Originally posted by elevatedone
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Originally posted by Soldier of God
When you're young it seems like a lot of fun
Originally posted by curious7
Had to comment on this by saying that I may be an exception. I'm 27 years of age and have never enjoyed alcohol. Only ever drank it socially but even then, it was extremely rare I went out and drank. Last time I did was back in 2007 when myself and my now ex-friends went on our fourth and final Alcoholocaust (which was our once a year session of drinking at home together and playing drinking games while listening to heavy metal, going to our now closed fave heavy metal bar until the all night metal club opened then staying there till it closed at 6AM)
Only ever enjoyed myself because of the laughs and the company, always paced myself and the act of drinking the alcohol itself (whether it be beer, whiskey, vodka, absinthe, Jagermeister, saki, you name it) never had anything fun about it. It was just putting a horrible tasting liquid down my throat, nothing more.
Originally posted by canselmi
It's no secret that there are people who suffer from alcoholism. But there are also people like myself who know how to limit themselves. I drink almost everyday, but most of those days I have only one drink. Get home after a long day at work and enjoy a nice cold beer. But I realize some people can't stop after just 1.
On a side note, I think I might learn to brew beer or make wine in order to have a commodity to trade after TSHTF. I'll be the most popular guy around
Originally posted by EnochRoot
Originally posted by SlapTheGinkels
Come on.. All people with an high IQ had an drinking or drug problem. When I drink I know how far I can take it and know where to end it. Society makes people drink irresponsibly. Beer is great, I encourage all to drink. Broaden your mind, and drink. Just don't be a tool. It's the trash or weak minded individuals that have issues with substance.
Possibly one of the most short sighted & ignorant things I have ever read. You sir, know not of what you speak IMO.
If you've never suffered from an addiction you should hold your tongue...fingers, even
I haven't had a drink for over six years & my life is not what I imagined it would be. It's a definite change for the better.
I have a 20 year blur instead of a past, punctuated with some blank spaces that I don't think I even want to remember.
Most people who attempt to stop drinking fail (so a psychiatrist tells me) & I have succeeded (for today, which is all any of us have anyway). Oddly I don't feel like trash or weak minded.