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In your opinion, how much booze drinking is "too much"?

Is having 2-4 drinks every night after work too much?
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[User Picture]From: 234_am
2012-12-21 01:11 am (UTC)

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The experts say it's normal. I would say that I agree.
Unless they're super strong mixed drinks. Then yes.
[User Picture]From: musicboxwaltz
2012-12-21 02:18 am (UTC)

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“Building tolerance might mean that you don’t notice the effects so much, but the fact remains: the more you drink the greater the risk to your health. If you're building up tolerance, that is a warning sign.”
4 drinks a night aint healthy/ normal, even if its beer.

Edited at 2012-12-21 02:18 am (UTC)
[User Picture]From: 234_am
2012-12-21 02:28 am (UTC)

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I was curious so I did look it up on google. I must've missed that note in the article? Then again, I quit drinking over a year ago due to alcoholism so I might have a skewed perception D:
[User Picture]From: box_of_rocks
2012-12-21 02:37 am (UTC)

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The "units" the article is talking about is much smaller than the typical drink. The article states the healthy limit is about a pint and a half of beer for men, and a glass of wine for women. Two to four glasses of wine (etc) is way too much for a nightly consumption.
[User Picture]From: jvmatucha
2012-12-21 01:13 am (UTC)

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Two to four every night after work is borderline alcoholic, IMO. One or two drinks every night, no.

[User Picture]From: lilylemons
2012-12-21 01:15 am (UTC)

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Every time I tell a doctor I have 1 to 2 bottles of wine a week (4-5 drinks in each bottle, I think?), they look at me with this shocked look like it's way too much, so...

I'd like to cut down on my drinking anyway either way.
[User Picture]From: hikerpoet
2012-12-21 01:22 am (UTC)

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Do you clarify how you consume it? I've always heard one a night is even actually healthy, but concentrating it (i.e. seven drinks in one night and none the rest of the week) is bad for you.
If you make one bottle last a few nights that sounds totally fine and typical, but if you're binging on an entire one twice a week that's not supposed to be so good. Even if that's not what you mean, the doctors may think it is if that's the way you word it.

OP, I think it depends what end of the range it is typically. 2 is often deemed fine (depending on your weight and general health and other issues) whereas 4 every single night is not good for anyone.
[User Picture]From: lilylemons
2012-12-21 01:26 am (UTC)

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Yeah, I tend to drink it in two nights, but I don't specify that. One doctor asked "So about one or two drinks a day?" though.
[User Picture]From: musicboxwaltz
2012-12-21 02:17 am (UTC)

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so a bottle a night? super unhealthy, i've been there, and got out of it. best decision ever.
[User Picture]From: lilylemons
2012-12-21 02:39 am (UTC)

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Nah, not a bottle a night. I'll drink one or two days a week, and when I do I usually drink a bottle of wine.

Glad you got out of it, though. My dad drinks a lot daily. :\ I'm hoping he'll get out of that habit soon...
[User Picture]From: gigantomachy
2012-12-21 01:16 am (UTC)

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it's "too much" when it begins to impact your life in a negative way or you begin to feel like you need to drink it.
[User Picture]From: emptysilentlife
2012-12-21 01:17 am (UTC)

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That seems like too much to me, yeah. Two, not necessarily, but four definitely is in my opinion. I wouldn't feel like I was expressing healthy behavior at that point.
[User Picture]From: actpassive
2012-12-21 01:44 am (UTC)

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I don't think so.
[User Picture]From: sister_anne
2012-12-21 01:50 am (UTC)

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2-4 every night seems excessive to me.
[User Picture]From: radley
2012-12-21 01:50 am (UTC)

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I believe that's too much, yes.
[User Picture]From: cpb1220
2012-12-21 01:51 am (UTC)

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I'm currently on my second glass of wine, so...

