" drunk, this suggests that you are less in control of your alcohol consumption than if you have decided how much you are going to drink.
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Those who haven't experienced getting drunk like piss dont know what they are missing. Like some pple say , you get some extraordinary courage and do things you would never even dream of doing. everything sounds really funny. best feeling in the world. i have been piss drunk for three days in a row now.
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I'd say being smashed for three days does you more harm than good.
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Originally posted by bloodhound
Those who haven't experienced getting drunk like piss dont know what they are missing. Like some pple say , you get some extraordinary courage and do things you would never even dream of doing. everything sounds really funny. best feeling in the world. i have been piss drunk for three days in a row now.
you are completely missing the point of what people are trying to say. in my previous post i said that drink can be a wonderful thing because it can help you loosen up and let go of a few inhibitions and i totally agree this is great for socialising. but this can be acheived without getting completely smashed, what i am arguing is that when you drink so much that you do not understand what is going on around you then you not only severely damage your health but you are an easy target for any muggers/attackers or worse. and when you get drunk continually you forget how to socialise without drink, it is when you reach that point you really need to start worrying. if you getting "piss drunk" for three days in a row now, i dont even want to think about how you will be later on in life.
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1) You are in no position to judge the maturity of anyone else. Especially based on what they do in their spare time.

2) Why does everyone who opposes getting hammered always refer to the damage it can do in later life. Have you looked at the solely Alcohol related death stat for this country??? Im not saying it's particulary good for you (the opposite in fact) but the fact is that drinking in youth does not lead to a guaranteed lower standard of living / death in later life.

3) If you want to condemn something then please have the decency to understand that your opinion is not the definitive answer.
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