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how much did you drink......

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Re: how much did you drink......

Post by long over do » 21 Mar 2012 14:14

george...the lies ive told MYSELF,,,,and others,.,.pretending your only on your first glass with friends meanwhile botttle in..AS IF they didnt see it... :oops: good thing i have friends that dont drink heavy..actually wth do i know they might cause i never really payed much attention
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Post by 40percentproof » 25 Mar 2012 18:11

The scary thing is here there will have been times I don't remember how much I had as it's just a total black out.

The best bit, I don't have to be like that now.
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Post by needahand » 25 Mar 2012 18:28

When I drank 8 years ago it was a bottle of vodka plus wine. That was most nights. I stopped for a year then started slowly, just social drinking. Thought it was fine. Then I started again 2 years ago. On a bad day it is a bottle of wine and maybe 3 or 4 largehomemeasure vodkas. Today is a good day and so is 2 glasses of wine and 1 (carefully!) measured vodka. Enough to calm me down, but nowhere near enough to get me drunk.

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Post by ChloeThorne » 01 May 2012 04:06

For me, it is hard alcohol (generally whiskey, but I'm not picky). Around 15 oz, 4/5 times per week. I do like beer, and oddly enough it makes me so full that I never can really drink enough to get wasted. Maybe that is where I went wrong... :) Either way, I much rather enjoy being warm, quiet and relaxed instead of sloppy drunk. Wonder why I do it? It's a habit now it seems. Yuk! Need to change habits.

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Post by dlm » 02 May 2012 13:19

I remember drinking 2 one and 1/2 litre bottles of cheap white wine....Thats 3 litres of wine :shock:
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Post by Jon » 02 May 2012 13:27

At it's worst probably 2 x 70cl bottles of vodka a day and 4-6 x 2ltr strong cider although sometimes it would be beer instead.

Always had enough for whenever I woke up and always or nearly always managed to hold it together and bluff being sober to go to the shop for the next days/nights supplies.

Not going back to those days again.

Happy with my soda water & lime/juice whatever and cups of tea and coffee. That'll do me.

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Post by Biggles » 02 May 2012 14:40

Hmmm....

Around a litre of red wine every evening. Definitely always more than a bottle . Then moved to wine boxes (to save clanking around with bottles) and was probably getting through more than a litre though couldn't really tell! Decided some-one must have been using it for cooking :oops: .

Frequently fall asleep (pass out) on sofa or on floor with the dog and blame it on the coal-fire using up oxygen... I remember, hazily, younger son and friend coming in and trying to wake me up once. :shock: Oh my days!!! That is just awful!
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Post by 40percentproof » 19 May 2012 11:14

The best bit is that's not now
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Post by roledog33 » 20 May 2012 01:55

Oh wow. How much did I drink? After the military's version of rehab, I drank a few times, but nothing like before. After rehab, it was a pint a night, when I drank; which wasn't every night.

When I joined this site back in 2009, I was drinking 4-5 bottles of Jack Daniels a week. So I was spending about $100-$140 US per week; depending on how much a bottle was costing at the time. That's somewhere between $400 and almost $600 US per month. That's a lot for me. I am married with 3 kids. Kids are constantly needing new clothes, new shoes, always eating, etc. I look back and wonder how did we have enough money to eat, plus pay all the bills and buy things for the kids. My wife was very patient with me. Aggravated, but patient.

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Post by Mr R » 15 Jun 2012 12:04

I actually filmed myself drinking, i was going to upload it as a warning but decided not to.

I drank 13 bottles of desperado, 2 bottles of corona,1 bottle of red wine and about 2 pints of cheap nasty cider. I woke the following day to find another full bottle of red wine and 4 cans of orangeboom which i cant remember going to get.

Cost wise the desperados are £16 the Corona £6 Wine £6 Cheap Cider £3 4 cans £4

Every other night is normal for me and i have recently had 4 days on it straight.

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Post by Dolphin6 » 15 Jun 2012 16:30

On reflection, I guess I was lucky as I was on ESA at the time so couldn't drink til the money ran out, as it did very quickly.
At worst thought, a bottle of voddie one night plus 2 days of whatever i could get my hands on
That was rare, as the rib pains for a WEEK stopped that in it's tracks, but reguarly i would stagger back to the shop after 2 bottles of cheap cider or 3 days of 2 for a fiver wine.

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Post by Ed » 01 Jul 2012 20:47

i suppose my worst period was about a bottle and a half of wine 5 or 6 days a week, more or less for a couple of years. Of course, I've had tens of occasions where Ive drunk a lot more. I've been aware that my drinking has been problematic since my mid-20s - I'm 39 now - so I've had periods where its been ok and not ok. I think my body has a limit of about a bottle and a half of wine or about 6 pints of strong beer. To go beyond, i need to go 'top shelf', then i know I'm in trouble! Luckily apart from a short period with vodka I've never really hit the hard stuff. Horrendous hangovers.
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Post by boredbird » 06 Jul 2012 16:25

Im writing this down to try and talk myself out of having a drink tonight.
Ive been AF for 9 days after years of binge drinking every day - beers in the day ( strong lager 5% ) wine at night - usually around a bottle and a half 2 bottles if I was so drunk I didnt know what I was doing.

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Post by Emtee1again » 07 Jul 2012 12:53

Just having a meander round while my husband settles in front of the tennis. Hadn't seen this particular thread before. God, it's an eye-opener isn't it?

At my worst, every night, a litre of rose wine, plus another glass or two of whatever I could find. But this isn't just any rose wine. This is Marks & Spencer rose wine, loving selected and bottled by Europe's finest wine-makers.

Strangely, it still makes you horribly drunk and unpleasant. And the hangover isn't any different.

Please let me NOT go back to those bad old days any more.

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Post by Claude125 » 10 Jul 2012 17:52

I drink nothing.
I always avoid alcohol and all alcoholic products because they are harmful for health and leads to various diseases.
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Post by MsKay » 11 Jul 2012 22:06

Thanks Claude

If only we had thought of that !

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Post by Ciaranne » 14 Aug 2012 03:44

Claude125 wrote:I drink nothing.
I always avoid alcohol and all alcoholic products because they are harmful for health and leads to various diseases.
Thanks for that Sherlock ;)

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Post by GadgetGuru » 14 Aug 2012 07:40

I drink wine every night.. I work out how many units I can drink and still be OK to drive at whatever time I need to leave the house.
I found myself returning home early so I could drink more.
Last week I got a taxi to work because I had gone over my 'safe' amount.
Last night I wondered .. if I a over my limit would get caught if I drive.
Hence I am here.. I never want to do that!!
I want to cut down and eventually stop.
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Post by madcow23 » 28 Aug 2012 21:49

At it's worst I was drinking about 2 bottles of wine every other night and even more if I went to a party.

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Post by victoria rose » 08 Sep 2012 15:19

yesterday, I drank a bottle of wine. Once I have the first drink I want it all. I just need to not start and figure out why I start.

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