How much do you drink, honestly?

How much do you drink, honestly?

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Sa Calobra

27,808 posts

149 months

Sunday 26th November 2017
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That's one thing I hate about excessive drinking a ruined day off the next day.


hairyben

8,516 posts

121 months

Sunday 26th November 2017
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Far too much, daily, I love a drink and 1+ bottle wine / half a bottle of spirit is an unremarkable causal midweek night. What bothers me most is that the mrs habits have changed from occasional/socially into wanting it every day, like me although not as heavy. Silly thing is I can go without - Apart from heavy days etc I'll pull faces for 5 minutes when deciding to "be good" then just get on with it, it's not a big deal, doc even made me go dry for a month for some blood tests a few years ago and the only thing that really annoyed me was being in a pub with others all drinking. That would be my purgatory.

S100HP

9,258 posts

105 months

Sunday 26th November 2017
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Nothing, and currently feeling very smug that the other half is suffering with a massive hangover laugh

smileymikey

1,338 posts

164 months

Sunday 26th November 2017
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Nothing now

Although in fairness I drank at least a litre of Vodka a day for about fifteen years. Life seems a lot smoother now lol.

Disastrous

8,596 posts

155 months

Sunday 26th November 2017
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I dislike “too much” as a term, as it seems defeatist somehow.

Nonetheless, the Chief Medical Officer and I do not see eye to eye but whilst it doesn’t affect work, relationships and health, I shall continue to believe I know better.

Cheers!
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Jaguar steve

5,300 posts

148 months

Sunday 26th November 2017
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More than I should I know...

Up to a litre of beer and half a bottle of wine nearly every night. I've got severe Tinnitus and alcohol is my sleeping pill.

vsonix

3,817 posts

101 months

Sunday 26th November 2017
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Quite a lot. There's three of us in the household, we normally do about two bottles of wine a night between three at dinner time. I'll probably have a bottle of ale before dinner and another after. I wouldn't consider it excessive, I don't enjoy getting drunk but I'm under no illusion that it doesn't all mount up and that I'd probably be slimmer and have more money in my pocket if I didn't drink as much. However, I don't see why I should drink less than I want simply because the government knows it can make a load of money off me in tax whilst pretending it's for my own good, so I am learning to brew.

Sa Calobra

27,808 posts

149 months

Sunday 26th November 2017
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smileymikey said:
Nothing now

Although in fairness I drank at least a litre of Vodka a day for about fifteen years. Life seems a lot smoother now lol.
Tell us more about your story? How old were you etc? A litre!

mickthemechanic

258 posts

44 months

Sunday 26th November 2017
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Sa Calobra said:
Tell us more about your story? How old were you etc? A litre!
I was reading this thread thinking I probably drink to much then read this. Interested in hearing more myself.

Sa Calobra

27,808 posts

149 months

Sunday 26th November 2017
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mickthemechanic said:
Sa Calobra said:
Tell us more about your story? How old were you etc? A litre!
I was reading this thread thinking I probably drink to much then read this. Interested in hearing more myself.
And not on some 'so I can judge you'. From the firm perspective that we all have had lives, ups and downs and some people have more interesting lives than others in many ways.

Turn7

15,165 posts

159 months

Sunday 26th November 2017
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Hmm, probably waay to much really. I accept that I really do drink to much, "but"......
I do use alcohol as a crutch, and if I have a stressy day, then I will drink that night.
Over the years, my intrake has steadily risen, to the point I can now drink double what I used to be able to drink.

My poison is Ale, and normally a strong one, like Abbotts....
I can happily drink 8 500ml cans and not feel that bad....

Fri, sat,sun, at least 8 per day...then probs Tues/wed subject to work....

2 years ago I went dry for 3 months, completey off my back - I felt great and lost a load of weight....

I keep telling myeslf I could do the same again - but honestly ? Life without beer scares me....

CubanPete

1,916 posts

126 months

Sunday 26th November 2017
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Probably a bottle and a half a week. Which puts me around the recommended max 14 units a week.

Don't drink often mon - thurs. Usually share a bottle with the OH Fri and Saturday nights, plus the odd beer and occasional bigger night out.

rossub

2,016 posts

128 months

Sunday 26th November 2017
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Turn7 said:
Hmm, probably waay to much really. I accept that I really do drink to much, "but"......
I do use alcohol as a crutch, and if I have a stressy day, then I will drink that night.
Over the years, my intrake has steadily risen, to the point I can now drink double what I used to be able to drink.

