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On 1/4/2019 at 5:16 PM, BamaWade said:

Dang, mostly near-teetotalers responding for some reason.  I'll add some balance, ha!

According to those 2-units per day, 14 per week guidelines, I'm definitely a strong "moderate", but it's evenly spread.  Most weeks, I'm definitely drinking something at least 5-6 days out of 7.  While I was off over the holidays, it was 7 out of 7.  Sometimes 1 "unit" (last night was a single beer; the night before, a single glass of wine), but many times, a couple "units"--that'd usually be 1 of my go-to mixers of Old Forester 100 w/Vanilla Coke Zero.  On weekends I might hit the 3 unit mark by adding a beer at some point, but not often, as for me--anything beyond a solid-mellow/comfortably-numb = unpleasant, and less-good at anything I might be trying to do.

@Mr Puddle, okay...looks like you're perhaps a touch over the healthy guidelines, so maybe a cutback could help the ol' liver a little bit. But, umm, relative to your buds--wow--I suppose you're just fine ;-).  I've considered cutting back, myself...but I struggle with the "why?"--when I enjoy it ,and it causes zero problems in my life.

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Strange thing is that I thought I hardly drank anything for a golfer. No idea why you would want to cut back, you are virtually tea total. Anyway, I am from the camp who would prefer to die at 70 happy, than 80 being boring and miserable 

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Man, I LOVE beer! I don't love the calories. I have a few drinks after work every Wednesday and Friday with the boys. Normally a few on Sunday after the round. The little bar at the course where I work is a great place and I hang out there way too much.

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On 1/4/2019 at 12:49 PM, Big C said:

Rough guess? 10 drinks per week - 520 per year. Seems like a lot when you type it out. But then I eat pretty clean otherwise and stay fairly active, so it hasn't punished my waistline quite yet. And since I never really drink enough to get hungover anymore, I don't have any compelling desire to cut back.

After reading mostly everyone's response I was not going to reply until this one. I drink more than even @Big C, but we are in the same ballpark. Most of my drinking has to do with work. If I am traveling it is 3-4 drinks on a light night, a heavy one will require 6-8. So, a one week trip could be 50 all by itself. When I am home I will generally have a 1-2 glasses of wine on the weekend, and maybe whisky on an odd night during the week. I am probably in the 600's or slightly more a year. 

I don't think of myself as an alcoholic because I am certain I could quit tomorrow and it wouldn't bother me. I'd miss the wine because searching for a good winery is a fun adventure as a weekend activity for my wife and I, but I think after a month or so I wouldn't miss it. 

I measure myself against my father and he drank probably in the 1,000s per year. He would tell me about 2 martini lunches which he said was the norm when he was working. I am not anywhere near what he drank and I don't think he was a alcoholic either, maybe he was. He was never violent or anything and he had one rule in life which he passed to me; "You can drink as much as you want at night, but you had better be to work the next day on time, if you are gonna die, die at work." That rule has stood me well over the years. 

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Im with you @mchepp.

I switch from beer to wine, depends how much I have in my nakedwines account. But it might be 1-2 drinks a night. So probably around 600 a year too.  I don’t consider myself an alcohol because, I also feel that I could give it all up tomorrow. Not a huge deal  

But that being said, I’m about to go have a margarita and mexican food. Cheers!

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Probably average only a drink every couple of days maybe?  The wife and I share a bottle of wine once, sometimes twice, a week, and I’ll drink a little more at gatherings.

Most days it’s just water and iced tea for me.

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On 1/8/2019 at 3:14 AM, mchepp said:

After reading mostly everyone's response I was not going to reply until this one. I drink more than even @Big C, but we are in the same ballpark. Most of my drinking has to do with work. If I am traveling it is 3-4 drinks on a light night, a heavy one will require 6-8. So, a one week trip could be 50 all by itself. When I am home I will generally have a 1-2 glasses of wine on the weekend, and maybe whisky on an odd night during the week. I am probably in the 600's or slightly more a year. 

