Any alcoholics? [Archive] - MensTennisForums.com

Any alcoholics?

2003
10-18-2011, 10:36 PM
Even the self diagnosed ones?

Not sure about myself, but I certainly only ever drink to get absolutely hammered. In other words every time I drink it's to get inebrihated.

BigJohn
10-18-2011, 10:58 PM
Update database to mustached / poll addict / alleged pedophile / alcoholic .

Johnny Groove
10-18-2011, 11:15 PM
I must admit I don't drink much. If I ever do, it is rum or vodka.

I'd rather smoke ganja than drink any day of the week.

Henry Chinaski
10-18-2011, 11:39 PM
drinking to get hammered is great fun.

doesn't mean you're an alco, though if you do it on weekdays maybe you should be worried...

Topspindoctor
10-19-2011, 12:12 AM
I drink almost every day, but do not consider myself an alcoholic. I can easily give up drink for months and have done so in the past. I also do not get "hammered" as the feeling is awful afterwards.

However there is no better feeling than to relax in front of TV after hard day's work with a glass of johnny walker on the rocks. Nothing wrong with that IMO.

Smoke944
10-19-2011, 12:56 AM
drinking to get hammered is great fun.

doesn't mean you're an alco, though if you do it on weekdays maybe you should be worried...

I drink almost every day, but do not consider myself an alcoholic. I can easily give up drink for months and have done so in the past. I also do not get "hammered" as the feeling is awful afterwards.

However there is no better feeling than to relax in front of TV after hard day's work with a glass of johnny walker on the rocks. Nothing wrong with that IMO.

Agreed on both.

2003
10-19-2011, 03:13 AM
drinking to get hammered is great fun.

doesn't mean you're an alco, though if you do it on weekdays maybe you should be worried...

I will get hammered during the week if theres a sports game or a social occasion, but probably not if I was just at home by myself.

Then again I work in an office so I can sort of get away with working hungover.

Nekromanta
10-19-2011, 04:44 AM
I drink only when I have some free time, that means only a few times a year but then I drink quite a lot, then I also chain-smoke despite the fact I'm not a smoker either.... Retarded way of having fun but as I'm growing older I like nightlife less and less so I don't go out too often.

abraxas21
10-19-2011, 04:51 AM
drinking to get hammered is the way to go

when you drink for the taste of it, thats when you've got a prob, my friend

Hewitt =Legend
10-19-2011, 05:02 AM
I have been pissed something like 12 of the last 14 days but thats just having a good time no?

Nekromanta
10-19-2011, 05:09 AM
I have been pissed something like 12 of the last 14 days but thats just having a good time no?

As long as you're having fun it's no prob...

Topspindoctor
10-19-2011, 05:16 AM
drinking to get hammered is the way to go

when you drink for the taste of it, thats when you've got a prob, my friend

You are obviously a peasant who hasn't had a good scotch in your life. Try it sometime, you might be impressed.

Nekromanta
10-19-2011, 05:19 AM
Dunno but I've never liked whiskey. Prefer Finlandia vodka or anything without the brownish crap colour...

Roadmap
10-19-2011, 09:00 AM
I have switched from whiskey to rum to be honest. Mixed with diet coke as I am trying to be a little healthier. I have not eaten pastry foods from the bakery shop for over a month or had lager/ale for six weeks. On top of that I have only had two takeaway meals in the last month (chicken curry). I find I can get drunk on the rum but not suffer terrible headaches.

Roadmap
10-19-2011, 09:01 AM
Rum>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>whiskey.

Nekromanta
10-19-2011, 09:11 AM
I have switched from whiskey to rum to be honest. Mixed with diet coke as I am trying to be a little healthier. I have not eaten pastry foods from the bakery shop for over a month or had lager/ale for six weeks. On top of that I have only had two takeaway meals in the last month (chicken curry). I find I can get drunk on the rum but not suffer terrible headaches.

That's how it goes... In the old days I used to drink all kinds of shit but gradually I realized the colourless booze is the best. Rum is not bad... Gin and Vodka are good too...

Roadmap
10-19-2011, 09:49 AM
To be fair I am not particularly fond of vodka and I have never tried gin. I will try gin soon on your advice :D Is it best mixed with coke or lemonade?

Nekromanta
10-19-2011, 09:56 AM
To be fair I am not particularly fond of vodka and I have never tried gin. I will try gin soon on your advice :D Is it best mixed with coke or lemonade?

Hmmm, to be honest I don't mix it with anything, it's usually beer+vodka/gin/HP for me. It goes well with anything because it has a good neutral taste (tastes a little bit like lemon) and goes down very smoothly, some people like it with tonic... Of those 2 I would say lemonade.... also, gin is the most undetectable booze (based on smell)...

abraxas21
10-19-2011, 02:06 PM
Hmmm, to be honest I don't mix it with anything, it's usually beer+vodka/gin/HP for me.

wtf dude

abraxas21
10-19-2011, 02:08 PM
You are obviously a peasant who hasn't had a good scotch in your life. Try it sometime, you might be impressed.

:rolleyes:

how would you know?

fast_clay
10-19-2011, 11:54 PM
metho and cordial is a good drop... i suspect 2003 is just about to mix up a couple now...

Topspindoctor
10-20-2011, 12:12 AM
:rolleyes:

how would you know?

You claimed one is an alcoholic if you enjoy the taste of the stuff, which makes me wonder whether you tried drinking any decent labels :shrug:

Say Hey Kid
10-20-2011, 12:37 AM
I used to drink alot when younger, but not anymore. The after effects after getting absolutely hammered aren't worth the buzz to me. Now of days I stop at 2-3 beers

Once in a blue moon i'll drink 5-6 and pop 2.0 mg xanax, it feels like 20 drinks without the hangover and other negative side effects. :D

I would not reccomend mixing the two however, as it can be dangerous if you don't know your personal limits.

The Magician
10-20-2011, 12:39 AM
Update database to mustached / poll addict / alleged pedophile / alcoholic .

This plus this thread needs a poll: poll: poll: poll ;)

2003
10-25-2011, 11:21 AM
That's how it goes... In the old days I used to drink all kinds of shit but gradually I realized the colourless booze is the best. Rum is not bad... Gin and Vodka are good too...

Rum is nice

Sophocles
10-25-2011, 11:43 AM
I'd say I was a functioning alcoholic. I function by absolutely cutting out any booze or other drugs (even tobacco) except caffeine during the week. This is because I cannot stop drinking once I start.

GOAT = Fed
10-25-2011, 12:30 PM
Bun that alcohol ting like.

jmjhb
10-25-2011, 12:45 PM
To be fair I am not particularly fond of vodka and I have never tried gin. I will try gin soon on your advice :D Is it best mixed with coke or lemonade?

Most of the vodka widely available in the UK is frankly terrible. For the good impored stuff you'd need to go to a specialist store or order it online.

Bilbo
10-25-2011, 02:05 PM
Even the self diagnosed ones?

Not sure about myself, but I certainly only ever drink to get absolutely hammered. In other words every time I drink it's to get inebrihated.

Sounds like you have personal issues. I don't even drink when I go to the club and I still approach half of the girls.

buddyholly
10-25-2011, 02:33 PM
To be fair I am not particularly fond of vodka and I have never tried gin. I will try gin soon on your advice :D Is it best mixed with coke or lemonade?

Gin should only be mixed with tonic water and a slice of lemon.

The only other way is to take the bottle from the freezer and put it in a funny glass with an olive.

Filo V.
10-25-2011, 04:02 PM
Alcohol causes bloating, and that's gross.

star
10-25-2011, 04:21 PM
There are online tests you can take to determine whether you might have a problem with alcohol.

My experience after working 15 years with drug addicts and alcoholics is that any problem with alcohol gets worse with time, so the earlier it is addressed the better.

http://depression.about.com/od/screeningtools/l/blmast.htm

http://www.alcoholism-and-drug-addiction-help.com/alcoholism-test.html

Sophocles
10-25-2011, 04:57 PM
Gin should only be mixed with tonic water and a slice of lemon.

The only other way is to take the bottle from the freezer and put it in a funny glass with an olive.

I am glad to come across a fellow fuck-that-lime-shit counter-revolutionary.

There are several drinks you can make with gin. A gin & tonic (which should be served with ice & lemon - never lime); a Dry Martini (see above - the glass should actually have some vermouth in it & if your freezer isn't great then you should stir the gin gently 12 times in ice before pouring it into the glass; you can also substitute a twist of lemon for the olive, or do as I somewhat heretically do & have both); a pink gin (a dash of Angostura bitters in the glass, ice, gin, nothing else); a gin sling (large measure of gin, dash of Angostura, juice of 1 lemon, teaspoonful of caster sugar, lots of ice, bit of water - stir well or shake in a cocktail shaker); & a few more recherche cocktails, with regard to which you should follow the general rule that the quality of the drink is inversely proportional to how interesting the name sounds.

As for the brand, use only Tanqueray, Bombay Sapphire, or Plymouth. They are the best quality gins. Anything cheaper - including Gordon's & Beefeater - is paint-stripper, & anything more expensive - e.g., Hendrick's - is poncy weird-flavoured shite.

Seingeist
10-25-2011, 05:17 PM
Rum>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>whiskey.

Outrageous. But you Brits wouldn't know a good whisky if it bit you in the ass (well, I should say the throat, I guess).

I quite enjoy all three prongs of the world of alcohol (beer, wine, and spirits), but only very seldom to excess. As others have said already, it simply is not worth the hell next day.

At this point, I have a beer or two or glass of wine just about every night, and occasionally a mixed drink. I want to slow the rate of my body's horizontal expansion, so I try not to do more than that. Newcastle Brown is one of my favorites, so a thumbs-up across the pond for that. :)

BigJohn
10-26-2011, 12:59 AM
There are online tests you can take to determine whether you might have a problem with alcohol.

My experience after working 15 years with drug addicts and alcoholics is that any problem with alcohol gets worse with time, so the earlier it is addressed the better.

http://depression.about.com/od/screeningtools/l/blmast.htm

http://www.alcoholism-and-drug-addiction-help.com/alcoholism-test.html

Waitress working the night shift in a 24hour fast-food restaurant?

Sophocles
10-27-2011, 12:00 AM
Outrageous. But you Brits wouldn't know a good whisky if it bit you in the ass (well, I should say the throat, I guess).

Dude, where does Scotch come from?

BigJohn
10-27-2011, 01:31 AM
Stop the alcohol racism.

jmjhb
10-27-2011, 02:03 AM
Outrageous. But you Brits wouldn't know a good whisky if it bit you in the ass (well, I should say the throat, I guess).



Amazing. :lol:

out_here_grindin
10-27-2011, 03:22 AM
Stop the alcohol racism.

known as alcoholism

2003
10-27-2011, 03:43 AM
People on here are so scared of hangovers.

I find if you drink a few litres of water during the day of the night you are going to drink, along with a few glasses of water during the night between your drinking, you can avoid that horrific headache for the most part.

The throwing up etc you get used to. Plus I find food tastes amazing the meal after alcohol consumption.

shiaben
10-27-2011, 05:30 AM
I'm not an alcoholic and don't drink either. More to do with health reasons than religious ones. But I will add, -_- a friend of mine thought absinthe was more a drug, than an alcoholic drink. He compared it to Ayahuasca which I thought was silly.

Sophocles
10-27-2011, 03:39 PM
People on here are so scared of hangovers.

I find if you drink a few litres of water during the day of the night you are going to drink, along with a few glasses of water during the night between your drinking, you can avoid that horrific headache for the most part.

The throwing up etc you get used to. Plus I find food tastes amazing the meal after alcohol consumption.

Absolutely. The best way to avoid a hangover is to stay up for at least an hour after your last drink. Taking alka-seltzer when you go to bed also helps. Then make sure you have enough sleep. If you wake up with a hangover despite these precautions, stay in bed and sleep until it goes away. If that fails, take Valium - it is a miracle cure.

Seingeist
10-27-2011, 06:13 PM
Dude, where does Scotch come from?

:lol:

I was just making a joke about Bourbon (my preferred whisky).

On a side note, I would love a trip to Oxford, but it's not in the budget right now.

Orka_n
10-27-2011, 07:37 PM
I don't drink. Don't have any reason to. The taste doesn't appeal to me either.

Sofonda Cox
10-27-2011, 08:28 PM
I drink. White wine is my fav, it blunts the horror of living.

Seingeist
10-27-2011, 11:13 PM
I don't drink. Don't have any reason to.

Fair enough, but odd implication. I mean, strictly speaking, I (and most, I would think) don't have a "reason" to, either, beyond the fact that it's an enjoyably relaxing experience and it "tastes" good. By "relaxing," I don't mean getting shitfaced. Even 1 or 2 drinks just kind of loosens the mood and relaxes the body. A glass of wine or a couple beers at a wedding or family event does wonders to lighten the atmosphere, trust me. ;)


The taste doesn't appeal to me either.

Acquired, very much acquired, as everyone will attest. I hated beer, wine, and hard liquor on first taste (and several subsequent). However, after you "get used" to the overall taste of alcohol, I find that it becomes extremely enjoyable. Wine and beer especially pair beautifully with all kinds of different cuisine and really enhance the overall gustatory experience :p.

Henry Chinaski
10-27-2011, 11:30 PM
I used to drink alot when younger, but not anymore. The after effects after getting absolutely hammered aren't worth the buzz to me. Now of days I stop at 2-3 beers

Once in a blue moon i'll drink 5-6 and pop 2.0 mg xanax, it feels like 20 drinks without the hangover and other negative side effects. :D

I would not reccomend mixing the two however, as it can be dangerous if you don't know your personal limits.

interesting. might try this. my friend is a legalised drug dealer (aka a pharmacist)

I'd say I was a functioning alcoholic. I function by absolutely cutting out any booze or other drugs (even tobacco) except caffeine during the week. This is because I cannot stop drinking once I start.

I wouldn't say I can't stop drinking when I start, I just won't. Go hard or go home.

Absolutely. The best way to avoid a hangover is to stay up for at least an hour after your last drink. Taking alka-seltzer when you go to bed also helps. Then make sure you have enough sleep. If you wake up with a hangover despite these precautions, stay in bed and sleep until it goes away. If that fails, take Valium - it is a miracle cure.

solid advice it's all about getting a meal and some water in before you go to bed. A banana to replenish your potassium is good if you're not too hungry.

if you want to get a buzz on for a gig or something and you're working the next day the best thing to do is just nail some spirits very quickly beforehand then switch to water. the buzz comes on fast but only lasts a few hours. with all the water you'll be sober by bed time and should feel fine in the morning.

I don't drink. Don't have any reason to. The taste doesn't appeal to me either.

I thought you were cool maaaaan. My reason to is it's fun and dramatically increases my chances of getting laid.

I can't imagine going out and partying sober because essentially I don't like people, have nothing in common with most of them and have no desire to interact with them on any level whatsoever. Alcohol changes that.

ImmzB
10-27-2011, 11:36 PM
Nope, never drank. :)

Orka_n
10-27-2011, 11:57 PM
Fair enough, but odd implication. I mean, strictly speaking, I (and most, I would think) don't have a "reason" to, either, beyond the fact that it's an enjoyably relaxing experience and it "tastes" good. By "relaxing," I don't mean getting shitfaced. Even 1 or 2 drinks just kind of loosens the mood and relaxes the body. A glass of wine or a couple beers at a wedding or family event does wonders to lighten the atmosphere, trust me. ;)As I said, don't appreciate the taste and I don't see the point in "getting used to it". I haven't found it a social necessity so far in my life (and it's also expensive and fairly unhealthy). I don't see anything ethically wrong with having a glass sometimes, but more than that I noticed the physical advantages of not drinking and smoking when I was in the military - and this is something that I value. Simple as that really.

I thought you were cool maaaaan.Sorry to disappoint :lol:My reason to is it's fun and dramatically increases my chances of getting laid.

