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.”

 

Nov
20
Tue
MARGATE: Getting Sober Young @ Katz Jewish Community Center
Nov 20 @ 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Nov
21
Wed
MANAHAWKIN: Young People @ St. Mary of the Pines
Nov 21 @ 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Nov
27
Tue
MARGATE: Getting Sober Young @ Katz Jewish Community Center
Nov 27 @ 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Nov
28
Wed
MANAHAWKIN: Young People @ St. Mary of the Pines
Nov 28 @ 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Dec
4
Tue
MARGATE: Getting Sober Young @ Katz Jewish Community Center
Dec 4 @ 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Dec
5
Wed
MANAHAWKIN: Young People @ St. Mary of the Pines
Dec 5 @ 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Dec
11
Tue
MARGATE: Getting Sober Young @ Katz Jewish Community Center
Dec 11 @ 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Dec
12
Wed
MANAHAWKIN: Young People @ St. Mary of the Pines
Dec 12 @ 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Dec
18
Tue
MARGATE: Getting Sober Young @ Katz Jewish Community Center
Dec 18 @ 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Dec
19
Wed
MANAHAWKIN: Young People @ St. Mary of the Pines
Dec 19 @ 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Dec
25
Tue
MARGATE: Getting Sober Young @ Katz Jewish Community Center
Dec 25 @ 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Dec
26
Wed
MANAHAWKIN: Young People @ St. Mary of the Pines
Dec 26 @ 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Jan
1
Tue
MARGATE: Getting Sober Young @ Katz Jewish Community Center
Jan 1 @ 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Jan
2
Wed
MANAHAWKIN: Young People @ St. Mary of the Pines
Jan 2 @ 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Jan
8
Tue
MARGATE: Getting Sober Young @ Katz Jewish Community Center
Jan 8 @ 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Jan
9
Wed
MANAHAWKIN: Young People @ St. Mary of the Pines
Jan 9 @ 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Jan
15
Tue
MARGATE: Getting Sober Young @ Katz Jewish Community Center
Jan 15 @ 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Jan
16
Wed
MANAHAWKIN: Young People @ St. Mary of the Pines
Jan 16 @ 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Jan
22
Tue
MARGATE: Getting Sober Young @ Katz Jewish Community Center
Jan 22 @ 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Jan
23
Wed
MANAHAWKIN: Young People @ St. Mary of the Pines
Jan 23 @ 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Jan
29
Tue
MARGATE: Getting Sober Young @ Katz Jewish Community Center
Jan 29 @ 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Jan
30
Wed
MANAHAWKIN: Young People @ St. Mary of the Pines
Jan 30 @ 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Feb
5
Tue
MARGATE: Getting Sober Young @ Katz Jewish Community Center
Feb 5 @ 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Feb
6
Wed
MANAHAWKIN: Young People @ St. Mary of the Pines
Feb 6 @ 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Feb
12
Tue
MARGATE: Getting Sober Young @ Katz Jewish Community Center
Feb 12 @ 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Feb
13
Wed
MANAHAWKIN: Young People @ St. Mary of the Pines
Feb 13 @ 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Feb
19
Tue
MARGATE: Getting Sober Young @ Katz Jewish Community Center
Feb 19 @ 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Feb
20
Wed
MANAHAWKIN: Young People @ St. Mary of the Pines
Feb 20 @ 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Feb
26
Tue
MARGATE: Getting Sober Young @ Katz Jewish Community Center
Feb 26 @ 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Feb
27
Wed
MANAHAWKIN: Young People @ St. Mary of the Pines
Feb 27 @ 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Mar
5
Tue
MARGATE: Getting Sober Young @ Katz Jewish Community Center
Mar 5 @ 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Mar
6
Wed
MANAHAWKIN: Young People @ St. Mary of the Pines
Mar 6 @ 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Mar
12
Tue
MARGATE: Getting Sober Young @ Katz Jewish Community Center
Mar 12 @ 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Mar
13
Wed
MANAHAWKIN: Young People @ St. Mary of the Pines
Mar 13 @ 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Mar
19
Tue
MARGATE: Getting Sober Young @ Katz Jewish Community Center
Mar 19 @ 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Mar
20
Wed
MANAHAWKIN: Young People @ St. Mary of the Pines
Mar 20 @ 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Mar
26
Tue
MARGATE: Getting Sober Young @ Katz Jewish Community Center
Mar 26 @ 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Mar
27
Wed
MANAHAWKIN: Young People @ St. Mary of the Pines
Mar 27 @ 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Apr
2
Tue
MARGATE: Getting Sober Young @ Katz Jewish Community Center
Apr 2 @ 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Apr
3
Wed
MANAHAWKIN: Young People @ St. Mary of the Pines
Apr 3 @ 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM