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    Do We Have a Drink Problem?

    As there seems to be plenty of older white male members on here I thought this might make interesting reading.

    A survey of pensioners in London found a third of them are regular drinkers

    Monday 24 August 2015

    The “baby boomers” are now at risk of becoming problem drinkers in their old age according to a study showing that one in five over-65s who regularly drink alcohol are doing so unsafely.

    A survey of nearly 28,000 pensioners in London found a third of them are regular drinkers, and 20 per cent of them are drinking more than the recommended weekly safety limit of 21 units of alcohol for men and 14 units for women.
    They found that unsafe drinkers within the age group were more likely to be younger males, white and of higher socio-economic status. Of the 9,248 people in the survey who said they drank regularly, nearly 2,000 were doing so at unsafe levels.
    Scientists said that 60 per cent of the regular drinkers and 65 per cent of the heavy, unsafe drinkers were men. People who were ethnically white represented 59 per cent of the study population but accounted for 68 per cent of the regular drinkers and 80 per cent of the unsafe drinkers.
    “As the baby-boomer generation become seniors, they represent an ever-increasing population of older people drinking at levels that pose a risk to their health,” said Tony Rao of the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience at King’s College London, and lead author of the study published in the online journal BMJ Open.
    “This study shows the need for greater awareness of the potential for alcohol-related harm in older people, particularly those of higher socio-economic status, who may suffer the consequences of ill health from alcohol at an earlier age than those in previous generations,” Dr Rao said.
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    The median alcohol consumption was six units per week for all over-65s who reported drinking. However, the top 5 per cent of alcohol drinkers reported consuming more than 49 units per week for men and more than 23 units per week for women, the study found.
    “This research highlights that as GPs we need to be more aware of the risk of older people, especially men, drinking excessively,” said Mark Ashworth of King’s College London, a co-author of the study.
    “Reducing alcohol misuse is important to prevent premature death and serious negative health effects, such as alcoholic liver disease, which are big burden on our health system.
    “Alcohol excess carries additional risks in the older population such as falls and confusion,” Dr Ashworth said.
    “Based on our findings, the elderly who were most at risk were those from the white British population rather than from an ethnic minority, and those who were wealthier and better educated rather than those from a more deprived background,” he said.
    The researchers warned that the figures for heavy drinking may actually be worse than reported given that most people tend to underestimate how much alcohol they consume each week.

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    I drink 4 bottles of beer a day, have dinner and a shower and then off to bed.

    I also work from 6.00am to 5.00pm and sweat a lot.

    If alcohol consumption affects your ability to work or your strict daily plans you have a problem.

    I am travelling well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loy Toy
    I also work from 6.00am to 5.00pm and sweat a lot.
    Doing what? Work that you could easily delegate? That is not top down leadership...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsnub
    Doing what? Work that you could easily delegate? That is not top down leadership...
    Post #3 and you are off topic already. A new record?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsnub View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Loy Toy
    I also work from 6.00am to 5.00pm and sweat a lot.
    Doing what? Work that you could easily delegate? That is not top down leadership...

    Snub, do you have to work hard to be an obnoxious kunt, or does it just come naturally?

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    I've got no problem drinking, I drink, I get drunk, I fall down. I get up again, NO PROBLEM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsnub
    Doing what? Work that you could easily delegate? That is not top down leadership...
    I received a quote for 30,000 baht to build and fit a 5 metre wide gate.

    I decided to do the job myself, spent 1,500 baht on materials and finished it in two days. Works lovely and looks superb.

    Got the tools, got the talent mate and heaps of exercise as well.

    Oh and wrote two business proposals in between.

    Fuck I'm good!

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    bSnub, work is relative, it depends on what you're capable of doing or your ability to delegate said work to others to do.

    Basically it depends on if YOU'RE the BOSS. LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loy Toy View Post
    Got the tools, got the talent mate
    The arm's healed then.

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    Im the same as LT, but but a lot of stress gone for 5 per day still go to work 6 days a week.

    No meds no hangover, blood pressure been a little high for 22 years but still no meds

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    I drink way too much, always have, but never drank during the working week, problem now my working week is may be 2 hours a day 3 days a week.
    Anyway going to have another large, strong G and T and watch the Avengers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi
    The arm's healed then.
    50 push ups in the morning mate so gaining strength every day and starting to play drums again like I used to.

    You know the old saying...............No pain no gain!

    And now on to my third bottle of beer before a Tod mun Pla, fried fish and salad delicacy.

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    ^ watch out for that angle grinder LT

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    The real problem is character based.

    Drinking is a mask.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thaimeme View Post
    The real problem is character based.

    Drinking is a mask.

    Who are you hiding from RS

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    Quote Originally Posted by chassamui View Post

    The “baby boomers” are now at risk of becoming problem drinkers in their old age according to a study showing that one in five over-65s who regularly drink alcohol are doing so unsafely.
    I would have thought most of them are dopers.
    The drinkers must be those who don't like Mary Jane?

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    if these guys have got beyond 65, they haven't been drinking enough.

    Fuckin' Shandy Lightweights.

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    Anyone with a drink problem should just sing this song out loud when out on the piss ...


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    I'm addicted to monster hot Indian curry, it makes me need to drink, I am not an alcoholics.

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    Neverna, cool song.

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    Thanks. It's a good song to sing with your mates when you've had a few drinks.

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    Bought a 6 pack of Sam Adams a year ago and still have 4 bottles left.

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    The drink problem arises when the drink has run out, damn inconvenient.

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    "A survey of nearly 28,000 pensioners in London found a third of them are regular drinkers." That's all the poor b'stards can afford. There is a certain beauty though, when the welfare dollar pays your wedge to go to the pub and have a pint- and about 70% of that revenue goes straight back to the government. But most pensioners are spending their entitlement paid for over many years of labor, of service. It is not the governments money- it is their's, saved and stored up for them over decades. You know people, the same people that preach you their Capitalist ethos are the same people who shamelessly steal your money when the chips are down. Recent history is proof.
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    probes Aliens

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