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    Re: so has lockdown helped anyone on here

    It has helped me stay sober. I am coming upto week 8 and this has been rather easy so far. But as soon as the bars open up again I know that it will be a fight that I know that I will win. I no longer desire to be drunk.
    I quit drinking on March 8, 2020. Taking it One Day At A Time and no more taking my quit for granted.

    Also doing it for me. I got to stay sober for me.

    Just consecrate on today and do what you can to remain sober for today and worry about staying sober tomorrow, tomorrow.

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    Re: so has lockdown helped anyone on here

    I sneaked to my parents house as I hadn't seen them in ages. Had 3 beers during the day one of which was with my meal.

    Still not bad to do about 30 days with no alcohol at all. Previousl to that I'd only had a couple of beers. Last big out of control drinking session was 16th March.

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    Re: so has lockdown helped anyone on here

    Quote Originally Posted by scotskev81 View Post
    I sneaked to my parents house as I hadn't seen them in ages. Had 3 beers during the day one of which was with my meal.

    Still not bad to do about 30 days with no alcohol at all. Previousl to that I'd only had a couple of beers. Last big out of control drinking session was 16th March.
    Hi Kev - yep you were doing well.
    Hubbie's last 'proper' drink was at Cheltenham on 13th March until yesterday when we had a Music Quiz on the road for all neighbours. He had 4 bottles of beer that were in the fridge since Christmas.
    He associates alcohol only with socialising outside the home ( we were at the end of the drive) Never drinks in the house - but can go out and drink many pints of Guinness
    The difference between us : I was a daily drinker - never out of control - but I would have gotten alcohol somewhere. Any excuse.

    I can see where you are coming from now.
    But as you say
    big out of control drinking session
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    NOT cool Kev !
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    Even my big out of control drinking session was pint for pint and still in single figures within about 5 hours.

    It's been a great year for me drink wise - not a drop till 22nd Feb and low level sessions after that. 2 pints total in April.

    Big improvement on all years previous since 1998 (starting drinking at the end of that year as a 17 year old) Increased level in late 1999 after turning 18 and no longer being asked to leave pubs.

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    Re: so has lockdown helped anyone on here

    pint for pint
    When you say that - it makes me think you just want to keep up with others.
    OR are you somehow putting the blame on others that they 'make' you drink ?
    They don't care what you drink & if they do they have a problem.

    Stating the bleedin' obvious : you are not 17 anymore and should not to succumb to peer pressure Kev.

    I found that saying NO when 'expected' to drink was one of the most powerful things I've ever done.
    To this day I still enjoy their faces - and you can see they admire you for not 'having to' drink in social settings.

    Try it !
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    Quote Originally Posted by satz123 View Post
    When you say that - it makes me think you just want to keep up with others.
    OR are you somehow putting the blame on others that they 'make' you drink ?
    They don't care what you drink & if they do they have a problem.

    Stating the bleedin' obvious : you are not 17 anymore and should not to succumb to peer pressure Kev.

    I found that saying NO when 'expected' to drink was one of the most powerful things I've ever done.
    To this day I still enjoy their faces - and you can see they admire you for not 'having to' drink in social settings.

    Try it !
    No it's not peer pressure. It's a night out in the pub and when my or anyone elses drink gets low it's time for someone else to go up to the bar and buy another 4, myself included.
    I've said no many time but that "pint for pint night" I was there by choice.

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    Re: so has lockdown helped anyone on here

    Quote Originally Posted by scotskev81 View Post
    No it's not peer pressure. It's a night out in the pub and when my or anyone elses drink gets low it's time for someone else to go up to the bar and buy another 4, myself included.
    I've said no many time but that "pint for pint night" I was there by choice.
    Rounds in a pub is the ultimate peer pressure Kev ....
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    Quote Originally Posted by satz123 View Post
    Rounds in a pub is the ultimate peer pressure Kev ....
    it's how i've always done it

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    Quote Originally Posted by scotskev81 View Post
    it's how i've always done it
    And I always went home from work & drank 1-2 bottles of wine - but that was not normal either.

    Again I HAVE to ask what part of your drinking do you want to discuss / change by being here Kev ?
    Clearly something is annoying you ?
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    nothing annyoing. Just mingeling and talking about alcohol

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