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    Anyone tee-total?

    I'm thinking about riding out the recession in Bangkok.

    I have recently given up drinking, in a belated bid to stop dying, which has been fine so far, but I really doubt I can live in bkk without beer - the temptation and supply is just too great, and let's face it there's not an awful lot else to do.

    So, anyone tee-total?

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    Yup totally without tee

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    Well I gave up drinking as a lifestyle about four years ago but will still have an occasional beer, so probably wouldn't qualify as a teetotlar.

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    Yes, sure. I don't touch a drop of the sauce - haven't for many years.

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    Probably only experience 1 big night on the piss a week these days and for the same reason as you (stop dying).

    I really don't miss it that much as I am not a big fan of alcohol but enjoy getting pissed and the crack of going out with a few mates.

    Therefore teetotal 26 days a month on average.

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    Blackgang is, he's been much more rational and laid back since he gave up.

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    I've heard it said by doctors that a glass of red a day keeps the doctor away? Hic

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    Quote Originally Posted by Begbie
    will still have an occasional beer, so probably wouldn't qualify as a teetotlar.
    The definition of a teetotaller is to refrain entirely, so you would'nt, and neither would I, even though there may be a three week gap between having a few.

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    I am in the process off stopping drinking, for health reasons, first couple of months were tough, but getting to be more total than tee, and its not that bad, after 30 plus years being a pisshead, its a different experience........

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    erm...no, i like beer

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    I went to the shop at 7am today to buy a pint of milk & didn't realise until I went to put it in my tea that I'd bought half a litre of vodka instead.

    I'm guessing I need to get on the wagon.

    I don't see the point though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Zapster View Post
    I'm thinking about riding out the recession in Bangkok.

    I have recently given up drinking, in a belated bid to stop dying, which has been fine so far, but I really doubt I can live in bkk without beer - the temptation and supply is just too great, and let's face it there's not an awful lot else to do.

    So, anyone tee-total?
    Monday to Thursday, I am often not drinking at all.

    Mostly for health reasons. 40 is approaching and I'm fat because of beer. High Blood pressure, etc.

    The only negative is that when I don't drink I cannot sleep. Last week I actually did not sleep at all. It's OK because I had to work at night. My body is not use to not have alcohol to metabolize, or whatever, yet.

    As for saying it's hard to avoid the brewskies in Bangkok, that's because it's a habit, IMO.

    It's also mental. Once you get used to not having beer it won't be a big deal. You probably find more interesting things do dabble in, and to do.
    ............

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redrum View Post
    I went to the shop at 7am today to buy a pint of milk & didn't realise until I went to put it in my tea that I'd bought half a litre of vodka instead.

    I'm guessing I need to get on the wagon.

    I don't see the point though.
    If you gotta shag the hippos that you do, you need to keep yourself a bit pissed,

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRed
    Blackgang is, he's been much more rational and laid back since he gave up.
    But you do not know this as it has been damn near 28 years since my last drink, and I know of no one that was here when I drank that knew me.

    Quote Originally Posted by isdatu
    I've heard it said by doctors that a glass of red a day keeps the doctor away? Hic
    Yes, you can hear all kinds of shit if that is what you are looking for.

    Quote Originally Posted by Milkman
    It's also mental. Once you get used to not having beer it won't be a big deal. You probably find more interesting things do dabble in, and to do
    If you can go 4 days without it then it is all mental as you don't need it, your head does because you think about it and to stupid to think of anything else to do, and as long as you keep your system fucked up you will not sleep well, Rome was not built in a day.

    Quote Originally Posted by The Zapster
    and let's face it there's not an awful lot else to do.
    Lots of AA meetings in BKK and around that area, look it up and go to one, you will meet people there that have been sober for one day to 50 years of continuous sobriety, go to a few different ones and they will tell you what to do and where they go and do not drink, thats what AA is, is a place that people get together and help each other and you will make new friends and a place just like this that you can ask questions and get honest answers, only the people you meet there have a lot more class that some of the pricks on here that will log all the things that they can turn negative and try to use against you for their own betterment and to make themselves seem superior to you like that Prick brain damaged RayFairy and his Ilk, Panda, sTroller, the ones with the lower IQ's..

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackgang
    like that Prick brain damaged RayFairy and his Ilk, Panda, sTroller, the ones with the lower IQ's..
    Proof that not drinking makes you a happy well balanced person
    Fancy going out wog hunting next week blackgang

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    I consider myself to be tea total. The last beer i had was about 3 months ago and I only tend to have one at a restaurant. One is enough for me.

    I think that is why I have maintained my handsome and youthful looks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackgang View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Milkman
    It's also mental. Once you get used to not having beer it won't be a big deal. You probably find more interesting things do dabble in, and to do
    If you can go 4 days without it then it is all mental as you don't need it, your head does because you think about it and to stupid to think of anything else to do, and as long as you keep your system fucked up you will not sleep well, Rome was not built in a day.
    Yeah, I think it takes time. But I still like imibibbing on Sat/Suns. I still enjoy the sudz.

    But my body just can't do what it used to be able to do. I ain't 22 anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Milkman
    Yeah, I think it takes time. But I still like imibibbing on Sat/Suns. I still enjoy the sudz.
    Got nothing t do with 22 years old, has to do with what you put in and booze fucks up the nervous system. It is a severe depressant.

    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    Proof that not drinking makes you a happy well balanced person Fancy going out wog hunting next week blackgang
    The part of the edited quote you used was about people using what you has said about your self for a more or less blackmail/Denigrating use, has nothing to do with the OP which was about not drinking.
    You only find such action among lower class people of limited mental capacity, never will you find such going on at AA meetings or with AA members.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Milkman
    But my body just can't do what it used to be able to do.
    ain't that the truth...as one gets older the recovery rate is longer...

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    Quote Originally Posted by isdatu
    I've heard it said by doctors that a glass of red a day keeps the doctor away? Hic
    True 2 glasses per day of red wine and eating cheese (really) will prolong your life

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    sure.

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    Because of diabites I had to quit. Messing up the blood-sugar level. I was never much of a drinker anyway. That was about ten years ago. Never missed it. This month makes three years since I quit smoking too. Sorry, off topic, but I have never felt better since giving up both habits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jesus Jones
    I consider myself to be tea total.
    Cool, so you never drink tea.

    What about alcohol? How you you get on with that?

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