Alcohol Consumption Guidelines: Do you care?

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Postby djnotts » 11 Sep 2019, 8:30pm

"I gave up drinking once.
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Worst 30 minutes of my life!"

Delete "once", insert "3 or 4 times", worst "few days of my life" each time. But last time I gave up insanely (literally) bad 5 - 10 days, then 16 years and 4 months so far some of the best days of my life despite the never-ending desire to start again. One day at a time and counting....one almost hopes for the "only months to live" pronouncement which will be the green light to have a pint of Guinness and treble gin chasers.

The consumption guidelines are meaningless for an alcoholic. There is NO safe amount. I despair of the handful of doctors and nurses who have said to me "....after so long, just one or two drinks won't do any harm...."

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Re: Alcohol Consumption Guidelines: Do you care?

Postby Manc33 » 14 Sep 2019, 7:04am

Nope (don't drink). I wasn't an alcoholic but if I had 1 pint it had to be 6 pints (maybe I was an alcoholic but didn't know it?!) so I just stopped drinking. It was never a problem for me but the once-per-week I did do it, I always drank too much. Never missed it.
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Re: Alcohol Consumption Guidelines: Do you care?

Postby leftpoole » 16 Sep 2019, 2:34pm

beardy wrote:
Shootist wrote:
SpannerGeek wrote:If you read my post, the only scientific proof of alcohol intoxication is reduced motor skills. Whether it makes us happy or sad or angry is purely subjective. Many psychologists will say that these are simply facets we have been able to suppress and that alcohol merely disinhibits these emotions.

Which again, is a process of perception. Happiness after all is just a construct of the mind. It's just an idea and it should be clear by now how unreliable they can be...


What part of motor skills cause a person to end up in bed with another, having unprotected sex, starting another life, and/or getting a sexually transmitted disease? That is most often a lapse of judgement, one they wouldn't make of sober.


I can do that while perfectly sober, if given the opportunity.




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Re: Alcohol Consumption Guidelines: Do you care?

Postby leftpoole » 16 Sep 2019, 2:39pm

Mick F wrote:I've got the fire lit.
Stacks of hot water and I've just had a deep hot bath .......................... and a glass of wine. :D
Out of the bath now (as you can tell because I'm on a computer) and I've poured myself a second glass.

I actually do not want to give up alcohol, though I can appreciate and understand people who do and the reasons they do. I don't have an issue with alcohol - I enjoy it and it relaxes me.



I drink whiskey Southern Comfort in fact. Every day. 24 units a week. I’ve recently been in Hospital yet again. I missed my daily dose but when I arrived home didn’t have a drink for another week.
Not missed as such, but I do like my daily dose!
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Postby Mick F » 16 Sep 2019, 3:22pm

I've been to many alcohol abuse presentation/lectures in my time in the RN.

I often recount the visual representation that they used using bus routes and bus stops - green, yellow and red.
If you're on the green bus, you can go where you like and get off at any stop you like, and maybe hop on another green bus and hop off again somewhere else. You can use the green bus as many times as you like and if you want, you can get onto the yellow bus.
If you're on the yellow bus, you're restricted on where and when you can get off. Again, you can get on anytime and anywhere, but getting off is restricted. If you want, you can get onto the red bus.
Once you're on the red bus, you're on it permanently.

I've always been on the green bus, but I use it almost daily and thoroughly enjoy the ride.
If I don't use the bus, I miss it, but I can cope easily.

I'm lucky, thank goodness.
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Re: Alcohol Consumption Guidelines: Do you care?

Postby NUKe » 16 Sep 2019, 4:04pm

Green bus is functioning alcoholic?
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Re: Alcohol Consumption Guidelines: Do you care?

Postby Mick F » 16 Sep 2019, 4:15pm

Could be.
The fact that someone on the green bus can get on and off whenever they feel like it. I tend to get on it, and have never ever been tempted into the yellow bus.

There are days that I don't get on the bus at all, but they're rarely consecutive days nowadays. I rarely stay on the green bus for more than three hours, and it usually in the mid/late afternoons only. Tend not to drink after 6pm. Maybe Fridays I'll be drinking until 8pm. Can't remember having a hangover for decades.
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