Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1
    Member shadowcat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    someplace
    Posts
    467
    Gender
    Male

    I drink alcohol every weekend and worried about my health..

    I was just wondering, i been drinking every weekend, i mostly drink rum (a whole mickey) if anyone who drinks should know how much that is....
    and yeah i drink that much every weekend, and during the work week ill have a rockstar or 2 and maybe a few beers. well i been thinking lately if this will effect my kidneys or liver ( i dont have any problems) cuz ive heard of young people getting kidney disease or some sort of health problems due to drinking, i like drinking and its effects but i just wana be sure im not drinking too much for the sake of my health, i dont drink every day..but i do get drunk friday and saturdays and the rest of the week i might have a couple drinks,anyone know anything about this?
    Hold the person that you love closely if they're next to you
    The one you love, not the person that'll simply have sex with you
    Appreciate them to the fullest extent, and then beyond
    'Cause you never really know what you got, until it's gone

    -Immortal Technique

  2. #2
    Platinum Member BellaDonna's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    U.S.
    Age
    34
    Posts
    9,125
    Gender
    Female
    This site might help provide answers to some of your health concerns: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/a...nsumption.html

    Carly, don't be sad
    Life is crazy, life is mad
    Don't be afraid
    Carly, don't be sad
    That's your destiny, the only chance
    Take it, take it in your hands



    Well behaved women rarely make history.





    Please see the forum rules for posting on enotalone:http://www.enotalone.com/forum/forum-rules.php

  3. #3
    Platinum Member Lionel Hutz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    CrownTown Los Angeles
    Posts
    1,760
    Gender
    Male
    Well its not that bad to drink only on the weekends. Most that drink do drink more than this. But if you see it as a problem, slow down. As one who used to get wasted every night, its good that you see early that you want to correct your behavior. I'd say if you dont want to drink on the weekends, stay home. Dont search for a party unless you can handle being sober there. Good luck. PM me if you need tips on staying dry.
    TwentyTenism: Get Better

  4. #4
    Member shadowcat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    someplace
    Posts
    467
    Gender
    Male
    Quote Originally Posted by Lionel Hutz View Post
    Well its not that bad to drink only on the weekends. Most that drink do drink more than this. But if you see it as a problem, slow down. As one who used to get wasted every night, its good that you see early that you want to correct your behavior. I'd say if you dont want to drink on the weekends, stay home. Dont search for a party unless you can handle being sober there. Good luck. PM me if you need tips on staying dry.
    yeah i used to get drunk every night too, but that was last year and i was going through some problems, but now ive reduced it to just the weekends, just to have some fun, and when i do get drunk i stay home cuz sometimes i end up saying stupid things around people
    Hold the person that you love closely if they're next to you
    The one you love, not the person that'll simply have sex with you
    Appreciate them to the fullest extent, and then beyond
    'Cause you never really know what you got, until it's gone

    -Immortal Technique

  5.  

  6. #5
    Platinum Member Lionel Hutz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    CrownTown Los Angeles
    Posts
    1,760
    Gender
    Male
    I don't think you need to stay home and drink, instead go out and not drink. You feel that you say stupid things when you go out, but its when you drink that you may say these things. Plus having fun does not require booze, ya know. Its still easy if not easier to laugh it up with the drunk folks while sober too.
    TwentyTenism: Get Better

  7. #6
    Platinum Member JeckyllNHyde's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    5,415
    Gender
    Female
    if i'm not mistaken rum has been linked with diabetes, b./c it is so sweet. someone told me this, and i haven't done the "research" yet.

    also, drinking heavily every weekend isn't good for your liver, kidneys or braincells. alcohol is a toxin so your liver needs to work extra hard to expell it and "clean up" what you have put in your body.

    one thing i can recommend is that you dont go to sleep with alcohol in your system a.k.a. drunk.
    why? while your asleep the body and liver need ALOT of water to "clean up" (sorry i dont know how to explain it technicly) and your brain ends up getting dehydrated.. brain cells are killed.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKHQJc5mG8Y
    You're just too good to be true... Can't take my eyes off of you...

  8. #7
    Platinum Member Lionel Hutz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    CrownTown Los Angeles
    Posts
    1,760
    Gender
    Male
    while your asleep the body and liver need ALOT of water to "clean up" (sorry i dont know how to explain it technicly) and your brain ends up getting dehydrated.. brain cells are killed.

    Yep, a hangover is the feeling of dehydration and brain cell depletion. Alcohol is bad stuff.
    TwentyTenism: Get Better

  9. #8
    Platinum Member PixelPusher's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    US
    Age
    41
    Posts
    1,043
    Gender
    Male
    Just getting wasted on the weekends is called binge drinking, and it is a form of alcoholism. I won't make any judgments as everyone draws their own line. But I think if you're concerned about how much you drink, then cut back. As LH put it... you don't have to drink to have fun. Anything more than moderate drinking (what is it now... one per day?) does more damage than good.

Related Articles & Books
by Margarita Nahapetyan
According to the findings of a recent study, married women may find themselves drinking a lot more alcohol than single or divorced women, while ...
by Margarita Nahapetyan
It turns out that, when under stress, men tend to be attracted to women with a more curvaceous body type, found a new research, according to which ...
by Margarita Nahapetyan
Marriage and divorce are linked to weight gain among both women and men, and especially those who are over age 30, found U.S. sociologists. However, ...
 

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Expert Advice

Online
CallChat
$1.75/minute
Masters in Professional Counseling and 25+ years experience in helping people find emotional healing solutions. "one of the best therapists here" "generously affordable"
Online
Chat
$2.75/minute
Licensed Professional Counselor & therapist. Pain management, anxiety, depression, holistic health. 30 yrs.experience.
Online
CallChat
$2.75/minute
With my 25 years as a licensed psychotherapist, I can help you with your mental health and medication concerns.
Online
CallChat
$2.75/minute
I can help with psychological and sexual health issues. I can also tell you if a treatment for a health problem has strong or weak scientific support.
Online
CallChat
$1.3/minute
Empathic support and coaching for more satisfying relationships, improved self-esteem, emotional healing, and transformation of guilt, depression, and anger.