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I don't know what to do. - June 7th 2017, 01:31 AM

So it's not me who drinks alcohol. I'm sorry I can't say who it is yet. So this person will go to different parties and drinks a lot of alcohol. How much is too much? And if I tell on this person is it wrong? I don't know what to do. Because if I tell she is going to be upset with me.
   
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Re: I don't know what to do. - June 7th 2017, 02:28 PM

While there isn't anything necessarily wrong with going to parties and having a drink (unless the person is under the legal age to drink), if it becomes a regular thing, it can be problematic.

It's difficult to say how much is too much but if the person seems to be using drinking at parties as a way of coping with their life then it's definitely problematic (e.g. any time things get stressful, they turn to drink). If the person drinks to the point where they neglect other areas of their lives (e.g. going to school/work) that is also a problem.

Not only that but regularly drinking large amounts of alcohol (binge drinking) can cause health issues, in particular with the liver. If alcohol is causing the person to regularly fall over (and get bruises or injuries), be ill, not remember much or become aggressive (or even in trouble with the police) or depressed then there's a good chance that they've had too much to drink.

It's not wrong to talk to someone about this person's drinking habits. You aren't 'telling on them' more concerned about them and want them to get support for themselves. You could try to talk to the person and ask how they feel about their alcohol consumption and let them know that you are concerned about them. If not, then talking to someone else is a good idea and if the person finds out, while they may be upset, you can let them know that you were worried and thought it was better for them to get help rather than let it carry on or get worse.

For more information on drinking and how to get help for someone else, you may want to check out Alcoholics Anonymous or Alcohol Concerns


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Re: I don't know what to do. - June 9th 2017, 01:21 AM

Okay for everything you are saying, thank you.
   
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Re: I don't know what to do. - June 19th 2017, 09:45 PM

Hi there!

Unless the person is not at a legal age to drink, there is nothing wrong with drinking alcohol. Parties are a place people drink and there is nothing wrong wit that at all.

However, if the person begin binge drinking often or drinks every day and the amount of alcohol they drink is becoming higher or even if they do it to make them feel "better" or "happier" and to escape negative emotions they feel, then it can be and can become a huge problem.

I used to drink at parties and socially drink. Then things with my mental health went down hill and now I am a recovering alcoholic and after going on detox twice and having life threatening seizures whilst withdrawing, I am finally doing a bit better. But the addiction can be hard and if you have concerns about this happening to the person you are talking about, talk to them about it. If it continues and you continue to be worried, you can talk to someone else about it but be aware the person might not be happy at first fr you telling someone else but I feel confident in saying, in the end they'll see why you did so and it was because you were worried and wanted to help them.

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