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The_Carpet_Frog

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Was just wondering how many people on here are Teetotal ?

I am, not by choice, but its been 8 years now and I can honestly say that I dont miss it in the slightest.
 

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I was a regular drinker from an early age(practically every weekend from the age of 16 or 17) and a heavy smoker(about a half ounce of tobacco a day) but I quit both altogether. On January 1st it will be 4 years since I have smoked tobacco and I haven't touched a drop of alcohol since March 2011. I miss the smoking more than the drinking.
8 years is a long time without a drink Mick.
 

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I'm far from teetotal, but I haven't been out of control drunk for two years this new years, I stop after just a couple of pints these days, have just as much fun, don't do anything dangerous/stupid and don't wake up with a hangover.

I quit smoking almost ten years ago now after being a heavy smoker for a solid ten years and a light smoker for several before that.

I don't miss either and to be honest I didn't find either difficult, quitting smoking was a breeze once I actually wanted to, binge drinking wasn't quite so easy because of the lack of control once I got to the point where I should stop drinking for fear of doing something i'd regret...but when you have the right incentive it helps.

Anyway cracking job on 8 years, that's an achievement!
 

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I was tee total for about 18 months about 4 years ago after a cracking bout of alcohol poisoning from drinking too much red wine on an empty stomach. It was about 3 bottles I think. Not really been much of a red wine drinker since.

I used to drink every weekend right until about 2 years after I graduated Uni. Never really did anything stupid though. Didn't get a chance to really as somebody would phone my dad to take me home if I got a bit too merry. The joys of a large well known family in a small village. My dad would find out about something I'd done before I'd actually done it lol.

Nowadays I do like a drink but don't drink to excess or every weekend anymore. If I do drink it will be at home as I can never be bothered going out anymore. I find young people really irritating. I don't remember being as irritating as them. They also play crap music that gives me a headache that you can't hear yourself talk over.

I liken drinking too much to weeing your money down the toilet and being hungover all day is such a waste. I don't like feeling ill and my weekends are precious nowadays as the weekdays are sucked up by work. It's alright when you're younger and can just sleep your weekends away. If I do that now I never get anything done.
 

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I was bordering on alcoholic according to my doctor, that said I don't feel I drink as much as I used to. When I live at my dad's I had loads of expendable cash, I drank a bottle of Jack Daniels a night, 1/2 Litre or a litre depending on what I could be bothered with. Now it's a drink now and again and when I have enough I just stop unlike before when I would drink until I couldn't move.

I lived in Whitley Bay, not sure if anyone has heard of it before but it's was a party town and every weekend was a party weekend.

The answer is no I'm not teetotal
 

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Im not teetotal by choice either. I gave up smoking because of my kids, but I had to knock drink on the head due to health reasons (it could actually kill me now). I'd have to admit that I dont miss either of them to be honest. My drinking was getting less and less towards the end anyway, mainly because I like reading in bed and you cant do that when you're pissed or got a hangover.

I look back with no regrets though. Drink did make an arse of me, but I really did have a good run when I was younger. Bloody loved the stuff, and there was nothing better than sitting in a pub with a load of mates, pissed and talking shit. Especially if you managed to get a lock in. I noticed that as I got older I just couldnt handle the drink as much as I did. I remember going out Friday, Saturday and Sunday and still wanting to go out some more. As I got older it was either Friday or Saturday, but never both. :grandpa: :lol:
 

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Far from it also although I may try going cold turkey for January,
more through financial reasons rather than any silly resolutions.
Tend not to get blind drunk these days,
though that's more through an over-developed tolerance than direct choice which does cripple my wallet.

I have too much going on & find it near impossible to switch off without a little assistance.
Perhaps that's a mental issue or a dependency but I can live with it for the moment.
 
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