Do you have a drink or 2 everyday?

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    Sep 06, 2011 7:57 AM GMT
    Just a random thought here, wondering if there's any other borderline alchies out there...

    Went out last night and had 3 cocktails in less than 2 hours. Felt like crap most of the day but still went to the gym and did my homework.

    And now, it's back to a glass of wine. I pretty much have to drink everyday or else I feel bored and not sleepy. It's like a mandatory thing to have 2 or 3 drinks at the end of the night...but not liquor, just wine.

    I don't get drunk, just zoned...Even when I go out these days, I never drink to get fucked up. I hate the hangover feeling. It last all day with me no matter what I do.
  • TheAlchemixt

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    Sep 06, 2011 11:51 AM GMT
    Liqour does nothing to satisfy me.. 1 think one of the main reasons is that I used to date an alcoholic for 7 years.
  • suedeheadscot

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    Sep 06, 2011 12:12 PM GMT
    I don't drink every day but I enjoy a few pints on a Friday or Saturday night, to kickback at the end of the week. I hate going into work with a hangover.

    I do tend to go to the gym with a hangover which is a big no-no and I know shouldn't be done but...er....well...you know how it goes.....
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    Sep 06, 2011 1:04 PM GMT
    My rule is i'll never drink at home. I only go out drinking with friends for dinner or sometimes go clubbing on the weekends.
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    Sep 06, 2011 3:42 PM GMT
    Mostly weekend cocktails. Sometimes if we are going out to a nice dinner I'll have a glass of wine.

    I try to make sure I'm drinking my daily water in take plus more.
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    Sep 06, 2011 3:44 PM GMT
    I don't drink
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    Sep 06, 2011 3:48 PM GMT
    i used to do that. then i realised on day I was doing it, and stopped doing it.


    I still even have some beer in the house but it just sits occupies space in the bottom of the fridge in case I ever am so inclined on a hot day or we have company.
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    Sep 06, 2011 4:14 PM GMT
    I would go out for a social drink every night if I could afford it. I also never drink at home... don't have any wine or liquor here at all.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Sep 06, 2011 4:19 PM GMT
    I enjoy a glass of wine at night to wind down, but not big on hard liquor unless I'm having mexican food. Mexican food simply isn't the same without being accompanied by a Margarita...or two icon_lol.gif
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    Sep 06, 2011 4:23 PM GMT
    i have at least one cocktail a day, usually before, or during dinner. icon_smile.gif to end the day.
  • smudgedude

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    Sep 06, 2011 4:43 PM GMT
    usually i only drink on the weekends, but if i'm having an especially crappy day i'll have a glass or two of wine with dinner, or even some scotch if i really need to take the edge off.
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    Sep 06, 2011 4:47 PM GMT
    Every once in a while I get a craving for a specific drink (margarita, cosmo, martini etc.) or a beer and I'll usually indulge. But I find one of the fastest ways to lose weight is to cut out the alcohol completely for a few weeks.
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    Sep 06, 2011 4:51 PM GMT
    I only drink socially, so often I'll go 5, 6 months or sometimes more without a drop of alcohol.
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    Sep 06, 2011 5:18 PM GMT
    Trollileo saidI'm 20. That would be illegal.


    Lol, never used to stop me.

    But ya I only drink when I go out. Now 420 .... That's another story.
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    Sep 06, 2011 5:23 PM GMT
    OP, are you admitting to being a Real Housewife of Denver?

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    Sep 06, 2011 5:25 PM GMT
    Social drinker (weekends only) with the occasional bottle of wine with mom.
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    Sep 06, 2011 5:25 PM GMT
    I'm a recovering alcoholic and I went from the extreme depths to absolute sobriety all at once.

    I remember when I had to do alcohol counseling to get my license back I was blatantly honest during the entrance interview (something they're not used to).

    Counselor: "How many days a month would you drink alcohol?"

    Me (completely serious): "Which month are we talking?"

    Counselor (after a pause): "Okay, let's say a 30 day month."

    Me: "30 days."

    Counselor: "How many of those days would you drink until intoxication?"

    Me: "30 days."

    Counselor: "How many of those days would you drink until blacked out?"

    Me: "29." (Short pause) "Wait, does it count as more than one day if I drank for more than 24 hours straight?"

    I spent a good ten years of my life like that (and piled on top of that booze about 4 packs of cigarettes a day, painkillers and a lot of cocaine too). I couldn't imagine my life otherwise. There was a period of more than 5 years that my body was ever in a state that wasn't intoxicated or hungover.

    That was five years ago. I haven't touched any of that stuff since then (one time i was accidentally served a vodka and soda water when I ordered a plain soda water, and I had a gulp of alcohol, but that one time really was it).

    The thing is, it's not about how much you drink, how often you drink or how you handle your alcohol. Being an alcoholic is just a way that your brain is wired. I can sense it in others, see the beast that's in me in the eyes of people all the time.

    There are folks who come into my bar every Friday and Saturday night and drink until they're hammered who I don't see as alcoholics. Then there are those who stop in for just one margarita a few times a week, just one, who I think are alcoholics.

    It's hard to put it in words because as I said, it's the way your brain is wired and all about the way you see alcohol.

    But basically, it's like this: those weekend drunks might not have a problem just stopping if they really had to. And those afternoon margarita drinkers might not be able to cope if they were forced to stop having "just that one."

    But it's a personal thing. Everyone in the world can think you're an alcoholic, even your doctor, but if you don't believe it nothing is ever going to change. It's all about where your head is at.

    The way I see it, alcohol is not a bad thing. It was a bad thing for ME, because of the way I used it, but it's not necessarily bad for someone else.

    But I will say that nothing bad ever came from cutting back on it, ever, for anyone.
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    Sep 06, 2011 5:31 PM GMT
    I drink some Bordeaux with mom during meals everyday, it's good for the heart. Just 1 glass for lunch and 1 glass for dinner.
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    Sep 06, 2011 5:33 PM GMT
    People in Europe do that at home and they do it any that day they please. I do it as well because .. why the fuck not. : D 
  • discoteca

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    Sep 06, 2011 5:33 PM GMT
    Everyday lol !!! icon_lol.gif
  • Lincsbear

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    Sep 06, 2011 5:34 PM GMT
    I don`t agree with alcohol.
  • Latenight30

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    Sep 06, 2011 5:35 PM GMT
    I drink and if I drink it's splitting a bottle with my partner over dinner or having a beer or 3 Friday or Saturday night. I am swearing off drinking alcohol this month in preperations for Pride in october. We will see if that happens or not.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Sep 06, 2011 5:44 PM GMT
    I do, but always water & soft drinks...lol

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