A Message for Young People

How to tell when your drinking has become a problem

Alcoholism is an illness. It can hit anyone: young or old. It doesn’t matter how long you’ve been drinking, what you’ve been drinking or even how much.

It’s what happens when you drink that counts.

See if you have any similarities with the young alcoholics in these videos:
12 questions to help you decide

To help you decide whether you might have a problem with your own drinking, review these 12 questions. The answers are nobody’s business but your own.

  1. Do you drink because you have problems? To relax?
  2. Do you drink when you get mad at other people, your friends or parents?
  3. Do you prefer to drink alone, rather than with others?
  4. Are your grades starting to slip? Are you making a mess of your job?
  5. Did you ever try to stop drinking or drink less – and fail?
  6. Have you begun to drink in the morning, before school or work?
  7. Do you gulp your drinks?
  8. Do you ever have loss of memory due to your drinking?
  9. Do you lie about your drinking?
  10. Do you ever get into trouble when you’re drinking?
  11. Do you get drunk when you drink, even when you don’t mean to?
  12. Do you think it’s cool to be able to hold your liquor?

If you can answer yes to any one of these questions, maybe it’s time you took a serious look at what your drinking might be doing to you. If you do need help or if you’d just like to talk to someone about your drinking call us 609-641-8855 or join us at a meeting.

Meetings for Young People* in the Cape Atlantic area:

*These meetings are for members who got sober under the age of 35 — but they are open to all, and young people are welcomed at every meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous. We are “always inclusive, never exclusive.”

 

Jan
16
Tue
MARGATE: Getting Sober Young @ Katz Jewish Community Center
Jan 16 @ 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Jan
17
Wed
MANAHAWKIN: Young People @ St. Mary of the Pines
Jan 17 @ 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Jan
19
Fri
MANAHAWKIN: Friday Night Power Hour
Jan 19 @ 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Jan
23
Tue
MARGATE: Getting Sober Young @ Katz Jewish Community Center
Jan 23 @ 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Jan
24
Wed
MANAHAWKIN: Young People @ St. Mary of the Pines
Jan 24 @ 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Jan
26
Fri
MANAHAWKIN: Friday Night Power Hour
Jan 26 @ 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Jan
30
Tue
MARGATE: Getting Sober Young @ Katz Jewish Community Center
Jan 30 @ 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Jan
31
Wed
MANAHAWKIN: Young People @ St. Mary of the Pines
Jan 31 @ 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Feb
2
Fri
MANAHAWKIN: Friday Night Power Hour
Feb 2 @ 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Feb
6
Tue
MARGATE: Getting Sober Young @ Katz Jewish Community Center
Feb 6 @ 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Feb
7
Wed
MANAHAWKIN: Young People @ St. Mary of the Pines
Feb 7 @ 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Feb
9
Fri
MANAHAWKIN: Friday Night Power Hour
Feb 9 @ 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Feb
13
Tue
MARGATE: Getting Sober Young @ Katz Jewish Community Center
Feb 13 @ 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Feb
14
Wed
MANAHAWKIN: Young People @ St. Mary of the Pines
Feb 14 @ 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Feb
16
Fri
MANAHAWKIN: Friday Night Power Hour
Feb 16 @ 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Feb
20
Tue
MARGATE: Getting Sober Young @ Katz Jewish Community Center
Feb 20 @ 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Feb
21
Wed
MANAHAWKIN: Young People @ St. Mary of the Pines
Feb 21 @ 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Feb
23
Fri
MANAHAWKIN: Friday Night Power Hour
Feb 23 @ 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Feb
27
Tue
MARGATE: Getting Sober Young @ Katz Jewish Community Center
Feb 27 @ 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Feb
28
Wed
MANAHAWKIN: Young People @ St. Mary of the Pines
Feb 28 @ 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Mar
2
Fri
MANAHAWKIN: Friday Night Power Hour
Mar 2 @ 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Mar
6
Tue
MARGATE: Getting Sober Young @ Katz Jewish Community Center
Mar 6 @ 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Mar
7
Wed
MANAHAWKIN: Young People @ St. Mary of the Pines
Mar 7 @ 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Mar
9
Fri
MANAHAWKIN: Friday Night Power Hour
Mar 9 @ 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Mar
13
Tue
MARGATE: Getting Sober Young @ Katz Jewish Community Center
Mar 13 @ 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Mar
14
Wed
MANAHAWKIN: Young People @ St. Mary of the Pines
Mar 14 @ 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Mar
16
Fri
MANAHAWKIN: Friday Night Power Hour
Mar 16 @ 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Mar
20
Tue
MARGATE: Getting Sober Young @ Katz Jewish Community Center
Mar 20 @ 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Mar
21
Wed
MANAHAWKIN: Young People @ St. Mary of the Pines
Mar 21 @ 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Mar
23
Fri
MANAHAWKIN: Friday Night Power Hour
Mar 23 @ 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Mar
27
Tue
MARGATE: Getting Sober Young @ Katz Jewish Community Center
Mar 27 @ 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Mar
28
Wed
MANAHAWKIN: Young People @ St. Mary of the Pines
Mar 28 @ 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Mar
30
Fri
MANAHAWKIN: Friday Night Power Hour
Mar 30 @ 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Apr
3
Tue
MARGATE: Getting Sober Young @ Katz Jewish Community Center
Apr 3 @ 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Apr
4
Wed
MANAHAWKIN: Young People @ St. Mary of the Pines
Apr 4 @ 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Apr
6
Fri
MANAHAWKIN: Friday Night Power Hour
Apr 6 @ 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Apr
10
Tue
MARGATE: Getting Sober Young @ Katz Jewish Community Center
Apr 10 @ 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Apr
11
Wed
MANAHAWKIN: Young People @ St. Mary of the Pines
Apr 11 @ 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Apr
13
Fri
MANAHAWKIN: Friday Night Power Hour
Apr 13 @ 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Apr
17
Tue
MARGATE: Getting Sober Young @ Katz Jewish Community Center
Apr 17 @ 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM