At the beginning of every year, I have to do a new health assessment for the points program on my health insurance. This year, the questions were a little different and more in-depth. After I indicated that I didn’t drink, it opened up a set of sub-questions:
- Did you every drink regularly? (Yes)
- When you drank regularly, how many drinks of alcoholic beverages did you have in a typical week? A drink is a 12 oz. bottle or can of beer, a 5 oz. glass of wine, or a 1½ oz. shot of liquor.
- How long ago did you stop drinking? (More than one year ago)
It was that second question that gave me pause. The answer choices were:
- Less than 1 drink
- 1-7 drinks
- 8-14 drinks
- 15-21 drinks
- 22 drinks or more
I picked the last one. And it was more. Way more. When I stopped to add it up, I’d have to guess it was between 40 and 50 per week. Maybe more sometimes.
Bizarre. Insane. I don’t know how I survived. Etc.