Drinking

  • Syd Barrett.

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    I agree with the "drinking is fine in moderate amounts" viewpoint. I'm not all for drinking yourself senseless, because it impairs your judgment and all that (and let's not forget the matter of drinking and driving). And I've often heard that people who drink heavily are usually using alcohol as a coping mechanism for the pain in their lives, but I don't know any heavy drinkers, so I couldn't say.
    June 11th, 2009 at 07:39pm
  • the footloose doll.

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    I think people can do whatever pleases them as long as it does not impact badly upon those around them.
    If people are old enough to drink, they should be well aware of the health concerns associated with alcohol.
    However underage drinking kind of contradicts that.

    Drinking in excessive amounts is never good, and I think if someone wishes to do that, it's their own decision/fault.
    Like me for example. Haha. I drank too much a couple weeks back, and I was on antibiotics as well. I got ridiculously sick and had no one to blame but myself.

    So.. to each to their own.
    June 15th, 2009 at 05:21pm
  • Tom Fletcher.

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    People just need to know when to stop, in my opinion, though it can be hard.
    Personally, I hate getting really drunk because I'm always ill a few hours later, and one of the worst things for me is vomiting or feeling sick.

    I hate seeing people in that state, too. One of my freinds who is usually sensible with drink had a few glasses of wine way too fast, and cried and was sick and fell over the whole night. It was hell looking after her because we couldn't get home until the bus came. The only highlight of the night was when she was sat on a bucket near a bank, then rolled off it and down a hill into a bush. :tehe: She was okay, though.

    So... yeah. I'm okay with it, as long as you know your limits.
    June 15th, 2009 at 10:11pm
  • Fool With Dreams.

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    I've gotten drunk once.
    The weekend of my 16th birthday.
    I fought with someone I really care about and the next morning, I woke up and cried. Alcohol destroys things. Not only friends, but family. My mom was a drunk. I was 9 years old, taking care of a 7 year old, a baby and a grown woman. My step-dad only drinks alcohol it seems. It hurts my younger brother and I b/c we get the crap. Alcohol in my eyes, it's hurtful and a killer.
    June 20th, 2009 at 01:32am
  • KinkyArmstrong.

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    I drink often but not too often, i just have massive piss ups with my older friends and shit and also in the house, my mums okay with me drinking infront of her, she likes to see how i react to it which is quite understandable, i totally respect my mum for that. I love drink xD JD ftw<3

    It does destory things, and it kills, people need to know when to stop. I think drinking is fun, if your doing it with Friends/family on occasions or having a good time but, people shouldnt take it too far somtimes, I think there maybe should be a law saying you can only have so much or buy so much alcohol from a pub/bar/club in one night? I dunno maybe its to much work to keep tabs on everyone. these are just my views.
    June 21st, 2009 at 01:41am
  • the footloose doll.

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    ^^ I think the only sort of law like that is alcohol distributors aren't allowed to sell anyone visibly drunk more alcohol. Or they just kick you out of the place.
    But it doesn't work that well if people are good at hiding their intoxication. Unless they've had so much they're vomiting/passing out.
    June 22nd, 2009 at 05:23pm
  • Mrs.Brightside

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    I do drink, but only socially with my friends. I think it's fine to do it, as long as you put a LIMIT. Sure get drunk once in a while with your friends for the hell of it, but don't make it a habit to go and kill your liver (it's the liver, isn't it? O.o) destroyed every Saturday night lol.
    June 15th, 2010 at 04:06am
  • ella vator.

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    ^ Yeah, it's the liver.

    I don't really care about drinking, if other's want to do it then who cares, you know? It's their life. I just think it's pointless getting piss drunk and not being able to remember what happened after.
    June 15th, 2010 at 08:31pm
  • arizona skies.

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    I do drink and I have no problem with other people drinking. Some people just don't know their limits with it, and that's the only time it irritates me.

    Whenever we go out, me and my friends are quite careful with it. No one's ever stumbling around, completely out of their mind drunk. Me and my friend are those people who can drink and drink and drink and it not affect us too badly. Although saying this, my best friend doesn't drink that much when we go out, and she always keeps everyone in check.
    June 18th, 2010 at 10:47pm
  • pulmonary archery.

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    I drink to get drunk. I don't see a point in one or two casual drinks. I usually know my limits though and don't completely lose it - I think the last time I was blind drunk was last November, and it was a little silly of me because I was on a college trip too, but it wasn't my fault - German alcohol measurements are much bigger than English, apparently. x]

    I also have drinks I avoid or drink rarely, because I know they will get me wasted. I decide whether or not to have shots depending on the occasion and what else I've had to drink. I am responsible with it, I consider the situation and I know when to stop and say no (as long as I haven't already hit the stage when I lose my will power, heh).

