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Old 05-02-2013, 02:04   #201
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I don't drink ... powerless over alcohol, life had become unmanageable.
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Old 05-02-2013, 03:50   #202
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You drink during your lifetime, or in my case a span of twenty some years, I can't tell you how much trouble alcohol does to your body, and others if your an alcoholic. I quit cold turkey one day, wasnt easy, been alcohol free over twenty some years now. That was my problem, Jim Beam and a case of beer each friday, was my weekend. How many times DUI? Never got stopped, never crashed, never hit anyone or anything. Thank GOD. Wished I would never had started, but I didnt know that back then.
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Old 05-02-2013, 07:21   #203
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Don't drink, never tried alcohol, never had the desire to even try it. Grew with a dad that was an alcoholic and watching that tear our family apart. This was in the early 80's and we spent nearly $100k sending him all over the country to different programs to help him. Pretty much bankrupted our family for years. So no desire..... ever...
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Old 05-02-2013, 09:26   #204
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THIS IS A NO JUDGEMENT THREAD!!! People state their reason and that is that, whatever it may be.

Is there anyone here who doesnt drink at all?

Would you mind telling us why?
I don't drink booze at all..only maybe once a year if that. Now back in my early twenties we used to go to booby bars and I would drink like a siv(sic). Then I almost died from alcohol poisoning and I quit..cold turkey. My old man is an alcoholic and he was a nasty s.o.b so I guess it is better this way.
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Old 05-02-2013, 14:25   #205
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It's quite simple why I don't drink. I'm a recovering alcoholic of 37 years.
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Old 05-02-2013, 14:36   #206
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Use to drink, my exwife started drinking Beer back `73, she turned into a alcoholic, what a miserble life we had. Stayed married for 27 years,left the B#^$h lost everything but my Ass ,that was in 2000,haven`t drank since !!!!
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Old 05-02-2013, 14:37   #207
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Between 7:00am - 3:30pm on weekdays not a drop. The rest of the time is fair game.
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Old 05-02-2013, 14:44   #208
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life is too short to stay sober all the time.
life is too short to stay messed up all the time.

i dont drink anymore. i am a recovering alcoholic and am very grateful to be sober today. if someone wants to drink that is there prerogative and no one else's business. i have been around people drinking and i choose not too. i will not allow alcohol in my house though, at all. my house my rules. what someone does at there house i cant control but i do have the ability to leave if i feel uncomfortable at any time.
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Old 05-02-2013, 14:45   #209
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I don't drink.

There's not enough booze in the World to get me to where I want to go.
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Old 05-02-2013, 14:51   #210
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Once or twice a month. The amount of time I have to spend in the gym keeps me away from the booze.

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Old 05-02-2013, 14:59   #211
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life is too short to stay messed up all the time.

i dont drink anymore. i am a recovering alcoholic and am very grateful to be sober today. if someone wants to drink that is there prerogative and no one else's business. i have been around people drinking and i choose not too. i will not allow alcohol in my house though, at all. my house my rules. what someone does at there house i cant control but i do have the ability to leave if i feel uncomfortable at any time.
First, I deeply congratulate you on your kicking of alcohol. I've never battled with addiction personally but have had many friends who have. Some are no longer around to tell the horrors, but from the ones who are, it's no joke. Some people can keep a lid on their habits, others can't. You hit the nail on the head as well, you can't be messed up all the time either, it's all about that healthy balance. It's no one's place either to dictate what that balance is. A bible or certain religious beliefs doesn't give someone the right either, it's up to that person or their family/friends, or in SOME cases, their doctor to decide.

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Old 05-02-2013, 15:03   #212
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In my younger drinking days I would periodically declare a dry month, nothing scheduled just twice a year or so go into work, see it was the 1st and decide nothing for the month. I told myself if I ever had trouble making a month I would never touch another drop; never did have trouble going a month, missed it especially when out with a group but never felt I NEEDED a drink.

I do enjoy my high proof bourbon and have bottles of the best made, but usually hold it down to ~2 oz when I do have a drink, every so often I do like to get a little buzz going at home and go up to 4 oz (at 107-143 proof that's plenty).

