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Old 10-12-2013, 11:58   #26
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No alcohol for me, I just choose not to drink. I don't like the taste of beer and can't stand the smell of it.
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Old 10-12-2013, 12:00   #27
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I stopped drinking about 2 years ago, for no other reason than I was involved in a nasty child custody battle for my son, that I won, by the way. My ex hit me with 4 separate child abuse charges in 4 months, ranging from beating him to sexually abusing him. All proven false. Combine that with 18 separate visits from the NYS Troopers in 1 year for welfare checks for my son that my ex called them on to intimidate me, and you can see why I would want to be able to answer my door without alcohol on my breath.
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Old 10-12-2013, 12:03   #28
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I stopped drinking about 2 years ago, for no other reason than I was involved in a nasty child custody battle for my son, that I won, by the way. My ex hit me with 4 separate child abuse charges in 4 months, ranging from beating him to sexually abusing him. All proven false. Combine that with 18 separate visits from the NYS Troopers in 1 year for welfare checks for my son that my ex called them on to intimidate me, and you can see why I would want to be able to answer my door without alcohol on my breath.
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Old 10-12-2013, 12:04   #29
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I do not drink. Why? I believe it is foolish to ingest mind altering substances.

Beer companies spend millions trying trying to make us believe supermodels will magically appear if you "pop a top". But a pair of crosses on a road side near my home where a drunk driver killed a man's wife and only child is sadly the more likely result.


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Old 10-12-2013, 12:07   #30
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A very occasional glass of wine, which I would rarely finish (with a nice diner, typically). Otherwise, no thanks. A long time ago I decided that there were enough alcoholics in my family so I broke the cycle.

When someone offers me drink I say "Allah forbids it". That usually shuts everybody up.
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Old 10-12-2013, 12:13   #31
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I just don't think generally alcoholic drinks are a positive. I don't like degrading my faculties. It just doesn't seem to be a generally logical or particularly smart thing to do. Since I perceive no substantial positive for drinking alcohol, I don't generally drink at all. That said, I would sip a toast if not doing so would make a social situation awkward (like at a wedding, etc.)... I'm not anti-alcohol.

I don't see anything wrong with other people drinking responsibly. I don't look down on those who do. Just not something I care to do personally.
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Old 10-12-2013, 12:13   #32
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Well, I know for dam sure I'm not drinking today. No promises for tomorrow.
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Old 10-12-2013, 12:19   #33
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Old 10-12-2013, 12:30   #34
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I don't drink alcohol, but I do enjoy beverages that contain it. HH
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Old 10-12-2013, 12:30   #35
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Very rarely. A bottle of my proison will last me years. I like to do too many things that don't agree with the stuff.
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Old 10-12-2013, 12:31   #36
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I don't.

I have a couple different brands of Beer in my refrigerator for a couple lady friends that come over to shoot.

I even tried a couple Beers a couple months ago.
Then I remembered why I don't drink, I just don't like it, never have.
Beer tastes like what I imagine Pee would taste like.

Even as a young Marine I'd drink a little once in a while to be one of the boys but never seen anything in it.
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Old 10-12-2013, 12:40   #37
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Used to socially/occasionally years ago. Saw too many alcoholics and addiction issues in my family and realized I probably have a genetic weakness for that sort of thing. Gave it up. Just decided one day that I wouldn't drink and that was that. . Don't drink, smoke, gamble, or use drugs. I have kids and don't want them to end up like me looking at my parents/other relatives. Also, my father sent himself to his death in his 50s from drugs and alcohol, but that was after I had stopped. That was more motivation to never drink again.
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Old 10-12-2013, 12:43   #38
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May I suggest that you complete that statement?


Ya mean something like...

"don't drink anymore since the last one and until the next one" The Okie Corral
.......or any less than usual.

I just opened a beer.....and I am at work!

I must have a real problem (according to some here).
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Old 10-12-2013, 12:48   #39
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I choose not to drink as well.
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Old 10-12-2013, 13:09   #40
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I don't drink anymore.......
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.......or any less than usual.
Wonder if anyone's ever said that at AA?

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Old 10-12-2013, 13:12   #41
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Wonder if anyone's ever said that at AA?

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not in those words,

but showing up completely demolished....more than once.. I've seen that.
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Old 10-12-2013, 13:30   #42
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nope. friends do , but then act stupid its time to go home . i had uncle for a drunk and seeing him drink and effects it had , i never had a taste for it . but i absolutely drink CHEERWINE with ice in a chilled mug .
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Old 10-12-2013, 13:39   #43
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not in those words,

but showing up completely demolished....more than once.. I've seen that.
I've heard some stories from a good friend who was going to AA for awhile, he made it sound like I had a chance of hooking up with a drunk fluzzie. He was sticking to the rules and wouldn't say too much but he was still encouraging me to go, I passed on that.

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Old 10-12-2013, 14:17   #44
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Got my drinking done early I guess... raised some hell in my teens & early 20s. Since getting married was more of a one-after-work, two-on-the-weekend type of guy.

Some years ago my wife had to quit for her meds, so I quit with her. Found I didn't miss it at all.

I shared a tasty bottle of hard cider earlier this week.

Maybe two years ago I drank a pint of VO over the course of a week when I felt myself coming down with a cold.

Haven't had a beer in at least 8 years.
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Old 10-12-2013, 14:39   #45
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I don't. I abhor alcohol: I think it's the worst poison Man's ever made. My parents were both horrible alcoholics, as were many family friends we had when I was growing up. They've both been sober and clean about 27 years now.

I've also had 7 negative encounters with drunk drivers in my life; including an idiot who almost killed me, another idiot who almost killed numerous people by driving them off the road, and a double fatality 50 feet outside my apartment (both driver and passenger had been drinking).

So keep your alcohol. And if you MUST drink, for the love of God, please don't drive. That double fatality tops my list as the single most violent, worst thing I've ever seen in my 30 years of life, and I really don't want to see something like that ever again.
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Old 10-12-2013, 14:47   #46
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I don't drink because I haven't really found something I can drink straight. And I can't afford to spend the money to stock up on booze to make mixed drinks at home, but I generally can't find a DD to head out to a bar with.

That and I just don't really see a reason to drink, I don't find it all that enjoyable. And I hate being around drunk morons. If I had a DD, and money, and knew I would be surrounded by people who can drink and not be an ******* when they're drunk, then yeah, I might drink. But that's pretty much impossible to do currently.
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Old 10-12-2013, 14:54   #47
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Very , very little . Maybe a couple of times a year .

Same here, maybe once every 3 or 4 months might have a beer when I'm out for dinner and even then I give the keys to the wife and let her drive us home. Bought a six pack almost 3 yrs. ago, still got 2 bottles left in frig., don't even know if it is still good to drink.
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Old 10-12-2013, 14:56   #48
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Old 10-12-2013, 15:27   #49
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Old 10-12-2013, 15:31   #50
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Hitler never drank alcohol either

Why do you guys hate 'Murica?


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