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Giving up drink

eddyace595

Been there, and had one
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Gave up alcohol on January 1st....Dont drink a great deal anyway
and can take it or leave it....
Fell off the wagon last night....Couple of glasses of 19 Crimes with a steak dinner...Then a couple of Kraken rums
whilst watching some old X Files episodes when everyone else had gone to bed ...
Woke up this morning with a bad head.....This has just confirmed that I made the correct decision to give it up.
Back on the wagon now...
Onward and Upward...(y)(y)(y)
 

andyBeaker

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Gave up alcohol on January 1st....Dont drink a great deal anyway
and can take it or leave it....
Fell off the wagon last night....Couple of glasses of 19 Crimes with a steak dinner...Then a couple of Kraken rums
whilst watching some old X Files episodes when everyone else had gone to bed ...
Woke up this morning with a bad head.....This has just confirmed that I made the correct decision to give it up.
Back on the wagon now...
Onward and Upward...(y)(y)(y)
Mrs B has been unwell for a while and has been on the wagon for some time.

In a selfless display of support I joined her before Xmas. Neither of us are normally big drinkers (other than holidays, weddings, etc) and we both feel the same; not missed it at all. Well, I missed the mulled wine on Xmas day but that's it.
 

Lee337

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I gave up drinking about 35 years ago, shortly after I got out of the pub trade. Went from drinking far too much, to nothing and never touched a drop...


for 3 years. It took that long for me to trust myself not to binge drink again.

Now I probably share a bottle of wine or two of a weekend, have a beer with my fish & chips on a Friday but that's about it, aside from family get togethers (not many left so don't have many of them) and holidays.

Got a cabinet full of spirits that probably haven't been touched for years, Mrs L doesn't drink spirits & I don't drink alone.
 

slim63

Never surrender
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I gave up drinking years ago just decided one day enough was enough so in the last probably 10 years i have had the grand total of half a pint of Ushers bitter with a meal (er indoors had the other half) other than that a couple of cans at a mates funeral that i didn't enjoy & regretted afterwards

I always liked dark rum but even a couple of small tots turns me into a very aggressive raging animal so haven't drank that in a very long time was sort of fun before I realized though
 

Pow-Lo

I am Grasshopper!
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I stopped drinking to speak of when I came ashore 20 years ago. I'm on 24 hour call now, so not a good idea to take a call from a client with a head like a burst couch. I had a couple of glasses of red with Christmas dinner and that was the first time I'd had a drink since my birthday in August.

I do like to get shitters once in a while on a cruise though.
 

johnboy

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Started drinking at 15 stopped heavy drinking at 18 when it became legal. I enjoy whisky, gin and red wine, but any more than a large glass and I'm completely bungalowed.
 

Cougar377

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I gave up drinking years ago just decided one day enough was enough so in the last probably 10 years i have had the grand total of half a pint of Ushers bitter with a meal (er indoors had the other half) other than that a couple of cans at a mates funeral that i didn't enjoy & regretted afterwards

I always liked dark rum but even a couple of small tots turns me into a very aggressive raging animal so haven't drank that in a very long time was sort of fun before I realized though
What do you mean "turns you into" a very aggressive raging animal. You're alreadly the forum Rottweiler. :D
 
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JayTee

Been there, and had one
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I do like a drink, although these days it’s definitely more about the quality than the quantity, can’t handle quantity any more, a nice red wine, port,and a decent rum albeit with a splash of shrub in it (never mind what Derek says).
Oh and I am definitely a beer snob, a decent cask ale served in prime condition takes some beating in my opinion.
Tea is absolute fine as well but not mixed with any of the above.
 

Martin L Batley

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I'm not a big drinker anymore, other than work do's and celebrations, but I do like the odd glass of whisky or Woods rum while reading in the evening to unwind. I'll have wine with a meal. Mostly though I drink ale, bottles these days as there's now no access to hand pump craft. I'm the one in control though and not the booze as I can go weeks without and not worry about the next one.
 

ScottyUK

Filtering Through
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Last year I was on the wagon Jan - June, Oct, November so 8 out of 12 months. Dry this year and don't know when I'll have a drink again. Could be 1st Feb. Could next foreign boys trip, whenever that is.
 
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