View Poll Results: How many units of alcohol do you drink in an average week?

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    6 10.71%
  • some, but <5 units

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  • 5-10 units

    5 8.93%
  • 11-20 units

    6 10.71%
  • 21-30 units

    6 10.71%
  • 31-40 units

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    How much do you drink?

    Are we a forum of total pissheads or not? I've changed my drinking habits completely in recent years, mainly because of a scare with my liver, but I wonder how many of you drink now like I used to?

    Medical opinion in the UK suggests that a 'safe' level of drinking per week is something like 20 - 30 units of alcohol (with guys at the higher end and girls at the lower end). A rough guide to alcohol units is as follows:

    * A pint of ordinary strength bitter/lager/cider = 2 units
    * A pint of strong bitter/lager/cider = 3 units
    * A 175ml glass of red or white wine = 2 units
    * A (UK) single pub measure of spirits = 1 unit
    * An alcopop = 1.5 units
    * A can of beer or lager = 1.5 units
    The sleep of reason brings forth monsters.

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    4 sing light per day

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    Sadly way to much, i probably go out 4 nights a week, and 20 units a session is still probably in the low side, so +70 in a week for me and NOT proud!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by buriramboy
    Sadly way to much, i probably go out 4 nights a week, and 20 units a session is still probably in the low side, so +70 in a week for me and NOT proud!!!
    I'd guess that's slightly higher than when I was drinking 'properly' I'd probably have four/five nights out, about six pints a night = about 50 units a week. When you think about how much that used to cost me in the UK, I should have saved a fortune by now.

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    I have about 10 bottles on a Friday & Saturday night. So too much.

    I tried that San Mig Light last night. No hangover and it had little taste, which is what I want from a lager.

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    Singh light is 3.5 so with ice it goes down like water

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    Quote Originally Posted by good2bhappy
    Singh light is 3.5 so with ice it goes down like water
    They don't seem to sell it in many bars in Bangkok. I'll enquire again next weekend.

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    I was actually pleasantly suprised with Singha Light when i had a few bottles of it the other week, bit of taste to it and totaly drinkable.

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    I like San Mig. Got hooked on it in the Philippines. It was about two dollars for a 24-bottle case. Cheap beer, hot weather, pretty women are a bad, bad combination.

    Where I live now, I only have one of those variables, so I drink less. Probably 2x a week and 10-15 units each time.

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    ^ shame about the pretty women

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    ^ One would think ugly women make you drink more ...

    Sounds like a new thread idea ... Scamp?

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    ^ Don't bring me into this Tex, people will think the Nongkai episode was only half told.

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    Last edited by The Gentleman Scamp; 20-04-2008 at 12:03 PM.

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    I really don't drink much up here, if I stay in the farm and no friends are coming to visit then its nothing at all, however when I get company then I don't hold back any bit, drink until you fall over...

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    Any ditch'll do!

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    ^ At-least I don't walk into other peoples bedroom in red undies at 5am in the morning....
    Last edited by Dalton; 20-04-2008 at 01:33 PM. Reason: Stupid Dane don't know the time of the day

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    Can't sleep without it - I drink everyday, always have a drink after work, if i'm hungover on my day off. If there is an ice cold beer in the fridge I will drink it for breakfast to make my head/stomach feel better. I've worked in the F+B business for about 5 years now and it's a job hazard, if it wasn't for the wife I couldn't work in Thailand, I'd fook it all up.

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    ^^they were purple, and can you please explain "5 p.m. in the morning"?

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    ^^ 5 pm in the morning?
    explain

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    Back in the UK I would average way over 100 units per week.

    Since I came to LOS my drinking has dropped to just above zero.
    I only drink socially and tend to get Brahms & Listz because I ain't used to it now.

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    I'm a lightweight, slowed a bit the last couple of weeks but normally 3 large bottles a night.
    Compared with my German neighbors thats a very modest amount.
    They all drink around 11 bottles EACH night, they never miss. usually 7 bottles at the communal table then they each take another 4 home for a night cap.

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    ^ maybe they have limp members?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Texpat
    and can you please explain "5 p.m. in the morning"?
    UPS....

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    Quote Originally Posted by good2bhappy
    ^^ 5 pm in the morning? explain
    Are you Tex-pats parrot ??

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    sorry he got there first
    Not as pissed as a parrot yet

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    i like beer!

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