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Stop drinking

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by SpanishDave, Apr 10, 2015.

  1. SpanishDave


    Mar 3, 2009
    Vigo Spain
    sorry no humour in this post, I've asked myself more than half a dozen times if I can stop drinking.

    I can. But I dont. I look forward to it, a lot, I enjoy it.

    Very occasionally, (maybe once a year) I have a blow out and get very messy.
    But on the whole it's just that, when i could have one, I have four. It doesn't go past that weekly, monthly, daily, but i can't do one
  2. I can count on one hand the number of times in the last ten years I have had more than two drinks , unless it was some effete place where the drinks were really puny.
    Stop drinking altogether?? Naaaaa , that's for quitters.;)
  3. Phalex

    Phalex Semper Gumby Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    G.R. MI
    I can do one, or none, or eight......

    I'm usually good for two or three a night on average.

    I think beer is probably one reason I'm so damn fat.
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  4. 48thStreetCustom


    Nov 30, 2005
    You get drunk once a year and you think you have a drinking problem?
  5. jmattbassplaya

    jmattbassplaya Looking for a gig around East Islip, NY!

    Jan 13, 2008
    I don't think that's what he's saying.
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  6. mellowinman

    mellowinman Free Man

    Oct 19, 2011
    I quit in 1992. I have never missed it. The only way you can do it is if you want to. Then it becomes easy.
  7. RED J

    RED J Lol

    Jan 23, 2000
    What you're describing is heavy drinking. But you can stop at a point. Then there is hard core alky who can't stop until he passes out, and causes major life disruption for himself and everyone around them. I have had both in my family. It's kind of a broad statement, I know, but a fair gauge. No guarantee it won't get worse. BTW I speak from personal experience as well.
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  8. StyleOverShow

    StyleOverShow Still Playing After All These Years Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2008
    When vices turn to habits, keep an eye on it. The anecdotes that may follow aren't about you.

    You're a Mad Man kinda guy, there are other substances that become habits too. You are the best person to make an assessment and changes if nec
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  9. 48thStreetCustom


    Nov 30, 2005
    What's he saying? He has 4 beers a month? I couldn't figure that out from his post. "...when i could have one, I have four. It doesn't go past that weekly, monthly, daily, but i can't do one."

    I'm confused about the specifics. But if we're only talking four beers here, I really don't see this as a problem.
    Last edited: Apr 11, 2015
  10. hrodbert696

    hrodbert696 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    I don't think the OP's native language is English, which may account for that. It is hard to tell if this is an alcoholic who's in denial, or a moderate, reasonable drinker with a tender conscience.

    Myself, I drink often but moderately. I'm a beer-with-dinner guy on a routine basis, but it's normally just one beer and half the time I don't even finish it. I tend to nurse them slowly. When I go out it might become two beers, but that's about it, very rare I do more than that.
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  11. Dash Lashes

    Dash Lashes Banned

    Feb 20, 2015
    Go for the Beer and Sausage Diet :bassist::woot:

    "He who says man cannot live on beer and sausage alone has not met Evo Terro"

    The diet allows 6 beers a day.
    Last edited: Apr 11, 2015
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  12. If I read it right, he's saying he almost never drinks less than four, but only completely ruins his and everyone else's day once a year.

    To me, that describes a problem.
  13. 48thStreetCustom


    Nov 30, 2005
    What is this? The Anti-Saloon League? Who gets drunk off 4 beers? I'm joking, but c'mon... let's keep some perspective here. According to a poster in my doctor's office, 14 drinks per week for men is perfectly fine.

  14. I'm not saying 4 is inherently a problem, I'm saying being incapable of less than 4 is a problem. Doesn't mean he's not functional, but it sounds like an issue from where I'm sitting.
  15. 48thStreetCustom


    Nov 30, 2005
    I guess it's all in your perspective. From where I'm sitting, someone who can stop at 4 seems like he has it under control.
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  16. The OP did also make a post about it on Talkbass. That may also have played a role in my conclusion.
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  17. Febs

    Febs Supporting Member

    May 7, 2007
    Philadelphia, PA
    From my perspective, someone who can't stop at one does not have it under control.
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  18. 48thStreetCustom


    Nov 30, 2005
    Really? Two beers means you have a drinking problem? According to my doctor there's nothing wrong with two beers a day every day. 14 drinks a week perfectly fine and normal.
  19. Febs

    Febs Supporting Member

    May 7, 2007
    Philadelphia, PA
    If you can't stop at one, then yes.
  20. 48thStreetCustom


    Nov 30, 2005
    Why not draw the line at zero?

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