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.”

 

Jul
17
Tue
MARGATE: Getting Sober Young @ Katz Jewish Community Center
Jul 17 @ 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Jul
18
Wed
MANAHAWKIN: Young People @ St. Mary of the Pines
Jul 18 @ 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Jul
20
Fri
MANAHAWKIN: Friday Night Power Hour @ St. Mary of the Pines
Jul 20 @ 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Jul
24
Tue
MARGATE: Getting Sober Young @ Katz Jewish Community Center
Jul 24 @ 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Jul
25
Wed
MANAHAWKIN: Young People @ St. Mary of the Pines
Jul 25 @ 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Jul
27
Fri
MANAHAWKIN: Friday Night Power Hour @ St. Mary of the Pines
Jul 27 @ 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Jul
31
Tue
MARGATE: Getting Sober Young @ Katz Jewish Community Center
Jul 31 @ 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Aug
1
Wed
MANAHAWKIN: Young People @ St. Mary of the Pines
Aug 1 @ 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Aug
3
Fri
MANAHAWKIN: Friday Night Power Hour @ St. Mary of the Pines
Aug 3 @ 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Aug
7
Tue
MARGATE: Getting Sober Young @ Katz Jewish Community Center
Aug 7 @ 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Aug
8
Wed
MANAHAWKIN: Young People @ St. Mary of the Pines
Aug 8 @ 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Aug
10
Fri
MANAHAWKIN: Friday Night Power Hour @ St. Mary of the Pines
Aug 10 @ 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Aug
14
Tue
MARGATE: Getting Sober Young @ Katz Jewish Community Center
Aug 14 @ 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Aug
15
Wed
MANAHAWKIN: Young People @ St. Mary of the Pines
Aug 15 @ 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Aug
17
Fri
MANAHAWKIN: Friday Night Power Hour @ St. Mary of the Pines
Aug 17 @ 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Aug
21
Tue
MARGATE: Getting Sober Young @ Katz Jewish Community Center
Aug 21 @ 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Aug
22
Wed
MANAHAWKIN: Young People @ St. Mary of the Pines
Aug 22 @ 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Aug
24
Fri
MANAHAWKIN: Friday Night Power Hour @ St. Mary of the Pines
Aug 24 @ 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Aug
28
Tue
MARGATE: Getting Sober Young @ Katz Jewish Community Center
Aug 28 @ 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Aug
29
Wed
MANAHAWKIN: Young People @ St. Mary of the Pines
Aug 29 @ 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Aug
31
Fri
MANAHAWKIN: Friday Night Power Hour @ St. Mary of the Pines
Aug 31 @ 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Sep
4
Tue
MARGATE: Getting Sober Young @ Katz Jewish Community Center
Sep 4 @ 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Sep
5
Wed
MANAHAWKIN: Young People @ St. Mary of the Pines
Sep 5 @ 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Sep
7
Fri
MANAHAWKIN: Friday Night Power Hour @ St. Mary of the Pines
Sep 7 @ 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Sep
11
Tue
MARGATE: Getting Sober Young @ Katz Jewish Community Center
Sep 11 @ 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Sep
12
Wed
MANAHAWKIN: Young People @ St. Mary of the Pines
Sep 12 @ 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Sep
14
Fri
MANAHAWKIN: Friday Night Power Hour @ St. Mary of the Pines
Sep 14 @ 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Sep
18
Tue
MARGATE: Getting Sober Young @ Katz Jewish Community Center
Sep 18 @ 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Sep
19
Wed
MANAHAWKIN: Young People @ St. Mary of the Pines
Sep 19 @ 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Sep
21
Fri
MANAHAWKIN: Friday Night Power Hour @ St. Mary of the Pines
Sep 21 @ 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Sep
25
Tue
MARGATE: Getting Sober Young @ Katz Jewish Community Center
Sep 25 @ 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Sep
26
Wed
MANAHAWKIN: Young People @ St. Mary of the Pines
Sep 26 @ 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Sep
28
Fri
MANAHAWKIN: Friday Night Power Hour @ St. Mary of the Pines
Sep 28 @ 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Oct
2
Tue
MARGATE: Getting Sober Young @ Katz Jewish Community Center
Oct 2 @ 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Oct
3
Wed
MANAHAWKIN: Young People @ St. Mary of the Pines
Oct 3 @ 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Oct
5
Fri
MANAHAWKIN: Friday Night Power Hour @ St. Mary of the Pines
Oct 5 @ 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Oct
9
Tue
MARGATE: Getting Sober Young @ Katz Jewish Community Center
Oct 9 @ 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Oct
10
Wed
MANAHAWKIN: Young People @ St. Mary of the Pines
Oct 10 @ 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Oct
12
Fri
MANAHAWKIN: Friday Night Power Hour @ St. Mary of the Pines
Oct 12 @ 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Oct
16
Tue
MARGATE: Getting Sober Young @ Katz Jewish Community Center
Oct 16 @ 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM