Are you drinking to cope with boredom?

boredom causes alcoholismMany people with an alcohol problem are drinking as a way of dealing with boredom. They’ve got nothing exciting or interesting to do, so they drink instead, and that keeps them entertained.

Watching TV for hours is boring and uninspiring, but if you have a drink then it becomes more tolerable.

So, is your life too dull? If you weren’t drinking so much, what would you be doing with your spare time instead?

If you have difficulty answering that question, then here’s the first problem you need to solve before you can move forward.

98 Comments

  1. Johnathan 23 April, 2017 at 4:00 am - Reply

    I am 19 years old going to community college and working full time. I find myself waking up 4-5 days a week still drunk from the night before, sadly I’m not drinking with friends they all seem to have their stuff somewhat together, with their significant others or just always working. Some of them when I do hang out I just find extremely dull what they like to do, the only thing I find that makes everyday interesting is drinking but I always spend the entire next day feeling like a peice of garbage trying to get my life together, soon as I make myself I plan I get bored again in the night and turn to the booze and the cycle starts again. I’ve reached out to some friends but only feel like a hassle and that I am driving them away, others don’t take it seriously and brush it off. I’m just feeling a little lost in the cycle and I’m really hoping I Mature or something before it becomes worse I would like to drink in the future on occasions without completely blacking out but when I do drink I always feel like one more drink will make me feel a little bit better

  2. Ray 15 April, 2017 at 11:07 am - Reply

    I am an alcoholic and i isolated all the time . Drinking didnt help with my depression . I thought it did but it caused it . 15 months sober and no more tv or alcohol . I still get bored but i have a big whole to fill . I first got drunk and blacked out at 11 . Im now 47 . I now try and help and think of others and it has helped with my bordem immensely.

  3. Cindy 12 April, 2017 at 11:26 pm - Reply

    I will qualify what I said about “nobody is happy” because that is just MY experience. I hope that is not true, but if you are happy, you probably wouldn’t be on this website.

    I am one that has tried for at least 40 years and have not found an answer. I have tried and have watched my son do the same as me. It is NO fun!!

    Good Luck to all!

    Cal me Cindy

  4. Cindy 12 April, 2017 at 5:05 pm - Reply

    I don’t think there is an answer. Some of the most intelligent authors and artists in history were alcoholics. They wrote or sang or painted their best work while drunk. I get that! Don’t know what to do about that.

    Nobody is happy…Even the most wealthy or successful people have problems that “the DRINK” will help make them feel better. Boredom is NOT just for the poor!

    Cindy is a lie, but the content of this note isn’t.

  5. Lynne 12 April, 2017 at 9:27 am - Reply

    Wow I am not alone after all all of the above have been a very good read I’m a very lonely person and thought I was alone obviously not I drink because of my loneliness I’m a 43 year old lady and I know companionship maybe a cuddle now and again would help me hugely I just don’t know how I would meet a companion as I stay in a lot I’m in a vicious circle n it sucks ๐Ÿ™

  6. Am 16 August, 2016 at 2:16 am - Reply

    I find its not just alcohol, other intoxications seem to be in control. You may call it addiction but I say it’s release of the now.

    • Sue 20 April, 2017 at 1:15 pm - Reply

      I’m the same I have two babies under 14 months and I drink at home in the day , to get me through it, I’m not proud of it but I’m so dam bored , I’m a good mum and get everything done I need to but feel I’m drinking way to often

  7. Kimberle Alvarez 26 July, 2016 at 2:25 am - Reply

    I dont drink except for a glass of wine on holidays. I plan on starting because now I am in a wheelchair, scraping by on disability. 57 yr. Old female, separated…boring lonely life. I plan to have 4-6 beers or glasses of wine each day. I think it will help my depression.

    • Jack 3 November, 2016 at 12:23 pm - Reply

      If you need a daily intoxicant for boredom and depression you should try cannabis.

  8. Anonymous 9 June, 2016 at 6:45 am - Reply

    I am forty-eight. I like drinking forty ounces of Bull every day! Only to remind me that this is what I’m living! It just came to me you guys! This is a bunch of bull shit!!!! I just want someone to hold and rub, or feel on me sometimes at night, and then we fall asleep!!!! Damn where they at!?!

    • Nordmann 1 October, 2016 at 11:55 am - Reply

      I am in your situation too. Stupid feeling maybe, but it is nice to now that I am not the only one feeling this. You are not the only person feeling this way.

  9. Sonia 9 December, 2015 at 5:33 am - Reply

    I am a mum of four, the father of my children left to marry another woman, I have always liked having the occasional piss up with close friends but this past year I find myself wanting a drink not long after I drop the kiddies to school, I know its wrong and socially unacceptable but I feel no joy in life and if my children weren’t holding me to this world I would much rather leave it in an instant.

    • Carroe 11 December, 2015 at 12:10 pm - Reply

      You are loved. You are special. You are so important to the God who made you always and forever no matter what. Praying you peace and happiness.

    • LKE 20 December, 2015 at 9:13 am - Reply

      You may be feeling isolated and probably mildly depressed, = don’t underestimate the psychologicl hurt of what has happened to you, even if you think you are coping. it is not unusual to want to drinnk as soon as you start to experience uncmfortable feelings or emotionsr (eg dropping the kids of at school, you’re suddenly alone and you dont want to feel lonely so you drink to numb/cope.) This makes you a normal person trying to deal with uncomfortable feelings. Instead of acting on them you need to put your energy and time to fnding ways to stop this isolation and overcome your hurtf about what has unfairly happened to you. Big hugs. You are worthy of love.

    • Anonymous 18 April, 2016 at 1:50 pm - Reply

      Hi Sonia, it’s the same for me.. two small children, not having the chance or opportunity to get out there and live life, no support network so I binge drink .. If I can’t get out there physically with me body, at least alcohol allows me to ‘get out there’ in my brain….

    • Pyckle 21 May, 2016 at 9:21 am - Reply

      Don’t let people bring religion into this. Religion is not an answer to anything. You need to find fun and excitement. Mine was problem solving. I used getting away from the world, hiking off the beaten path. 4x4ing where no one has and when I got stuck or lost it wasn’t a substance that helped me it was having my brain working full capacity. Don’t turn to God. If he exists he clearly doesn’t care any more. Stick to reality.

    • K 20 June, 2016 at 1:00 am - Reply

      The best thing you can do , is beautify yourself , exercise make you feel beautiful again. He may not regret it today , but some day he will . Go biking meet new friends . You are worth it . He missed up . I will pray for you. You’re life has so muc value .

