But that doesn't mean it's acceptable behavior. A new study out of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln took 49 guys in their twenties and gave 29 of them two alcoholic drinks. The others were given a placebo.
Most of us will come across people who are drinking too much in social situations. And to be fair, who hasn't — from time to time — had one or three too many drinks at their own birthday party? The summer season is nearly upon us.
A good, if somewhat disreputable, buddy of mine in Southern California who'd bedded a significant number of women he'd met primarily at dive bars once summed up his philosophy of getting girls to me like this: "Just get 'em drunk, bring 'em home, get 'em more drunk, and have sex! People've been doing it that way since the Ancient Greeks were sporting togas and spears. Sex and alcohol have gone hand-in-hand in human society for a long, long time. Stands to good reason there ought to be some good reasons for it, then, too.
You may know someone or be dating someone who is in the beginning stages of alcoholism. The experts say that alcoholism is a progressive disease. When someone with an alcohol use disorder continues to drink, the symptoms become more apparent and more numerous, until it is finally obvious to almost everyone that they have a drinking problem.
And this is a dude that can normally drink everyone else under the table. Drunks usually drink to knock out their nerves and weddings, family reunions and the holidays bring out the social dreads in all of us. He was kind of nodding off and when you tried to wake him up, he called you fat and told everybody to shut up.
When the partying begins, everything is fine and fun but as the night goes on, alcohol can fuel unpleasant behavior, ranging from stupidity, irritability, rudeness, arrogance, through to rage and violence. Hanging around a date who behaves in this manner is more than a trial; it is exhausting, sometimes frightening, and often bewildering. Escaping a drunken date is a sensible, self-considerate, and potentially self-defensive option.
When you are no longer a teenager with a lower tolerance for alcohol and a healthier liver, getting wasted is not an option. Being an adult means you have to maintain a certain level of decorum and avoid embarrassing yourself in front of your colleagues and friends, but more importantly, in front of your date. It is simply not like before when you can sleep off everything — the shame, the headache, etc. Tomorrow, your date will remember and your friends will remind you about it.
I was a s retro stewardess. My bowl of peanuts was still full, but all the bottles were nearly empty. I watched as my then-boyfriend chugged the last one.