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#1 Mercenary848
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I have never been a big drug guy, caffeine has never really impacted my life(maybe financially), and I am good when it comes to beer(better then I used to). But liquor is the one that I have given up. It got to a point where I had to do some self reflection and I realized although ive never been a big liquor drinker, if I ever did something stupid while drunk liquor was involved.

This little gap year I have taken between undergrad and grad school has really given me time to look at the habits I need to cut out before I start grad school in Denver this september. So I have cut out liquor and honestly I wont miss it.

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I drink once every maybe 2 months, i have never been a big drinker. Being drunk was for me was never the greatest unless i was just drinking with my misses. I usually have a "smoke" while my friends drank though. Which i havnt touched in years though, but i do miss it sometimes.

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#3  Edited By deactivated-5b69a9d1edf45
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@Mercenary848: I drink wine with unleavened bread for communion, but that is it. A little sip is all I ever needed for having expressed my faith countered alcoholism in my family.

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#4 stuff238
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Been sober and clean almost 60 days.

Don’t drink. It will ruin your life.

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#5  Edited By uninspiredcup
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Drink now and again, usally 12 pack of Stella Artois.

Don't drink around other people, or like to be around drunk people, you, or they, waflle alot of shite, and do stupid things.

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#6 Todddow
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I've only drank a handful of times in my life, never understood the appeal. I never drink. I've seen plenty of friends and family members health and relationships completely ruined by alcohol, some to the point of death. I credit my Dad getting sober decades ago with changing the course of our entire family for generations, certainly my life and that of my children. I'm glad many people today have realized the dangers of cigarettes. I hope society soon wakes up to the dangers and problems caused by alcohol.

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#7 Mercenary848
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@stuff238 said:

Been sober and clean almost 60 days.

Don’t drink. It will ruin your life.

I am shooting for 30(july 25th-september). I respect your strength, resolve, and results brother. I was so anti alcohol until I got to college, but then I fell in love with it. Im learning to unlove it.

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#8 mrbojangles25
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@stuff238 said:

Been sober and clean almost 60 days.

Don’t drink. It will ruin your life.

Don't listen to this guy, folks.

Drink. It will make your life better. Alcohol taste amazing, be it in the form of a cool, crisp Pilsner from the Czech Republic; a margharita on the rocks with tequila from Mexico; a nice glass of wine from California, wine capital of the world; or any other fermented, distilled, or otherwise wonderfully created alcoholic product made elsewhere in the world.

With that said, some people do have problems regulating the amount of liquor they drink. This is not alcohol's fault, however, nor is it the person's. It's simply a problem that needs to be overcome by specific individuals on a per-person basis.

Good luck with your sobriety, @stuff238, and congratulations on your two months! Keep it up.

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#9 Chutebox
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Was a vodka guy, never drank beer. Apparently I get too awesome for people around me when I drank. Gave up all alcohol about six years ago.

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#11  Edited By deactivated-5c18005f903a1
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I rarely touch spirits anymore. Maybe a gin and tonic or 2 in the summer.

Cider is my go to beverage, nothing quite hits the spot like a Strongbow or Thatchers Gold!

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#12 madrocketeer
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Used to, somewhat, many years ago now. Quit after my doctor told me my body can't handle alcohol properly, and if I drink any more, my liver would explode and I would go into runaway diabetes. Or something.

Haven't had a drop since.

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It's nice

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#14 DaVillain  Moderator
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I don't drink alcohol.

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#15 Jackamomo
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Alcohol, if not taken in moderation, will ruin you. You've had 2 pints and feel top of the world, it turned out all I ever wanted in life was as much alcohol as possible in the shortest amount of time!

You wake up with a mouth like a toilet, a niggling memory that is refusing to burden you with it yet but your waiting in horror for it to emerge and you feel as if you are about to die of lukemia or something (not good).

If you can make it to the toilet to be sick that might contain some of the potential mess but if you concentrate hard you might not spew.

Then 2-3 days for recovery and repeat. An alcoholic just skips over the recovery process.

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#16 mariokart64fan
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I drink on occasion but only one or two when I do drink . I can go for months even years in between drinking again ...unlike those who need it every

Day I do not

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#17 Master_Live
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I do not.

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#18 Mercenary848
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@mrbojangles25 said:
@stuff238 said:

Been sober and clean almost 60 days.

Don’t drink. It will ruin your life.

Don't listen to this guy, folks.

Drink. It will make your life better. Alcohol taste amazing, be it in the form of a cool, crisp Pilsner from the Czech Republic; a margharita on the rocks with tequila from Mexico; a nice glass of wine from California, wine capital of the world; or any other fermented, distilled, or otherwise wonderfully created alcoholic product made elsewhere in the world.

With that said, some people do have problems regulating the amount of liquor they drink. This is not alcohol's fault, however, nor is it the person's. It's simply a problem that needs to be overcome by specific individuals on a per-person basis.

Good luck with your sobriety, @stuff238, and congratulations on your two months! Keep it up.

