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[CHAT] Our frenemy alcohol

So this weeks GetReal session is on all things alcohol, this tasty elixir of (party) life is like our number one frenemy. Whilst a few classy glasses of pinot noir can be all well and good, I’m sure a lot of us have horror stories that we mostly know of because our friends tell us about the crazy things we did the night before… “I KISSED WHO?!”

 

alcohol

 

I myself have a few too many of those stories and I don’t even consider myself a big drinker. The binge drinking culture in Australia effects us all and with summer around the corner (yay) maybe a few of you would like tips on how to not over do it at the next 18th…or maybe just a new cocktail recipe! So come along and have a chat about anything at all alcohol related; binge drinking, abstinence, alcoholism, under age drinking, how to get out red wine stains, or even how to help a friend or yourself you think is over doing it a bit. While alcohol is a great part of life associated with friends and fun and going out it, definitely does have a dark side, and we want to hear your stories.

 

According to DrinkWise Australia binge drinking is considered to be anything over 4 standard drinks… so by that measure I’d say I binge drink a bit too much, and apparently so do a lot of young people with 30% of 18-24 years olds drinking 11 or more standard drinks on a ‘big night out’.

 

Come join @dreamcatcher and I this Monday night at 8pm and have a chat about our frenemy alcohol.

 

 

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Welcome to the session for tonight guys!! What a glorious monday, fine night for a drink you might say... and that just happens to be what tonight is all about. Alcohol. The good the bad and the ugly, we want all stories 'spilled' tonight! Hopefully we can all learn some ways to handle our drinking or help a friend in need. 

 

Make sure you all check out the forum guidelines and have a read if you haven't already and if at any time you need to talk check the emergency tab at the top right.

 

@dreamcatcher and myself @SJG will be facilitating tonight so lets get started! First question for the night is!

 

What does 'alcohol' mean to you? When and why do we use it?

 

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Hey guys. Smiley Happy

 

What does 'alcohol' mean to you? When and why do we use it?

 

You asked the wrong person! Cat Tongue To me, anything with a hydroxyl group is classed as an alcohol. However, in the context that you are asking, alcohol is a way to let off some steam and enjoy yourself. I sometimes like to drink it after a long stressful day, just as a way to relax, particularly if we are talking about wine and a bath. Other times, it is usually just for social use. But I have used it for other things in the past.


My entire life can be described in one sentence: It didn't go as planned and that's okay. ツ

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Hello there! So glad to be joining you guys!

What does 'alcohol' mean to you? When and why do we use it?
Alcohol is a substance used by people as a reward system, defense mechanism or just for a good time. People use it to celebrate, to drown themselves of their sorrows and just for a night out, no particular reason for it. We use it at parties, dinners or any time really. There is no specific way people use alcohol or when and why because people use it for different reasons.
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Hey guys!!
//You can stay afraid, or slit the throat of fear and be brave//

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To me alcohol is about socialising.. unless im super stressed and then a glass of red wine by myself doesnt go astray. 

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HEY GUYS!!!!! @j95 @n1ghtw1ing @stonepixie

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Hi everyone! Hope you're ready for tonight's chat, it's gonna be a rad one!! Smiley Very Happy

 

What does 'alcohol' mean to you? When and why do we use it?

To me, alcohol is a drug that we use to 'get the party going' by making us feel more chill and loud, haha. It's always around my life at college, whether that's for parties, social gatherings, whatever.

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What does 'alcohol' mean to you? When and why do we use it?

Alcohol is just an add on to a fun night for me, yeah sure I have had my fair share of nights I have been unable to remember but I do try to make sure it doesn't make or break the night/event. My dad had an alcohol and drug addiction so I know how bad things can get.
//You can stay afraid, or slit the throat of fear and be brave//

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@stonepixie ohh wine and bath sounds brilliant..

@n1ghtw1ing so true, everyone uses it for different reasons, i have done almost all of the things you just mentioned..