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Could You Stop Drinking?


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Poll: Booze (33 member(s) have cast votes)

Could you stop drinking alcohol for a few weeks before an important event?

  1. Yes (30 votes [90.91%])

    Percentage of vote: 90.91%

  2. No (3 votes [9.09%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.09%

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#21 Saint Billinge

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 07:26 AM

I could stop drinking for a while...now where did I put the vodka?  ;)

 

Seriously, I did end up in a bit of a mess in my mid-20s. Having left the army, I decided to remain living in Shropshire and ended up out of work for 12 months and drinking heavily every night. One night drunk and crying, I decided to move back home and have never gone down that road of self-destruction again. 

 

I once went out for my usual drink or four and had a very lucky escape. Having arrived at the pub and sat down with a pint, I realised I'd forgot to take some cigs back for my landlady. Cigs duly delivered, I arrived back at the pub only to find a huge wagon embedded in the pub where I had been sat. I had only been away for perhaps four minutes. Scary!



#22 clwydianrange

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 08:04 AM

I used to drink to oblivion most nights - didn't go to bed sober for 30 years. One day decided to stop. The first night got no sleep just laid in bed shaking and sweating. Got about 1 hours sleep the second night and by the fifth night my head hit the pillar and was out like a light in minutes. Never looked back and never going back there again. 12 years now.



#23 Johnoco

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 08:08 AM

One of the most stupidest things about this whole Hock affair is that speaking from a purely selfish view, who mainly benefits if England were to win the WC? Chiefly I would say the actual players themselves. This might be by way of enhanced contracts, media work or just general celebrity.

Yet in order to possibly achieve this some players can't forgoe a drink for a few weeks? Something that might set themselves up for life? Pretty dumb IMO

#24 HOLYMOLY

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 08:13 AM

My body will only allow boozing on Saturday,recovery time is two days.As for smoking,did it for 40years and stopped 5 months ago.Am currently on E-cigs and I've got to tell you I feel a different person.

#25 hindle xiii

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 08:42 AM

My body will only allow boozing on Saturday,recovery time is two days.As for smoking,did it for 40years and stopped 5 months ago.Am currently on E-cigs and I've got to tell you I feel a different person.

You look fabulous in your sig pic...

 

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#26 Bob8

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 09:01 AM

A mate of mine was a bit of an alcy and when he tried to stop, I did too out of unity.  

 

It was very difficult.  I would just skip drinking on Friday (easy), then find something else to do on Saturday evening (OK), then I would be deperate for a drink on Sunday and be hungover on Monday.  I am a fairly moderate drinker and my wife finds it odd that I am cautious about my drinking when I do not drink that much, but I am a fairly moderate drinker because I am so cautious about it.


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#27 Tiny Tim

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 09:49 AM

I assume we are talking spirits here and not beer as there's hardly any alcohol in that, it's practically a soft drink.....?


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#28 808tone

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 10:39 AM

i enjoy a drink be it red wine, real ale, Stout and other contnentiel beers for the taste and to relax but don't do the get ######/hangover any more.



#29 nadera78

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 10:45 AM

One thing I've noticed, now I'm in my mid-30's, is the afternoon hangover. When you wake up after a night out and feel perfectly fine, go about your day, only to come down with a really sh**ty hangover in the afternoon. It's an absolute pain in the backside because you think you've got away with it. Never had them up until a couple of years back. 


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#30 808tone

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 11:25 AM

One thing I've noticed, now I'm in my mid-30's, is the afternoon hangover. When you wake up after a night out and feel perfectly fine, go about your day, only to come down with a really sh**ty hangover in the afternoon. It's an absolute pain in the backside because you think you've got away with it. Never had them up until a couple of years back. 

Try and drink less but every pub should be like Sam Smiths and a have a 2.8% lager/bitter ( more stout like) at £1.65 and £1.35 which are great tasting session beers.



#31 Griff9of13

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 11:43 AM

I assume we are talking spirits here and not beer as there's hardly any alcohol in that, it's practically a soft drink.....?

 

Really? You've obviously never tried this


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#32 WearyRhino

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 12:58 PM

Am currently on E-cigs and I've got to tell you I feel a different person.


Did s/he come free with the e-cig?

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#33 Red Willow

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 05:58 PM

I am surprised how hard many on here have found giving up.

 

Have done it both times I was pregnant and whilst feeding.

 

 

Can take or leave it, never have even a single drink if driving.

 

Is it something about sports fans?



#34 Bleep1673

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 09:33 AM

As some of you are aware, I got into trouble last year with my drinking, I have not had a drop since August 5th 2013, and that was the first since April.

I was a 90+units/week guy, now I'm a zero u/wk, and I feel great, better than I've felt in 20 years!

 

Still got to wait to 2017 for my license though


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#35 nadera78

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 03:28 PM

As some of you are aware, I got into trouble last year with my drinking, I have not had a drop since August 5th 2013, and that was the first since April.

I was a 90+units/week guy, now I'm a zero u/wk, and I feel great, better than I've felt in 20 years!

 

Still got to wait to 2017 for my license though

I know some of us gave you some stick last year, but good luck with it. 


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#36 Northern Sol

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 04:24 PM

I know I could because I have done it. I had a drink problem when I was 23. I stopped drinking for about 4-5 months, had one relapse and have never been out-of-control drunk since then,

#37 Johnoco

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 04:54 PM

I had a few drinks this afternoon to calm the nerves during the Australia game.

#38 longboard

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 05:33 PM

I had a few drinks this afternoon to calm the nerves during the Australia game.

 

I hope it was Guinness, not Fosters!



#39 Johnoco

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 06:11 PM

I hope it was Guinness, not Fosters!

Newcastle Brown actually!

#40 Methven Hornet

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 06:17 PM

I can stop drinking. I've just finished one now.
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