Is it ok to get drunk?
I understand drinking a little or even to get a buzz. Do you think getting drunk is the "fun" and ok thing to do?
Never. Drunk is over-drinking. Over-eating can kill us but at least you remain in control, for the most part. Getting drunk is like walking in the dark on a busy highway! Who knows what might go wrong. There was a man drunk at a party tried to flirt with me and I told him nicely he was wasting his time and he left me alone but the very next weekend a jealous husband shot that man dead. He seemed like a very nice person but he was not in control and someone flipped.
Not to mention driving in the dark, drunk.
Confession time, I have been drunk. Not intentionally and not something I would recommend. What is concerning is the drinking to get drunk and binge drinking sessions that appear to be the rage amongst some oldsters and youngsters alike.
Is it ok to play videogames?
What you do on your own time is your own business as long as it doesn't affect the well being of others.
The other answer "never" is ignorant. Just because some people make bad decisions does not mean it is not ok for anyone.
Also, drunk =/= blacked out.
Maybe you could list the good things of being drunk, with a guarentee of no side effects.
The nature of getting drunk is to impair judgement and encourage bad decision-making. Video gamers are sober.
You obviously didn't play with us,,, lol although other drugs were often involved sober was rare
'Do you think getting drunk is the "fun" and ok thing to do?'
That took me back to stuff my parents used to say, lol.
Its not good to became drunk as a way that you can't control your mind and body. Its better to find out the limit !!!!
Alcohol has served as a major downfall to our society. People should never get drunk, not merely due to the health consequences but due to impaired judgement, which often promotes crime, destruction, and emotional turmoil. Alcohol on top of everything else even had addictive qualities. It alters people's moods and creates dependency. No, no one should get drunk. Alcohol would be fine if irresponsibility weren't so inherent to our species.
No it is never ok to get drunk because innocent family members and friends are hurt when a drunkard blurts out nonsense, some even could kill innocent people when driving
As long as you are in a safe environment, with people that you trust, then yeah, of course it is fun! Here in Scotland, there are various stages of drunk, ranging from tipsy, to swallied, to steamin, to blootered, and then mad wae it. Obviously, liver damage is always an afterthought in this country, which is why so many people die from alcohol related illnesses... but no-one should be able to judge someone who is/ has been drunk unless they have been there themselves.
Well in my younger days I've certainly been drunk more than twice.
I've only been drunk to the point of not remembering once. Apparently I'm a good card player since I woke up at home with about 12 pounds of change in my pocket. In my defense I was in a safe place with people I knew and had no need to drive or be driven.
The problem with drinking comes when people don't know when they should be stopping or that they are developing a habit.
If you find yourself drinking alone you might want to consider stopping. Though a single drink after work or glass of wine / beer with dinner isn't a red flag.
Surprisingly alcoholics on the road aren't nearly as dangerous as occasional drinkers and the once a year partier is the most dangerous.
But driving or operating machinery while intoxicated is what brings the most grief to our society.
Alcohol is one of the most toxic things we put in our bodies! Its worse than almost any hard drug save meth. Worse than cocaine, worse than heroin, worse than ecstasy it even worse than LSD. But its legal while pot, the least harmful thing we use remains illegal in almost every state and the Federal government.
Everything in moderation is the best choice. As far as eating, drinking, etc.
Just drinking a little to achieve a "buzz" is the only method for me. If you actually get black out drunk, it's too harmful for you to do on a regular or even occasional basis. It's too harmful to those around you and ruins almost every relationship you have. My ex-roommate was a black out drinker and it was horrible.
Habitually - no of course not. In moderation why not? Once or twice a year we have dinner parties with a few of our closest friends and we consume a few bottles of wine, laugh and have a great time playing games and such. No one is driving impaired and we are responsible about it. I see no problem with cutting loose and having a good time once in awhile.
No, it is not okay. If one is drunk they are incapable of making sound decisions, protecting themselves or taking care of themselves. It is a huge risk. Coming form an alcoholic home, I can tell you there is nothing good that comes from it.
I agree with Christin S. I normally do not drink alcohol but if I have to go to a corporate holiday party I drink and usually get drunk because that's how I have fun and can tolerate the event. I know that sounds awful but yes at corporate holiday functions I need alcohol to have fun LOL.
I may also add that we are responsible and nobody who drinks at these parties drives home. They either stay the night at a hotel or a Taxi takes them home so everyone is safe.
For me, the answer is no! But, as a recovering alcoholic, I've learned that it is not my place to judge anyone. I've learned that most folks can imbibe to excess without hurting themselves or others. For those people, getting drunk occasionally might be OK, as long as they're in a safe environment and can honestly answer the "Why are you getting drunk" question. If you're getting drunk to truly have a good time with friends, then it might be OK. If you're getting drunk to escape fear and sadness, then maybe not such a good idea.
Depends on your situation.
If you are having a formal office party you won't want to go past buzz status because you don't want to be irresponsible.
If you are having a college party or house party with friends and no one's driving of course it's okay.
Like JThomp42 said, "Everything in Moderation."
Not if it's a problem, but if you're being smart about your setting, have fun.
Alcohol is always good for health if consumed a little.It has a greater impact over heart diseases.
Moderate drinkers tend to have better health and live longer than the abstainers or heavy drinkers. Moderate consumers of alcoholic beverages such as beer, wine and distilled spirits or liquor are generally less likely to suffer strokes, diabetes, arthritis, enlarged prostate, dementia and several major cancers.
Getting drunk may not suit everyone and an occasional drink shouldn't be a problem providing the individual is in control of his actions and not driving
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