    • B 13 July, 2016 at 8:19 pm - Reply

      I am totally alone;my siblings have distanced themselves from me many years ago; parents deceased;divorced no children;no neighbors: after a 30 year career in sales now retired and working retail; my days off are spent drunk:nothing to live for but alcohol.

      • Nordmann 1 October, 2016 at 11:59 am - Reply

        Well, you are not the only one feeling like that. On this forum I have realized that I, and you are not alone. It is a bit comforting.

      • Maria 9 December, 2016 at 10:30 pm - Reply

        I am also totally alone. My parents are both dead and so are 2 of my brothers and 1 sister. I don’t speak to my sister and I only see one of my brothers. My mtf trans daughter has distanced herself from me for several reasons. My upstairs neighbours are from hell and I rarely see any other of my neighbours. I take my dog for walks and sometimes speak to other dog walkers. I am now 61 and even though I’ve been for job interviews I am never offered the job. I have little money coming in and when I do the first thing I want to do is get something to drink but it has be cheap. I have been signed off work due to everything that’s been happening. I have no friends. I spend my days reading, watching Netflix but I am so bored and lonely if I don’t have something to drink. I can’t see a private therapist and the NHS ones are useless. Besides I’ve been isolated for so long now that I don’t even feel like speaking to people. The most conversation I have is with my dog. I also have arthritis in my lower back so going to a gym or cycling is out of the question and walking really depends on how bad my back is. I can’t see any way forward. I don’t even know if this forum is still active.

        • Tobin Hunt 10 December, 2016 at 11:01 am - Reply

          In case you missed it, there is a free support forum on this website, just look for the link in the menu at the top of the page.

        • Anonymous 26 January, 2017 at 12:07 am - Reply

          Yha, it’s still active….

      • Jade 31 December, 2016 at 12:46 am - Reply

        Mine is the exact same situation to yours, defo if you can make your self feel better with hair, nails maybe a tan and I just met a guy and iv now moved to sweeden 4 days ago for a brand new start anyway from all the people who knew me for being a drunk and me not wanting to be seen by people. Go make yourself free somewhere else and take a huge breath of fresh air xx

  10. Lucy 3 December, 2015 at 5:22 pm - Reply

    God so glad k found this place ….. Been a binge drinker on n off for years. Now 32 years old with an older kid and a baby Also newly wed and life is rubbish unless I can sit with a drink in my hand. I feel happier and relaxed when night time hits so I can have a drink. Don’t always get drunk fae from IT but I feel agitated unless drinking and I think about it all day. Will I will i not? I hate this

    • Sonia 9 December, 2015 at 5:21 am - Reply

      Me too. I’m a mum of 4 recently divorced and I feel like alcohol is my only companion

    • Vanessa 13 January, 2017 at 7:02 am - Reply

      I feel the same…

  11. timmy 20 October, 2015 at 10:57 pm - Reply

    Thanks for that comment Chuy. I get freakin bored, games and movies and tv and sports all seem like “work” to me if i am not stoned on good weed or somewhat drunk. So when i take nights off of substances, i usually read books like a madman to stop the constant pacing and paranoia about finances and my daughter. But thanks again for that comment, im 38, im gonna have some vodka whenever i feel like it. Nobody controls me but myself.

    And Will, nothing “happened” to you man. Trust me youre better off being alone. I had everything you speak of. Until income became more difficult to come by and the wife took everything from me cause i was no longer the walking wallet i used to be. Now i live in pure fear of my daughters well being almost a t a constant, because the exwife only lets me see her for 2 fng hours a week and i am unable to be a father to my one true love in my life, all because of my income struggles in a collapsed economy.

    Do not put yourself down becauee you dont have a woman in your life. They are extremely complicated, and with these new reality shows and kardashian crap they think they all deserve everything. And if you give them everything, you better be able to keep up that flow of jewelry and audis and porsches, cause if it stops, oooooo they get maaaad and they throw you the f out. They look at you and say “why am i with this loser, i could be with a billionaire basketball player.”

    And youre better off not havin a kid, trust me on that too. It is a beautiful thing, but you seem like a decent guy. Which means you would love that kid more than anything ever which means it would tear you apart inside if the child was taken from you. The absolute paranoia and fear for their well being is astounding. Maybe im not fit for it and thats why, the ptsd of lifes trauma to this point has taken its toll dealing with over 25 closlely related deaths already….you start to think everybody is dying around you. Then you look at all your friends with the white picket fences and families, why are they so lucky? They arent any better off than you. They are being b**hed at daily by a stomping troll.

    Find some buddies and party. Have some fun. Theres only one life and you dont have to deal with the conscience of having a child and feeling irresponsible for raging once a week with friends.

    This is the best i have for you. Thx

    • Gray 16 November, 2015 at 1:13 am - Reply

      Wise words.

  12. BJ 29 September, 2015 at 2:31 pm - Reply

    I am currently debating if I should or shouldnt drive to the liquor store, and get a bottle of anything. like a lot of you, my minds a mess, its racing constantly and sometimes I just want it to stop. When I drink, I focus on one thing, when Im not, my head is bouncing all over the place. I dont have much, I scrape by on my field of work which is so oddly specific and special, that can I let myself slip into a bottle with very little to no backlash from my clients for not showing up. I dont have many friends anymore as I pretty much would rather sit at home with a cheap bottle of whiskey than go out. Have women who are interested in me and I was interested in them, just to let them slip away because of my habits. Family is thrown all over the country at this point. The only person I have in my life is my son, and when he’s with me half of the week, I dont feel any need to drink. I keep promising myself, oh, I’ll stop… right after this one last bottle… It makes me so angry, sad, depressed, manic, and defeated.

    • Sonia 9 December, 2015 at 5:28 am - Reply

      Your comment brought tears to my eyes I fight the same demons

    • Shak 20 April, 2016 at 8:11 am - Reply

      Wow bro, reading this made my heart bleed just a little. Thinking of my kids. I’m not quite an alcoholic but I do enjoy a few beers like 4
      Or 5 every 3rd day or so. I don’t know Y I’m drinking more often now. But Thats that’s just life right? Keep your head up brotha. We all have a purpose. Find it & make it work. There’s nothing wrong with havin a few beers here & there. But with my attitude & with the problems of addiction in the family I tend to have a lot ore than a few. I got in a car accident, was on some meds for a bit to releave the pain. I’m not on any meds anymore but now I’m drinking more for the pain & the bordam. & im still not back to work yet. So my wife is gettin more & more unsupportive. Not really understanding my situation. My whole family suffers from the negativity. The whole fucking thing just sucks. So I drink more to forget that bullshit. My kids are the only ones that keep me Happy with that real true unconditional love, worth any judgement. They are both under 7 years old. I was just on google searching how to stop my drinking when I stumbled upon this thred. Man I feel for everyone on this post. I am still pretty young with 2 kids, still healthy. That’s Y I want to stop the drinking.

