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    What're the drinking patterns of people on CUK, do you drink every night, occasionally or limit yourself to weekends only? Also how much do you generally drink? It's an open question so I'm not going to bother with a poll.

    I drink relatively frequently, but limit myself when I start to feel too groggy after too many nights in a row, I've yet to master having just one or two glasses of wine and generally finish the bottle once opened.

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    You don't live in Altrincham or Sale by any chance do you?

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    In general I'm not a big drinker, not compared to my uni days that's for sure.

    Would probably be categorised as a binge drinker, since these days that means more than 2 pints at once...

    My weakness is the odd Cuba Libre made with Bacardi 8yr or Havana Club Anejo Especial with lashings and lashings of lime

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrRobin View Post
    In general I'm not a big drinker, not compared to my uni days that's for sure.

    Would probably be categorised as a binge drinker, since these days that means more than 2 pints at once...

    My weakness is the odd Cuba Libre made with Bacardi 8yr or Havana Club Anejo Especial with lashings and lashings of lime
    Sod the lime, give me more rum!

    Does that answer the question?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charles Foster Kane View Post
    What're the drinking patterns of people on CUK, do you drink every night, occasionally or limit yourself to weekends only? Also how much do you generally drink? It's an open question so I'm not going to bother with a poll.

    I drink relatively frequently, but limit myself when I start to feel too groggy after too many nights in a row, I've yet to master having just one or two glasses of wine and generally finish the bottle once opened.
    Are you worried that you are?

    It's not really about how much you drink, it's why - to suppress feelings etc and it's also about how much of a personality change you have when you do, and if you think about it lots.

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    If, when you honestly want to, you find you cannot quit entirely, or if when drinking, you have little control over the amount you take, you are probably alcoholic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucy View Post
    Are you worried that you are?

    It's not really about how much you drink, it's why - to suppress feelings etc and it's also about how much of a personality change you have when you do, and if you think about it lots.
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    I used to drink nearly every night, generally by myself. Then I made an effort to have orange juice instead of whisky, and cut down significantly. Except I think I'm now addicted to orange juice.

    I'd miss it if I gave up, and it's very rare I can limit myself to one drink if I start, so I guess that makes me an alcoholic to some extent.

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    I’ve got better recently but I have a complicated situation. My other half is a dry alcoholic who hasn’t touched a drop for over 10 years now. She’s very conscious of when I do drink and how much to the point where she puts a lot of pressure on me not to which makes me do it more.

    When faced with all the pressure not to I tend to have large binges although lately I just haven’t been that into it out of my choice and not hers. I have drunk huge amounts and had blackouts and shakes etc, kind of drinking like a student.

    I’ve mellowed a lot lately which I feel better for and it has made things at home a lot better as well. Cutting back because I just don’t feel like getting hammered instead of her tugging on my arm saying ‘don’t you think you’ve had enough now?’ is much better.

    I have had CBT counselling for this and am considering it again. I do think about it a lot but I think if my relationship situation were different I wouldn’t as much.

    I quite enjoy being sober now and I seem to have developed a stopping point as well, it’s not fun being too drunk, falling about the place and talking rubbish, not at the time or the next morning. I’ve managed to take that on board and remind myself of it when I’m drinking.

    I can’t remember the last time I got ‘steaming’ drunk – which makes a change!
    Because feelings...

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    I can have one glass of wine and leave it.
    I can also have about 7 bottles of wine between 2 and end up dancing in the kitchen.

    I can stay in all week and not even think about it.
    But if I had to stay all week, plus Friday AND Saturday I'd start itching...and not in a sexy way. I'd probably be quite ratty too, and a bit sorry for myself. Infact I'm getting a bit stressed out now just thinking about it!! I seriously might have to drag my lad out tonight now...I dont know what's come over me!! I feel quite claustraphobic

    <breathe>

    My dad made his own wine growing up, so I see drinking as very much the norm...although I dont do it all the time anymore, cause of the new slim-line me
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