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So what'ya drink instead?

Any tips or advice to prevent a relapse, alternatively any of your stories about your own relapses.
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Re: So what'ya drink instead?

Post by MT Glass » 21 Jun 2019 21:20

The key with many AF beers is to have them very cold almost freezing.I have becks blue with ice in pubs as its not normally cold enough.

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Re: So what'ya drink instead?

Post by Luna_ » 25 Jun 2019 23:08

Ah yes MT good tip.
Some of my first sober periods were spent guzzling AF beers - but probably lukewarm (I dont like ice cold beer) and so I seriously went off them.

Just had another lovely evening out with an exam committee - and had strong ginger beer on lots of ice. It was absolutely spot on. The rest were sipping small bottled IPAs which just seems pointless to me, so I am happy to be rewiring my brain on that score.

I love coming home knowing I havent done/said anything stupid and conducted myself appropriately. Given lifts home to those on my way and generally feeling fine.

Those 5-10 minute pangs dont mean anything at the end of the day - but the alternative would, that's for sure...

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Re: So what'ya drink instead?

Post by Shadowlad » 09 Jul 2019 10:24

I had the most awful tasting lime and soda in a scruffy little pub my dad took me in yesterday. It tasted like washing up liquid. I need to teach my dear dad some class, i don't usually 'do' scruffy (though friendly) pubs ! (w) :lol:
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Re: So what'ya drink instead?

Post by SoberBoots » 09 Jul 2019 19:00

Topcat wrote:
27 May 2019 17:10
I discovered a small bottle (2 x 125ml glasses) of decent alcohol free red today. It's usually infuriatingly difficult to find those little bottles with anything worth drinking in them. M&S Merlot at £1.70 is something I would recommend. All the heart health benefits of red wine without the alcohol and it doesn't taste like second rate vinegar.
I haven't been able to find that one Topcat, and it doesn't seem to be online. Have you got one of those mega M&S stores nearby that you got it from?
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Re: So what'ya drink instead?

Post by Topcat » 09 Jul 2019 20:21

Just a regular size M&S SB.
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Re: So what'ya drink instead?

Post by Pork » 10 Jul 2019 19:36

Small glass of morphine.
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Re: So what'ya drink instead?

Post by SoberBoots » 13 Jul 2019 16:10

I tried a non-alcoholic "shrub" with a pub lunch earleir, and rather liked it http://www.nonsuchshrubs.com/
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Re: So what'ya drink instead?

Post by Ruby&Tilly » 13 Jul 2019 23:10

SoberBoots wrote:
13 Jul 2019 16:10
I tried a non-alcoholic "shrub" with a pub lunch earleir, and rather liked it http://www.nonsuchshrubs.com/
They look lovely SB, the price would put me off though.
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Re: So what'ya drink instead?

Post by SoberBoots » 14 Jul 2019 10:10

Ruby&Tilly wrote:
13 Jul 2019 23:10
SoberBoots wrote:
13 Jul 2019 16:10
I tried a non-alcoholic "shrub" with a pub lunch earleir, and rather liked it http://www.nonsuchshrubs.com/
They look lovely SB, the price would put me off though.
Mine was bought for me, but think it was about £4.00 - favourable, when compared to wine.
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Re: So what'ya drink instead?

Post by SoberBoots » 21 Jul 2019 19:41

I've tried the new Lindeman's range over the weekend, but a bottle of the red (Cabernet Sauvignon) on Friday, and a bottle of the sparkly today, and both are pretty good. I bought them in Asda.
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