I have a family history of cardio-vascular problems and every cardiologist I have seen says 1-2 oz of alcohol a day does far more good than harm.
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Old 05-02-2013, 15:09   #213
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i don't drink. never did. tasted beer and wine but didn't like it. others told me that it was an acquired taste. i figured "why acquire a taste for something i didn't like?"

i am 55.


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Old 05-02-2013, 15:16   #214
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Surprising for a 34 year old male, maybe 10 drinks in my life, never been drunk. Cannot stand the taste of anything I have yet found and with the medication that I am currently on adding alcohol to that would make for a more interesting life than I probably want.
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Old 05-02-2013, 15:26   #215
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I do not drink and hate alcohol. I hate the way it makes me feel, and everyone in my family drank so I got to see people make fools of themselves while thinking I don't want to look like that. Got drunk when I was 19-20 bad, and had alcohol poisoning for a couple days. It left a nasty taste in my mouth towards alcohol and getting drunk. I also ran my parents liquor stores for years and got to see the otherside of alcohol addiction.
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Old 05-02-2013, 16:00   #216
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Serious alcoholism in our family, and "science" suggests that the weakness for it is genetic. We therefore gave it up altogether when the kids were born so they would never see Mom and Dad imbibe. Kids grown now, but no interest in taking it up again. Kids don't drink. All good.

We trudge on (sober).
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Old 05-02-2013, 16:40   #217
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I'm a Baptist and have given up alcohol because it doesn't fit in with my life, it was a choice I made.
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Old 05-02-2013, 16:50   #218
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I'm 40 years old and haven't drank since I decided to carry a gun under the laws in Colorado. I don't miss drinking and its made me realize how bad I really was at it. Two years ago was my last hang over.


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Old 05-02-2013, 16:58   #219
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In my younger drinking days I would periodically declare a dry month, nothing scheduled just twice a year or so go into work, see it was the 1st and decide nothing for the month. I told myself if I ever had trouble making a month I would never touch another drop; never did have trouble going a month, missed it especially when out with a group but never felt I NEEDED a drink.

I do enjoy my high proof bourbon and have bottles of the best made, but usually hold it down to ~2 oz when I do have a drink, every so often I do like to get a little buzz going at home and go up to 4 oz (at 107-143 proof that's plenty).

I have a family history of cardio-vascular problems and every cardiologist I have seen says 1-2 oz of alcohol a day does far more good than harm.
True, my Grandfather had 4 brothers, he and all the brothers died right at 80 years (heart). None of them drank but one and he lived to 94.
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Old 05-02-2013, 16:59   #220
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Old 05-02-2013, 17:12   #221
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I didn't drink for 3 months once. Then I felt I was really missing out because one of the things I enjoy a lot when I'm around different places is trying local beers or new beers in general. So I'm back to my old ways. I drink less than I use to and usually not with the sole purpose of becoming intoxicated as when I was younger. I enjoy a few pints of beer a few times a month. It just depends how busy I am with stuff how often I indulge.
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Old 05-02-2013, 17:12   #222
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Very rarely, if at all. For one I'm too cheap, I am very materialistic and want something to show for my $$, second I see first hand what alcohol does to people and their lives. I've sat thru hundreds of AA meetings and am in awe of the stories. Not to mention watching people go thru DT's...
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Old 05-02-2013, 17:29   #223
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One time I drank; my wife left me, the dog died, the preacher came to the house and told me I was going to hell, all the grass in my yard turned brown, my truck blew up, my front porch caught on fire, the weed eater wouldn't crank, I stubbed my toe, and I got a summons for jury duty.

I ain't touched the stuff since.
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Old 05-02-2013, 17:38   #224
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One time I drank; my wife left me, the dog died, the preacher came to the house and told me I was going to hell, all the grass in my yard turned brown, my truck blew up, my front porch caught on fire, the weed eater wouldn't crank, I stubbed my toe, and I got a summons for jury duty.

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Old 05-02-2013, 18:09   #225
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Don't drink alcohol same reason I don't shoot heroin it's just a habit I don't need.
If you enjoy drinking have at it ,if not you really dont need a reason you just don't.
Kinda like do the math it explains itself.
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