Monday, February 18, 2008

quipping post: Drinking Rules and Making Amends

Universal Boozing Rules
Whether your drinking career is long over or you're still conducting your own alcohol research, you've probably experienced these:

The bar clock moves twice as fast from midnight to last call.

If there is ever any confusion, the fuller beer is yours.

Never complain about the quality or brand of a free drink.

If you offer to buy a woman a drink and she accepts, she still might not like you.

For every drink, there is a five percent better chance you will get in a fight. There is also a three percent better chance you will lose the fight.

Complete List of Boozing Rules

Unofficial Bonus Tip for Step 9
AA's Step 9: "Made direct amends to such people wherever possible..."

Personalize apologies with a cake or giant cookie, as shown above!

quick links: Media, Alchemy, Pinball, and Drugs

Addiction in Popular Media
Click the graphics for addiction magazine articles, television shows, and videos:

Addiction Alchemy
A non-linear recovery approach based on the medicine wheel model:

Addiction and Treatment Info, Recovery Tools, Articles, and More

Spliff Pinball
The effects of excessive pot-smoking:

Play This Free Interactive Game Online

Talk to Frank
You can click on drugs from A to Z:

Excellent UK Drug Information Site

Rate Your Drinking
Use this alcohol self-assessment to better understand your drinking habits. This assessment can't diagnose you with an alcohol use or abuse problem, but it can help you evaluate your drinking and understand whether you might benefit from treatment:

Mayo Clinic Alcohol Use Self-Assessment

Drug Screening

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