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When you’re at a party, how many alcoholic drinks (beer, wine, cocktails, etc.) do you typically consume?

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Anonymous wrote 3 years 40 weeks ago

If I choose to drink at all I

If I choose to drink at all I usually have no more than 2 drinks within a several hour period. On other occasions I have consumed more but my rule is to drink a glass of water between each drink so as to spread out the time and amount of alcohol consumed. Then for the last 2 hours I drink nothing if I am driving. I think it is important to be prepared for the unexpected and keep your senses at all times.

Anonymous wrote 3 years 46 weeks ago

It depends on what kind of

It depends on what kind of liquor is being served and if there is food being served along with it. If its hard liquor I might limit myself to 1 or 2, if its wine then I'll indulge in a little more and if I'm not driving then give me some elbow room.

Anonymous wrote 3 years 47 weeks ago

soda/water/nothing

soda/water/nothing

Anonymous wrote 4 years 7 weeks ago

"Surprised by the number of

"Surprised by the number of 4+drinks, seems to indicate how many people are feeling unhappy/frustrated with their current state of being."

Maybe 4+ drinkers are quite a bit happier, they stay longer at parties, etc.

In my case, we often, if not always, drink at parties since we're foodies and wine nerds. My friends are in the wine business, so we often drink several bottles (tasting, with food, etc.) over the course of several hours.

I'm personally surprised at the inanity of some of these comments; I was hoping EW readers were a bit more intelligent/informed/educated/well-spoken.

Anonymous wrote 4 years 7 weeks ago

Depends if im driving. Please

Depends if im driving. Please dont drink and drive.

Anonymous wrote 4 years 7 weeks ago

I don't drink alcohol!--only

I don't drink alcohol!--only organic teas, organic herbal teas, & organic coffee.

Anonymous wrote 4 years 7 weeks ago

Always zero. I just don't

Always zero. I just don't like alcoholic drinks.

Anonymous wrote 4 years 9 weeks ago

I'm a firm believer in the no

I'm a firm believer in the no drinking/driving rule. I'd much rather treat myself to a soda when at a party, and save the glass of wine or even two, for home!

Anonymous wrote 4 years 9 weeks ago

I wish Zero was a choice. I

I wish Zero was a choice. I am very allergic to alcohol and have to quiz the hostess at parties--especially during Christmas.

Anonymous wrote 4 years 10 weeks ago

I know there are quite a few

I know there are quite a few calories in mixed drinks. I have moderate GERD and also like to control drinking~when I must be the designated driver.

Anonymous wrote 4 years 10 weeks ago

When I am at a party, I like

When I am at a party, I like being in contact with people with a 'clear mind', not in a 'fog'. I am not a drinker. However, I have no issues with anyone who does want to drink, except those who drink and drive.

Anonymous wrote 4 years 11 weeks ago

Alot depends on what type of

Alot depends on what type of party it is and the mood I'm in.

Anonymous wrote 4 years 11 weeks ago

Wow...surprised by the number

Wow...surprised by the number of people who consume four or more drinks at a single function. I typically have a couple of drinks while out (at a party, out to dinner, etc.). That's usually stretched out to a few hours, so I don't get intoxicated. Not judging by any means (as long as people don't drink and drive, it's none of my business how much they drink), just surprised. Guess a lot of people are accompanied to these events by designated drivers who don't drink as much.

Anonymous wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

The amount of alcoholic

The amount of alcoholic drinks I consume at a party always depends on whether or not I'm driving.

Anonymous wrote 4 years 14 weeks ago

Dependent upon how log the

Dependent upon how log the party lasts, distance from home, food served and alcohol served

Anonymous wrote 4 years 14 weeks ago

Why not have a good time,

Why not have a good time, when you decide to indulge?

Anonymous wrote 4 years 15 weeks ago

I'm a Baha'i, we don't drink

I'm a Baha'i, we don't drink alcoholic beverages.

Anonymous wrote 4 years 15 weeks ago

Surprised by the number of

Surprised by the number of 4+drinks, seems to indicate how many people are feeling unhappy/frustrated with their current state of being.

Anonymous wrote 4 years 15 weeks ago

2-3

2-3

Anonymous wrote 4 years 16 weeks ago

I would have picked 3-4 if

I would have picked 3-4 if that had been a choice, depending upon the party! I didn't pick 4+ as I never have more than 4.

Anonymous wrote 4 years 16 weeks ago

I don't drink at all. No, I

I don't drink at all. No, I have never had a drinking "problem", I have just come to realize that drink is not wise.

Anonymous wrote 4 years 16 weeks ago

I have not had a drink in 13

I have not had a drink in 13 years and my life is second to none.

Anonymous wrote 4 years 17 weeks ago

Two if I'm driving, more if

Two if I'm driving, more if I'm not!

Anonymous wrote 4 years 17 weeks ago

More than 2 and I overeat!

