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shelly009 06-15-2010 04:28 PM

Were you a daily drinker or every other day?
 
I am very curious to find out how many daily drinkers we have vs people who binge drink or drink heavily every few days.

Please take this poll! Thanks!

NoHo 06-15-2010 04:33 PM

Pretty much every single day. Heavier on Thursday and Friday nights.

loveon2legs 06-15-2010 05:13 PM

Hi Shelly!! Near the end of my drinking I was drinking every other day, just because I was sick from drinking the night before....I tried to just drink on the weekends, but never made it that far...
However in the early days of my drinking, I was more of a weekend drinker...but one heavy one!! just shows how slippery the slop gets....

Programmer27 06-15-2010 05:13 PM

Every 3-4 with serious 2-3 day binges occasionally. HEAVY drinker when I did drink.

MyGraySkies 06-15-2010 05:14 PM

Daily drinker.

MelindaFlowers 06-15-2010 05:15 PM

I binged everyday.

Horselover 06-15-2010 05:35 PM

Pretty much every day unless life got in the way.

bcboy 06-15-2010 05:55 PM

I would hammer on Tuesday, Thursday then from Friday until Sunday.

KingsCross 06-15-2010 06:06 PM

The poll doesn't really fit me... I mean, when?

First 5 years: Friday evening, 1/2 750 bottle
Second 5 years: Friday & Saturday: full 750 bottle
Third 5 years: Friday, Saturday, Sunday, & Wednesday: 2 750 bottles plus beer.
Last 5 years: Anytime I can get away with it, 2-3 bottles plus a case or two of beer.

I live a flexible lifestyle, and that just made it easier to hide. As long as I could function in public as much as was necessary, I could drink the rest of the time. Scheduling drinking (amount I could drink vs. time to sober up to function) became an art form. What a waste of time. (i.e., life)

When did I drink? Yes!

least 06-15-2010 06:31 PM

All day, every day...:(

Fandy 06-15-2010 06:43 PM

I was only NOT drinking for 9 days total in 2009....and it was not by choice, i was hospitalized for a neuro issue...once i was discharged, I waited about 3 days then started up again, escalating...to where I drank from the time I got home from work, until the time I fell asleep...drinking to help me sleep....

when I didn't go to work for the day, I would start when I got up and the day went downhill from there.

sobermax 06-15-2010 06:52 PM

Whenever I could get away with it.

NoHo 06-15-2010 06:55 PM

Sad to think that sometimes I stayed late at work as a control mechanism knowing that once I got home it would be drink until sleep.

MelindaFlowers 06-15-2010 07:04 PM

I was always envious of people who could take a day off. Not me.

MelindaFlowers 06-15-2010 07:05 PM


Originally Posted by Fandy (Post 2626493)
I was only NOT drinking for 9 days total in 2009....and it was not by choice, i was hospitalized for a neuro issue...once i was discharged, I waited about 3 days then started up again, escalating...to where I drank from the time I got home from work, until the time I fell asleep...drinking to help me sleep....

when I didn't go to work for the day, I would start when I got up and the day went downhill from there.

Hi Fandy,
I can really relate to that. I've thought back about how many days I actually did not drink. I think in 2009 I maybe had three days off? That's when I had the flu.

Flip77 06-15-2010 07:08 PM

Every waking minute that I wasn't at work, morning till sleep, would even drink when I would get up to use the bathroom at nite (would bring two beers to bed with me every nite). Drink when I was sick, wouldn't go out to eat unless they served beer, have brought beer on bike rides around town in my water bottle, and so on. Little more than month later being sober I can't believe the life I was living and all the things I was missing out on just so I wouldn't go without. What a waste! Flip.

Rusty Zipper 06-15-2010 07:29 PM

30+ years daily, and the 15 years before,

the progression started

mercurial me 06-15-2010 07:39 PM

Beer first thing in the morning (usually motivated me to get my day started aka an eye-opener)
Frequently drank during the day while I was at work
Always drank during the day on a day off
Always drank in the evening

x8 years of that gave me the liver the size of a small puppy

sleepie 06-15-2010 07:43 PM

Nearly an everyday binger since 2002. Started getting some days, weeks and months of sobriety late in 2008.

Severian 06-15-2010 07:53 PM


Originally Posted by bcboy (Post 2626451)
i would hammer on tuesday, thursday then from friday until sunday.

+1

Surlyredhead 06-15-2010 08:12 PM


Originally Posted by least (Post 2626478)
All day, every day...:(

Same here.....

smacked 06-15-2010 08:17 PM

Id go days, weeks..months sometimes..in my feeble attempt to not be such an alcoholic. I never went a day without thinking about it though..just like an alcoholic. ;)

Pancake 06-15-2010 08:18 PM

I drank every single day...was literally TERRIFIED of not being able to drink!! I made darn sure I had booze every day. Well, until it ended that is.

Love Pancake xo

SomeoneSomwhere 06-15-2010 08:40 PM

Every day but I made stupid rules like "Today I won't start till 12" or on Saturdays I won't drink till before I'm going to bed... or like "I'll drink in the morning so I can do HW in the afternoon" it was pretty ridiculous...then I just started drinking all the time. It didn't matter if I had class or work, I drank at work, before work, after work. But I wasn't an alcoholic. I just drank. Denial. I'm still sort of working through step one. I haven't accept the whole being an alcoholic on all levels... I can't explain it. Right now I'm two weeks sober though. And it started out as only drinking on weekends or a few times a week then it progressed.

Timebuster 06-15-2010 09:05 PM

I drank 24 7

I help the liquor store open up in the morning

Boot leggier on Sundays. .

Sleep with a bottle under my pillow, so when I woke I the middle of the night I had a drink for the dilemma trimmers.

Next
TB

AWOL 06-15-2010 10:19 PM

My drinking career started at an "induction" ceremony at the age of 17. My legal peers told me to stand on a bar stool and down a quart of beer in 10 seconds. I was a willing "inductee" and enjoyed the taste of beer so much I drank beer every night for a couple of decades. I think I was an alcoholic even before I started drinking. My ability to stand on bar stools deteriorated in time.

wichitaks 06-15-2010 10:20 PM

Man those are some pretty amazing stories, I feel like a light-weight considering I only drank on saturday's and some fridays but never both:) Hey maybe Im not an alcoholic;) haha jk.....

tallcactus 06-15-2010 10:28 PM


Originally Posted by smacked (Post 2626589)
Id go days, weeks..months sometimes..in my feeble attempt to not be such an alcoholic. I never went a day without thinking about it though..just like an alcoholic. ;)

I would go days, weeks and sometimes a month or two, but always thought about drinking.
Yes, I'm a alcoholic.
Been sober almost a year. Last drink July 30th or 31st after a two day binge, after having over 5 years sober, when I thought I could drink again.
I can't and I accept that.
To all, ODAAT.

Snarf 06-15-2010 10:46 PM

Daily drinker for over a decade. Of course I'd miss a day every couple weeks or so, but that was usually an accident. Drank 'cause I felt bad, drank 'cause I felt good, drank 'cause I felt nothing.

kelsh 06-15-2010 10:56 PM

My drinking pattern was all over the place....
 
depending on what was going on in my life. I grew up with my alcoholic grandmother living with us & swore I would never be like her...I ended up every bit like her though. :c020:

I didn't start drinking until I got married at 20 years old & then it was a big deal to share a six pack with my husband on Friday nights. As most of you know as time goes by the amount I drank increased because I liked how it made me feel.

Then the difficult times would come along & my drinking would increase. This continued on until it started affecting my marriage so I moved out so I could drink as much as I wanted to. I drank most every evening & all weekend.

The trauma's in my life were like a key to another level of drinking to block everything out of my mind but it didn't work. When I worked I didn't drink as often or as much & when pregnant I didn't drink at all but because I couldn't keep anything down...even water in the first months.

Eventually I crossed that invisible line you hear people talk about where the alcohol had me & I couldn't function without it at a certain time of day when working...would start drinking as soon as I got home until I went to bed. I did this for four years until I was so sick of everything I knew if I didn't get help I would die soon...I was a walking example of an alcoholic with a very red face & under weight. :a108:

I asked for help for my alcoholism & Clinical Depression at the same time & had two counselors...one for the alcoholism & one for the depression. That was 21 years ago & I am still sober & still see my doctor for my depression.

I stopped soon enough that my body wasn't damaged but still have the trauma to deal with now & again but now know what to do to help myself.

I wanted to be sober more than anything else in my life & I worked the AA Program & went to meetings & improved my job skills so ended up at retirement with a good feeling about what I had accomplished. :ring

kelsh


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