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.”

 

Oct
24
Tue
MARGATE: Getting Sober Young @ Katz Jewish Community Center
Oct 24 @ 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Oct
25
Wed
MANAHAWKIN: Young People @ St. Mary of the Pines
Oct 25 @ 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Oct
27
Fri
MANAHAWKIN: Friday Night Power Hour
Oct 27 @ 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Oct
31
Tue
MARGATE: Getting Sober Young @ Katz Jewish Community Center
Oct 31 @ 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Nov
1
Wed
MANAHAWKIN: Young People @ St. Mary of the Pines
Nov 1 @ 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Nov
3
Fri
MANAHAWKIN: Friday Night Power Hour
Nov 3 @ 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Nov
7
Tue
MARGATE: Getting Sober Young @ Katz Jewish Community Center
Nov 7 @ 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Nov
8
Wed
MANAHAWKIN: Young People @ St. Mary of the Pines
Nov 8 @ 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Nov
10
Fri
MANAHAWKIN: Friday Night Power Hour
Nov 10 @ 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Nov
14
Tue
MARGATE: Getting Sober Young @ Katz Jewish Community Center
Nov 14 @ 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Nov
15
Wed
MANAHAWKIN: Young People @ St. Mary of the Pines
Nov 15 @ 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Nov
17
Fri
MANAHAWKIN: Friday Night Power Hour
Nov 17 @ 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Nov
21
Tue
MARGATE: Getting Sober Young @ Katz Jewish Community Center
Nov 21 @ 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Nov
22
Wed
MANAHAWKIN: Young People @ St. Mary of the Pines
Nov 22 @ 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Nov
24
Fri
MANAHAWKIN: Friday Night Power Hour
Nov 24 @ 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Nov
28
Tue
MARGATE: Getting Sober Young @ Katz Jewish Community Center
Nov 28 @ 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Nov
29
Wed
MANAHAWKIN: Young People @ St. Mary of the Pines
Nov 29 @ 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Dec
1
Fri
MANAHAWKIN: Friday Night Power Hour
Dec 1 @ 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Dec
5
Tue
MARGATE: Getting Sober Young @ Katz Jewish Community Center
Dec 5 @ 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Dec
6
Wed
MANAHAWKIN: Young People @ St. Mary of the Pines
Dec 6 @ 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Dec
8
Fri
MANAHAWKIN: Friday Night Power Hour
Dec 8 @ 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Dec
12
Tue
MARGATE: Getting Sober Young @ Katz Jewish Community Center
Dec 12 @ 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Dec
13
Wed
MANAHAWKIN: Young People @ St. Mary of the Pines
Dec 13 @ 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Dec
15
Fri
MANAHAWKIN: Friday Night Power Hour
Dec 15 @ 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Dec
19
Tue
MARGATE: Getting Sober Young @ Katz Jewish Community Center
Dec 19 @ 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Dec
20
Wed
MANAHAWKIN: Young People @ St. Mary of the Pines
Dec 20 @ 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Dec
22
Fri
MANAHAWKIN: Friday Night Power Hour
Dec 22 @ 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Dec
26
Tue
MARGATE: Getting Sober Young @ Katz Jewish Community Center
Dec 26 @ 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Dec
27
Wed
MANAHAWKIN: Young People @ St. Mary of the Pines
Dec 27 @ 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Dec
29
Fri
MANAHAWKIN: Friday Night Power Hour
Dec 29 @ 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Jan
2
Tue
MARGATE: Getting Sober Young @ Katz Jewish Community Center
Jan 2 @ 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Jan
3
Wed
MANAHAWKIN: Young People @ St. Mary of the Pines
Jan 3 @ 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Jan
5
Fri
MANAHAWKIN: Friday Night Power Hour
Jan 5 @ 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Jan
9
Tue
MARGATE: Getting Sober Young @ Katz Jewish Community Center
Jan 9 @ 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Jan
10
Wed
MANAHAWKIN: Young People @ St. Mary of the Pines
Jan 10 @ 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Jan
12
Fri
MANAHAWKIN: Friday Night Power Hour
Jan 12 @ 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
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