I think a drink or two is okay. More than that is borderline problematic.
[User Picture]From: musicboxwaltz
2012-12-21 02:16 am (UTC)

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yes, thats not really moderation. 1-2 maximum. I have 1 a day, but not every day do I have even one.
[User Picture]From: strivingtoohard
2012-12-21 02:30 am (UTC)

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two sounds reasonable to me if the person is drinking at home and not driving.
[User Picture]From: cozmic_oceanz
2012-12-21 02:35 am (UTC)

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Yes
[User Picture]From: shinygobonkers
2012-12-21 03:09 am (UTC)

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I think having 1-2 drinks most nights or 2-4 drinks 2-3 times a week is normal, but 2-4 every day does seem a bit problematic...
[User Picture]From: encircleme
2012-12-21 03:20 am (UTC)

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Yes.
[User Picture]From: xtoolchickx
2012-12-21 03:25 am (UTC)

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That would be too much for me, personally. When I go out on a Friday night to a bar/club and let loose, I still don't have more than three or four drinks.
[User Picture]From: boplenty
2012-12-21 03:44 am (UTC)

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4 drinks is too much. Plus, I think at that level you begin to slide into a slow process of drinking more and more to achieve the buzz.

I drink wine, so 4 drinks would be a bit more than a standard 750ml bottle of wine, I guess: 24 fluid ounces, 6 ounces per glass, according to some standards, in US units. That's wayyyy too much wine to drink in an evening, every evening. When I was drinking significantly less than that, like 500ml, a night, I was tipsy by bedtime, and would not really be able to react with optimum efficiency in an emergency, for example. As I said above, I also found that my consumption was gradually increasing.

And there's a good chance one or more of your body's systems are not gonna be happy about this...

And it's freaking expensive!
[User Picture]From: opheliaheart
2012-12-21 07:01 am (UTC)

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yes
[User Picture]From: lrio
2012-12-21 08:16 am (UTC)

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I'm in a really stressful point in my life right now, so I'm probably having about 2 (4 oz) glasses of wine per day after work. I feel like it's too much, and I hope to cut back soon. I used to only have one glass after a particularly stressful shift. It's a terrible coping mechanism. Perhaps I'll watch more Intervention, that always shames me into not drinking for several days.
[User Picture]From: hereisfar
2012-12-21 11:03 am (UTC)

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I don't drink so any alcohol consumption seems like "too much" to me. I feel like drinking daily is too much, especially if it's more than just one glass of wine/one beer/whatever.
[User Picture]From: jaelle_n_gilla
2012-12-21 11:13 am (UTC)

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The keyword isn't "2-4" here but "every night". 4 drinks on a night out isn't a lot and your body can likely process it with hardly any negative side effects. 4 drinks 5 times a week and then possibly some more on the weekend, because, yay, Saturday Night, that can soon lead you to *need* a drink to even consider sleep, and then *needing* it to wind down, and before you know it you're addicted and it may be hard to get off it again.

I'd try to go three nights out of the five without alcohol. Order a non-alcoholic beer, or a fruit cocktail if you like that as a treat, or something you really like that is not alcoholic, and see how you get along with that. After all, it's the fun to be out with friends, not the booze, is it?
[User Picture]From: ameliorate
2012-12-21 05:21 pm (UTC)

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TBH I can't wrap my mind around drinking anything alcoholic every night, I feel a twinge of guilt that I probably drink six to seven times a year. Then again my lineage is littered with substance and alcoholic abuse, soooo.


Anyway, I have a hard time weighing in on other people's drinking habits. If its fucking up your life or making the people you love uncomfortable, yeah, probably too much. If you regularly chose drinking over all other activities.... probably too much. On the other hand there are people who get wasted every night and go to work the next morning so 2-4 drinks doesn't seem that hardcore of a problem. Still, if you want to stop and keep doing it.... probably a problem. If the people you love are worried about you and you fight against stopping... might be a problem. There might not be a problem with drinking that much every night, but if you chose drinking over the comfort of the people you love... well imagine how that makes them feel, and think about /why/ you're fighting against stopping? It's not like drinking is highly beneficial to your health... so... might be a problem.


XD, drinking... rawg. lol.
[User Picture]From: phronistes
2012-12-23 07:32 am (UTC)

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For myself, it's two drinks. For others, I tend to think two or more is a lot. This when going out. Drinking one everyday or more is too much for me to deal with (anymore) with the person I'm with. Time to join AA if so.

To me it is.