social drinker


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social drinker

A person who consumes alcoholic beverages in moderation (i.e., ≤ 2 standard drinks/day), often in a socially acceptable situation.

social drinker

A person who consumes alcoholic beverages in moderation–ie, ≤ 2 'standard drinks'/day, often in a socially acceptable situation. See Alcohol. Cf Binge drinker, Problem drinker.

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Q. I am a social drinker and not an alcoholic. I am a social drinker and not an alcoholic. I had mild drink while being in college. I drink occasionally but get hit by these symptoms. Last night I only had rum & coke and a bottle of cider, and today I'm ill again. I mean, I know people get hangovers, but it seems like alcohol has a dramatic effect on my immune system.

A. Everyones system is different--YOUR body is telling you something?--maybe you shouldnt drink any more?----mrfoot56

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Even though the quantitative analyses lacked sufficient power, it seems as though specific messages are needed for abstainers, social drinkers, and high-risk drinkers, although more research is needed to confirm this finding.
The highest value for total FAEEs in liver for chronic alcoholics and for social drinkers was 5485 pmol/g, and the lowest value for the individuals with detectable blood ethanol at the time of autopsy, other than the one outlier, was 14 521 pmol/g.
The social drinkers drank on only 3 of the 30 days before sampling, and when they drank, they consumed on average <1 drink/day.
She will ignore the government's current medical guidelines of sticking to 14 units of alcohol a week in a bid to find out 'what damage she was doing to herself in her party-girl past and discover the line between being a social drinker and a binge drinker'.
I'm a social drinker, rather than a 'go home and crack open some cans' type of guy, and I just like to be sociable.
From the perspective of your average social drinker, the new laws are very welcome.
The Teesside dad began as a social drinker but knocking back booze for Dutch courage helped send his habit spiraling out of control.
A Sometimes it only takes a problem or a worry of some kind to turn a social drinker into a problem one.
I was a social drinker and smoked over 20 cigarettes a day.
He was an occasional social drinker who, on his 53rd birthday, simply mistook the amount of alcohol he had drunk.
A show insider said: "Michelle was able to find out what damage she was doing to herself in her party girl past and discover the line between being a social drinker and a binge drinker.
Not while "Ming" and the rest were happily colluding in the deception that he was no more than a social drinker.