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Could You Stop Drinking?

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

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Simple really.  Could you stop drinking for a few weeks if something important was coming up? 

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Yes. I did it 18 months or so ago, found the longer i went the less i missed it. Lasted from before xmas to after Easter.

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The amount of weight that I have put on over the last 12 months I could do with a break in order to get back in shape. I have just bought a bike so planning on riding the hell out of that as well.

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Voted yes.

 

I have now absolutely sailed through the Theory. Hope I never have to sit the Practical.

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Simple really.  Could you stop drinking for a few weeks if something important was coming up? 

 

How important and how many weeks?

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Absolutely.

I drink almost nothing these days. I used to drink like a fish. I still drink but only do it now to get drunk. I don't see the point in drinking otherwise.

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How important and how many weeks?

Say 4-5 weeks and a world cup.... so pretty important!

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Depends on what. If it was life or death of course but what would be that important that you would have to change things for?

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Say 4-5 weeks and a world cup.... so pretty important!

Badum tish

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I just don't get why professionals can't?  Same with smoking?  Same with fat forwards in union?  You are a professional, paid to train and play and be in peak condition?

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Couple of weeks back I did eight days straight with no alcohol, probably the longest period for many years.

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Couple of weeks back I did eight days straight with no alcohol, probably the longest period for many years.

Couple of weeks back I did eight days straight with no alcohol, probably the longest period for many years.

I normally abtsin Sunday to Thursday, but I enjoy a drink at weekends, it helps me relax, sometimes I get so relaxed I can't move!

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Great thread this. I was a 20 units a night person, until something really great happened in my belated time of life. Even before this I always stopped for lent ( even though I'm not really of faith anymore) The real farcical thing that I find is that alcohol is almost a shield. I never ever miss work, if I have one day off in ten years it is a minor epidemic for me. Yet when I cease totally I undergo all sorts of ailments. Take this 'Stoptober' I bought in, yet three quarters of the way through it, I have been hospitalised with Kidney pains, 99% a stone, have had tonsillitis and a cold and sore throat.

I guess the germ killers in hospital are Medi Swabs and Handwash, both of which have a predominance of Ethanol as their active ingredient. Maybe wishful thinking, but may be linked, who knows?

I'm nearing the half ton now, have added responsibilities and would like to stop forever. Smoking I found a piece of urine to stop.

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I stop for three or four weeks once a year. Started by accident but I quite liked doing it, so have kept it up for the last few years now.

 

If I was a professional sportsman I'd not drink at all. I'd be looking to get absolutely every single ounce out of my body whilst competing at that level.

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Didn't read the thread properly and clicked yes. I thought the thread meant could you stop altogether. It's not hard to stop drinking for a few weeks.

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Say 4-5 weeks and a world cup.... so pretty important!

If part of the deal to be in the squad was to abstain then yes. What I would not do is agree to keep off the sauce, then go out on the lash, get found out and dropped from the squad and then whinge in the press about how unfair it all is.

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Yes, but booze isn't really a big deal to me.

 

Cheese, however...!

 

Some players almost ache for 'Mad Monday', their chance to relax and let off steam after all their hard work.

 

As for the England boys last weekend, rules is rules.

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If part of the deal to be in the squad was to abstain then yes. What I would not do is agree to keep off the sauce, then go out on the lash, get found out and dropped from the squad and then whinge in the press about how unfair it all is.

At least the World Cup has captured a wider audience. :)

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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!

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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.

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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

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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.

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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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