More than 2 and I overeat!

Anonymous wrote 4 years 17 weeks ago

I never consume alcohol, do

I never consume alcohol, do not like it.

Anonymous wrote 4 years 17 weeks ago

As many as I can unless I'm

As many as I can unless I'm driving!

Anonymous wrote 4 years 19 weeks ago

2-3 drinks

2-3 drinks

Anonymous wrote 4 years 19 weeks ago

I drink wine because that can

I drink wine because that can be enjoyed slowly: the aroma, the different tastes and sensations as it goes over the tongue and down the throat. When I'm ready to drive home, I'm not worried about the alcohol content in my blood.

Anonymous wrote 4 years 19 weeks ago

1-2 is more accurate for me

1-2 is more accurate for me than either 0-1 or 2-3...

Anonymous wrote 4 years 19 weeks ago

OVER DRINKING IS HARMFUL TO

OVER DRINKING IS HARMFUL TO SOME ONES HEALTH

Anonymous wrote 4 years 19 weeks ago

I LIKE TO DRINK RESPOSIBLE

I LIKE TO DRINK RESPOSIBLE COURSE ALCOHOL ABUSE IS HARMFUL

Anonymous wrote 4 years 19 weeks ago

Just never really been into

Just never really been into drinking alcoholic drinks.

Anonymous wrote 4 years 20 weeks ago

it all depends on the kind of

it all depends on the kind of party-generally though being froma drinking area 4 is not alot the average is 6-9. I never have to drive so that helps!

Anonymous wrote 4 years 20 weeks ago

As a diabetic, I usually

As a diabetic, I usually don't drink alcohol or sweetened drinks. I miss them.

Anonymous wrote 4 years 20 weeks ago

I'm usually driving, and I

I'm usually driving, and I NEVER drink and drive!!!

Anonymous wrote 4 years 20 weeks ago

Depends on whether I am

Depends on whether I am driving or not.

Anonymous wrote 4 years 21 weeks ago

Usually none, seems too

Usually none, seems too dehydrating for me and I want health.

Anonymous wrote 4 years 21 weeks ago

As many as I can before they

As many as I can before they run out of booze or the party is over! Generally I find liquor makes me charming and witty. This quantity is, of course, based upon the presumption that I have a sober ride home. If I am driving, no more than 1-2 over the course of the evening. I don't HAVE to drink a lot, I just enjoy it at times.

Anonymous wrote 4 years 21 weeks ago

I always drink 4+ drinks when

I always drink 4+ drinks when I'm at a party with no children, and when I don't have to drive. If you're going to drink, then you need to reap the benefits and feel the benefits. Why stop at one or two, just, ew...so boring! Have fun if you're going to drink at all, otherwise, find something else to do. And whatever you do, DON"T go to a party judging or paying attention to those who want to have fun drinking. Just go home, they don't want you there anyway, at that point. Anyway, eat, drink, and be merry!!!

Anonymous wrote 4 years 21 weeks ago

usually 3-4; almost never

usually 3-4; almost never over 4

Anonymous wrote 4 years 21 weeks ago

don't drink...why waste

don't drink...why waste calories on something I don't like???

Anonymous wrote 4 years 21 weeks ago

People who get sloshed are

People who get sloshed are not cute or attractive.

Anonymous wrote 4 years 22 weeks ago

You can enjoy things more

You can enjoy things more when you are not drinking..

Anonymous wrote 4 years 22 weeks ago

I cannot drink any alcohol,

I cannot drink any alcohol, my medications will not allow it! Since I pay enough for the medication, I don't want to pay for a DUI too!! I'm very happy drinking cranberry juice! Happy Holidays to all! ;}>

Anonymous wrote 4 years 22 weeks ago

We live in the desert and a

We live in the desert and a really hot summer day I may have 2 beers but mostly I am a coffee kind of person.

Anonymous wrote 4 years 22 weeks ago

Because I drink infrequently,

Because I drink infrequently, my tolerance is low. One glass of wine or bottle of beer is all I can comfortably have, so I try to drink water after that. If I'm thirsty, I'll drink water before alcohol, so that I'm not trying to quench my thirst with the latter.

Anonymous wrote 4 years 22 weeks ago

That's only when at an adult

That's only when at an adult party, and only go to one maybe once a year !

Anonymous wrote 4 years 22 weeks ago

Usually none.

Usually none.

Anonymous wrote 4 years 22 weeks ago

I nosh little bits throughout

I nosh little bits throughout the evening and sip on my drinks

Anonymous wrote 4 years 22 weeks ago

ZERO! Just because I have

ZERO! Just because I have choosen not to drink alcohol, for over 30 years now, does not make me anti social or an avoider of parties. If the event is a pure drinking event yes I avoid them. However manyt social events/parties the drinking is an accouterment to the festivities.

It is my observation that only people that drink alcohol believe that soical events must contain alcohol.

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