Hell no, I would never go to a DRY wedding!
November 10, 2008 4:39 PM Subscribe
At what point does a person have a drinking problem?
posted by sixcolors to society & culture (29 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
I admit I’m not too educated about alcohol abuse. I went through D.A.R.E. like many kids, but if I remember it correctly, it was an abstinence program. It didn’t teach us how to drink responsibly.
I know at the “white” end of the spectrum, someone who has a glass of wine with dinner a half of a dozen times a year, obviously does not have a drinking problem. At the “black” end of the spectrum, someone who drinks until they pass out, on a regular basis, obviously has an alcohol problem.
To me, there seems like there’s a lot gray area when it comes to this issue.
Could someone who drink a lot (6+ drinks more than 2x a week), but doesn’t display a lot of erratic behavior, have a drinking problem?
Could someone who drinks a little (2-4 drinks a few times a month), but behaves quite erratically, have a drinking problem?
Then there’s intent. What about people who drink to cope with problems vs. those who drinks to celebrate? Would someone who drinks a glass of wine to ease their stress have more of a drinking problem than someone who takes 5+ shots to celebrate the weekend?