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    Default How many drinks?

    This is your doctor, how many drinks do you consume per month?
    This is your mother, how many drinks do you consume per month?
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    Doc, I drink only once or twice a month, and usually to get drunk with friends, maybe 4 to 6 shots when I drink.

    Mother, I will not be tricked into pretending you care about my happiness much less my health ever again. I'll be drunk in an hour for sure.

    I wouldn't lie to either.
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    I'd say about 50 to all.
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    I'd tell them the same lie of 15-20 drinks a week.
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    not enough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric View Post
    I'd say about 50 to all.
    People who have 1-2 drinks daily tend to have a longer life expectancy than people who completely abstain or drink more infrequently. (You can learn a lot in court mandated DUI classes)

    You can safely say 50 and just be like "It's science bitch"
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    My wife and I will put away a 750ml bottle of jack at least once a week which puts us each at 12.5. We also go out a couple times a week and have another 4-5 shots each so let's call that 10 each. We almost always drink beer to wash down the shots which is probably more or less 1 beer/1 shot so let's say 12+10*2 per week*4 weeks so 174 drinks per month each.

    Maybe round that down to 150 because some weekends we drink much less and on rare occasions not at all.

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    Oh, and I have no problem telling that to either my mom or dr.
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    I'll have 3 or 4 drinks two or three times a week, and one night a week (usually a fri/sat) I might have 7 or so, but over a longer period of time.

    Let's call it 70 drinks a month and move on.

    I'd have no problems sharing this information with anyone.
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    Why would you lie to your doctor or mother about how much you drink?
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    Prob lie to doctor since who knows how your medical record will be used.

    I average 60 month had a few 100 months and feel very alchy.
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    depends on my access to alcohol and who i'm talking to on skype. if it's ge00fish its gg liver.

    ugh on avg

    20-25 a month to my doctor
    20-25 a month to my mother
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    I'd lie, but only because nobody would believe I have had maybe 3 beers since May 24 weekend. 2 of them on Aug long weekend
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    probably about 120
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    Quote Originally Posted by DropTheBanana View Post
    People who have 1-2 drinks daily tend to have a longer life expectancy than people who completely abstain or drink more infrequently. (You can learn a lot in court mandated DUI classes)

    You can safely say 50 and just be like "It's science bitch"
    Yeah, I've read that a glass or two of wine with dinner is fine.
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    probly 120-200, sounds right. :-/ damn, after I calculated it out, I realized how much $ i can save.
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    I'd tell my doctor the truth. I drink a lot. A good week is only drinking Fri and Sat, recouping precious sleep everywhere else. I don't have many good weeks. In the back of my mind, I'd be nice if he did a quick look over of the 'ole liver.

    I'd tell my mother, high end of social. Her father was famous for enjoying Happy Hour, her husband crushes the finest scotches, and 3 of her 3 sons can taste the difference between potato and grain vodka. She'll understand.
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    FUCK YOU I DON'T HAVE A PROBLEM

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    Quote Originally Posted by !Luck View Post
    This is your doctor, how many drinks do you consume per month?
    This is your mother, how many drinks do you consume per month?
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    2 years sober, bitches.
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    2 years sober, bitches.
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    2 years sober, bitches.
    i'll never understand how anyone can go through life being sober.
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    Quote Originally Posted by a500lbgorilla View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pascal View Post
    And in the UK, the home of the English language
    Oh shit. Here we go again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pascal View Post
    And in the UK, the home of the English language
    US would've invented it better. Have you ever tried to spell words in English? It's like this fuckin' language was developed by Bill Gates.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pascal View Post
    And in the UK, the home of the English language
    I've already said enough on the matter here:

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    take a guess after observing bikes' avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by givememyleg View Post
    i'll never understand how anyone can go through life being sober.
    Not so bad. Dancy/clubby bars are kinda teh sucks but that's mostly because I'm not single and ready to mingle and because clubby bars suck anyway.

    Parties, weddings, sit and chat bars, etc are still just as fun. What I've found is that being around other people who are drunk and being in situations where it's socially unacceptable to be an idiot are at least as big of contributors to feeling comfortable with going crazy as alcohol itself. If I had a nickel for every time I've had someone at a party or a bar be like, "and you're the guy who's NOT drinking and you're acting like ________." Except I don't have to black out and come back to talking to a cop and wake up the next morning with loved ones pissed at me. Total win-win.

    It helps that 1) I have a lot of support in my family from fellow sobers, 2) most of my friends are girls and 3) pretty much all of my guy friends are nice people who care about other people's feelings and stuff (eg: BooG). I know of people who struggle with sobering up because they hang out with a lot of people who take "Drink, faggot!" beyond good-natured ribbing.

    The only thing I really miss about drinking is the fact that I really loved good scotches, beers, wins and cocktails. Tea has filled this void a lot for me, and even really fancy tea is WAAAY cheaper than their alcoholic counterparts, so that's nice.

