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|Posted: 12/3/2012 8:52:21 AM|
There is such a thing as a functioning alcoholic, right?
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|Posted: 12/3/2012 8:58:41 AM|
Unless it is a mini-bottle, yes.
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|Posted: 12/3/2012 9:05:29 AM|
What kind of wine? Some wines have less alcohol than others, but seriously, one bottle a night for at least two weeks means there is a problem. If they never drank before, or rarely, I'm not sure that that would mean they are an alcoholic, but I would be seriously concerned about the quantity.
One bottle of wine and one night = probably not a problem
7 bottles/week = problem
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|Posted: 12/3/2012 9:18:43 AM|
Yes. They have a problem. I know someone who would drink a bottle of wine, sometimes two almost every night. She would get up in the morning, go to work, get her kids to all the things they needed to be at. From the outside she looked fine but anyone who knew her knew how she was destroying the relationships with those that cared for her. It was painful to watch. No matter what anyone said she would not change. She finally made the choice for herself when the doctors told her that the drinking would kill her.
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Loc: Cali Baby
|Posted: 12/3/2012 10:02:22 AM|
A high-functioning alcoholic (HFA) is a form of alcoholism where the alcoholic is able to maintain their outside life such as jobs, academics, relationships, etc. â€“ all while drinking alcoholically.
Many HFAs are not viewed by society as alcoholics because they do not fit the common alcoholic stereotype. Unlike the stereotypical alcoholic, HFAs have either succeeded or over-achieved through their lifetimes. This can lead to denial of alcoholism by both the HFA, co-workers, family members and friends. Functional alcoholics account for 19.5 percent of total U.S. alcoholics, with 50 percent being smokers and 33 percent having a multigenerational family history of alcoholism.
OMG....Did I really say that out loud?
Loc: Louisville, K
|Posted: 12/3/2012 10:09:18 AM|
We're not drinkers so take this for what it's worth which isn't much.
I think if this has been going on for less than a month, that person needs to take a good hard look at what has been going on in his or her life during that time period. You know, is there a stresser there or did they just discover that wine is delicious?
Might not be a problem yet but will be soon if this is indeed happening 7 nights a week. Expensive too.
Loc: NE Spain
|Posted: 12/3/2012 10:14:01 AM|
I really don't think its much of a problem. Do they "have" to have the drink?
I would be more worried if they couldn't go wothout a drink for a couple of days.
The attuide in europe is a lot more relaxed about alcohol but a bottle a day would seem quite moderate to me. The idea of drinking seems a lot more of a problem in the USA.Here they serve as bottle of wine between 2 for all the "Menu del dias" the local workers ( and us!) have at lunch time and its usual to have a beer at breakfast time. It IS unusual to see drunks around..except the tourists in the summer.
I often do 2 GTs and a couple of bottles of wine a night..get up fine, don't have hanger overs and my liver enzymes are fine. I'm 45 years in..started drinking about at 15 years old.
I make sure I do without alchol every now and again but its not a problem. I do love a drink!
|Posted: 12/4/2012 11:54:08 AM|
Yes. A bottle of wine is approximately 4 servings of alcohol. A serving is equal to 2 ounces of hard liquor, 6 ounces of wine, or 12 ounces of beer. The daily recommendations for alcohol intake are <1 serving/day for a woman and 2 servings a day for a man. Drinking a full bottle of wine every night is excessive, and can lead to many medical problems if it continues over the years: liver failure, dementia, heart failure, high blood pressure, depression, etc.
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Loc: North Dakota
|Posted: 12/4/2012 12:08:08 PM|
I don't think that's enough information for me to judge whether they have a drinking problem or not. Do they think they have a problem? I think that only a professional can make that determination.
Loc: Queen Anne Hill
|Posted: 12/4/2012 12:13:25 PM|
IMO, it sounds like there is something that has changed recently in this person's life and they are "dealing" with what ever that is by drinking. I put dealing in quotes because what I mean is drinking is not the way to handle problems but it sounds like that is what this person is doing. Do I think they have a drinking problem? Not necessarily. I think they have a problem that needs to be worked out or they will have a drinking problem if the drinking continues.
I think this remark is probably hitting the nail on the head. Thank you.
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|Posted: 12/4/2012 1:22:45 PM|
Not necessarily. Not enough info to judge. I wouldnt turn to AA or any Anonymous organization though, AA itself passes the "cult" test.
Show support, and see if there is something that is recently related to the daily wine. Could be a temporary situation that can be resolved, which could then lead to elimination of daily alcohol use.
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