I agree with you in a lot of ways(which is why I wont give up craft beer for now), but I feel it depends on where and how you live. My town has such a drinking culture(college town/big concert scene/bars on every corner) that "moderation" is a suggestion for most then it is something you can actually do. Im leaving Athens, but really want to leave m unhealthy drinking habit here, if that makes sense.

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#19  Edited By mrbojangles25
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@Mercenary848 said:
@mrbojangles25 said:
@stuff238 said:

Been sober and clean almost 60 days.

Don’t drink. It will ruin your life.

Don't listen to this guy, folks.

Drink. It will make your life better. Alcohol taste amazing, be it in the form of a cool, crisp Pilsner from the Czech Republic; a margharita on the rocks with tequila from Mexico; a nice glass of wine from California, wine capital of the world; or any other fermented, distilled, or otherwise wonderfully created alcoholic product made elsewhere in the world.

With that said, some people do have problems regulating the amount of liquor they drink. This is not alcohol's fault, however, nor is it the person's. It's simply a problem that needs to be overcome by specific individuals on a per-person basis.

Good luck with your sobriety, @stuff238, and congratulations on your two months! Keep it up.

I agree with you in a lot of ways(which is why I wont give up craft beer for now), but I feel it depends on where and how you live. My town has such a drinking culture(college town/big concert scene/bars on every corner) that "moderation" is a suggestion for most then it is something you can actually do. Im leaving Athens, but really want to leave m unhealthy drinking habit here, if that makes sense.

You can, it's what I did.

I was more or less an alcoholic in habit during my college years, like so many college students.

Then I graduated, and stayed in my college town where I kept the same habits. Only I was working at a brewery haha and making very little, so I drank my wages. Looking back on those years, I had a lot of fun, but was not happy. I do not like how much I drank then, what it turned me into when I was drunk.

I still drink now, just in moderation.

Trust me when I say, that leaving and starting fresh helps a lot.

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@mrbojangles25: Thanks man, I actually needed to hear that. I’m not going to lie, your story is exactly like mine. I started working downtown in Athens Ga, and then my drinking doubles because there isn’t much to do in college towns but drink and study(and I wasn’t in school). It’s really only been a problem the last two months, but I also think if I didn’t drink as much this year how much money I could have saved lol! But your right, moving to Colorado this September will be a great way to level it off. Especially since I’ll be doing what I’m passionate about, and not just having fun.

Also since you are the beer guy, you a Creature Comforts fan?

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nope, don't drink alcohol

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#22 l34052
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I haven't touched alcohol in 25yrs.

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#23 Jacanuk
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@Mercenary848 said:

I have never been a big drug guy, caffeine has never really impacted my life(maybe financially), and I am good when it comes to beer(better then I used to). But liquor is the one that I have given up. It got to a point where I had to do some self reflection and I realized although ive never been a big liquor drinker, if I ever did something stupid while drunk liquor was involved.

This little gap year I have taken between undergrad and grad school has really given me time to look at the habits I need to cut out before I start grad school in Denver this september. So I have cut out liquor and honestly I wont miss it.

Never have and never will find any reason to drink alcohol or been at such a low point in my life where i thought it would be fun to do drugs.

And good for you to cut out Alcohol, no one needs that in their lives anyway and just remember you can have fun without it.

Oh, and don´t let peer pressure get to you at Uni,

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#24 JustPlainLucas
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I drink liquor but never to get drunk and never because I had a bad day and just don't want to cope. I drink it on occasion when there's company over or we go out to eat, but also never by itself. I always drink and eat.

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#25 Dr_Vancouver
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I gave up beer (except in the hot ass summer, bring an ice cold tall boi into an ice cold shower it will cool your core temp) and predominantly drink whiskey. A fine Canadian whiskey is clinically proven to get you where you need to go ;)

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#26 deactivated-5f3ec00254b0d
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Not a big fan of alcohol in general. I might get drunk once or twice a year. But not wasted. I'm more of a weed guy. Not a fan of being around drunk people too.

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#27 LJS9502_basic
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Nothing wrong with drinking in moderation. Actually moderate alcohol intake has some health benefits. When did OT become a temperance club?

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Drink maybe once a month.

I mostly smoke weed.

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#29 Mercenary848
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@LJS9502_basic said:

Nothing wrong with drinking in moderation. Actually moderate alcohol intake has some health benefits. When did OT become a temperance club?

When everyone left for PG lol

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#30 deactivated-63d1ad7651984
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I drink once in awhile I got a addictive personality I'm amazed that I never got hooked although there was a brief time in 02 when I was drinking Vodka almost everyday.

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#31 thehig1
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@uninspiredcup: no tennents :)

I only drink on when abroad on holiday, or the odd night out.

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#32 jun_aka_pekto
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I haven't gone on a beer binge since I turned 21 long ago. I probably had 20+ beers (plus a few hard drinks) and took a pee in the middle of a busy street at Christmas Eve.

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#34 HEATHEN75
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I toss back a few beers every couple days after work. Usually 1 to 3. Weekends I take the wife out at least 1 day. If we leave the area we'll have beers with lunch and go tripping around antique stores and book stores and such. Usual downtown type thing. Go out to dinner and its 2 to 4 beers for me. Play poker at my buddies and I put down anywhere from 4 to 10. I'm a happy social drinker.

