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I drink on 4 or 5 evenings (I drink beer).
Two actually. Yesterday and the day before
I'm wondering what to do with myself.
A couple on Tuesday and then out Friday or Saturday. Hangovers are too much now. I did used to drink every night but it was stupidly expensive. Also, I cant imagine anything more boring than drinking in the house, the amount of times Ive done it I can count on one hand.
and that's being in the house.
Or someone who refers to themselves as a 'pretentious miserabilist'
I've successfully transformed into a proper binge drinker; I just go out once every two weeks maybe and so wasted I can't remember what happened.
booze stays on my mind
I'm not too bad during the week but struggling at the weekends. I've been getting on it at 7am most Saturdays for the last couple of months which isn't a good thing. I've stopped going to AA and counselling as they were both doing my head in. I'm not really trying anything at the moment and I suppose it's getting steadily worse but I'm still on the right side of manageable for now.
I canunderstand why AA would do your head in. I know you don't have to believe in the god aspect but it would really put me off. Plus I just don;t think complete abstinence is a practical reality for many. It's so hard though, well done for managing to curtail the weektime stuff at least.
with the amount of booze I've sunk the night before, I've cut right down. I still have a beer maybe four times a week, but stick to two or three maximum, as opposed to ten. For a while I was drinking ten beers a night.
Sometimes 2 a night. Jesus, that's really bad. I'm quite lonely and probably in denial
Used to hate drinking at home in my twenties but in my thirties i really enjoy it.
My mates wife drinks two bottles of wine every night of the week.... he shudders every Sunday evening when he puts the recycling out
The feeling of having had a couple of pints, glasses of wine or shorts is almost always preferable to having had none or many, so i drink small amounts of alcohol regularly now, just a couple each evening after office hours, acts as a nice buffer between work and getting home. Can't really be arsed getting pissed much, except on Saturdays when i drink all day because i'm a standard male sports bore who's scared of women.
and the biological thing going on is that after 2-3 drinks you experience the euphoric aspect of alcohol. It heightens your senses, you feel generally happy and warm and all is good with life.
Obviously 2-3 drinks depends on what you're drinking alcohol content wise, your body build, empty stomach etc so is subjective.
After this period of euphoria any more alcohol acts as a depressant, not necessarily for how you feel, but slowing your body and thoughts down so you aren't as sharp as you were. More on top can result in emotionally feeling down as well.
Why casual over drinking sometimes happens is the desire to 'chase the high' of the initial euphoria by drinking more. Although sometimes it's people actively desiring the numbed down feeling of emotions and thoughts by drinking to the next stage.
Depends how I'm feeling before I begin drinking though
If I'm on earlies then I can have one beer every night.
But I can have a couple (or more if I go to the pub) when I've got a rest day.
Theres always a nice bottle open on the kitchen shelf...
Sometimes a bottle of beer. Often a Badger Ale. Blandford Fly is common.
Occasionally a shot of Grouse with a splash though there is also a Laproagh (whatever...) in the cupboard
Also lately there has been a bottle of Taste the Difference Oloroso in the fridge and that makes a bit of a change.
I'd say 7.
Wish I was as disciplined with food. Not drinking is a piece of piss.
Have very frankly discussed their ongoing issues with alcoholism on here.
Apologies. I meant that it's easy *for me* to moderate my drinking.
Basically I go weeks without a single drink, and then one weekend will have a few glasses of wine and a few beers spread over.
but the reality is 6. Or maybe 7. The weekend is the weekend so I get a few cans in to span that. Then I maybe have some left over for Monday or I buy some to get over the shitty Monday I have had. Then there may be some left over for Tuesday, or that could be a rest day. Although I work from home Wednesday so I might think "fuck it" and have a few in the evening as I don't have to get up early... It goes on. It is usually beer, either whatever ales are on offer or my local does 4 cans of Polish lager for £4. Worrying stuff that, they are all over 5.6% and slip down really easily. I can do 3 of those in a night quite easily.
i often have a bottle of white wine twice in the week, then 2 days with either nothing or maybe a single can of Polish lager. I then often drink more on Fridays and Saturdays and between nothing and a bottle of white wine on sundays. this sort of lifestyle is not advised.
