Post # 1
I was reading in an abnormal psychology text about drinking and drug use, alcoholism, risk factors etc. I was shocked to see that ‘binge’ drinking or problem drinking (according to this definition) basically describes my weekends!!! Lol. When FI and I go out, I usually have more than 2-3 drinks (say on a Friday night, when we go out with friends). However, I don’t drink at all during the week, and usually just one weekend night. This made me curious……how much alcohol do you ladies drink?
Post # 3
1 or less drinks a week. I used to be a 2-3 drinks per week person. Now I really dont want to drink. Only on the rare occasion when we are out with friends or in a group do I have more than two drinks.
Post # 4
I have 1 or 2 beers or a glass of wine every couple of weeks.
Post # 5
I would say 2-3 drinks a week, usually only if we go out with other people.
Post # 7
I can go a month without drinking becuase I’d rather eat my calories than drink them…but when I do drink, I generally have 3-6 drinks at a time…you know, if I’m drinking, I’m doing it to get buzzed. Though on occasion, if I have extra calories, I’ll have one beer with dinner or after mowing the lawn or something as a treat.
Post # 8
I usually drink 1-2 beers or wine when I go out (which isn’t that frequently) 3 drinks if its a really loooong night! I find very little pleasure in drinking anymore – I actually love the taste of beer and wine and enjoy the act of drinking it (vs many I know who drink only to become drunk) but since I drink so rarely now even 2 beers makes me feel like trash the next day- just not worth it to me.
Post # 9
I don’t drink at all. I had a wine cooler back in 1993. That was enough for me.
Post # 10
@jules28: I am the same as you!
Post # 11
Haha DH and I drink rather a lot. We like to come home and have “happy hour” almost every day, especially since he brews craft beers so there is so much yummy to be enjoyed! So by the standard definition, we’re total alcoholics but I feel like if there is nothing compulsive about the behavior and it’s always social (as in, we don’t sit at home drinking alone just because we can’t deal with the pain of our lives or something) then obviously we’re fine. I used to have a friend that was a teetotaler who tried to sit me down and talk to me about my “drinking problem” because I drank “every weekend, and that makes you an alcoholic.” That is why I hate those standard definitions.
Post # 12
I drink about 4-5 drinks every 2 weeks. I have gone a couple months without a drink now though! Lol
Post # 13
We don’t buy alcohol all that often, but when we do I’ll have it with meals most days until it is gone. So, say, we buy a 12 pack of beer- the next week I’ll probably have a beer with lunch or dinner. My favorite is red wine, though. If I could afford to, I’d probably have a glass with dinner every other night! I rarely drink to excess (I barely ever go past tispy), and I don’t rely on it, so I don’t see anything morally or physically wrong with it. However, I generally talk myself out of buying liquor because we’re kind of poor and it is a luxury.
Post # 14
wow I’m surprised by the responses thus far. I always think of myself as a “I don’t drink a lot” type of person, but maybe I’m wrong! I don’t drink frequently, but when I do drink (maybe once every 6 to 8 weeks “big events”) I drink a lot. Upwards of 5 in a night. I want to let loose and it takes that much to get me there, I walk the line between a healthy buzz and drunk…. which is why I do it so infrequently.
Post # 15
Wow. I’m sitting here wondering if I should look into a 12-Step Program. I tend to have either a glass of wine or a beer with dinner…sometimes 2. I do that probably 3 nights a week. On the weekends I drink the same 1 – 2 unless we’re “partying” with friends…then I might have 3 – 4 adult beverages.
Post # 16
Every once in a while I’ll have a beer at night (after work) or if we go out to dinner but for the most part, I only drink a few times a year and only really in social situations. However, when I do drink, I drink a LOT. For example, we went to my IL’s for Father’s Day and the liquor was flowing. I had 9 of whatever concoction my MIL was making (kind of like a screwdriver with a twist). I couldn’t even see straight by the end of the night. It was a good time! lol