I don't think of myself as an alcoholic because I am certain I could quit tomorrow and it wouldn't bother me. I'd miss the wine because searching for a good winery is a fun adventure as a weekend activity for my wife and I, but I think after a month or so I wouldn't miss it. 

I measure myself against my father and he drank probably in the 1,000s per year. He would tell me about 2 martini lunches which he said was the norm when he was working. I am not anywhere near what he drank and I don't think he was a alcoholic either, maybe he was. He was never violent or anything and he had one rule in life which he passed to me; "You can drink as much as you want at night, but you had better be to work the next day on time, if you are gonna die, die at work." That rule has stood me well over the years. 

My friends mate puts Baileys on his cornflakes, that's an alcoholic 

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I usually have a bottle of craft beer or bottle of homebrew a day.
Usually while cooking dinner.
On the weekend I might have a second. 
When playing golf I will have 2 or 3 (one or two on course, one at bar), but none at home.

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As I get older I don’t drink as much as I used to due to young family etc. I’ve lost the interest which is strange for an Irish man. 

I never drink one or two, when I drink I drink til I’m drunk, too drunk tbh. This is typical of the way most Irish people drink  

In my late teens early twenties I drank Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Ten pints minimum each day, probably 15 or more most times.

It wouldn’t cost me a thought to never drink again now. I don’t enjoy one or two and I can’t stand hangovers

 

 

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Since I'm still in college it varies pretty wildly depending on the week/weekend. On a "normal" week I might have 1-3 beers maybe twice a week or so, but if there's events going on that number can spike up to between 10 and 20 in a single afternoon and evening.

It's more than the government recommends, though I'm fairly certain it's not any kind of addiction since I have some months where I don't touch a drop the entire time and other months where there's stuff happening every weekend. It's mostly just in social situations, though I do enjoy a number of different beers for their taste alone.

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Not enough 😜

I'm mostly a social drinker. I'll have a couple of drinks when I'm out with friends but not enough to put me over the legal limit if I have to drive. I watch my intake and alternate glasses of beer or wine with water. Once in a while I'll have a glass of scotch at home.

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I have a beer or two about 5 days a week. Usually on one of those days it's more (week-ends etc,). I love my craft beers so I find it to be relaxing sitting on the deck after work having one or two with wife (she's usually a glass of wine).  I guess that puts me in the "heavy drinker" category? I don't drink to get drunk and I don't drive drunk. Oh well....I guess I'll have to live with it.😀

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I probably have a couple of whiskeys a night, with a nice cigar. My girlfriend will have a couple of glasses of wine and we'll sit out on the patio and talk about our day. 

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I've rode a Motorcycle since 1981 and have made it a habit to have no more than 1 beer.  I have 1 left out of a 6 pack I bought back last July.  A 5th will typically last me about a year.  I typically do not drink alcohol out on the course.  Maybe 1 drink after.

 

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3-4 glasses of wine a day... perhaps a gin & tonic, too, if I go out.  3-4 cigars, per year... at celebratory moments... Pebble Beach, Father's Day, birthday, etc.  No drugs per year; not even weed, which is legal in my state.  My teenager makes up for me there.

Oh, I do sip an Italian sports drink on the course to keep the swing loose.  (Tell nobody, it's a Pinot Grigio in an opaque canister).  No sips for bogey or worse, one sip for a par, two sips for a birdie, drink it all at once for an eagle or better.

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On a typical week, 0.5-1 bottles of wine in the weekend and maybe a couple small glasses of whisky. 

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I still have beers in my fridge from last summer. 

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Man o' man. This turned into a I don't drink thread. I drink a 1.75 liter bottle of Scotch a week at home. Plus 8 to 10 doubles a week at the bar after work/golf rounds. I'm not an Acholic, I don't go to the meetings! I just like Scotch.

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