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Are you an alcoholic?
As we are well aware due to the press many students drink far too much. Is this true of First and Third students?
How many of these would you answer yes to?


Have you ever felt you needed to cut down on your drinking?
Have people criticised your drinking?
Have you ever felt guilty about drinking?
Have you ever felt you needed a drink first thing in the morning to steady your nerves or to get rid of a hangover?
0 (none of these apply)  26%
 19%
 15%
 22%
4 (all of these apply)  19%
Total: 27 members' votes
by Neil T - Sun 22nd Nov 2009, 9:41pm
As we are well aware due to the press many students drink far too much.
The press are guilty of many things, but this accusation seems harsh.
by Thomas - Tue 24th Nov 2009, 4:29pm
Judging by the responses over half the boat club would come under the category of problem drinkers scoring 2 or more on the CAGE test, which has a 93% sensitivity.

(Bernadt MW et al. Comparison of questionnaire and laboratory tests in the detection of excessive drinking and alcoholism. Lancet 1982 Feb 6;1(8267):325-8 PMID: 6120322)
by Simon - Tue 24th Nov 2009, 4:46pm
Thomas said: ...scoring 2 or more...
But what if you only feel guily about drinking because other people have criticised you for it?

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