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What is average age alcoholic first shows signs of alcoholism?

Can someone tell me (from a good source) the average age a lifelong alcoholic (both recovering and active alcoholics) first starts to show signs of alcoholism?
I'd like to know if possible, not just the age they first take a drink but when the real signs of alcoholism begins for most alcoholics?
Thanks for your time.

The researchers discovered that alcohol abuse started on average at the age of 22.5, and dependence at an average age of 21.9 years old, while the average age for the first treatment for dependence was 29.8 years.

The research detected an 8-10 years delay in alcoholism treatment after the issue has appeared. "That 10 years can be devastating.  (+ info)

What non alcoholic drinks go good with cigars?

I can hardly find good drinks to go with cigars.
As most of you know, that's the second biggest factor for enjoyment.
However, I am too young to legally drink alcoholic beverages.
Anyone got any tips for some non-alcoholic beverage that won't ruin my stick?

There are several non-alcoholic options for you, but it really depends on the kind of cigar you're smoking.

Just some ideas: Turkish coffee, hot tea, ice tonic water with lime, non-alcoholic wines, light fruit juice (mineral water with a bit of juice squeezed directly from an orange or lemon).

Like I said, it really does depend on the kind of cigar you're smoking. Sometimes the best is even just ice water, believe it or not. Check out the link I posted as my source. It will help you pair up your cigar and a good non-alcoholic beverage!

Good luck!  (+ info)

What are the physical and mental symptoms of a female alcoholic?

I know someone I believe to be an alcoholic.What is their emotional state?What is the source of their pain that makes them so alcohol dependent? Her behavior is inconsistent. She is quiet in the morning and loud in the afternoon.She flirts with me and when I flirt back she stops. I can't figure her out. Now I wonder do I know her or the alcoholic her..Do alcoholics give up social activities to drink alone? Do woman alcoholics wear a lot foundation make up? Do woman alcoholics always look sad? Do alcoholics have a good memory?

I can only answer your questions from my own experience as an alcoholic. I used to be quieter in the morning from raging hangovers and get loud when I wanted to go out and drink. I tried to use foundation to hide the fact that my face was dry as could be and beet red at all times. I am very bad with makeup so my so called cover up jobs were really bad. I always looked sad and know a lot of active alcoholics who look sad all the time because they are. Believe or not being an active alcoholic is a sad and often time painful way to live. I used to try and hide this by acting certain ways in certain situations or trying to crack jokes when I was cracking up inside. Many alcoholics drink alone, it is easier to hide how much they are drinking. I wanted to be social and wanted to go out but I was always so darned depressed I drank alone and eventually was completely isolated from friends and family. I also drank alone because I didn't want anyone to comment on how much I was drinking or say anything about me looking puffy or red or bad. When I drank alone I could drink as much as I want and no one said anything to me. I also could not look myself in the mirror. Lastly, in terms of my own experience, I had a great memory for things that happened a long time ago when I was drinking. I could remember what day of the week my 11th birthday fell or what time it was when something happened when I was a kid but you couldn't ask me what I did the night before because I couldn't remember. For me I used to try and write things down to remember the next day. Like if I spoke to someone on the phone I wrote down a few words about what we talked about, what time we spoke anything basically so I could cover up the fact that I had no idea what had happened. I did the same with tv shows, I would jot down a few things while drinking about what was going on with this show or that show so I could try and participate in discussions with my co-workers. Eventually I got so bad I couldn't read what I wrote the next morning. Not all alcoholics are alike in how they feel but they all have one thing in common.... when they start drinking they cannot stop. Alcoholism is a disease that is treatable. I personally have chosen to recover through AA. It has helped me stay sober for the past 3 1/2 years. I also tried a number of other things and they did not work for me. While you may want to help your friend she may become very angry if you mention your concerns that she might have a drinking problem. She will also have to determine for herself if she is an alcoholic because her acceptance of this will be what she needs to do to get help. If you have any questions you can email me. Good luck.  (+ info)

How to make nonalcoholic and alcoholic eggnog that serves several people?

How do you make alcoholic and non alcoholic eggnog? And please only use recipes that serve several people, as my family is coming over for a Christmas family reunion and what is the best way to prevent the kids from drinking the alcoholic eggnog as well.