      • Shak 20 April, 2016 at 8:12 am - Reply

        & I am also a musician. So the drinking helps me write some good material.

    • J Bear 20 September, 2016 at 5:46 am - Reply

      I feel ya brother.. I’m in the same dam boat. When I have my boy with me I’m fine. Then when he’s gone the mind starts wandering and the battle of whether to drink or not begins.

      Safe to say I spend half the week sober and the other half drunk.

      Been on and off counseling, currently having counseling. Been on different types of antidepressants and still taking them. Have been in and out church, been giving Meditation and Mindfulness a decent go. No matter how much progress I make I still end up in the same place.

      I’m 34, i was with my wife for 16 years, 12 of those married. I destroyed that and 2.5 half years later im still a mess.That’s the parr that worries me the most, I’m genuinely trying to better myself but can’t.

      The drink gives me comfort, it turns my mind off and allows me to still. I know it’s not good for me, the way I use it at least. Where do we go from here?

  13. Miss shame 11 September, 2015 at 6:57 am - Reply

    I drink because I am bored…my mind is always so busy…and it helps me cope with not accomplishing my dreams. I grew up being abused.. I thought I defeated it but now I guess I am abusing myself. My drinking got really heavy when my grandmother..uncle..and aunt died in a six month period.(my uncle and grandmother died 12 days apart). My life is just shitty. Im married and I have one kid…I am able to cater to my husband and child..but I do nothing for myself except drink. If you want to ponder on what ‘nothing’ is….I am sure you got the right idea. My abusive mother is still abusive…I accept it. I have fertility issues because of endometriosis…I really want to give my husband a kid..but Im in debt because of medical bills..for the surgeries I have had for this damned evil endometriosis! I dont accept me living life like this..I gotta get out of this hole…wish me luck.

  14. Chuy 30 August, 2015 at 5:31 am - Reply

    You know- just like Stacey- I found this page because of the search for bored and drinking. It’s weird- I am a binge drinker. Drink about 20 beers in a night just cause I’m bored. Then I drink cause the hangover is aweful. Then I drink cause I get anxiety and need to calm it down. Oh wow- a full blown functioning alcoholic. But I haven’t drank in three weeks. But I’ve been really struggling this last week. I guess the point I’m trying to make is- it’s ok to enjoy yourself. Just watch the progression. If your fine and just enjoying your drinks, food and music and waking up ok the next morning and it’s not affecting your professional or personal life, then hey- have at it. You are doing nothing wrong. And when the right person comes along and you have company and support to other things then just nip the alcohol in the butt and move on happy into the sunset.

    I am so close to drinking tonight. I’m really bored. But no- no alcohol for me. I start a dream job in Tuesday and that’s priority

    God Bless Everybody!!! Have fun don’t overthink things and if there is a problem, simply be strong and do something positive about it. Ciao. Remember- nothing good comes easy. It’s just the way it is.

  15. WIll 24 August, 2015 at 12:15 am - Reply

    googled “drinking daily because of boredom” , interesting reading some of these responses. I go through spurts of drinking daily ,sometimes weeks and sometimes months every day. Right now it’s been one week of drinking nightly an average of 3 shots of vodka.. it’s cheap and has no carbs ๐Ÿ™‚ I have a decent job , work out daily for the most part but having a couple shots at the end of the day and sometimes earlier make me feel good. Is this bad? I’m conflicted. I don’t think I’m depressed , just not alot going on, no wife or girlfriend. At 41 years old I still feel really good as good as 31.. and I’m fairly healthy and a little above average looking but I know my age is catching up with me soon and I’ll really won’t have a chance. I guess for me it’s coming down to that.. getting old and losing the chance at having a real passionate life with the girl of my dreams.. having kids.. white picket fence.. the whole 9 yards. Everyone I know has that life.. what the heck happened to me?

    • Nordmann 1 October, 2016 at 12:09 pm - Reply

      I feel the same as you. Dont quit. Tough times never last, but tough people do.

  16. heather 30 July, 2015 at 9:27 pm - Reply

    There’s no better way to deal with life than to not be sober. I have nothing better to do than to drink. I’m so depressed, I’m so stressed, I just don’t have interest in doing anything but daily pouring some gin or some vodka or what ever I can get my hands on, just two rounds. Unless I have beer or wine coolers then maybe 3 or 4. I try to be responsible and not get drunk.I just need something to help me cope with being sober, bored and depressed.
    I think the problem is that I don’t want to stop. I’m not ready to say “I’m on a path to become an alcoholic”. I tried smoking Marlboro to see if it helped, got myself to smoke for a week, still needed the alcohol. I could throw out my pack right now and not care, its the alcohol I need. I’m a 21year old mom (i’ve been drinking for 3years like this). my daughter is only 1, and I’m a fulltime student and work fulltime. With that being said I do better not worse in school when I’ve had two drinks. I’m not happy in the relationship I’m in, working on finding a place on my own. Thought about seeing a doctor about my depression, but what if they say I have to stop drinking to fix the problem? I don’t think I can cope with that..

  17. Stacy 30 June, 2015 at 1:17 am - Reply

    I googled “I drink because I’m bored” and found this page. I’ve never thought I have an alcohol problem. I was a social drinker like most people. Drank on the weekends or at parties, with friends, etc. Last fall I had an exceptionally rough time at work and I would find myself casually saying when I got home “I need a glass of wine!” Every day for about a month when I had a ‘rough day at work’ I had an excuse to have a glass of wine. Basically I haven’t stopped since. Every night I pretty much have two glasses of wine. I tell myself that its okay because a) I’m not drinking the whole bottle, and if I did, I would be wasted. b) its not any different than someone who comes home from work and has a couple of beers and c) every few weeks I decide to prove to myself that I’m not an alcoholic by not drinking for a night. like ‘oh I don’t need to drink tonight, I’m fine.’.
    In reality I know its because I’m bored. I literally have no hobbies. I hate exercising, I hate other things that women do like knitting or crafting or scrap booking. I just turned 30 and literally nobody I know does weekly happy hours, and I feel like that’s kind of weird but at the same time maybe its not? I just don’t know what other people do. Do other people have a glass of wine with dinner? I get home from work at 4:15 every day and I go to bed at 10. I usually pour my first glass at 7. The reason I question myself is because I do not know any ‘big drinkers’. Maybe millions of people do this every day and its not weird. Am I weird? Do I have a problem? Or is it just life?

