Friday, December 26, 2008

Alcohol Hooked or Not?

How do you know if you or a loved one is hooked on alcohol? Unless you're in strong denial, it's quite easy to know whether one is teetering at the doorstep of destruction. The widely accepted standard for a moderate drink is one glass for women and two glass for men ( remember 2 glass not 2 kegs!). More then 10 drinks for women and 15 for men in a week is considered "hazardous" drinking. If you've gulping down this amount of alcohol or more in the last few years, and spending your weekends sleeping off nasty hangovers from friday-night binges, you need help.

To recognize early signs of alcoholism take the CAGE test suggested by the Medical Education Research foundation: Ask yourself:
  • Have you ever felt you should CUT down on your drinking?
  • Have people ANNOYED you by criticizing your drinking?
  • Have you ever felt bad or GUILTY about your drinking?
  • Have you ever had an EYEOPENER drink first thing in the morning to steady you nerves or get rid over of the hangover?
One Yes answer indicates possible alcohol problem. More than one signifies alcohol problem is highly likely. Check yourself, don't let alcohol ruin your life and the people surrounds you. This Holiday season drink moderately to enjoy the Holidays.
Happy Healthy Holidays everyone.


lisa said...

hi thanks for the visit and the greet..have a great day

Mike D. said...

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Liza said...

hi! hope you a wonderful christmas too. thanks for dropping by. :D

happy new year!!!

modern mom said...

Thanks for the holiday wishes. Sorry for replying so late but I hope you had a great one too. :)

EastCoastLife said...

May you be more charming, richer, healthier and the happiest this coming new year!!

Happy year 2009!

Greetings and cheers from sunny Singapore!

iWalk said...

According to chinese tradition, 2009 is cow(牛)year, Cow means growing, Yeah! A growing year!

So Happy 牛 Year to you!

╭┴──┤Happy ├╮
│o o│牛year │●°
╰┬──╯    │ ∴°﹒
☆ | / /∴☆

The Fitness Diva said...

Just dropping by to wish you a Happy New Year!

Health and success to you in 2009!
Fitness Diva

lis said...


Mike Foster said...

Wishing you a happy, healthy, prosperous, and amazing 2009!

Happy New Year!

The Success said...

Happy New Year 2009
More Health, Happiness and Success for you in 2009

Anonymous said...

It started off for fun, then turned into a habit every night after work. Binges on the weekend. I got tired of the habit and stopped. I don't feel like I need a drink because I have found other activities that make me feel better. I was getting tired of feeling like crap all the time. Not sure where on the spectrum on alcoholism I fall, but the fact that I could quit when "I" wanted to tells me that I am still in control. I made a new years resolution. No drinking period for this entire year. If I can't do this, I will seek help.

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