Here are 2 recipes for you

Alcoholic Eggnog:

"Holiday Eggnog" - 16 servings

6 eggs; separated, at room temperature
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup bourbon
1 cup light rum
3 cups milk
1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
1 cup heavy cream

1) In large bowl with mixer at high speed, beat egg yolks with sugar until thick and lemon-colored, frequently scraping bowl.
2) At medium speed, carefully beat in bourbon and rum, 1 tablespoon at a time, to prevent curdling mixture. Pour into punch bowl. Cover and chill.
3) About 20 minutes before serving: Stir milk and ground nutmeg into punch bowl.
4) In large bowl with mixer at high speed, using clean beaters, beat egg whites until soft peaks form.
5) In small bowl with mixer at medium speed, beat cream until stiff peaks form. With wire whisk, gently fold egg whites and cream into yolk mixture until just blended.
6) To serve: Sprinkle additional ground nutmeg over eggnog; ladle into 6-ounce punch cups. Yields 10 cups.


Holiday eggnog Recipe

This is one s-c-r-u-m-p-t-i-o-u-s non-alcoholic eggnog recipe! I'm warning you, though, you may not have a mixing bowl large enough. As you beat the eggnog recipe, it rises like the dawn. I had to stop the beaters as it began to overflow the bowl. Better cut the recipe in half if you have a normal size mixing bowl.

15 grassfed eggs
4 cups sugar
1 Tablespoon nutmeg
1 Tablespoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1 quart whipped cream
1 quart milk, preferably grassfed


Whip the sugar, grassfed eggs and milk together on high speed for about 15 minutes. Heat slowly to 140 degrees (no more) on stove, stirring constantly. Cool and add spices and whipped cream. Beat together until foamy. Serve right away.

If you don't heat slowly or if you heat too high, you may get a slight burnt taste. I did on my first try. Amazingly, it was still delicious. Learn from my miscues and you've got a sure winner.

Put the alcoholic eggnog and the "nonalcoholic near eacho ther with signs saying "ALCOHOLIC" and "NONALCOHOLIC" on them  (+ info)

What is the actual difference between a recovered alcoholic or an plain alcoholic?

No offense to any1 who has this disease which my father died from but correct me if I am wrong. Isn't alcoholism a disease & I thought once an alcoholic always an alcoholic even AFTER you're sober aren't you still an alcoholic? What's the difference?

You are right-it is a disease and once an alcoholic always an alcoholic-BUT you can be in RECOVERY. I would use cancer as a rough comparison. You have cancer-they treat you- you're in remission-BUT you will always carry the gene for cancer. Make sense.
I will say I'm sorry about your father-my dad died from alcoholism at 42. I have been blessed for 28 yrs. God Bless Reggie
Please feel to email if you have more questions.  (+ info)

What are some alcoholic drinks that actually taste good?

I'm trying to find an alcoholic drink that will taste good to me, I'm 22 and have never been able to find anything alcoholic that I really liked the taste of, and whenever I go out with friends I'm usually the only one who's not really drinking (or drunk eventually), which kinda sucks sometimes. Can anyone recommend anything for me? If it helps, I like soda a lot, like Coca Cola, 7up, Sprite, Mountain Dew, etc. so maybe something simple with soda mixed in I would like.

Tanqueray and tonic with a twist of lime is good  (+ info)

What kind of alcoholic beverages go well with the following dishes?

For example: red wine complements steak, i know that.
Likewise what kind of alcoholic beverages go well with the following (cooked in different ways)?

Fish & Seafood
Red meats
Pasta dishes
+ add more if you wish.

I am no alcoholic, but occasionally when I go to a nice I do want to order something that goes well with the main dish...
Also, I love mixed drinks. Martinis, bellinis, mojito, etc...

There is a wine or beer for all those; not so much distilled.

Fish & Seafood - White Wine or Light Ale
Red meats - Red Wine or Dark Beer
Chicken - White Wine or Light Beer
Pasta dishes - Dry Red Wine
Salads - Dry White Wine
Meatload/Shepard's Pie - Dark Beer
+ add more if you wish  (+ info)

What are some non-alcoholic drinks that you can serve in a teenage party?

What are some non-alcoholic drinks that you can serve in a teenage party and how do you make them ? Also how do you make a non-alcoholic pina colada ?

Go to the store and buy the pre-made mixes that do not contain any alcohol. Blend them up and serve with garnishments and nice glasses. Set the mood like a nightclub setting and the kids will love it. Just be sure to check that the pre-made mix is non-alcohol, some may come with alcohol in them.  (+ info)

What alcoholic drinks besides kahlua taste good mixed with milk?

Okay because i love kahlua and milk right. Well i was wondering if any other alcoholic drinks go well with milk. Do you think wine would? Sounds kind of nasty but i want to know if anyone has tried it. Thanks.


Delicious :P  (+ info)

What alcoholic drink is blue and bubbles?

I recently saw an alcoholic drink that looked like blue cool-aid with dry ice in it. It was a vibrant blue color with white vapors pouring out over the top like you would expect to see from dry ice. Anyone know what it is and how it is made?

a Blue Hawaiin  (+ info)

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