I can't imagine going out and partying sober because essentially I don't like people, have nothing in common with most of them and have no desire to interact with them on any level whatsoever. Alcohol changes that.True, but most of my friends don't party that much anyway so it's not a social question for me. Also at the risk of sinking even lower in your eyes, I have no interest in one night stands believe it or not. :)

Caesar1844
10-28-2011, 03:25 AM
The throwing up etc you get used to.
:facepalm:

out_here_grindin
10-28-2011, 03:35 AM
I agree with Orka_n on this. I don't drink regularly. I prefer not to spend a large amount of my money on something that I only slightly enjoy. The only thing that I will indulge in is mixed vodka drinks, but that is quite rare. The only time I drink the vodka drinks is if there is women involved. I don't need them to just hang out with friends. When I was in Italy for a month we were having wine with nearly every meal and I did not like it.

Seingeist
10-28-2011, 05:37 AM
I agree with Orka_n on this. I don't drink regularly. I prefer not to spend a large amount of my money on something that I only slightly enjoy. The only thing that I will indulge in is mixed vodka drinks, but that is quite rare. The only time I drink the vodka drinks is if there is women involved. I don't need them to just hang out with friends. When I was in Italy for a month we were having wine with nearly every meal and I did not like it.

Alcohol is more-or-less inexpensive and conveniently acquired in the United States (overpriced in bars and restaurants, but I pretty much never go to bars or drink in restaurants).

Having a couple drinks with my wife in the evening doesn't really even put a dent in the budget, and it's quite a small one to begin with. ;)

Sophocles
10-28-2011, 11:07 AM
I can't imagine going out and partying sober because essentially I don't like people, have nothing in common with most of them and have no desire to interact with them on any level whatsoever. Alcohol changes that.

This is the most perfect summary of the necessity for alcohol I have ever read.

I drink to make other people more interesting.

2003
10-29-2011, 03:40 AM
:facepalm:

Why so?

Unfortunately, chucking your guts up is part and parcel of drinking to excess.

Then again, its a good thing. Its your bodys way of getting rid of the poison. People look down on it, but truth be told, its a lot better for your system to chuck that up or shit it out rather than drink and drink and drink and not expell any of it.

Topspindoctor
10-29-2011, 05:23 AM
I always hated people's opinions about alcohol.

"You should only drink in social situations"
"You should only drink X amount of drinks"
"You should not drink before X time of the day"
"Yoy should not drink alone because that makes you a loser"

Who the fuck cares? Just enjoy yourself whether you're an alcoholic, a heavy drinker or someone who drinks twice a year. Don't try conform to some standard of society. I have a friend who starts drinking at 7 am on saturday when he is doing his gardening. Is he a loser and an alcoholic? Shit no. He works 50 hours a week, pays taxes and is generally a great guy. The obessession with certain "rules" in regards to drinking is sickening.

Caesar1844
10-29-2011, 06:27 AM
Why so?

Unfortunately, chucking your guts up is part and parcel of drinking to excess.

Then again, its a good thing. Its your bodys way of getting rid of the poison. People look down on it, but truth be told, its a lot better for your system to chuck that up or shit it out rather than drink and drink and drink and not expell any of it.
I can just imagine a bulemic saying the same thing.

TMJordan
10-29-2011, 06:34 AM
I don't like people, have nothing in common with most of them and have no desire to interact with them on any level whatsoever. Alcohol changes that.

:worship::worship::worship::worship:

XslVlife
10-29-2011, 09:59 AM
I'm an alcoholic. I quit drinking 6 or seven years ago, can't really remember anymore. However, I started drinking again a couple of months ago. I started having a glass of wine with dinner. And then I started having an aperitif and a glass of wine and that's where I am now. Furthermore, a couple of weeks ago there was a barbacue party and I drank more than a couple glasses of wine. I was actually buzzed I guess. We invited a gang of people back to our place. I have to say though I had the nastiest headache the next morning and as it was a Monday and I had to go off to work it convinced me that I don't need to be drinking any more than one or two drinks at any one time. No thank you. Yes, I drank the first half of my life; for thirty years. Chin-chin!