Desert Fox wrote: paratactical wrote:
For everyone who missed it:
adedabirdy wrote:And btw, I go to a private jesuit university, so thier obviously strict on drinking, and they make everyone who is intoxicated go to the hospital, they say its for liability reasons....
Yea I laughed at that too.
that's a sufficient way to explain away the hospitalizatoins, until he has to explain why he lost his shit and broke hospital equipment resisting treatment. i don't think it's a stretch to say that most people would view drunken fits of violence, regardless of the circumstances, as undesirable behavior.
all i'm saying is which story would you prefer:
"i got screwed by stupid school policies, it wasn't my fault, i don't have a problem, kids will be kids"
"i felt the policies were a little strict, but my chain of incidents prompted me to seek a professional second opinion on my drinking."
i'm a regular drinker, so i'm not coming from some moral high ground, but i do realize how the professional world views binge drinking and the like. you can insist all you want that 'an addendum will be fine,' but the risk of seeking help is nonexistant (i simply don't buy that "getting help will tell the adcomms you definitely have a problem," and even if it was true, explaining in an addendum that it was a precautionary measure would fix that). on the other hand, if the adcomm falls in with what seems to be at least half of the respondents to this thread, reading in an addendum that it was "no big deal bro i wasn't even blackout drunk" seems pretty damning.