:scratch:MixedVariety said:In HAM's defense, DC, really...don't you think your login name might, er, lead one to believe that alcohol perhaps forms a major part of your lifestyle?
I completely understand, and yeah. I also do tend to wear my "drinking accomplishments" like badges on my sleeve, of that much I'm guilty. But when it comes down to it, I'm very well aware of and on the lookout for signs of abuse (other than what your typical stick-in-the-mud college administrator calls abuse--I'm not talking about getting hammered, I'm talking about needing to be drunk all the time to function). I also have a lot of friends around me (including a fiancee with her head screwed a little tighter on her shoulders than I) who would not hesitate to sit me down for a talk if they thought I had a problem. I have very frank relationships with my close friends, and we don't hold anything back.