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Old 03-22-2011, 11:20 PM   #1
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Default Am I an alcoholic?

I consult this site to figure out how to brew better beer. I am on it every day.
When I start reading I want to reach for a beer. Even though I say I won't I end up having one in my hand and drinking it!

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Old 03-22-2011, 11:25 PM   #2
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doesn't make you an alcoholic, just a thirsty HBT reader

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Old 03-22-2011, 11:26 PM   #3
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Well my friend, I am on this site everyday as well and listening to brewing podcasts wanting a brew. I do this all in the hopes of drinking an excellent beer while repeating above mentioned process.

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Old 03-22-2011, 11:27 PM   #4
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Well, if you have to ask then you know what.

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Old 03-22-2011, 11:27 PM   #5
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I've often wondered this myself.... SWMBO says that if you have to ask you are one. I can admit that my drinking has quadrupled since I started brewing. I used to drink 1-2 beers every other night. Now I am 4-6 a night. I need to cut back but this hobby is so damn "addicting"

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Old 03-22-2011, 11:28 PM   #6
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If you're having just one, you're not an alcy... If you're finishing off a case (or keg) while reading the site, every day/evening, then you could have an issue.

One a day home brew can be considered your B Complex dose for the day.

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Old 03-22-2011, 11:38 PM   #7
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One a day home brew can be considered your B Complex dose for the day.
THIS!

And just to throw in my $0.02, I typically have a beer or two with dinner each night, more on occasion, and I am still able to get my school work done and it doesn't interfere with my ability to function whatsoever. If that sounds like you, you're not an alcoholic.
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Old 03-22-2011, 11:40 PM   #8
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I guess that would depend on how many times a day you read the forum? Once a day vs 10x a day...you get it.

The CAGE questionnaire:

Two "yes" responses indicate that the respondent should be investigated further. The questionnaire asks the following questions:

1. Have you ever felt you needed to Cut down on your drinking?
2. Have people Annoyed you by criticizing your drinking?
3. Have you ever felt Guilty about drinking?
4. Have you ever felt you needed a drink first thing in the morning (Eye-opener) to steady your nerves or to get rid of a hangover?

If you answer "yes" to number 2, but those who annoyed you were some sanctimonious religious, prohibitionist or obese ****head then I say disregard. The next time someone tries to tell me beer in unhealthy as they stuff a doughnut into their fat heads and reach for their blood pressure pills I'm going to choke them with a Twizzler.

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Old 03-22-2011, 11:42 PM   #9
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I think almost all of us are clinically alcoholics They have a very broad definition and most of us will fit into it. I used to have a beer or 2 every night but have cut back to just a few on weekends to lose weight

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Old 03-22-2011, 11:45 PM   #10
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Do you go to meetings? If not, you're not an Alcoholic!

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