    • Nick 29 July, 2015 at 10:34 pm - Reply

      Not weird, lots of people drink a lot more, 2 glasses to unwind is fine!

  18. David in Somerset 13 June, 2015 at 11:56 pm - Reply

    I’ll come back & be more transparent…….
    For now,
    I’m David & I’m a alcoholic
    I’m holding on to a woman who loves me.
    I think I love alcohol more then anything.
    It’s always there for me……..
    Sad eh

    • Alan 20 July, 2015 at 4:00 pm - Reply

      Agree

    • Nordmann 1 October, 2016 at 12:13 pm - Reply

      alcoholics dont have problems, but they are a problem to other people. Superegoism is to think about other people because it will benefit you in the long run.

  19. Syl 6 May, 2015 at 5:27 pm - Reply

    I’m trying to figure out a way to snap out of this “drinking because I’m bored” routine that I find myself in. I’m a self-employed cabinet installer. I chose to install for just one company because I can’t handle the BS of dealing with multiple companies as I’ve done in the past. I usually work 3 maybe 4 days a week and because I’m pretty good at what I do I get home around 3 on most days. I usually wake up with the thought of whether I’m going to drink beer at the end of the day or not every morning and I’m very tired of it. I feel enslaved but these thoughts and beer and I really want to change things. BUT come around 3 or 4 in the afternoon and that thought comes into my head to go get beer and I find myself driving to the beer store every time. I could play my guitar or take my dogs for walks but nothing interests me until I have a beer. Then I can relax, play my guitar and not feel bored anymore because I feel like I’m doing something productive, seriously pathetic right?

    I’ve recently been seeing drinking beer and this boredom in a new light. I wonder if my addiction to beer is so strong that it influences my subconscious mind into believing I’m not interested in anything thus creating the boredom resulting in having a beer. I don’t even go out to drink beer, I’ll buy a 12 pack, bring it home and drink and piss one after another till they are all gone. I will then make myself some dinner around 9-10pm and then pass out watching tv. I get so down on myself the next day for allowing myself to fall trap to this routine but when that little beer guy knocks me on the shoulder in the afternoon, I’m powerless over it. Although today is Wednesday and I haven’t drank beer yet since Sunday. I’m trying to change things one day at a time…It’s 12:30pm…

    • lee 27 May, 2015 at 3:02 am - Reply

      I feel your pain, i work til 3 as well then im in the gym for 2 hours but by 8:30 or 9 figure i can start pouring vodka since its so late and I wont be up all night drinking, but i pour better than my bartender so the 3-4 drinks are pretty stiff.. I applaud your break in drinking I need the same .. your actions could’ve and may have inspired another person to change their life

  20. Jenny 19 April, 2015 at 10:33 pm - Reply

    I was always pretty much against drinking, until about 2 years ago. I got so disguisted and bored with life and before I knew it, I just drank every night after work and all weekend. Beer. I have no one that cares about me. No family. The few family members I have, are drug addicts ot just selfish mean people. I don’t trust many so I don’t have friends. I support 4 people with no help. No appreciation. I married a loser over 4 years ago, not realizing what he was about. He drinks, does drugs, criminal activity. Just a loser, using me. So I isolated and drank. I gained at least 65 pounds so I’m feeling more like a failure. Lonely. Bored. Ashamed. Overwelmed about how I am to fix this all by myself. No support system. No one cares or to help me. I was once so strong, now I’m scared of everything. Anyway, I did make the decision to just quit drinking. Just do it. And its been 4 days. I’m doing pretty good I guess. It is a Sunday and a gorgeous day outside and I’m completely alone in my bed all day. Except for my best friend Lola my cat is awesome. He keeps me company and actually makes me happy.It did cross my mind about an hour ago, “should I just have a drink, becaue this is lonely and boring?”. Then I thought about it and realized that was my mind playing tricks on me. I decided that I don’t really want it and definitely don’t need it and to not screw up my goal that I’m kind of proud of myself to be doing. So, I’m just going to keep going. I don’t want to drink. I hope this works.

  21. Charles 9 March, 2015 at 7:53 pm - Reply

    Not sure if this one is still running but here goes..
    I am in my 30s, i drink quite often but i can stop without too much difficulty, i find drinking a few nights in a row makes me want to continue this habit….which is what it is as opposed to a physical dependency…i can take a few days or even a few weeks off but the idea of being tee-total puts me off – my sex life is not good enough to allow this and i don’t take drugs.
    My problem is the boredom and loneliness. I suspect that i’m about 60 or 70 percent gay, yet i’m not interested in pursuing this. I have had a couple of girlfriends and would love to be able to be completely happy with a woman. I’ve been single for three years now. I.enjoy sports and work out, which gives me some purpose and makes me feel better and more confident. None of my football friends know this and i do not find any of them attractive either lol. So, because i am a sexual loser i do not permit myself to get to know people beyond a certain point – as i don’t want them to see my weakness. I can hold a conversation, i think i’m reasonably bright and a caring person but if I see someone in a supermarket aisle, i tend to avoid them because i know i’m broken. I will help anyone in need of course, but i prefer to be unseen. Makes life dull, i’m more adept at dealing with it now than in my 20s, because i can recognise it better. I like to read, i run, do push-ups….also swimming is the cheapest and one of the best therapies going – the feeling of weightlessness, the slightly warm water, the work-out it can give your whole body – no matter what your ability AND of course – it gives me somewhere i can go that isn’t the house!! Due to my on/ off depression though both my dedication and my drinking can go up or down.
    Try not to mentally give in people – life will be happy to let you sink as far as you can, and then sink further – only YOU can decide to not let it! Walk around the block, take some air you don’t even have to run if you can’t, eat less garbage 3 days in the week or smoke 2, 3..5 less cigarettes per day if that’s your thing. My point is we can all do something!
    I will keep an eye out for replies….I wanna say “Hi!” to all of you….Kenny, Jim…good posts….and more whose names I can’t.remember….and DEVIN, a great post!

  22. Ben 14 January, 2015 at 2:55 am - Reply

    “What would I be doing if I wasn’t drinking” is the first question…ok…well i’d be doing the exact same thing I’m doing now only horribly more bored…so now what?

