By definition, I’m a binge drinker. Every Friday night, almost without fail, I settle down with a six pack. Every now and then, I go out with friends and have way too much, but not very often (like once every three or four months).
However, lately I’ve been getting a six-pack in the middle of the week as well. My wife is scared to death that I’m becoming an alcoholic. My dad was an alcoholic (recovering, thank God. Been about 15 years since he last drank.) At times, I worry about it too. Seems like I should just lay off the hooch, but I so enjoy those times that I drink. I don’t do anything stupid, just watch some tube and drink some beer. I feel wonderfully relaxed.
I’m getting off the subject. I was wondering about how much most other people drink. I realize that the amount that is “too much” is strictly subjective, but I’d like to know, on average, how much other Dopers drink. I have friends that drink a few beers every night, whereas my wife gets sloppy drunk about twice a year. Most of my buddies have sworn off the stuff in favor of pot, which I choose not to do (anymore) because of it’s illegality.
So, how much do you usually drink?