The saying "You should never drink alone"?!

Question: The saying "You should never drink alone"!?
Could someone please enlighten me to a saying that's been bandied about over the years, but I've never really understood!.

People say "You should never drink alone" - why is that!?

It's not ever been said to me (I'm not a big alcohol drinker), but I have heard it and know it's pretty much common knowledge to many!.

Is it purely for safety or because you'd be a pathetic sadcase to drink alone!?

Or is that drinking in a group is more social / socially acceptable!?

Thanks in advance :-)Www@FoodAQ@Com

George Thorogood drinks alone!. That's good enough for me!.

You're right on all counts!. It's not all that fun to celebrate alone (though it can be) and it's not good to drink alone if you're feeling blue!. A lot of people don't even like to have a drink in social settings if no one else is having one!. People might also think if a person drinks alone they do it a lot!.

You're not a big drinker or a problem one so if you want to have a glass of wine or a beer by yourself, i wouldn't let an old saying stop you!.


i think it's because if you're alone, you tend to just drink!. if you're not alone, you're probably chatting and such and won't drink as much as fast!. this would put the saying in the safety category!. i also think it's for the reasons someone else mentioned, but if you get drunk enough to pass out and vomit, odds are the person you were drinking with isn't much better off (or at least not better off enough to call 911 or roll you over or anything)!. drinking alone also means that if you feel better later it was just the alcohol!. if you were drinking with a friend and feel better later it is at least possible that it was the friendly conversation and not just the booze, so this discourages alcoholism!. most alcoholics drink alone at least some of the time!. this saying implies a correlation between the two, and advises accordingly!. this puts it in the safety category too!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

Mainly because when your alone and drunk its pretty boring!. When you drink you want to have fun but if your alone you can only do so much!. I don't think having a few beers or a shot of whiskey after work or dinner is bad though!. I don't really think its bad to get extremely drunk if your alone either just as long as your not doing it because your sad!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

It depends on how much you drink!. If you drink alone less than one six pack- Lots of people do that!. But if you drink huge amounts of hard liquor alone you are probably someone with a drinking habit!.
The 'drinking alone' question is one they always ask if they want to know if you are really an alcoholic!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

I think you pretty much got it, its probably not the safest thing to do and Im not going to lie, its pretty weird!. Thats a sure sign that youre an alcoholic is if you drink alone!.

I mean, what are you going to do when you get drunk!? It just doesnt add up!. Alcohol is for friends and having a good time!. You shouldnt abuse it!. Its just plain stupid to get wasted by yourself!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

well its sad to drink alone,,,,,,but most importantly it can be dangerous!. You can get drunk and pass out, if ur lying on ur back u can vomit in ur sleep and choke on ur vomit (then u wont wake up)!. also friends can help you know your limit, so on and so on, there r tons of reasons to drink with friendsWww@FoodAQ@Com

It's the social angle to drinking!. It's a bunch of crap really since it's not always handy or available!. It's a way of saying drinking is meant to be social since it alters your reality!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

well you can go ahead and drink alone!. as long as you know your limits and dont drink too much!. but its not as fun drinking alone its definately more fun being around friends and making memories to laugh at haha!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

Drinking alone makes me depressed!. When I'm with people, alcohol makes me happy!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

My Motto is:
Unless you have your own
I drink alone!Www@FoodAQ@Com

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