  23. Ryan 8 January, 2015 at 8:11 pm - Reply

    I’m glad that I found this page, man, I am not alone! I feel like I’m just going through the motions everyday, week to week, year to year. I started drinking to be more outgoing at parties, then it turned into drinking at home and playing video games. My job is so boring, taking the dogs to the dog park is boring, spending time with my girlfriends family is boring, spending time with my family can be boring too. I make it through the work day and the only thing I get excited about or have to look forward to is when can I get drunk again and play xbox? I’m 33 and have been doing this for 12 years and the hangovers are getting worse and worse and it’s effecting my relationship. I am really starting to worry about my health and know I need to stop. I am quitting this Saturday, but I know it’s going to be a challenge when I start feeling good again. I just can’t find something that I can wrap myself into, to keep me occupied. I am talented at music and creative, but I start something and can’t seem to finish it. Getting drunk get’s me through the night and then the next day I feel horrible and repeat.

  24. Benji 8 November, 2014 at 12:34 am - Reply

    I also have the same problem for the past five years that nothing is that interesting to me anymore.. Everything is boring to me and the only way i can handle it is by drinking almost every night at different sports bars. This seems to help at the time and every thing falls into place because everything seems more exciting until the next day the boredom starts all over again..

  25. Bryan 1 October, 2014 at 2:21 am - Reply

    I get bored when I am home. I play video games but unfortunately they are more fun after a couple beers. Going out excites me but I like air shows, and amusement parks. Things that cost money so I cant do that every day. walking at the park is not fun to me. I come home and drink every day. vodka, beer, anything really just to get through the night. I have tried numerous times to quit. I seriously just sit there and stare at the ceiling. Nothing excites me. So I grab the bottle chug chug and then its tolerable and I sleep like a baby.

    • Jamie 2 October, 2014 at 10:59 pm - Reply

      I’m not sure how I got here but it’s certainly an interesting thread as someone said. Whilst acknowledging that excess with anything is by its very nature beyond what is beneficial, ultimately I don’t see why anything below excess is seriously harmful (one’s excess threshold is of course entirely unique to each individual and they would know it from experience). Before you say even a little of some things can be harmful I’m trusting you to realise I’m not being obtuse about serious drugs or anything that is clearly very very obvious ๐Ÿ™‚

      Two things that interest me most are a) the issue of boredom. It’s incredibly common I’m sure, I know I suffer from it as most of you do. As Bryan says ‘I grab the bottle and then it’s tolerable’. Well why is that so bad? Why do we have to feel bad about that, assuming it’s not used to excess? Because of what we see and hear or read in the media? That there must be something wrong with us? Or maybe none of our friends say they need to have a drink at night to make it tolerable. Well so what if they don’t? Fine! I do. That’s all there is to it. If you’d say but that doesn’t address Bryan’s or my ‘problem’ well no it doesn’t, but as it does meliorate it when nothing else will, it’s better than nothing.

      b) Assuming that drinking (especially as a relaxant) doesn’t impair your work the next day or your relationships, the other usual worry is, like anything enjoyable in life, it will harm your long term health.

      This has long been a confusing argument to me since I was a teen. I’ve always thought that if our usual lifespan was say 5000 years, but if we drank and/or smoked (for example), we could die at just 50 years old, then yes of course DON’T drink or smoke!!!!!!!!!!!!! EVER!!!! But we don’t live for 5000 years, we probably live to 75 on average (in the west), maybe a bit lower or higher depending on the country.

      So since I was about 13 I’ve thought, hang on, all this crap about trying to be in perfect health, eating right, drinking just a little, exercising, not smoking blah blah blah….buys you (maybe! we all hear about the super healthy lifestyle people who just drop dead at 40 – apologies if you knew one) an extra 15 years, perhaps, against someone who does drink and smoke occasionally…?

      And this doesn’t take into account the pollutants all around us, the stress relief of a drink or a cigarette, your genetic factors, random accidents, fatalities, living standards…

      15 years more for being totally clean? And whether you’re super healthy or not, the last 15 are the LAST 15! That means for most of us it’s not going the real fun days of your life anyway is it??? C’mon!!!!

      As long as you don’t harm others, and you’re honest with yourself, do what you like!!! and stop stressing!. Besides you’re sure to enjoy this super brief time on earth more anyway and thus you’ll be more relaxed and less stressed and you might end up living those extra 15 years anyway!!! Either way, life will be over very quickly whatever you do so enjoy the little treats this existence has to offer!

      I think it was Clement Freud (although it sounds like WC Fields, hey what the heck it could be anyone) who said “If you give up booze, smoking and sex you don’t live longer, it just feels like you do.’

      Excuse the paraphrasing ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Rochelle 4 November, 2014 at 9:47 am - Reply

        Hi Jamie,

        I have never resonated with a post so much! I have this dilemma in my head every day! My motto being “live now, die later”, but I don’t know if I truly believe this or if I just wish I could drink every day without consequences! I’m type one diabetic and have been binge drinking since I was 16 (I’m now 36). I’m trying to find the answer to life without wine, but the thought bores me to bloody death, In fact when I am told I can’t have one it stresses me out! Don’t know what is right or wrong

        • Anonymous 26 December, 2016 at 10:12 pm - Reply

          My brother is a diabetic, diagnosed at the age of 16 he was determined to live every day as if it was his last. Drank quite a bit did some drugs as well, but he had a full-time job always and very smart. Fast forward he’s 55 years old now. He’s on dialysis waiting for a kidney transplant. He sometimes has seizures, and blacks out now and then. They also had to amputate his toes on his left foot. He wishes he could go back to perhaps your age now and change it. He’s very afraid that he won’t get a kidney and Die in a couple years. He’s not allowed to drive anymore the quality of his life is gone way down in the past eight years.

      • Luke 13 November, 2014 at 11:57 am - Reply

        Wow!

        What an amazing post!

        This changes everything.

      • Anonymous 18 November, 2014 at 9:38 pm - Reply

        Worried by your post are you ok?

      • Anonymous 31 January, 2016 at 11:13 pm - Reply

        Sooo, how exactly are you taking that quote you spit out at the end of your..talk? @jaime? Drugs and alcohol seem like so much fun, taking the boredom far far away, but eliminating them brings “back” the things in life that the substance took away. The things that really matter in this life! We feel like we’ve gained 15 years of our lives because we had truly enjoyed it, instead of not even remembering it…? So it’s ours to have
        And make great…All of us are in different places in this horrible mess, but our “bored” is our responsibility. Using the bottle is a cop out and frankly irresponsible….we choose what we do in this life (in most cases, that is, until things get out of hand) so we have that power…and many of the people that have posted here are at the very beginning of what could become a major problem. When you need to take some time off to prove to yourself that you don’t have a problem? There is a problem…just control it before your control is gone and that piece in your brain is calling the shots and not to long after….? Who knows? Love and prayers to all..,been there, still figuring things out, one day at a time, right? ๐Ÿ˜‰

  26. scott.k 20 August, 2014 at 10:29 pm - Reply

    I am 38 have a great job and many supporting friends but as I get older I notice life just seems to bore the hell out of me more every day so I drink and I’ve noticed that I seem to pop the top earlier and earlier just to deal with all the nonsense and ignorce that our life has to offer.I’m not an uneducated person and I’m not a drug user but for some reason after punching out for the day nothing else seems to make sense or matter except the next buzz,so my question is this….are we so disconnected from ourselfs from all the shit in the media and the fact that we live in an instant generation with pretty much any desire at our finger tips with the click of the mouse that we can’t truely feel like we can achieve any greatness because every thing is made to seem as if it were in some way Devine and just out of our reach?

    • Aileen 30 November, 2014 at 2:06 am - Reply

      Scott – I feel you. I wish I did not feel like I needed to pop the top and get my Buzz on everyday. But, i do.
      Boo hoo – got to go get some beer now. Hah

  27. jim 15 August, 2014 at 2:42 am - Reply

    i gotta say, pro evolution soccer 14 is epic while sippin brewskies. but wait, isnt tha enabling our strange behavior? are we the strange ones? or are we the โ€normal onesโ€?

  28. jim 15 August, 2014 at 12:01 am - Reply

    this thread is great. reminds me of colin farrells statement: โ€sobriety is so fng BORING.โ€

  29. Jan 27 June, 2014 at 1:37 am - Reply

    All of these comments resonate with me. I realize that my core problem is boredom and not alcohol. I rarely drink at home. I am a divorced 56 year old Father of 3 adult children and unfortunately I work out of my home office. When 5:00 comes I have to get out and it is easy to go to my favorite bar. None of my past interests are interesting to me now. I also know too much about what can go wrong in relationships so I have chosen to remain single (see my website). I know what I should do. It is always easy to say that I will do that tomorrow.

  30. MikeP 20 June, 2014 at 6:44 am - Reply

    All of these experiences resonate with me. So thank you. I love my job, and am successful in that way. But I can’t hold down a relationship. I don’t like tv or movies. I find life aside from work so incredibly banal and pointless that I need to make my daily stop at the liquor store on my way home. I can’t seem to quit. Has anyone successfully overcome this boredom problem? I should add I love to socialize, garden, ski, travel, cook. But what’s the point? I want to drink a 1.5er of white wine every night so I can feel amused.

    • jim 14 August, 2014 at 11:51 pm - Reply

      reply to MikeP. im totally with you on that. its poison and ill get repuled by it for weeks. but then everything becomes so g##amn boring. so i go grab a twelve rack cause it heightens everything and brings back chaos and craziness. then this goes on for 3-4 days and i get sick of it and want to clean my system. repeat process.

      the problem is my craving to socialize, which results in ad emails n texts and other bad bhvior cause im a,fn wild and crazy individual. i want to stop completely, but the complacency kicks in always after a few weeks.

      this s##t is poison! ๐Ÿ™‚

      • brett 30 October, 2014 at 1:05 am - Reply

        I am with you guys. I have been going through a bottle of wine almost every night for a while now, just because I have nothing else better to do. I get a nice buzz, watch t.v., post on random sites online (ha!), and a good night sleep and am totally fine for work the following morning. Is it really a problem? I honestly don’t know.

  31. Kenny 31 May, 2014 at 9:04 pm - Reply

    I am single parent with full custody of 3 girls ages 14, 10 and 4. I am 37 years old and have not drank this much in my entire life. I have a great job, a roof over our heads and good on the table. My ex wife is a drug addict (meth). I am not. My parents have little to do with me or the girls. Ex wife doesn’t either. I have 1 friend but she is married with 2 kids and lives 50 miles away. I’m so alone. I’m not ugly or annoying just a Little shy if I don’t know u. I’m a generally happy person but for the past few years life seems stale and it is very hard taking care of these 3 girls and myself at the same time. I am becoming an alcoholic. It’s the only thing that numbs me to the pain of my loneliness and boredom. I love God and I know he loves me but I can’t get past the feelings of despair

    • Devin 19 June, 2014 at 3:24 pm - Reply

      Kenny, I understand your pain and stress in raising 3 kids alone. In just a few short years they will be planning attending college most likely. You need to focus your energy during these short years on three things: 1. Providing for your family, both financially/ emotionally 2. Keeping deadlines at work 3. Finding a new friend/ partner. Your kids will need lots of support in the upcoming years as well and you need to be there to give them that support. Let them know you are there for them no matter what and explain to them how much you love them all. Drinking at this moment is your “escape” from the stress of your life and you are avoiding the problem… Being lonely both physically and emotionally. I would suggest bringing your kids on ‘play dates’ over your friend’s house and making a online dating profile outlining your life. You should also attend a few AA meetings to really start to understand your underlying problems. You don’t want to be that “dad” who is always drinking and misses out on your child’s high school/ middle school graduation because of it. —my mothers dad did this. He has been sober for 35 years. I am not saying you can’t have a beer once in a while but don’t do it to entertain yourself at your children’s expense. Drinking is an activity that should be reserved for special occasions and every other weekend at most. You are a great father and you will go a great way in life and really have a positive and lasting impact on your children if you focus your energy on helping yourself first then focusing on helping them get the best grades possible in preparation for their futures. Goodluck! You are amazing.

      • jim 15 August, 2014 at 12:11 am - Reply

        what a great post devin! this guy kenny is a warrior! you got it ken. superdad!

    • jim 14 August, 2014 at 11:55 pm - Reply

      to kenny, one rule i always had was never to be impaired on aything around my child. think if some dudes bust into house, cant protect the kids as well when under,infuence. but i still am hypocrite when she not around i get blasted, what if i got a call and hd to go to her? in other words, we just cant,win unless we are 100% perfect in life and thats just not gnna happen. im not steven seagal. im a flawed human, like 90% of the rest.

    • jim 15 August, 2014 at 12:05 am - Reply

      kenny, one thing i need to say to you is congrats on your custody!!! its so awesome to hear kids that have a father figure. i didnt get that priilege. i can only see my kid once a week supervised like im a fng child too. and many friends of mine their wives took their children permanently and moved away. put that in perspective man. try not to slip. the kids are the best drug after all!

    • Sonia 9 December, 2015 at 6:09 am - Reply

      I think I know how you feel I have 4 children and they are my world but sadly not enough to stop me wanting a drink in the afternoon. I have no friends or family that care enough to visit or call. I feel alone and in limbo. I often ask god for help and he answers but yet I’m back here again and I know this is my problem to fix

  32. tyler 5 May, 2014 at 2:47 pm - Reply

    I have been drinking for most of my twenties, and now I am 27 and in college but have drank more now that I am married. I have worried that a big reason is boredom with being around a woman that I don’t find interesting anymore other than how beautiful she is, or hot lol.. I love her but I always want to drink when we are together and it looks like a problem. I jumped into marriage quick so that could be a reason but the alcohol seems to make me happier, more excited about the day and more relaxed, without it, I am like, what do I do now??

  33. Ben 20 April, 2014 at 4:16 pm - Reply

    yeah, totally. So what’s the deal, how do we cure this boredom other than drinking?

  34. adil 20 April, 2014 at 11:22 am - Reply

    I drink as well to get rid of the boredom, nothing interests me, after a big drink I take a break and wait bored till the next time I can drink again.

  35. maria 13 April, 2014 at 10:06 am - Reply

    Here I am this morning nursing yet another hangover and wondering why iv made myself ill again it wasnt even a good night out it was boring . but when I stay in I drink. I dont even know why im sick of it. Its doing nothing for me exept making me fat! I just feel bored.

  36. Chris 31 March, 2014 at 2:08 am - Reply

    I’m married. I love my husband. But I just feel bored a lot. I work 40 hrs a week like most come home and walk the dog … And then I’m just stuck here. I started to drink a lot more after I got married-maybe things aren’t like what I thought they would be, then again that’s around when I stopped smoking so maybe I’m replacing? My husband falls asleep when we are watching. Movie most times. And I feel lonely A LOT. But is just an excuse? I have nib idea .. I try to remind myself of all things I could be doin like the laundry or organize the garage – and I do usually… But sometimes I wonder why this drinking thing is n issue for me now in my life. Not fair to place blame on another, just wish things were more rosey-glasses! Working in it….

  37. John 28 March, 2014 at 2:16 pm - Reply

    I agree with so many of these posts. I have what looks like a great life on the outside. A lovely, loving wife, a beautiful 4 year old daughter who adores me and a well paid job. But……..I am so bored, my job bores me, people and their dull conversation bore me. I go out and can drink for hours, always with other people and never alone. Drinking is the only pleasure I have but the day after a big binge session I’m racked with guilt and wonder what the hell is wrong with me! Life just seems so dull, I don’t seem to have the dreams I used to – everything is just so mundane.

  38. Perfectdisguise 5 March, 2014 at 8:47 pm - Reply

    I used to drink a lot in my twenties. Snapped out of it for a while. Recently stopped smoking pot. Moved in with my bf. I have no friends here. I work part time. Got a great art studio but I feel depressed lately. No local friends to waste time with when I have free time from work, and the bf is working. Plenty to do. No inspiration, only depression. I miss pot. Bf doesn’t party; rarely drinks. I’m feeling alone in certain ways. Idk… Just been thinking about drinking lately, more often. Out of boredom? Not sure it’s it’s depression induced. Just lonely? Sad that I have every artist outlet available but no inspiration.. No friends. Things are good when he’s around. I remind myself of the disgust when people come into work and I can smell the booze on them, and here I am thinking about having one at 3:45 pm on a Wednesday afternoon, knowing he will be home around 6. Sigh…

    What’s wrong with me? I’m sad. Nothing else sounds appealing though.

    • BonethugsnHarmony 12 May, 2014 at 10:39 pm - Reply

      I just thought about how someone recently said they are bored -that’s why ultimately they turned to crack.

      I realize, I am usually bored with people- although I’m joking and fun in nature, most of the time, I’m insulting people and smiling in their faces. In social situations, I have drank my ass off. Occasionally I would drink alone because it would be fun… I’d let myself go..dance in the living room, try on funny make up and take pictures, etc. I had my own social anxiety to deal with…

      Anyhow, I ended up here, on this thread, thanks to lovely “search engines” – who knew life would get so easy eh? Then I get mad- why can we be bored. We have running water, electricity, and the internet in our lives. “If you are bored, you must be a boring person”…. that was often said to me as a child. Hmm….

      I don’t drink as much as I was. Hangovers started creeping in hard on me. I’m small, so even what other people drink as normally, is actually pretty heavy if you think about it. I did take up smoking pot. I have had to stop a here and there for a potential drug test, but I’ve gotten pretty bad lately. *ck. This obviously means I’ve become a pothead to cope with boredom too. Which is funny, because I’ve actually become bored of being a pothead.

      However, the interesting thing, is that drinking was always pretty social for me. Weed is actually my thing. Hell, how else would I allow myself this much time on a Monday afternoon to tell strangers something personal about myself. I wouldn’t have had time before. However, I’ve gotten a lot more things done as a pothead. A garden, a painted house, organized cabinets, taxes done, happy cats… It’s just that I think one has to enjoy activities without “help” from substances. I now think back to my first drink- it was to deal with anxiety. I’m not like the others, and so if I had drinks in me, it would be more acceptable.
      From there, either I had to be the entertainment… or I felt like I was letting people down. Why not have fun? These are the times of our lives… (I’ve had a lot of people die early on me- 1st love, my dad, most recently, a boss…). So I feel compelled to keep people happy and laughing and enjoying life. Also, I guess I don’t want to be a boring person.

  39. Carola 5 March, 2014 at 4:03 pm - Reply

    I am not drinking a lot, but recently started to see somebody who does. He finds me boring. Is it because I don’t drink? I try to be active in my brain. He does not show any interest and does not want to know anything about me. Am I dealing with a very shellfish person?

    • Rob 30 July, 2014 at 1:50 pm - Reply

      If he doesn’t show any interest in you then I think you should give him the flick as you deserve better

  40. Jyo 9 February, 2014 at 11:06 am - Reply

    This right here. This is my problem. I am a writer, I work hard, I have ambitions and goals, but I am living a routine version of a 9-5 life. I come home, and there is nothing to do. I could write. I could play games. I could watch TV. I could pet the dog. I could do all the things normal people do. And I do. But about once a week, my mind says, “Hey, grab a bottle of vodka because your life sucks and you know it.” And I listen. I don’t feel a sense of purpose. I don’t feel like I matter, and I don’t have much to live for. Winter doesn’t help. I don’t like going out because I get social anxiety and then drink so stupid people seem smarter. I don’t like small talk. I don’t like social rejection. I handle those things all the time without drinking, but then that once a week, I get infected with the realization about my life, and a bottle seems to do the trick. Then the day in bed to recover. Then the guilt. Then the realization that I don’t have anyone I can talk to about this because most people don’t understand. As I get older, I realize how sad I am about the routine life. And I can’t get ahead because I got two DUIs over the last 8 years, and I think that is holding me back from advancing. The economy sucks, and instead of having a busy job I like that pays me enough money to do things I like doing, I work a job that pays minimum wage because I can’t find anything else. Instead of being the philanthropist traveler I always wanted to be, I am a stagnant aging unproductive homebody who copes with the accumulated misery through the week with a bottle. I hate it. Add being gay to the mix. Add disliking a lot about gay culture. What a combo! I miss the “ignorance is bliss” days of life. Perhaps I just expect too much?

  41. CDC 6 February, 2014 at 3:06 pm - Reply

    Boredom is the main reason I drink every night. I try to spend some nights alcohol free but find it hard, going out and doing something helps but I cant go out every night. Watching tv, drinking and eating snacks is easy to do but then you think this isnt a good way to live life, especially if youve been doing it for years.

    • Bob 31 August, 2014 at 10:14 pm - Reply

      OMG…boredom seems to be the main problem here, my problem is I find it hard to sleep..I used to do speed everyday and smoke a joint to help me deal with the comedown..I stopped doing speed and weed, but then couldn’t sleep so I started drinking..as I write this I’m ill with the flu..and have been off work for 3 days and and have drunk myself to sleep with a lot of vodka etc..when I’m well I train everyday for an hour or more to tire myself out so I drink less..but I drink every night..to sleep, but after reading these posts I realise I suffer from boredom I’m 42 yrs old, single..and this is my first admission to anyone that I’m an alcoholic..can’t seem to escape these feelings of worthlessness..and fear of being

      • Anonymous 31 January, 2016 at 11:29 pm - Reply

        Boredom=depression

  42. Rich 14 November, 2013 at 9:03 pm - Reply

    I’ve like totally lost 3 toes through boredom.

  43. Pat 2 October, 2013 at 8:43 pm - Reply

    Most people misunderstand boredom. Tell someone you drink to cope with boredom, and they will most likely start coming up with a wonderful list of interesting and fun things for you to do. They confuse boredom with not being busy.

    I have plenty of things to do. I have a job, hobbies, coach sports, play sports, work on home improvement projects, cook, walk my dog, you name it. I’m extremely busy. But still bored. I socialize, but let’s face it, most people have nothing interesting to say.

    Intellectual boredom is different than having nothing to do. And alcohol and drugs make that type of boredom easier to deal with.

    • Jim M. 17 November, 2013 at 3:49 pm - Reply

      I couldn’t agree with you more Pat. I’m a former Professional Wrestler who’s travelled all over the world and lived a “ROCK STAR” lifestyle. I now find myself at 55 on S.S. Disability with not even the desire to go to the gym and excersise, which was a passion that I’ve had for over 35 years. My days consist of watching T.V. and hitting the freezer for a shot of vodka and a beer and back to the T.V. I don’t even feel like walking my little Pug. I could go on forever but I wouldn’t want to bore you. A friend of mine once told me that I could talk the balls off of a pool table. I also want to tell you that I’ve had three hip surgeries between Aug. 2, 2012 and Nov. 26, 2012. I’ve had an easier time tapering down from the pain meds. than the alcohol. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for taking time to read this. Jim

  44. Eric Miller 10 August, 2013 at 11:54 pm - Reply

    I drink out of boredom. Nothing outside the house seems interesting. I have tried hobbies but lose interest. I work hard all week and come home to an empty place. Turn on the tv and drink beer.

    • Jim M. 17 November, 2013 at 4:06 pm - Reply

      I hear you Eric. Unfortunately,due to medical reasons I’m on S.S. Disability, It’s not bad but I now at 55 sit hear and wallow all day while My Wife Is at work. As a Prof. Wrestler for 16 years I got to travel all over the world and live the life of a “ROCKSTAR”. Now what’s going to top that for me. Here Is where boredom comes In and I spend the day hitting the freezer for a shot of vodka and a beer. For over 35 years I worked out hard at the Gym, now I don’t have any desire. I had three hip surgeries last year and they beat me up, more mentally than physically. I found It easier to wean myself down from the pain meds. Than the booze. I would greatly appreciate any feedback from you. Thank you for reading this. Jim.

  45. Leisha 23 July, 2013 at 9:01 am - Reply

    Totally, I drink because of boredom. People say, why don’t you go out then? To which I think ‘because everything else bores me too’. The only thing that makes the boredom go away is drinking, I get relaxed and giggly, so things start to seem funnier and I can tolerate the boredom more. When I don’t drink all I can think is how bland life really is.

  46. TPT 27 June, 2013 at 5:52 pm - Reply

    Go out and do things. So easy to say. Long term illness makes that impossible for me and MANY others with similar issues. Can’t get out the house, no concentration and boredom. Often equals drinking.

  47. LB 26 March, 2013 at 12:16 am - Reply

    Ive been a boredom binge drinker for years. Its easy for many to just say “Go out and do stuff”. But when nothing outside the house seems interesting (other than the bars) its too easy to stay home, get bored and pound a 12 pack of beers to hold the anxiety of boredom down.

  48. Boo 4 April, 2012 at 6:07 am - Reply

    I’m going to school right now. Class is boring and studying sucks..

  49. goon 23 March, 2011 at 12:05 am - Reply

    Ya, Totally. Being active, going out dancing, listening to music is fun.You feel alive. I refuse to watch tv, I think it’s a waste of time. And of course, drinking is involved because it amplifies EVERYTHING.

  50. Miles 13 September, 2010 at 7:17 pm - Reply

    Boredom is for me the main obvious conscious reason for binge drinking,after a dull and boring week or few days to be tempted by the promise of music,laughter and the opposite sex is an offer to good to refuse when compared to sitting at home watching some spirit crushing and mind numbing junk on the pc or tv….only thing is the day after going out I wish from the bottom of my heart that I had stayed in…..sound familiar?

    • Luke 13 November, 2014 at 12:25 pm - Reply

      100% yes!

      What is the answer?

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