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Old 01-11-2020, 07:26 PM
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Alcohol - "do you drink"

Me - "yep"

Disclaimer - as I had been off for almost 2 weeks before the interview and partying over the holidays a bit more. Typically I have a beer or 2 and a shot during the week. Weekends/parties a bit more.

Nurse - "how many"

Me - 2 beers 2 shots

Nurse - "a week?"

Me - "no, night"

Nurse - "how long have you abused alcohol"

Me - "Abuse?"

Nurse - "that's 28 drinks a week, do you want me to write this down"

Me "ahhhh, yeah I am going under for surgery so I figure you need to know"



So THT members how many do yo have a week and do you think this is abuse?










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I use to drink a 12 pack of bud lite per night,double on the weekends, I went on to seagrams,jim,jack and a few others......I woke up 131 days ago and decided that id had enough.....if your questioning abuse, more than likely you are......IMHO yes its abuse......
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Two beers and a good single malt or two pretty much every night. Sometimes the missus opens some red wine so I help her with that instead. Yes its too much, not so much the quantity by itself but also because its every night.
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I thought abuse was spilling your drink or letting beers freeze
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I started early...used to keep vodka in my Canoe aftershave bottle in my locker in high school...

When I was arrested in Tampa in the mid 60's for minors possession and jailed overnight, all I could think about was how could I hide my booze so they wouldn;'t find it.

I cleaned out the quart jug for the windshield washer in my MGA and bought new neoprene hoses and ran them to the inside of the car. When I pushed the washer plunger in, out came my Bacardi. I was 17 when I thought of that.

That all lasted until 16 years ago...when I had finally had enough. I dont miss it at all.
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Get your liver tested with some blood test.
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Stopped 23 years ago. started with 1 a day. Then I kept getting better at it. Don’t miss any of it.
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Abuse? Maybe...as a nuse for 22 years, when a drinker says, "I only had 2 beers"....no nurse believes them, ever....as for you, think seriously about your alcohol use, if you don't think it's gotten ahold of you...totally quit all alcohol for 30 days and see what happens....what's the downside? Do to prove to yourself
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Originally Posted by Delduck View Post
Stopped 23 years ago. started with 1 a day. Then I kept getting better at it. Don’t miss any of it.
Gonna pour my soul out. I went to my third AA meeting today. Took a tour of a local detox and rehab facility yesterday. I check in Wednesday. Wish me luck!
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Daily sleep meds = treatment. Drinking your sleep meds daily = abuse. Idk the answer to your op but I know addictive genetics (and lack of discipline) wreak havoc on so many.
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Originally Posted by Shag View Post
Gonna pour my soul out. I went to my third AA meeting today. Took a tour of a local detox and rehab facility yesterday. I check in Wednesday. Wish me luck!
Shag wishing you the best luck.
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Originally Posted by Shag View Post
Gonna pour my soul out. I went to my third AA meeting today. Took a tour of a local detox and rehab facility yesterday. I check in Wednesday. Wish me luck!
good luck bro....PM me if you have any questions or just need to talk....i relied on quite a few members on here and im thankful for that.
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Tell her to STFU and stick to her job. Which at this point is transcribing data.
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Originally Posted by slickster View Post
Abuse? Maybe...as a nuse for 22 years, when a drinker says, "I only had 2 beers"....no nurse believes them, ever....as for you, think seriously about your alcohol use, if you don't think it's gotten ahold of you...totally quit all alcohol for 30 days and see what happens....what's the downside? Do to prove to yourself
For the record have no issue going on the wagon for 6 weeks each year prior to Easter. I appreciate your response especially since you ask these Q's on a normal basis.

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Originally Posted by bigjimmie View Post
letting beers freeze
Dammit you were supposed to remind me an hour ago
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Originally Posted by bluffman2 View Post
good luck bro....PM me if you have any questions or just need to talk....i relied on quite a few members on here and im thankful for that.
Might just take you up on that one!. Thanks!
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Originally Posted by Shag View Post
Gonna pour my soul out. I went to my third AA meeting today. Took a tour of a local detox and rehab facility yesterday. I check in Wednesday. Wish me luck!
good for you. hope you get what you're looking for.
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Originally Posted by MistaBobDobalina View Post
Dammit you were supposed to remind me an hour ago
set the timer
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Originally Posted by bigjimmie View Post
good for you. hope you get what you're looking for.
Green Bay to win tomorrow.
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Originally Posted by Shag View Post
Gonna pour my soul out. I went to my third AA meeting today. Took a tour of a local detox and rehab facility yesterday. I check in Wednesday. Wish me luck!
Good luck....

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