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.”

 

May
23
Tue
MARGATE: Getting Sober Young @ Katz Jewish Community Center
May 23 @ 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
May
24
Wed
MANAHAWKIN: Young People @ St. Mary of the Pines
May 24 @ 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM
May
26
Fri
MANAHAWKIN: Friday Night Power Hour
May 26 @ 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
May
30
Tue
MARGATE: Getting Sober Young @ Katz Jewish Community Center
May 30 @ 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
May
31
Wed
MANAHAWKIN: Young People @ St. Mary of the Pines
May 31 @ 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Jun
2
Fri
MANAHAWKIN: Friday Night Power Hour
Jun 2 @ 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Jun
6
Tue
MARGATE: Getting Sober Young @ Katz Jewish Community Center
Jun 6 @ 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Jun
7
Wed
MANAHAWKIN: Young People @ St. Mary of the Pines
Jun 7 @ 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Jun
9
Fri
MANAHAWKIN: Friday Night Power Hour
Jun 9 @ 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Jun
13
Tue
MARGATE: Getting Sober Young @ Katz Jewish Community Center
Jun 13 @ 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Jun
14
Wed
MANAHAWKIN: Young People @ St. Mary of the Pines
Jun 14 @ 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Jun
16
Fri
MANAHAWKIN: Friday Night Power Hour
Jun 16 @ 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Jun
20
Tue
MARGATE: Getting Sober Young @ Katz Jewish Community Center
Jun 20 @ 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Jun
21
Wed
MANAHAWKIN: Young People @ St. Mary of the Pines
Jun 21 @ 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Jun
23
Fri
MANAHAWKIN: Friday Night Power Hour
Jun 23 @ 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Jun
27
Tue
MARGATE: Getting Sober Young @ Katz Jewish Community Center
Jun 27 @ 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Jun
28
Wed
MANAHAWKIN: Young People @ St. Mary of the Pines
Jun 28 @ 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Jun
30
Fri
MANAHAWKIN: Friday Night Power Hour
Jun 30 @ 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Jul
4
Tue
MARGATE: Getting Sober Young @ Katz Jewish Community Center
Jul 4 @ 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Jul
5
Wed
MANAHAWKIN: Young People @ St. Mary of the Pines
Jul 5 @ 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Jul
7
Fri
MANAHAWKIN: Friday Night Power Hour
Jul 7 @ 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Jul
11
Tue
MARGATE: Getting Sober Young @ Katz Jewish Community Center
Jul 11 @ 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Jul
12
Wed
MANAHAWKIN: Young People @ St. Mary of the Pines
Jul 12 @ 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Jul
14
Fri
MANAHAWKIN: Friday Night Power Hour
Jul 14 @ 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Jul
18
Tue
MARGATE: Getting Sober Young @ Katz Jewish Community Center
Jul 18 @ 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Jul
19
Wed
MANAHAWKIN: Young People @ St. Mary of the Pines
Jul 19 @ 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Jul
21
Fri
MANAHAWKIN: Friday Night Power Hour
Jul 21 @ 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Jul
25
Tue
MARGATE: Getting Sober Young @ Katz Jewish Community Center
Jul 25 @ 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Jul
26
Wed
MANAHAWKIN: Young People @ St. Mary of the Pines
Jul 26 @ 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Jul
28
Fri
MANAHAWKIN: Friday Night Power Hour
Jul 28 @ 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Aug
1
Tue
MARGATE: Getting Sober Young @ Katz Jewish Community Center
Aug 1 @ 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Aug
2
Wed
MANAHAWKIN: Young People @ St. Mary of the Pines
Aug 2 @ 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Aug
4
Fri
MANAHAWKIN: Friday Night Power Hour
Aug 4 @ 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Aug
8
Tue
MARGATE: Getting Sober Young @ Katz Jewish Community Center
Aug 8 @ 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Aug
9
Wed
MANAHAWKIN: Young People @ St. Mary of the Pines
Aug 9 @ 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Aug
11
Fri
MANAHAWKIN: Friday Night Power Hour
Aug 11 @ 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Aug
15
Tue
MARGATE: Getting Sober Young @ Katz Jewish Community Center
Aug 15 @ 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Aug
16
Wed
MANAHAWKIN: Young People @ St. Mary of the Pines
Aug 16 @ 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Aug
18
Fri
MANAHAWKIN: Friday Night Power Hour
Aug 18 @ 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Aug
22
Tue
MARGATE: Getting Sober Young @ Katz Jewish Community Center
Aug 22 @ 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM