I am a 26 year old male, I had recently suffered with some loose stools and constipation for a few days but I think it is passing now, I have been concerned about how much I've drank over the last year in the back of my mind. I have always been a typical binge drinker, go out every few weeks or sit in the house with mates and have a drink. To justify it I always stuck by a rule that never drink the next day and would not for maybe a week or two weeks normally, the would certainly be periods were I could go a month or so without drinking from the age of 18-25. Since I met my partner her family are brilliant but extremely social which is not the kind of relationship I have with my own. So it is normal for them to go out for tea Friday, have a gathering Saturday and then out again Sunday. So my alcohol consumption has crept up and in the back of my mind I felt uncomfortable but I was enjoying myself at the same time so justified it to myself I work all week and go the gym etc try and eat moderately so I deserve this, It's normal. My dad and mum are not together but are both big drinkers, mum is more alcoholic in terms of doesn't function and dad drinks everyday but seems more normal in terms he never seems drunk really or has underlying issues etc, so basically a functioning alcoholic. I've seen alcohol destroy people. This week just gone due to a few family events I have racked up 35 units, mainly pints I drink. So I realise if I keep this up I could run in to problems in my mid 30 or 40 which is something I want to avoid. I have had a function test done in February which was classed as normal, cholesterol was no concern, slightly elevated but the ratio was fine. I had the doctor examine my abdomin and he said everything feels soft and fune. But lately i have worried about my nails turning white, but i have only just really looked at them for the first time really paying attention. and feeling a bit itchy and noticing the odd cluster of spots or pimples in various places. I don't know if I am looking in to things to much. But I think it's time I address the amount I drink, I plan to stay away until Christmas the try and make sure I do not drink on consecutive days and stick to a moderate amount. I enjoy a drink like most, but I think I need to change my relationship and association with it.