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Everyday
229
69.82%
Every 2nd day
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12.50%
Every 3 or 4 days
33
10.06%
On the weekends only
19
5.79%
Other
16
4.88%
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Were you a daily drinker or every other day? #2

Old 02-21-2018, 09:00 PM
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Every day, and eventually all day every day. I work from home which made that very easy. I don't even like the taste anymore. Just do it to stave off the shakes and the horrible anxiety. Started seriously trying to quit last November. Best break so far has been 21 days. AA and SR help a lot.
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Old 02-25-2018, 05:55 AM
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8 days a week. I've drank cough syrup, taking any kind of pills, breathed a lot of different kinds of chemicals, drank anything and everything. Smoked anything. Whatever it took.
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Old 02-25-2018, 11:56 AM
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Binder here. Probably once a week. Sometimes less frequently if I’d blacked out an acted like a special kind of ass. But never more than about 3 weeks.

That said, when I do drink it’s blackout city, so heck even once a week I’m probably doing as much damage to myself as though I were at it all day everyday.
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Old 03-03-2018, 11:45 AM
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Hourly wasn't a choice. But when you find yourself tearing the cupboard apart in search of cheap cooking wine or vanilla extract because you are out of everything else, I'd say there might be a problem.
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Old 03-03-2018, 12:56 PM
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Oh I put the hours in, alright. No breaks and no days off. Drank every single evening, for about 5 hours solid, 7 days a week.

The irony was, I drank to relax but it was so tiring. Glad those days are behind me.
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Old 03-04-2018, 04:36 AM
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Every single day. I would get off work, go to the liquor store, buy a pint of vodka and two 16 oz cans of reds apple ale. Drunk and passed out an hour-hour and a half after that.

The weekends were a free for all. I would start drinking the moment I got off work, and toward the end there, it took a few drinks Monday morning to keep me straight throughout the day. That was when I knew it was time to stop. It was either going to become an all day everyday thing, or a never again thing.

46 days sober today.
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Old 03-04-2018, 10:27 AM
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I would go on 5-6 day extreme beer binge.
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Old 03-04-2018, 11:22 AM
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Also all of the above at some point. Started out weekends only, then progressed to wine every night but harder and all day/night on the weekends. That's when I realized I had a problem. Once I began trying not to drink, I would go 2 or 3 days them slip, then another few days until the weekend, and slip again. Eventually I was able to stay sober the whole work week but it took quite awhile before I was able to stay sober for 7 days straight - took at least 18 months to get there.
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Old 03-04-2018, 11:35 AM
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I drank 2-3 nights a week mostly, heavy binge leading into the next day.
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Old 03-05-2018, 12:57 PM
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There should really be an "ALL OF THE ABOVE" option on this poll. Just my experience.
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Old 03-05-2018, 02:42 PM
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I drank everyday without fail. Only the stomach flu would stop me.

Day drank for a 2 year period at my worst. Other then that only at night.

16-18 beers a day at my worst. 12 pack was average.
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Old 03-19-2018, 02:01 PM
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Old 03-30-2018, 02:39 PM
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Vinicient - definitely hear you on that one.
I managed to keep it together enough to get to work, but that was about it
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Old 07-21-2018, 09:15 PM
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Someone bumped this... I presume?

Minimum of 4 days a week for me (Thurs-Sun) but that became 7 days a week most weeks 2-3 years ago.

Started a new job last year and moved and cut the consumption by about half (more moderation, fewer days) for about six months... then had the periods of moderation or sobriety followed by periodic major relapses. Days of excess consumption would be in the 10-15 beer range.

This is my fourth attempt this year to abstain... but this time definitely feels a lot different because I KNOW that I cannot resume consuming alcohol without me sliding down that slope again. I have acknowledged that I cannot control my drinking long term.
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Old 07-22-2018, 07:17 AM
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Wine every day. Started out as drinking with dinner with husband. Then Id start drinking while preparing dinner, then having another glass after dinner. As my life started to unravel because of family stress, I drank not just everyday, but all the time. I added a shot of liquor to my coffee in the morning. I had a glass of wine the minute I came home from work. If I had to run errands, I put wine in a water bottle and drove around with it. I did so,e terrible awful things. I drove to work drunk. Even went to a couple meetings drunk. I hid it all easily and continued to function. I started having blackouts by the end of the day. This is when my husband realized how bad it was. I had been hiding (except for the dimmer wine). toward the end I was starting to see consequences and knew I would eventually kill my self or someone else. It was horrible.
It is interesting to see these posts and others patterns of drinking.
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Old 07-22-2018, 07:25 AM
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Originally Posted by Josie321 View Post
Oh I put the hours in, alright. No breaks and no days off. Drank every single evening, for about 5 hours solid, 7 days a week.

The irony was, I drank to relax but it was so tiring. Glad those days are behind me.
Me too, Josie. I drank to unwind, deal with stress, because I was exhausted, etc. But it caused more anxiety and stress and exhaustion. Crazy!
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Old 07-22-2018, 12:54 PM
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3 hrs in the Bar, 7 to 10 hrs at home after . The world and family just past me by. But I was Ok sure....
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Old 07-22-2018, 01:29 PM
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Mostly everyday until I started trying to stop. Then I embarked on periods of sobriety that sometimes lasted months. Then relapse. Very hard to stop when stress related triggers hit. Picking myself up and trying again is all I can do. SR is a great help. 3 weeks tomorrow.
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Old 07-22-2018, 10:11 PM
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The only reason I didn't drink was because I didn't have the money. If I had money, or if I had stuff to sell, I drank.

I used to have a decent DVD collection, not any more.

I'd wake up feeling ill and drink to feel better, day in, day out. There was no fun in it any more, I just couldn't "not drink".
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Old 07-23-2018, 02:13 AM
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This thread has been a great reminder, and interesting to read--I'm glad it was bumped. Seeing patterns amongst all of us is a stark reminder that I am an alcoholic plain and simple. I was progressive: binger in my 20s, then several days a week socially in my late 20s/early 30s, then every night in my mid 30s, then by the last 6 months I had started drinking during the day and sometimes at work. Horrific and simply not who I want to be. So grateful to be sober. Thank you to everyone for sharing.
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