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Old 11-21-2014, 06:09 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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THURSDAY, Nov. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Most people who drink to excess or binge drink are not alcoholics, a new U.S. government report says.

In fact, 90 percent of those who drink too much aren't dependent on alcohol. But one in three adults drinks to excess, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Many People Who Drink a Lot Aren't Alcoholics: CDC
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Old 11-22-2014, 12:35 AM
 
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Default What is a alcoholic?

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THURSDAY, Nov. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Most people who drink to excess or binge drink are not alcoholics, a new U.S. government report says.

In fact, 90 percent of those who drink too much aren't dependent on alcohol. But one in three adults drinks to excess, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Many People Who Drink a Lot Aren't Alcoholics: CDC

when it becomes a problem interfering with your daily routine, job, family, friends and you make irresponsible choices when drinking.
but I do think there are more alcoholics then what they are saying.
look at all the drunk driving accidents.
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Old 11-22-2014, 12:19 PM
 
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
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Many People Who Drink a Lot Aren't Alcoholics: CDC
But we already knew that!
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Old 11-23-2014, 10:26 PM
 
Location: The 719
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In fact, 90 percent of those who drink too much aren't dependent on alcohol.
Correct.

About 10% of drinkers are alkies and maybe another 10% are potential hard drinkers.

That means about 80% of y'all have no problem with booze whatsoever!

So, bottoms up and have a drink on me!

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when it becomes a problem interfering with your daily routine, job, family, friends and you make irresponsible choices when drinking.
but I do think there are more alcoholics then what they are saying.
look at all the drunk driving accidents.
... means nothing.

You cannot become a parent by hanging out at PTA meetings.

Look at drunk driving accidents. How many are there? Many alcoholics do NOT get into accidents and many non-alkies do.

You're either alky or you're not. You cannot drink yourself alcoholic. It just don't work that way. Many people do get into trouble with booze though, so they stop or moderate... a feat which a real alcoholic can do neither... but in which a hard drinker can do one or the other, but only if given a sufficiently strong reason.
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Old 11-23-2014, 10:28 PM
 
Location: southern california
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its all perspective, if you are rich and have a important job you can go for a long time as a functional alcoholic and nobody will question it.
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Old 11-24-2014, 12:38 AM
 
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This is all bull honky,
I believe their are more alcoholics then that.
at least 50/50.
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Old 11-24-2014, 08:02 AM
 
Location: So Ca
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You're either alky or you're not. You cannot drink yourself alcoholic. It just don't work that way. Many people do get into trouble with booze though, so they stop or moderate... a feat which a real alcoholic can do neither.
The truth! Thanks again for reiterating it.
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Old 11-24-2014, 02:48 PM
 
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so what is the point of this study?
I am a recovering alcoholic but I do not see alcoholics under every bush
if someone is have life problems caused by drinking they usually will just quit
alcoholics who have crossed over the line will not
or if they force themselves to do so without changing they will react the same way
only without booze in AA we call them dry drunks
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Old 11-25-2014, 04:02 PM
 
Location: The 719
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Thanks CA. I personally don't understand how social drinkers can drink the way they do. I've tried to not get drunk from time to time, but some of those occasions turned into my worst drunk.
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Old 11-25-2014, 04:06 PM
 
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That has always been the position of all the convention men I have known
As long as u r rich and powerful and your family puts up with it
U r not an alcoholic
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