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Re: [Special guest] Thinking about Drinking with Hello Sunday Morning

@Ben-RO@Briony-HSMI feel like the only way to get through a hangover/push through something you have to do whilst hungover is having a laugh about it sometimes Smiley Tongue Or people use it as a (valid!) excuse for not functioning at their best

Re: [Special guest] Thinking about Drinking with Hello Sunday Morning

Thats a good question -  I would say that when you are drinking to avoid something, or if it starts to affect your life, then it is a problem.

Sometimes having a drink can enhance things, which is great - but if we are finding that we habitually drink in order to escape something or to dull our emotions, then it is more of a problem.

Unfortunately drinking doesn't make things better, just makes us forget them for a while!

Plus if you are experiencing depression alcohol can wreak havoc with your brain chemistry - as others have mentioned here. 

Hope that helps Smiley Happy 

Re: [Special guest] Thinking about Drinking with Hello Sunday Morning

People talk about binge drinking, drinking too much and things like that, but where's the line? What amount of drinking is okay and when might it be a problem?

 

I think from my experience it is when it affects your life in negative ways. Having had a group of friends who partied thursday - sunday it really did take a toll on my life, let alone wallet. It wasn't until a night I had way too many drinks, ended up crying in a park and walked home alone that I realised I had to stop completely.

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Re: [Special guest] Thinking about Drinking with Hello Sunday Morning

People talk about binge drinking, drinking too much and things like that, but where's the line? What amount of drinking is okay and when might it be a problem?

Hmm not an easy question to answer. I suppose it is different for everyone.

I agree @Briony-HSM. I think the reasons someone is drinking is probably more telling of whether it is problematic than the amount someone drinks.

Re: [Special guest] Thinking about Drinking with Hello Sunday Morning

People talk about binge drinking, drinking too much and things like that, but where's the line? What amount of drinking is okay and when might it be a problem?

 

From @SmileMonkeyI think from my experience it is when it affects your life in negative ways. Having had a group of friends who partied thursday - sunday it really did take a toll on my life, let alone wallet. It wasn't until a night I had way too many drinks, ended up crying in a park and walked home alone that I realised I had to stop completely.

 

That sounds full on - and such a good example of one of those evenings that can cause you to re-evaluate things. IT's tricky as alcohol is such a big part of socialising, but i'd bet that most of us have a story that is similar to yours that made us rethink things a bit. 

Re: [Special guest] Thinking about Drinking with Hello Sunday Morning

People talk about binge drinking, drinking too much and things like that, but where's the line? What amount of drinking is okay and when might it be a problem?

I think it might be a problem when it starts affecting other areas of your life like relationships, and you feel you cant go without it, I know from having parents who have always drank a lot that it can affect pretty much every area of your life
//You can stay afraid, or slit the throat of fear and be brave//

Re: [Special guest] Thinking about Drinking with Hello Sunday Morning

 

 

I think if bad stuff happens that's related to alcohol it's probably a sign. Or you drink to avoid or deal with feelings that's not a good sign.

 

I reckon there's also times when things might all be good, but maybe it could be bad longer term. I know there's a bunch of facts and figures out there that say over a certain amount is probably not going to be good for you in the longer run. Perhaps @Briony-HSM can enlighten us a little! 

 

Also, how bad is a hangover for you long term @Briony-HSM. What about 10 hangovers?

 

Re: [Special guest] Thinking about Drinking with Hello Sunday Morning


@j95 wrote:
People talk about binge drinking, drinking too much and things like that, but where's the line? What amount of drinking is okay and when might it be a problem?

I think it might be a problem when it starts affecting other areas of your life like relationships, and you feel you cant go without it, I know from having parents who have always drank a lot that it can affect pretty much every area of your life

I agree j95 - it is almost like when a person loses perspective on things that it is a problem - its hard because as a lot of people will say, drinking can help to relive stress - so if they have a stressful day they feel they may deserve a drink - to unwind. That is totally fine, but the issue is that alcohol is really addictive, and for some people they may need more and more. And as humans we hate to admit we have a problem...it can be really scary sometimes. It sounds like you have a pretty good relationship with alcohol now j95, from what you said earlier. 

 

Re: [Special guest] Thinking about Drinking with Hello Sunday Morning

I think I have always had a pretty good relationship with alcohol but my family hasn't, I guess I'm lucky I never go into it as much as they did, to the point where it's unhealthy and unsafe for yourself and others, i've never gotten to that point @Briony-HSM
//You can stay afraid, or slit the throat of fear and be brave//

Re: [Special guest] Thinking about Drinking with Hello Sunday Morning

Time for the next question....

We've talked about drinking culture and how for a lot of people it's just something that we do without thinking too much about.

Have you ever thought about your relationship with alcohol? What are some things you might think about if you reflected on your drinking habits?