I can be quite habitual so whilst I can happily have the odd weekday drink with a meal, if I start having a beer/wine to wind down I'll casually start doing it every day so I resist the urge.
Once at the weekend.
Usually during the week I'll go to the pub with some mates or something. If not then I'll treat myself to a couple of whiskeys at home.
Drink every Friday and Saturday without fail.
Probably average drinking 3.5 days a week. At least one of those days is 8+ pints though. Not the best but it's better to drink heavily then have a couple of days off than to drink every day...
Was quite big news at the time. Probably been lots to counter it since.
suprised to read that, but as you say there are probably studies showing the contrary too.
Also, I should actually edit my answer above, as I don't drink on Mondays - I have to drive back from football and I don't get back till like 11:30, so I shower and go to bed.
a couple of years back. First article I could Google:
rather than just having a glass or two of wine everyday
I haven't been 'drunk' in months, and shitfaced, once in the last year, before that - probably 2 years?
Bit of ambiguity around it.
Interesting though that the fastest rising group of alcoholics are middle class professionals who do exactly that - have a couple of glasses of wine every night. It's when those couple of glasses turn into a bottle a night when it becomes a problem...
I'd say if it's over a bottle. Finishing off a 2 bottles between two of you is about right. 2 glasses with dinner, 2 with a book, tv or a film after dinner.
...but it doesn't take much of a leap to suggest that, for some people, that sort of drinking with almost daily regularity is pretty problematic.
No its rarely more than 1. I can't do work hungover anymore, its lethal.
I’m probably well past my prime age of big drinking and not that I was ever what I’d call a regular heavy drinker that was probably the beast being hidden for when you did let your hair down, you’d usually know all about it.
I supposed my regular Fridays stopped about two decades ago and I must have been damm lucky for many Fridays not to be breathalysed for I never counted what we would consume when playing cards after golf.
We would at least usually have bar snacks and maybe even a meal too and then a later pizza so I suppose that helped as we’d always be reasonably sober.
Currently, it is so long between drinks I cannot even remember exactly when I had my last one but it is certainly a matter of just savouring the flavour these days.
Please tell me it ends after 40.
Drink whenever you want,
whatever happened to kids being rebels and
giving and causing some havoc for people to talk about!
Man this place is no fun anymore.
I guess we just live in a more serious, docile world now, with still good music but none of it penetrating popular culture. So as a generation, we have no inspiration to elevate our existences to the status of artful Godliness, hence no capacity to rebel.
Hopefully there will be a rebellion against this no-rebellion, then we can unite together and kick the Tories out. Or something along the lines of that.
I hope so, but it's worrying that Labour aren't massively ahead of them in the polls. Labour need to attack the myth the Tories have created about them being responsible for our countries debt. Labours spending plans had no bearing whatsoever on what was a global recession, that was down to the banks, but Labour are failing dismally in getting this message over to people.
Labour also need to state where they stand on other issues such as the Bedroom Tax, the NHS, ATOS, HS2, immigration, fracking etc.
I think it was Andy Burnham that stated ages ago that Labour would undo everthing the Tories are doing regarding the privatisation of the NHS. If that's still the case then they need to repeat it loud and clear.
They need to state that they will get rid of the Bedroom Tax.
As for ATOS, they were put in charge of assessing the disabled by Labour, however, there appear to have been no problems with assessments until 2011 when the Tories introduced more stringent tests. A doctor working for ATOS has stated this and has left because of this, so Labour should either pledge to dump ATOS or take the assessments back to how they were before the Tories introduced the stricter assessments.
Some Labour figures have already said their won't be a blank cheque for HS2, they should go further and say they would now scrap it as it's to costly and will only really benefit London.
I fear that if Labour can't get it's message across, then the Tories could sneak back in. If that happens then God help us, for a start we can all kiss the NHS goodbye.
I honestly couldn't answer this question.
I try and have a couple of days off, but struggle not to drink in social situations- I don't feel anxious without it or anything, but I find I just plain enjoy myself more with it.
I find the best way of avoiding drinking at home is to keep a small amount in at all times and not pop to the shops on the way back from work.
