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Were you a daily drinker or every other day? #2

Old 10-03-2017, 05:43 AM
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When I started with own business from home it became every day. Before when I had a job I controlled it through the week and would have days off.
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Old 10-03-2017, 11:50 AM
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Originally Posted by stephengb View Post
When I started with own business from home it became every day. Before when I had a job I controlled it through the week and would have days off.
Yup. I don't work in the summer and with the arrival of my husband home, I didn't have to stay on task with my child. It became around the clock and no functioning necessary (except hiding it from him). Not surprisingly, I ended up in the hospital two summers in a row after about 2 months of round-the-clock drinking. Like clockwork.
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Old 10-03-2017, 12:09 PM
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Heavily every weekend from the age of 15 to 19. Every single day from the age of 20 to 37.

On week days I would start while driving home from work. Usually 2 - 6 beers, then 2 - 5 glasses of wine while cooking dinner and eating, afterwards, several strong bourbon over ice drinks.

Weekends were they're own craziness.

Oddly enough I did all of this while obtaining multiple pilots licenses and ratings as well as going from an entry level position in my current job ( not aviation related ) to running the entire operation with 35 employees in 10 years.

It's amazing i didn't blow all that but somehow I kept up with life, someone or something was looking out for me for sure!

The past 18 months however have been terrible, it's like my body went from a mid 30s guy to a near hopeless alcohol dependant loser overnight.

Sorry if I got off subject there.
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Old 02-16-2018, 06:50 PM
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A bottle of wine a night started with dinner 6 or 7ish and went until around 11pm some days Id have more if I started around 5:00 Id just try to space it out a little more. Either way each time I drank itd be to get drunk

This went on for a 3-5 years, for pregnant ao I have a year off each time but once I gave birth Id be back to my habits wishing a few months
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Old 02-16-2018, 08:22 PM
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Everyday. Two cheap 1.75 bottles of vodka per week with a few craft beers. M-F was 5-10pm and weekends were anywhere from early afternoon to 11-12pm. Almost always drank at home, many times alone. Drank to mask my anxiety...little did I know I was making it worse.
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Old 02-16-2018, 08:27 PM
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At the end, 3 bottles of wine daily just to keep myself steady. Much more if I went on a bender obvs.

What a life. Never, ever again.
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Old 02-17-2018, 03:30 AM
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Originally Posted by Readygo View Post
A bottle of wine a night started with dinner 6 or 7ish and went until around 11pm some days Id have more if I started around 5:00 Id just try to space it out a little more. Either way each time I drank itd be to get drunk

This went on for a 3-5 years, for pregnant ao I have a year off each time but once I gave birth Id be back to my habits wishing a few months
Pretty much identical to me.
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Old 02-17-2018, 03:51 AM
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Started on wknds only then every nite & progressed to all the time!
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Old 02-17-2018, 04:41 AM
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My first love was alcohol. Doesn't matter if it was 2 drinks a night or 10. My fixation on when I can drink next defines my life and that is why I'm an alcoholic.
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Old 02-17-2018, 05:47 AM
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Weekends, rarely but it did happen, during the week.

I knew it was time to quit alcohol. Grow up, get myself together, stop hiding my drinking and lying about it to everyone including myself.

No real war stories, a couple snarky arguments with my husband. Enough was enough. Time to get sober before I lost control and hurt people I love.
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Old 02-17-2018, 05:57 AM
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It was cyclical for me. 2-3 times a week (I would carefully plan for it in each instance) with benders of 3 or so days occurring about once a month towards the end.
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Old 02-17-2018, 02:12 PM
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Daily. To blackout every day.

What a way to exist.

Thankful to be sober and free now. To have 24 hours in a day.
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Old 02-17-2018, 02:13 PM
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Never a daily drinker. Was a once every couple of weeks binge drinking. On vacation more.
Sometimes went months with no drinks.
But I know I have a problem with alcohol.
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Old 02-17-2018, 02:50 PM
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I drank every day for more than 20 years. I could count on one hand the number of days I hadn't drank before stopping and the only time those days ever happened where when I was too sick to even have a hot toddy.

If I was working I'd pour my first drink as soon as the bar was setup in the AM. If I had the day off I'd pour a glass of white wine before noon.

I didn't always drink to oblivion but I did drink all day every day. I've been working in bars my entire adult life.
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Old 02-18-2018, 03:46 AM
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Daily. Around the clock. 20-60 beers a day depending how much money I had.
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Old 02-18-2018, 02:58 PM
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All day, every day, especially the last year. Like an IV, constantly pumping it in.
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Old 02-18-2018, 05:57 PM
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Before I quit the first time id start before I got my little girls up for school at 7am. Every single day. That was a fifth a day every day for years. Since I started again four years ago it got up to about a bottle and a half of wine and a half pint of hard liquor every day. Before I quit ten days ago I drank 3 bottles of wine.
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Old 02-18-2018, 07:49 PM
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I would typically get in one good binge on a Friday/Saturday, then do a mini weeknight binge as soon as I'd recovered from that one (some weeks two). Just a cycle of drinking, hangovers, and anxiety, not to mention so much wasted and lost time.
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Old 02-19-2018, 03:11 PM
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Fri-Sat-Sun but a lot on those days and there were plenty of times I drank during the week as well.
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Old 02-21-2018, 03:14 PM
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Every. Single. Day. It started with weekend vodka and whatever, then daily, but I always justified it because it was only after 6 pm. It was a 1.75 liter bottle in 2 days, then it took less than 2 days. Blackouts almost every night. In my infinite wisdom I decided to switch to wine. I mean, after all, it's "just" wine, right? Began working from home so I took that opportunity to start at 3pm. Did that for a year where a big box lasted 3 days, then 2, then 1 1/2. Until last month when I finally had enough. Can't imagine going back to that misery.
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