    But I don't want to hijack a thread about drinking with my lame tales of how I don't drink, so here's a Chappelle post saver: Dave Chappelle - White People - YouTube
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    Quote Originally Posted by givememyleg View Post
    i'll never understand how anyone can go through life being sober.
    Some people can't do it in moderation?

    Congrats on your anniversary, Surviva
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    Good on you Surviva. I'm actually far more interested in your story than anything else going on in this thread but I guess it's up to you if you ever want to divulge more.

    A good friend of my father's is 64 years old and has been on and off the wagon his entire adult life. He is perpetually either in a state of drinking heavily or not drinking at all. The heavy drinking phases usually start out with him drinking only a little bit here and there, but it escalates rather quickly. He'll reach a point where he's drunk every day by 4pm. Eventually, and this occurs I would say once every 2-3 years, he goes on a bender that usually ends with him collapsing and ending up in hospital. Then, he gets sober for 6 months or so, going to AA meetings and such... then he'll slip... and rinse and repeat.

    It's really quite sad, since the guy is a quality human being. Unfortunately his behaviour is difficult to correct since his work is high-paying (works in oil exploration or some shit, aboard ships about 6 months out of the year) and conducive to this kind of start-and-stop alcoholism. But I think, more than that, a deeper personal issue prevents him from reaching a stable middle ground.

    Anyway, tangent, etc etc. Just thought I'd share.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Penneywize View Post
    . . .
    Unfortunately, there are literally millions of stories like this. I (somewhat controversially) don't consider myself an alcoholic because it is actually surprising for me to not drink. I simply stopped it altogether because I can't trust myself to do it in moderation. Anyway, I'm only saying this to say that I'm not hugely into AA and stuff and can't empathize to the point to where I could be very helpful with how this guy straightens his life out because me straightening out was very easy.

    Anyway I'm very close with someone who works with a LOT of cases like these and I have a staggering respect for what he/she does for free on their own free time. These things are just so out of anyone's control (even the person who's going through it) that it is tears-worthily frustrating to even think about cases like these.

    This is why, even though I disagree on a lot of fundamental bases of AA, I am a huge supporter of them and similar support groups. I kinda have a Platonic view of a lot of the stuff: even though I think a lot of it's untrue, I still think it needs to be forced down the throat of some people because it's their only hope. People have to get that right balance of feeling like they are worthwhile people who deserves to be treated better than they treat themselves AND simultaneously feel that they are accountable for their actions to some conception of a higher power that's outside of their selfish selves (even if that "higher power" is, say, their kids or something). All of the really dogmatic stuff they include in their broad nets that they cast out (your only hope for sobering up is to show up for 90 meetings the first 90 days, everyone who shows up to a meeting has a disease that makes it incapable for them to not drink unless they have the antidote of AA, etc) is completely necessary so that there's no wiggle room for people who are on the brink.

    The fact that much of this isn't true in regards to me, for example, (I mean, wtf, not everyone who feels the good of not drinking outweigh the bad of drinking is an alcoholic; that's actually a pretty detrimental thing to spot) doesn't all that much matter because I'm not a hopeless wreck who can't be trusted with my own self-destructive thoughts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by givememyleg View Post
    i'll never understand how anyone can go through life being sober.
    ^^^def this

    Quote Originally Posted by givememyleg View Post
    i'll never understand how anyone can go through life being sober.
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    Christ you guys are major alcoholics.

    I drink on average about 10 drinks a month I guess.
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    Go back 4 years, ie pre kids, I'd drink til I'm drunk 4 days per week, 2 if those would be say 6 drinks, 2 of them say 12. Which is 36 a week so 150 plus per month.

    Now I have responsibilities beyond myself, I'm down to about 5 to 20 per month depending on social events.

    I'm probably happier in itself now. But I do miss the life I led sometimes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Renton View Post
    Christ you guys are major alcoholics.

    I drink on average about 10 drinks a month I guess.
    i drink less than that...

















    oh, i guess counting by bottles is wrong

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    Quote Originally Posted by Renton View Post
    Christ you guys are major alcoholics.

    I drink on average about 10 drinks a month I guess.
    same here. i'm probably closer to 5-6/month when i dont have some social event to go to. The past 4 months i've had a wedding each month to go to/be in and have easily had 20 drinks at each of those though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bode View Post
    same here. i'm probably closer to 5-6/month when i dont have some social event to go to. The past 4 months i've had a wedding each month to go to/be in and have easily had 20 drinks at each of those though.
    You've easily had 20 drinks at each of the last 4 weddings you've been to?
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    I have trouble calculating how many drinks a day.
    Fuck a month.

    Can we do it per hour?
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    My kidney hurts.
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    approximately 3.5
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    Quote Originally Posted by surviva316 View Post
    You've easily had 20 drinks at each of the last 4 weddings you've been to?
    i'm kind of ashamed to admit it, but yes. they have all 4 been good friends and we started drinking before the ceremony and didn't stop until min 2am. i'm a big guy so i can handle a lot of booze even though i don't drink much regularly.
    eeevees are not monies yet...they are like baby monies.

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