Alcoholism is very subjective, do some research on the cultural aspects of drinking ( integrated vs ambivalent cultures) problem drinking 'per se' isn't necessarily about volume
Alchoholic, alcoholist or binge drinker?
nedrapier - Member
Rockape - leave the bottle in the kitchen. just a little obstacle...
This is a good idea. I've deliberately not put beer in the fridge for the same reason.
Normally drink 1-2 glasses of wine every day with evening meal and a bit more at the WE, say 3 glasses.
I seem to have had mental shift in my attitude towards alcohol in the last month. At the end of July I went on a work event - meal and bar paid for, overnight in a hotel, that sort of thing. There was some throwing up in the bathroom in the morning and I missed my train home.
That would usually put me off drinking for a few days, and it did, but unlike previous binges it also seemed to trigger a rethink and a conscious decision to cut down more permanently rather than allowing it to creep up again (I tend to go in cycles - binge, cut down, a glass of wine an evening at weekends, a glass of wine an evening during the week, a bottle of wine each day at weekends etc etc until I get to the next binge).
A month on I'm still barely touching the stuff - I've had a few drinks at weekends but nothing midweek and not every day at the weekend either. I'm currently seeing if I can go 2 weeks without a single drink and relatively confident of achieving it.
If I could happily stick to one glass per night then I'd like to do that, but past history shows that I can't and once it turns into a habit or an expectation that I'll have a drink I end up doing it whether I actually fancy it or not and that's where the problems start.
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