nothing unusual here for my part of the world, except maybe i started a little later than my peers (16) and hit it a little harder (went through a period in my late teens of going through close to a pint of vodka or whiskey most nights out).
Have done the blacking out, have driven home without knowing how, woken up without the odd tooth. Y'know.
These days i drink mainly decent whiskeys and rarely to anything past mild tipsiness. Can drink socially but try to watch myself. Parental alcoholism was a major factor in a pretty disastrous upbringing but i like to think i've got a reasonable handle on how i use it these days.
― Streep? That's where I'm a-striking! (darraghmac), Thursday, 1 March 2012 02:18 (eleven years ago) link
Regular user here
― lost dion/tomita collab (blank), Thursday, 1 March 2012 02:37 (eleven years ago) link
― buzza, Thursday, 1 March 2012 02:41 (eleven years ago) link
i am tripping on alcohol right now if anyone has any questions
― mookieproof, Thursday, 1 March 2012 02:42 (eleven years ago) link
Voted "occasionally". Had five pints tonight, but like Darragh "part of the world" skews the defintions. When I go home I realise that I'm never the most drunk, and that's one reason I'm dubious about moving back to Ireland.
In retrospect I had a problem in my early twenties linked to crippling social anxiety, got in trouble a couple of times and made a bad impression on lots of people I could otherwise have got along with fine. These days I stick to beer and good whisk(e)y and there aren't many opportunities to get absolutely plastered. But for better or worse, the rush of a night in the offing gets me every time and I get too much pleasure from drinking with friends to ever consider giving it up. I pretty much never drink on my own though.
― seandalai, Thursday, 1 March 2012 02:45 (eleven years ago) link
I'm ~6 months cold turkey after many years of over-indulgence and it's been great! Very rarely tempted to go back. Unfort I have to go to a fundraiser thing this Sat night with dozens of casual friends who will be drinking like fish and I'll have to deal with dozens of well-intentioned offers of drinks. Would rather skip tbh.
― tobo73, Thursday, 1 March 2012 15:38 (eleven years ago) link
Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.
― System, Tuesday, 6 March 2012 00:01 (eleven years ago) link
tried it once
― Mo Money Mo Johnston (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 6 March 2012 01:02 (eleven years ago) link
Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.
― System, Wednesday, 7 March 2012 00:01 (eleven years ago) link
― "marvellously inoffensive" (Eazy), Friday, 9 March 2012 12:47 (eleven years ago) link
maybe the non-drinkers didn't click the thread?
― an elk hunt (Ówen P.), Friday, 9 March 2012 13:57 (eleven years ago) link
Maybe the non-crackheads, junkies, and acid freaks didn't click the crack/heroin/acid threads?
― rain came down like water falling from the clouds (snoball), Friday, 9 March 2012 14:01 (eleven years ago) link
ah so this thread is a gateway thread
― an elk hunt (Ówen P.), Friday, 9 March 2012 14:34 (eleven years ago) link
Maybe the non-drinkers don't come to ILX.
― Mark G, Friday, 9 March 2012 15:03 (eleven years ago) link
this is a little ridic but i've been drinking kombuchas like 2 in a row and enjoying the small buzz though i've been sober for 2 years. is this cheating
― map, Monday, 22 August 2016 01:42 (seven years ago) link