Sometimes I'll have a beer / some wine with dinner if I'm not doing owt else that evening. Sometimes I'll spontaneously go to the pub. Sometimes I'll be out at a gig / something similar and I might drink. Maybe not. Sometimes I don't do any of these things so I might not drink for ages.
right now it's feast...
twice? maybe thrice?. As entirely new user LostMoyes has said, I'm definitely going to try and keep it sensible with just 1-2 drinks. There just aren't any benefits for me when I'm drink silly amounts. I just like the giddy euphoria and as I've got older the depressive effects of alcohol seem more acute.
Can't be arsed with it. I get no sense of enjoyment from a "swift half" and see no point in wasting money on alcohol unless the goal is to get drunk. I probably only go out drinking once or twice a month which is more than enough for me.
up until 3/4 years ago to now drinking at most 1 day a week
if i go to the pub during the week for a gig or to watch the football i'll just drink coke, can't imagine how shit some folk must feel if as mentioned up there ^ they're tanning 2 bottles of wine some nights during the week then getting up for work the next day :|
Will only drink during the week if I'm out for dinner or at a gig or someone's birthday or something.
I probably would do more if my weeknight routine was different, but at the moment I go to the gym a couple of nights a week (usually at about 9ish - I obviously don't drink before I go, and am too tired after I get back), and I see my nieces and nephews a couple of nights a week as well (who are toddlers, so chasing them around is exhausting enough).
I'm quite fortunate that I'm rarely sitting at home by myself for long periods of time, or I could easily see myself drinking most nights.
I just don't think it'd be very good for me personally.
Then a few on Friday/Saturday. Never drink at home though. Can't actually remember the last time that I did. I've got beers that people gave me as presents ages ago still sat unopened. If I'm at home I'd just prefer a cup of tea to be honest.
Then possibly one other day if I am either out or feel in the mood with dinner. So, three and a third maybe...
currently due to a fairly intense weekend I haven't had any anything to drink but occasionally I'll have a glass of wine during the week. Usually have a little to drink on the weekends or if I'm at a gig.
Now 65 days into a year off booze and really quite enjoying it.
I'd say once or twice a week. I think my total alcohol intake in the last week comprised one bottle of ale last Friday.
That said, cheese and wine night tonight (after an private view). I'm so LME.
Once every couple of weeks on average.
But I love the taste of a nice beer.
Haven’t had a drink for two weeks and my next pint will be a cold quality lager outdoors (beach/beer garden/park) when it is warm and sunny out. Looking forward to that.
I'll usually have one or two (but no more) before an evening kick off at the football or at a gig, but I'll rarely go to the pub just for the sake of going to the pub these days.
My parents were in the pub every weekend virtually without fail when I was growing up, and as soon as I could walk I was there with them. But they never touched a drop at home- there was none of this 'a glass or two of wine to destress after work' stuff. That's pretty much the approach I've got now. Drinking at home or picking up some booze for the week with the weekly shop just isn't a thing for me, but spending 6 or so hours in the pub is essentially guaranteed as soon as I step into one.
Like if I'm out for dinner or at a party or something. Casual drinking at home? Nah mate.
sometimes more. last night I just had a whisky. night before I had two glasses of wine. before that I had 5 pints on friday night. etc.
Still get completely drunk Fri & Sat, but probably dry on Sunday and whichever days I'm so tired I just morph into a bed.
I'm a much more conscientious worker hungover, and a much nicer person drunk. So it's really a public service. Honest.
I'll almost always have a glass of wine with my evening meal, unless I'm eating at my desk, in which case I'll have a glass of red wine when I go home to unwind, if it's not too late.
Sometimes this is more like two. On the odd occasoin during the week i might tan a whole bottle myself if I'm lingering over food, eating cheese, wathcing a film.
Pretty much always drink at the weekend, but again- in the context of eating or watching the football or whatever. I find I don't go and get drunk in pubs very often now (in fact, hardly ever go to the pub at all and usually only when I go to visit my parents and have a bottle of malbec at our pub with my dad). I say no to shots, and I'm actually at the stage where, when I go to the pub, I'm at a bit of a loss for what to order. And this for me is excellent progress, although I think I could definitely still rein it in an awful lot on the 'justiying drinking wine at home' front.