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Posted by: Drunk guy | 2011/02/01

Binge drinking as a way out?

Hey All,

Maybe i''m not seeing something here, but when you are younger, like when you just hit that legal drinking age, teens binge drink as it''s " cool" , you know, peer pressure. I did it a few times etc...

But now, i''m older, late 20''s, settled with work etc. However, i''ve been going out lately and just been drinking a lot... it''s usually at parties - not like for a meal or anything.

I''m single. I feel that a couple of drinks do help to make me more relaxed as i''m a very stiff person. But, the problem is i''ve been taking it too far after that. To an extent where I actually have blanks in my memory, which has been happening almost every weekend.

I don''t do like crazy things, but just what my friends tell me. I even organised some evening at my place this week with people and I don''t even remember doing it! I even have a new number of someone that asked if it was still on - I don''t remember this.

I tend to just become a more confident person (in my mind)... but I''d prefer not to get totally drunk when i''m doing this.

Any suggestions, what''s going on?

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Our expert says:
Expert ImageCyberShrink

Sadly, teens ofen decide something is "cool" when it's actually dumb, dangerous and looks truly stupid. As you know well, a "couple of drinks" is fine - but more than that is NOT fine, and you become someone with lousy judgement, liable to do foolish things with major repercuissions, to make a fool of yourself, and if a driver even to risk other people's lives.
Memory blanks is a really good sign of drinking to the point of severely disordered brain function. And then you don't actually know what you mau have done ( your friends might not be a reliable source of information, and may not have seen everything you did ).
THis is a very false sense of confidence the alcohol creates - when drink or drugs makes someone confident they can fly ( as happens ) or that they can do things they acually cant ) real and serious damage can happen. It's a fake.
As you seem to have some concerns about being a bit stiff and inhibited, and wanting to relax in company - see a psychologist for something like CBT ( Cognitive-behaiour Therapy ) to solve these problems without creating further problems. And compared to the cost of drinking that much ( let alone the eventual cost of a liver transplant ) it's a bargain.

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Our users say:
Posted by: Purple | 2011/02/01

Put an end to this student behaviour before it ruins your life - this is the start of a slippery slope.

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Posted by: ABC | 2011/02/01

Ask a friend to record you when you''ve had to much to drink. You''ll see what a fool you look and maybe think twice before doing it again!

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Posted by: cybershrink | 2011/02/01

Sadly, teens ofen decide something is "cool" when it's actually dumb, dangerous and looks truly stupid. As you know well, a "couple of drinks" is fine - but more than that is NOT fine, and you become someone with lousy judgement, liable to do foolish things with major repercuissions, to make a fool of yourself, and if a driver even to risk other people's lives.
Memory blanks is a really good sign of drinking to the point of severely disordered brain function. And then you don't actually know what you mau have done ( your friends might not be a reliable source of information, and may not have seen everything you did ).
THis is a very false sense of confidence the alcohol creates - when drink or drugs makes someone confident they can fly ( as happens ) or that they can do things they acually cant ) real and serious damage can happen. It's a fake.
As you seem to have some concerns about being a bit stiff and inhibited, and wanting to relax in company - see a psychologist for something like CBT ( Cognitive-behaiour Therapy ) to solve these problems without creating further problems. And compared to the cost of drinking that much ( let alone the eventual cost of a liver transplant ) it's a bargain.

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