What is your relationship with ALCOHOL?

by nicolaou 76 Replies latest social physical

  • LoveUniHateExams

    I don't like drinking lots of alcohol in public - it's expensive and potentially embarrassing. I've been out 'on the lash' and got plastered in public a few times when I was younger. It's no fun not remembering what you said to people or how you got home.

    But I do like drinking at home.

    I suppose I should cut down on alcohol - it would be better for my liver and my bank balance.

  • Xanthippe
    I drink a glass of red wine on the days I work because it helps me wind down while cooking dinner. I used to like spirits but not so much these days. I can have a meal out with friends and have a soft drink if I have to drive, but it's not nearly so much fun. An ice-cold lager in the summer is wonderful.
  • Ucantnome

    I enjoy a drink, mostly spirits. I try and apply the advice given. I had a relative die as an alcoholic. I don't think he was a drain on the NHS. He paid his taxes and I took took him to the hospital when he couldn't walk anymore for his final visit.

    still had his sense of humour and we had a laugh

  • naja

    I go with Homer Simpson:

    "Alcohol is the cause and the solution to all of life's problems"

  • coalize

    - Alcohol never solved a problem!

    - water and milk neither

  • James Mixon
    James Mixon

    I made a lot of bad decisions while under the influence of Alcohol. I felt I could

    not have fun without my Gin and juice..While working as a bartender one night I decided

    no Gin and juice for the night. I noticed how foolish people were when they have a little to

    much, and for the first time I was able to drive home and not worry the Cops would stop me. LOL

    It's funny, when I did drink it seems that every corner a cop car waiting, since I do not drink

    now I never see them anymore late at night.

    That's one reason I became a JW these people really love the wine, that's the religion for me.

  • Diogenesister

    Every man I have ever lived with, with the exception of my brother, drinks every day. As has been mentioned earlier alcohol is the only thing JW's are allowed to do guilt or sanction free. They can't even go fishing for bleeps sake. Is it any wonder I have met quite a few in rehabs. I used to get told that drink " was a food" by JW' s. No, its a poison. Besides which many foods can be lethal.

    However I totally get how some people cannot face life without it. Or think they can't. I know many people who are dying because of it.

    Why is it some can go totally Ott with it in their youth and just stop whenever..and others caught in a cycle of addiction/dependence/depression/death. Christopher Hitchens, despite fully knowing the damage it had caused him, did not regret it and believed he wouldn't have achieved all he had, or been the person he was, had he not regularly imbibed. That is easy to believe when you see his sober, dull, reactionary christian brother

  • Anders Andersen
    Anders Andersen
    That's one reason I became a JW these people really love the wine, that's the religion for me.

    So true. A converted sister (not born in I mean) in our cong. always commented on how every JW who visits brings booze or wine. She couldn't drink fast enough to decrease her stockpile. She never experienced that with them godless worldly people. (Well maybe it's her fault - slow drinker)

    @FMF, South Florida....hmm that's only 2 hours by train and then a 9 hour (maybe 10?) flight for me :-p

    But maybe my job sends me to Boca Raton some day (branch over there)....

  • Truthexplorer

    My relationship with alcohol is very good

  • adjusted knowledge
    adjusted knowledge
    I rarely drink but if I go to a bar, casino, cruise, and similar forum (football games) I will drink. If I drink at home it is mainly sweet wine like Moscato. I watched my father abuse alcohol and have made a fool of myself enough not to over indulge this point in my life.

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