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Old 08-28-2020, 01:38 AM   #1
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Default Not always recognising when someone is drunk

What it says on the tin - unless someone is having problems walking or staying upright (and even then I might put it down to something else first), I donít generally recognise when theyíre drunk.
I used to go out very occasionally with colleagues or friends on the odd evening, which usually would be clubs or pubs (Iím virtually teetotal. I donít even dance lol), so, basically places where other people would be drinking.
It just seems to me that other people can recognise drunkenness a lot better than I can. To the point where sometimes the penny didnít drop for me that someone was drunk until someone literally pointed it out or mentioned drinking too much.
Does anyone else relate to this?
Iíve spent more time than I realise around drunks - my dadís Ďfriendsí when I was a preteen, my dad himself and the whole family got dragged to live in several pubs while me and brother were children - though there were only maybe a couple where we had any regular contact with the customers.
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Being adult children, we often have to guess as to what "normal" is.
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I definitely relate. I've never liked alcohol myself and am not in the drinking culture at all. I have almost never recognized when someone is drunk. Many is the time when I question someone's behavior and my husband will point out that the person is drunk. Always comes as a surprise to me.

It took me many years to look back at my childhood and realize that when my stepfather was violent and abusive he had been drinking. At the time, I had no clue at all.
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Iím an alcoholic in recovery (8 years) and towards the end I knew how to hide how drunk I was. You wouldnít have been able to tell if you didnít know me well.
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Iím an alcoholic in recovery (8 years) and towards the end I knew how to hide how drunk I was. You wouldnít have been able to tell if you didnít know me well.
I wonder if this is why I thought my dad wasn't an alcoholic when I was young- only when he became abusive when I was 12 or 13.
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