    As with anything, there are people who abuse it, but I think alcohol can be enjoyed responsibly. :]
    June 20th, 2010 at 09:44pm
  • fauxpunker

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    I've lost a friend to drunk driving. She was drunk and knew it, so she opted to get a ride with someone. Unfortunately, that person didn't know their limits. He lost control of his car doing 103 on the interstate. I was visiting her in the hospital when her parents made the decision to take her off life support.

    I HATE people that drink and drive. I have nothing but contempt for anyone that thinks it's no big deal.

    That said, I drink. However, I don't drink to get drunk (well, not usually; it takes very special circumstances for me to get ripped out of my mind anymore). For that reason, I drink things that I actually like. I'm a beer, wine, and bourbon snob. But, if I'm out, my wife gets the keys by my second drink. Whether I think I'm feeling it or not.
    June 21st, 2010 at 04:31am
  • Pretty Visitors.

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    My parents broke up because my dad was an alcoholic. He died this year from liver failure, because of alcohol.
    And yet when I go out with my friends, I'm always the one who drinks the most and gets too drunk. Usually I don't think about it but when I do, I'm ashamed.
    I just like drinking. It gives me confidence. That sounds terrible, but it's fun for me. I'm making sure that I don't get dependent on it though. I have too much experience of knowing what alcohol does to people.
    June 29th, 2010 at 10:19pm
  • Falling Into Dreams

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    Drinking for me is basically liquid courage. I have GAD (Generalize anxiety disorder) and the world basically scares me... when I'm sober.
    The problem with me is I'm not the type of person who will drink to have a good time, or drink just to catch a buzz. If I drink, I get completely drunk every time. I've tried to just drink to be tipsy and I find myself always feeling like it's just not enough.
    I've gotten into many arguments with my mom about how she thinks I drink too much. In Canada, legal age is 19 and I keep trying to tell her that. But she wont have it and it's very frustrating.
    September 3rd, 2010 at 05:43pm
  • Pixie Sunderland.

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    I've done my fair share of stupid stuff when I was drunk.
    And I feel terrible about all of them.
    I've cut back a lot and I definately know my limits now - but I guess you've got to make mistakes to learn, right?
    I still like drinking, though. I don't think that'll ever change.
    I just know where to stop.
    September 4th, 2010 at 03:25pm
  • sunflowers.

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    I've never drunk for liquid courage, I either drink in moderation or purposely to get slightly drunk but I don't really know why that is. I really don't think it's to give me more confidence, I just don't like being the only sober person, it's no fun.

    That being said, I'm pretty tiny, I can't handle too much alcohol. I've never once puked when drunk but it really doesn't take me very much to get drunk, so I make sure I've had a proper meal before I leave the house if I'm going to be drinking a lot.

    I did drink quite a lot over the summer though. It wasn't very clever Shifty
    September 5th, 2010 at 01:34pm
  • Amelie.

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    I don't care much for drinking, but I do it anyway. There was a period of time last year where I was drinking to cope with my depression; I'm not proud of that, I must say. I was getting drunk because I'd feel better about myself and forget why I was upset... not very smart or healthy. Note, it doesn't take much for me to get drunk though... haha. Now I just drink a little socially, not to cope.

    I've never driven drunk though. My friend's brother died because of a drunk driver. I could just never put someone elses life at stake like that.
    September 8th, 2010 at 01:06am
  • Zazoo

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    Little is okay. Just don't go hammer yourself out or enough to act like an ass and be drunk.
    September 9th, 2010 at 11:59pm
  • Paparazzi

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    I get drunk a fair bit to be honest.
    September 13th, 2010 at 11:32am
  • The Brightside

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    I don't drink. I've never thought it was cool, all throughout high school, and now most of my friends have finally seen the light. Well, some of my friends. I just hate the way everyone in my year looks forward to getting shitfaced at a party, or sneaking into the pub with a fake ID or turning 18 and being able to go to the pub without a fake ID. It just seems so... stupid.

    So I guess I'm not against alcohol entirely (some of it tastes alright, and if in moderation I guess it can be relaxing), just the whole 'drinking to get drunk' thing, and how it's apparently so cool.
    I like how my opinions have changed in the last year. XD

    I'm at university now. Drinking is a huge part of the culture here. (All social events revolve around it.) And I don't mind, because it's personal choice and I can see why people think it's fun. I don't like getting shitfaced necessarily, but the social situations are much more relaxed and it's easier to get along with everyone.

    I still don't think it's cool... I just see it as a way of life here.
    September 14th, 2010 at 12:01pm
  • Tre Cool

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    Maybe it's cause I'm at a CC, but I still have the same opinions about drinking than I did in high school. Or maybe I'm just weird.
    September 15th, 2010 at 04:46am