My poison is Ale, and normally a strong one, like Abbotts....
I can happily drink 8 500ml cans and not feel that bad....

Fri, sat,sun, at least 8 per day...then probs Tues/wed subject to work....

2 years ago I went dry for 3 months, completey off my back - I felt great and lost a load of weight....

I keep telling myeslf I could do the same again - but honestly ? Life without beer scares me....
You must constantly be going to the toilet though? 9 of those cans is a gallon of beer!

Turn7

15,165 posts

159 months

Sunday 26th November 2017
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rossub said:
Turn7 said:
Hmm, probably waay to much really. I accept that I really do drink to much, "but"......
I do use alcohol as a crutch, and if I have a stressy day, then I will drink that night.
Over the years, my intrake has steadily risen, to the point I can now drink double what I used to be able to drink.

My poison is Ale, and normally a strong one, like Abbotts....
I can happily drink 8 500ml cans and not feel that bad....

Fri, sat,sun, at least 8 per day...then probs Tues/wed subject to work....

2 years ago I went dry for 3 months, completey off my back - I felt great and lost a load of weight....

I keep telling myeslf I could do the same again - but honestly ? Life without beer scares me....
You must constantly be going to the toilet though? 9 of those cans is a gallon of beer!
Not as much as you would think tbh....

Welshbeef

35,203 posts

136 months

Sunday 26th November 2017
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So I’m one in so far tonight will likely have another 2-3.

Don’t do Sunday drinking very often at all - but even with the Welsh Rugby yesterday I found I only had 6 beers from 2pm to 11pm which I’d say is pretty low.

smileymikey

1,338 posts

164 months

Sunday 26th November 2017
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Sa Calobra said:
mickthemechanic said:
Sa Calobra said:
Tell us more about your story? How old were you etc? A litre!
I was reading this thread thinking I probably drink to much then read this. Interested in hearing more myself.
And not on some 'so I can judge you'. From the firm perspective that we all have had lives, ups and downs and some people have more interesting lives than others in many ways.
Couldn't cope with the stress of my job and one morning, I was in a hotel in Central London had a cheeky Gordons Gin out of the mini bar at eight in the morning and fell off the edge of the world for more than a decade. I held a good position with a Blue Chip Company with his and hers company cars, Corporate Amex and all the toys and within eight months was working as a drivers mate delivering fridges.

It got worse after that.

Robertj21a

5,233 posts

43 months

Sunday 26th November 2017
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Turn7 said:
Hmm, probably waay to much really. I accept that I really do drink to much, "but"......
I do use alcohol as a crutch, and if I have a stressy day, then I will drink that night.
Over the years, my intrake has steadily risen, to the point I can now drink double what I used to be able to drink.

My poison is Ale, and normally a strong one, like Abbotts....
I can happily drink 8 500ml cans and not feel that bad....

Fri, sat,sun, at least 8 per day...then probs Tues/wed subject to work....

2 years ago I went dry for 3 months, completey off my back - I felt great and lost a load of weight....

I keep telling myeslf I could do the same again - but honestly ? Life without beer scares me....
Blinking heck ! - 8 cans x 500ml most days.........

Turn7

15,165 posts

159 months

Sunday 26th November 2017
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Robertj21a said:
Turn7 said:
Hmm, probably waay to much really. I accept that I really do drink to much, "but"......
I do use alcohol as a crutch, and if I have a stressy day, then I will drink that night.
Over the years, my intrake has steadily risen, to the point I can now drink double what I used to be able to drink.

My poison is Ale, and normally a strong one, like Abbotts....
I can happily drink 8 500ml cans and not feel that bad....

Fri, sat,sun, at least 8 per day...then probs Tues/wed subject to work....

2 years ago I went dry for 3 months, completey off my back - I felt great and lost a load of weight....

I keep telling myeslf I could do the same again - but honestly ? Life without beer scares me....
Blinking heck ! - 8 cans x 500ml most days.........
Its not something Im proud of.....

tumble dryer

1,286 posts

65 months

Sunday 26th November 2017
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See now, we need to be careful here. The thread so far has managed to avoid 'judgement' and I think it is the better for it.
Let's not do a 'standard' PH here. Please.

Strudul

1,222 posts

23 months

Sunday 26th November 2017
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Alcohol? A pint or 2 a month (lager).

Milk? 4 pints a day.