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Old 05-07-2013, 08:48   #321
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The day I got my CHL and strapped my G19 on my hip was the day I stopped drinking. Not even a single beer.
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Old 05-07-2013, 09:12   #322
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Old 05-07-2013, 10:12   #323
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Not one drop since 1978. To me the most useless and distructive thing a man can do for himself or family.
I can think of a lot more destructive things a man can do than have a few drinks. Actually I can probably come up with about 7,657 more destructive things. There are some weirdos on this forum, more than when I joined in 2006 for sure.
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Old 05-07-2013, 10:14   #324
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I can think of a lot more destructive things a man can do than have a few drinks. Actually I can probably come up with about 7,657 more destructive things. There are some weirdos on this forum, more than when I joined in 2006 for sure.
No doubt, including the "ah carry a guhn, sos ah cahn't drink" bunch.
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Old 05-07-2013, 10:44   #325
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I can think of a lot more destructive things a man can do than have a few drinks. Actually I can probably come up with about 7,657 more destructive things.
And I'd bet that at least 7,656 of those destructive things are done (or much more likely to be done anyway) while under the influence of alcohol. Hence the connection.
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Old 05-07-2013, 12:49   #326
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I don't drink for a number of reasons but #1 has to be that I'm always carrying a gun. I'll go with my friends when they drink but just settle for a good ol' diet coke.
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Old 05-07-2013, 14:21   #327
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I stopped drinking in May of 2009 so that I could regain control of my life.
In a much better place now with a loving family and lots of guns.
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Old 05-07-2013, 18:59   #328
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I don't drink, never like the taste of it.
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Old 05-07-2013, 20:29   #329
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While I'm not officially a non-drinker I'll go months and months without a single beer.

However, nothing tastes better than a good beer with barbecue. Last time I drank more than two in a row must be at least 15 years ago.
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Old 05-07-2013, 23:35   #330
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I can think of a lot more destructive things a man can do than have a few drinks. Actually I can probably come up with about 7,657 more destructive things. ..........
Care to spill? I need suggestions!
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Old 05-09-2013, 01:03   #331
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I quit 19 years ago. 19 years ago today in fact.

I'm sure if someone told me that was going to happen, say 20 years ago, I would have told them they were nuts. And everyone who knew me then would have said the same.

I feel very fortunate in that I was able to do it with no regrets or temptation to begin drinking again. And I am also perfectly comfortable at bars, parties, etc. mingling with folks who drink. Most folks who drink aren't drunks, just some of us have that particular problem. And even when I run into drunks in such environs, I already speak fluent drunk, so we get along great! LOL

For those who think they might have a problem with alcohol, I'll just say that if I could quit, you may be able to as well. I will say that for about the first 6 months after I quit--while it is true I had absolutely no desire to drink again--I did have moments, sometimes hours, when I sort of mourned (perhaps too strong a word) the passing of some of the personal relationships that did indeed change after having quit.

In any case, my life improved a thousandfold, once I sobered up. YMMV

P.S. If anyone reading this thinks they may need help, by all means seek it. All people have their own personal weaknesses, there is no shame in recognizing one's own, and asking for help, if help is needed.
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Old 05-09-2013, 06:35   #332
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I often wonder if you put some of your threads up as reading comprehension tests as well.

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Old 05-09-2013, 08:05   #333
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Congratulations Fred!

The one thing I really like about not drinking is that no one has taken anything away from me or said I can't drink if I want to. Its all still there waiting for me any time I want it. But "I" choose not to put the poison alcohol into my body anymore no matter what its mixed with. Its still alcohol and its still probably gonna kick my butt hard again if I ingest it...so I don't...and life is good sober.
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Old 05-09-2013, 08:46   #334
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I drink a few times a month, usually just a beer or two with dinner or a few shots of Patron on Friday night with dinner if it's been a hectic week.

My grandfather had a liquor store so alcohol was always around the house, but the majority of it was for entertaining when others came over, if I wanted to try it it was right there, but because it wasn't taboo, it had no appeal to me.

My parents had a drink or two on occassion and alcohol was never an 'issue.' In high school, if I went to a party where alcohol was served I either drank or didn't, never felt any pressure. Even to this day, there are plenty of events/parties/dinners we could do where alcohol is served, if I feel like having a few I do, if I don't I won't. Nice and simple.

Seems that the majority of posters that are completely against it had bad experiences with it, either on their own or via their parents.
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Old 05-15-2013, 06:27   #335
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Old 05-15-2013, 08:28   #337
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Hopefully, the sex and alcohol are done separately. The effects of alcohol on sexuality are well documented and it ain't good. Sober sex is fantastic and probably one of the reasons some folks (who me?) maintain sobriety.

In the short run alcohol gets the muscles a man needs to do the job drunk and it "dries out" the lady making the deed difficult.

In the long run alcohol kills testosterone in men and kills estrogen in women. Go to an AA meeting and you'll see older women that look like truck drivers from their years of boozing. The guys look soft and many have developed breasts. Have seen old hard core boozers who've grown breasts like a woman from lack of testosterone.

Booze sure does pretty up the other party though...well, temporarily makes them look real good....
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Old 05-15-2013, 10:27   #338
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I've had some pretty fantastic sex either way, so..... Eh.
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Old 05-15-2013, 10:31   #339
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I've had some pretty fantastic sex either way, so..... Eh.
I've heard people say they had the best sex when drunk and/or stoned.

I've often wondered if this comes from the same mentality that someone that's stumbling, falling-down drunk says "No, I'm perfectly fine to drive...."

Since alcohol and drugs tend to alter perception, there's probably something to be said for THINKING there was great sex.....
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I've heard people say they had the best sex when drunk and/or stoned. ...
Apples, oranges.
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