November 22, 2017
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  • Thank God<

    I 'm not alone!

    • if you check the surnames of the drunk drivers crashing on the  roadways in this state, the surnames tend to show a continuous patten    ….if u get my drift

      • Anonymous

        Most are English.

  • Anonymous

    An Irishman “walks” out of the bar…….. No really….. it could happen !!

  • Anonymous

    Maine.  Just like Finland.  Higher latitude, long winter, SAD.  I wonder what the sucide rate is, compared to the rest of the country.  It and drunkeness are high in Finland.

  • Anonymous

    What if I said that all the drunks in Maine were concentrated in Skowhegan?

    Would that be true?  

    Would that make sense?

    Would that be fair to the residents of Skowhegan?

    Methinks at least one of them has damaged brain cells, alcohol or not!

    • Guest

      C’mon, there’s no need to start throwing facts around!

    • Anonymous

      yes,yes,and yes

    • Anonymous

       That would tip the scale to being French. Because lots of people in the early 1800’s followed the St. Lawrence, then, smaller water ways, connecting lakes to get to the Kennebec River and lots got off the boat in Skowhegan, which at the time the area was called Bloomfield.

  • Anonymous

    It’s only 1 in 5?

  • Anonymous

    I wonder if any of the commenters (on other stories) who say they wish there would be NO help for drug addicts and that they would simply overdose and die, would wish that on kids who binge-drink.

    • Anonymous

      I saw only one poster who indicated he didn’t care if addicts lived or died, so quit trying to paint all those who oppose government-funded treatment facilities with a broad brush.
      If you are implying that that majority of posters who oppose government-funded  programs for opiate addicts would also oppose any kind of government program to “assist” binge drinkers, you would probably be right. 
      But then, if you bothered to read the article, you would have learned that most binge drinkers are neither alcoholics or addicts.  But what the heck–let’s spend government money to “help” them anyway. 
      And I bet you think nobody ever quit drinking without medical intervention, too. 

  • DividedWeFall

    “Alcohol is still the number one drug of choice in the state,” said Geoffrey

    Only because the safer drug (Pot) is illegal.

  • N

    “Binge drinking is generally defined as four or more drinks for women and five or more for men over a period of a few hours.”

    The real issue is how binge drinking is defined. the definition is too broad and includes people who would not be defined as binge drinkers. If I go to a party once a month and drink two cans of lite beer an hour for three hours according to this definition I am binge drinking (also peeing a lot). There has to be more to binge drinking than just this silly definition.

    • Guest

      agreed, just another definition that gets people all -a- buzzin about how messed up maine is.

  • Anonymous

    So, 450,000 adults in Maine were contacted?  Or maybe 100 here and the rest across the country?  Seems that we can not trust anything that comes from the Center for Disease Control.  Remember the swine flu debacle?  or any flu “exaggeration” (or would that be “lie”) for that matter. 

    • Joe

      They didn’t call me.  Anybody else on this thread contacted?   More lies brought to you by the CDC. 1.3 million and  change is our poputation, right?  So  less than one out of three Mainers should have been called.  More government fuzzy math.

  • Sidney Bob

    So is this just since LePage was elected?

    • Anonymous

      I almost never have a drink, but I certainly feel the urge to have one after reading or hearing another stupid LePage proposal.

      • Anonymous

        Funny,I felt I needed a stiff drink after learning that political hack Dale McCormick wasted $147,000 for bonuses for her overpaid leeches at MSHA.  Like those clueless bureaucrats could ever find another job and needed a bonus to be retained!

        Now she’s crying that LIHEAP funding is being cut.  She could have actually used that tax money to do some good, but she wasted it on the drones instead.

  • Anonymous

    I can see where this is headed . A reason to increase the tax on booze.

    • Guest

      I hope so… The Jails are full of people who drank and did stupid things… and the morgues

  • Anonymous

    But “bath salts” get all the publicity . . .

    How many alcohol-related deaths in Maine last year?

  • The photo is making me thirsty for a cold one ;)

  • Anonymous

    I’m not much of a Drinker but went out on New Years Eve and according to the idiots who made up this ignorant statistic and called it “BING DRINKING” I’m a Binge Drinker? Who would have known that a person who rarely drinks but has 5 drinks on New Years Eve is considered a deseased abuser?

  • Anonymous

    I worked for a brewery several years ago in the quality control department.  My job was to taste test and drink beer.  I did it all day.  Unter the terms of “binge drinker” I guess I was. But I got paid for drinking beer!!  This is all a money wastefull edcersise

  • Anonymous

    You know the difference between an Irish wedding and an Irish funeral?  One less drunk!

    • Anonymous

      If you want to speak with an Irish accent, speak these words really fast:

      Whale Oil Beef Cooked.

      • Anonymous

        just to clarify: family history is Scot/Irish.

  • Guest

    Hell ya party on!! The gov should just keep out of our lives. It is none of their business if I or anyone else is a binge drinker. Perhaps a Democrat should make a law against binge drinking. Sounds like something they would do.

  • Anonymous

    How else are unattractive women supposed to reproduce?

    • Anonymous

      Or unattractive men!

  • Guest

    Downtown Bangors Pub and Eateries are cool place to binge drink… This is what “Fusion” was all about, yes how many Pubs and eateries can we cram in a downtown… OHHH!!! what a vision Fusion has for downtown Bangor… Businesses complain about people on bathsalts going into their businessess, when they places a business in the middle of a bunch of Bars/Pubs and eateries….LOL!!!! 

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