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View Poll Results: Whic of the following describe your drinking habits?
I dont drink at all 10 35.71%
I usually drink less than 20 drinks a week 9 32.14%
I usually drink somewhat more than 20 drinks a week 3 10.71%
I usually drink significantly more than 20 drinks a week 2 7.14%
I am a borderline alcoholic 4 14.29%
I am a bonafide alcoholic 3 10.71%
I am an ex-alcoholic 1 3.57%
I am an ex-borderline alcoholic 2 7.14%
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Bipolar and Alcohol

Please answer this poll ONLY if you are FORMALLY DIAGNOSED with ANY VARIANT of BIPOLAR DISORDER

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VERY STRONGLY SUSPECT you are bipolar.

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Re: Bipolar and Alcohol

"1 drink" = 1 330-350ml beer/cider/cooler = 135 ml wine = 25-30ml 80 proof spirits = 12-15ml 160 proof spirits

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Re: Bipolar and Alcohol

I'm curious...

Who's the teetotaller?
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Re: Bipolar and Alcohol

Me-thinks the 0-20 category is a bit large...
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Re: Bipolar and Alcohol

When you're in the 20 - 80 category, it isnt
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Re: Bipolar and Alcohol

As far as I'm concerned, the first 3 categories form one block, and the last 5 another block.

The breakdown is just for "further information"
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Re: Bipolar and Alcohol

Saboit, I did not know you were bipolar
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I strongly suspect I am bipolar.

not been officially stated.
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Re: Bipolar and Alcohol

I picked ex borderline alcoholic which I suppose is my way of making myself feel better. I was defiantly an alcohol abuser and well on my way to the whole unmanageable bit. I attribute that more to my bipolar than my adhd because during my manias (pre dx ) I thought I could keep drinking away with no regard for what an a** I was being. I was happily trotting down the fu** up road. I stopped drinking altogether to remove the temptation. I tried 12 steps but it didn't do anything for me I just didn't identify.
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Re: Bipolar and Alcohol

Thanks for the input.

So that's the two of us in categories 4-8 against 3 in categories 1-3

I'm waiting for the more of the more "definitely" bipolar people like SB, CHel, and Rebelyell to vote.
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You should add a link to your signature, so people will see it
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I currently don't drink at all. I wouldn't say that I had an alcohol problem in the past but I did have a very serious drug problem.
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Blue I'd have never guessed
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