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Do your family "get-together's" always include alcoholic beverages?

I hate that everytime my extended family gets together everyone gets drunk. It doesn't matter if it is Christmas, a birthday, or a wedding, everyone gets smashed. Is your family like this?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 12:34 AM on Jul. 2, 2009 in Relationships

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  • well theres always alcohol but no one usually gets drunk. everyone will just have 3 or 4 drinks and be fine. theres been a few times someone gets drunk but not often.
    vabchmommy

    Answer by vabchmommy at 12:36 AM on Jul. 2, 2009

  • vabchmommy, can we trade families? lol. I don't want to even get together with them anymore :(
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:40 AM on Jul. 2, 2009

  • Well, it was a standing joke that the women drank because the men drove them to it! My mom, SIL and I would always share a bottle of wine,. That was the extent of the alcohol.
    gdiamante

    Answer by gdiamante at 1:30 AM on Jul. 2, 2009

  • There's usually some wine or beer or whatever around, but we don't usually get smashed. Just a couple beer or sharing a couple bottles of wine with my sisters.
    canadianmom1974

    Answer by canadianmom1974 at 1:36 AM on Jul. 2, 2009

  • We usually do have wine or beer sometimes mixed drinks. But no one usually gets drunk.

    pnwmom

    Answer by pnwmom at 1:49 AM on Jul. 2, 2009

  • Agree with the above posts, normally just have a couple of beers or a glass or two of wine. We don't have family get togethers though, because hubby is military and we live too far away, so we have get togethers and celebrations with our other "family", our friends we have made. And yes there is normally alcohol, and sometimes someone gets drunk but that's not very often. And never me lol because I don't like more than a drink or two, after that I'm really relaxed already.
    AprilDJC

    Answer by AprilDJC at 2:13 AM on Jul. 2, 2009

  • At our family functions there is usually beer, wine and/or cocktails available. Most of the adults have a few drinks and enjoy themselves. Those of us who don't drink enjoy ourselves too. No one in my family or my husband's family gets "drunk" at these events. No one falls down, throws up or makes a fool of themselves. Alcohol is fine if you are able to enjoy it in moderation.
    zorrokat

    Answer by zorrokat at 2:16 AM on Jul. 2, 2009

  • I am very sorry that kids have to see this happening and that adults are teaching them that this is how you have fun. If it were my family, I would leave before everyone started to get smashed. Our family does not serve anything alcoholic. We have a family reunion every year and we all laugh until we are silly and have a great time. grannywilson
    grannywilson

    Answer by grannywilson at 10:34 AM on Jul. 2, 2009

  • Yup always. but no one gets really drunk.
    dillonsma

    Answer by dillonsma at 12:51 PM on Jul. 2, 2009

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