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@Mercenary848 said:
@LJS9502_basic said:

Nothing wrong with drinking in moderation. Actually moderate alcohol intake has some health benefits. When did OT become a temperance club?

When everyone left for PG lol

I knew PG would hurt OT. This used to be the most interesting forum here.:(

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@LJS9502_basic: lol yeah. Honestly I really have to rack my brain to create threads on this board, so I kind of go from personal experiences. Ot kind of died when I was on a break, so at first I thought it was just less posters(a lot of people on reddit these days, no one wants to debate everyone just wants to talk to people like them). But then it hit SW is still booming, so maybe ot just never had the same staying power.

Once Omni-Slash(remember that guy lol) left this place was on steady decline.

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#37 PSP107
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@mrbojangles25:"This is not alcohol's fault, however, nor is it the person's."

So you won't blame food/people for obesity?

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#38 LJS9502_basic
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@Mercenary848 said:

@LJS9502_basic: lol yeah. Honestly I really have to rack my brain to create threads on this board, so I kind of go from personal experiences. Ot kind of died when I was on a break, so at first I thought it was just less posters(a lot of people on reddit these days, no one wants to debate everyone just wants to talk to people like them). But then it hit SW is still booming, so maybe ot just never had the same staying power.

Once Omni-Slash(remember that guy lol) left this place was on steady decline.

Yeah I remember him but it was still active after he left. TBH he was in and out for years before losing his shit over the April Foo;'s thread.

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@LJS9502_basic: Omg, don’t remind me of that thread. The mods played the whole board like a fiddle, and everyone lost their minds; given that it came at a time where the mods were crazy restrictive and everyone was on edge. When he said he mad I thought it was a joke, but it really shook something in him.

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@Mercenary848 said:

@LJS9502_basic: Omg, don’t remind me of that thread. The mods played the whole board like a fiddle, and everyone lost their minds; given that it came at a time where the mods were crazy restrictive and everyone was on edge. When he said he mad I thought it was a joke, but it really shook something in him.

I think he had more going on. I mean it was such a silly thing to get mad over. Though I think a few others left over it as well. Don't remember who though.

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@LJS9502_basic: I remember he started liquid lurker, I popped in a few times; just seemed cliquey

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#42 Livecommander
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@stuff238: sleeping in the wrong corner of your room after painting can shorten your life.

My aunt never smoked or drank and she passed in her mid 40s.

There literally no escape. Its your genes that ultimately decided what affects you

Some ppl can eat pizza everyday and still reach 100 years old. If you search you tube now there's a 100 plus year old who frequently smokes and drinks

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#43 LJS9502_basic
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@Mercenary848 said:

@LJS9502_basic: I remember he started liquid lurker, I popped in a few times; just seemed cliquey

There were several off shoots from OT back in the day and they ended up cliquey...........

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#44 Jacanuk
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@LJS9502_basic said:

Nothing wrong with drinking in moderation. Actually moderate alcohol intake has some health benefits. When did OT become a temperance club?

Nothing wrong either with not drinking at all.

Why do you see it as a negative that people don´t drink?

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#45 LJS9502_basic
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@Jacanuk said:
@LJS9502_basic said:

Nothing wrong with drinking in moderation. Actually moderate alcohol intake has some health benefits. When did OT become a temperance club?

Nothing wrong either with not drinking at all.

Why do you see it as a negative that people don´t drink?

I was responding to the negatives about drinking.

I see politics isn't the only subject you have difficulty with.

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#46 johnd13
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I don't like alcohol. I may have a beer or two on occasion though but that's it. Never even been drunk.

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@LJS9502_basic: that’s one thing about pg I like. It’s not so much cliques, as is people with similar beliefs defending their views against the same people with opposing views. The conservatives are pretty uniform, but the liberals will rip each other apart hahaha.....very telling of society today!

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#48 horgen  Moderator
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@mrbojangles25 said:
@stuff238 said:

Been sober and clean almost 60 days.

Don’t drink. It will ruin your life.

Don't listen to this guy, folks.

Drink. It will make your life better. Alcohol taste amazing, be it in the form of a cool, crisp Pilsner from the Czech Republic; a margharita on the rocks with tequila from Mexico; a nice glass of wine from California, wine capital of the world; or any other fermented, distilled, or otherwise wonderfully created alcoholic product made elsewhere in the world.

With that said, some people do have problems regulating the amount of liquor they drink. This is not alcohol's fault, however, nor is it the person's. It's simply a problem that needs to be overcome by specific individuals on a per-person basis.

Good luck with your sobriety, @stuff238, and congratulations on your two months! Keep it up.

Have you read studies done with monkeys regarding drinking habits?

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#49 LJS9502_basic
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@horgen said:

Have you read studies done with monkeys regarding drinking habits?

Happy monkeys? :p

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Normally 7 times throughout an entire year but this year I haven't had any alcohol...