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I think I drink way too much and it is time to slow down.

I drink so many glasses of red wine at a dinner party I lose count. I know, its embarrassing. I also hang out with people who, for the most part drink a lot.


Sun. Mar 16, 11:44am

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Chronic binge drinking is a form of alcoholism.
It's also a sign of immaturity (think: college). If you don't grow out of it by age 24, you've got a problem.

Sunday, March 16, 2008, 12:10 PM

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I just hope you're not getting in a car and driving anywhere.

If you're concerned, it's time to make some changes.

Sunday, March 16, 2008, 10:28 PM

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I am the OP

No, I do not ever ever drink and drive. I have had some tough times and haven't been coping well, but I am not a monster.

Yup, I agree. Changing is hard.

Monday, March 17, 2008, 12:03 AM

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Given the number of people who consume alcohol and drive - it wasn't an unreasonable question/statment. Kudos for being responsible enough to not put yourself or others at risk.

Monday, March 17, 2008, 8:49 AM

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Well - why don't you try taking a break? You could try taking a month off and see how you feel about it after that. Some of us need to do that with certain foods and afterwards maybe it's ok to re-introduce it and maybe we realize it's not doing us any good and should stay in the past.

Monday, March 17, 2008, 9:50 AM

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the month off idea is great. I took 6 months off one time and it was very good. Made me feel like i could do it anytime and got rid of any habits

Monday, March 17, 2008, 10:35 AM

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OP Here


I am starting one month off - right now!

Thanks for listening......

Monday, March 17, 2008, 11:44 AM

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Congratulations and good luck. You can do it!

Monday, March 17, 2008, 1:43 PM

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OP = we are rooting for you! keep us posted and good luck. it's great that you want to quit.

Monday, March 17, 2008, 2:20 PM

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Dear OP

Join the group 8 weeks without alcohol. There are great and supportive people there I managed to go 41 days until St. Pat's and that was choice.

Monday, March 17, 2008, 2:45 PM

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Definitely. You'll lose weight too. I dropped about 10 lbs after I stopped drinking. It feels great!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008, 4:09 AM

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