Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Apparently my friends drink a helluva lot

because the survey I took (linked above) says I drink more than 95% of people my age and more than 91% of men. Funny, because I indicated that drinking hadn't caused me any real problems. It hasn't.

Still, considering that I'm in the bottom 10% of people I hang out with with respect to drinking, I thought I was doing ok.

The survey says (suggests actually) that I should seek help. I'll ask at the bar.

Take the quiz / post your results. I'm interested.

Kid Handsome - growing ever more handsome by the drink (if you're drinking . . . and a lady . . . and by lady . . . I mean a really hot single(ish) lady).


Anonymous Otter said...

I think this test might be broken. I ain't got no problem...

Many people are not aware of how their alcohol consumption compares to that of the general public. More than 98.5% of the general adult American population and 98% of men consume fewer drinks per week than you reported consuming.

Recommended Action:
Because your results indicate that your drinking patterns may be hazardous or harmful, consider seeking further evaluation from your doctor or other qualified health professional, who can help you determine if your alcohol consumption is adversely affecting your health or interfering with your work and relationships. You may also want to learn more about health problems related to drinking and ways to reduce your risk. The links below will assist you in locating a local health professional for further assistance, and in making well informed health decisions about alcohol.

4:43 PM  
Blogger Linda said...

Keep in mind that I have not had a drink since January (because of trying to become and being pregnant). I do not really consider myself a big drinker. When I do drink I probably have 7 or more drinks in an evening (and this has probably not been since New Years). Here are my results:

Based on Your Responses:
Your results do not suggest that a pattern of excess drinking is harming your health. However, the amount you reported consuming on at least one occasion may increase your risk for injury or other immediate consequences. This risk is associated with having more than 3 drinks per occasion if you are a woman or someone over 65, or 4 drinks per occasion if you are a man age 65 or younger.

Recommended Action:
Consider setting a safer personal limit for how much alcohol you consume on one occasion. For some people and in certain situations, no amount of alcohol is safe. Follow the link below to learn more about wise consumption limits, when it's not safe to drink at all, and the kinds of problems that excess alcohol can cause. This information will help you make informed health decisions about alcohol.

5:19 PM  
Blogger Rev. Brandy said...

I don't have a problem, however, I need to consider setting safer personal limits. I'm one of those "once I start, I can't stop" drinkers. Go figure.

6:28 AM  
Blogger Chowda said...

I got the same response as Linda, but my recommended action was slightly different:

Recommended Action:
Drink more.

12:14 PM  

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