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How many days are you free from booze?

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  • 01-12-2021 8:53am
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    Registered Users Posts: 8,679 ✭✭✭Worztron


    Hi.

    Do you know the date when you had your last drink?

    I'm now on 1364 days without a drop. :)

    Glad to be done with the demon drink.

    Mitch Hedberg: "Rice is great if you're really hungry and want to eat two thousand of something."



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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,049 ✭✭✭gazzer


    36 days. Intend to stay alcohol free.



  • Registered Users Posts: 8,679 ✭✭✭Worztron


    Mitch Hedberg: "Rice is great if you're really hungry and want to eat two thousand of something."



  • Registered Users Posts: 55 ✭✭pretty boy floyd


    I think I’m at 322 days now. It definitely gets easier, and I’m not even that worried/stressed about Christmas, despite the relentless advertising and implications that it is all about booze. Let’s see how it goes.



  • Registered Users Posts: 55 ✭✭pretty boy floyd


    The first week and then month seem the hardest I think, so well done and keep it going.



  • Registered Users Posts: 8,679 ✭✭✭Worztron


    Mitch Hedberg: "Rice is great if you're really hungry and want to eat two thousand of something."



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  • Registered Users Posts: 118 ✭✭Skipduke


    had my last drink october 2020. don't miss it..no thoughts of going back.


    it's actually a turn off when I see people base their entire personality on pints or being out drinking. drink kills thousands of people every year around the world too. a hidden pandemic.



  • Registered Users Posts: 235 ✭✭sonandheir


    Last drink was August 2019. So glad I wasn't drinking when Covid came along, was able to focus on health and fitness throughout the lockdowns instead of nursing hangovers.


    Fair play to everyone in this forum. Giving up drinking has been one of the best decisions I ever made.



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,011 ✭✭✭rolling boh


    My only regret about cutting back and out the drink was not doing it years ago it has freed up some much time and allowed me fill the time with positive things don't have an issue with drinking just it becoming the centre of everything . The amount of people who won't do or go anywhere without the ' few drinks ' is huge in this country unfortunately.



  • Registered Users Posts: 715 ✭✭✭Mac_Lad71


    35 days due to illness and meds.

    I'm tempted to stay off it.



  • Registered Users Posts: 8,679 ✭✭✭Worztron


    Well done, your passed 1 year.

    Yes, I find it boring how people obsess over booze at near every event.

    That figure is more like 3 million deaths worldwide each year from booze.

    Mitch Hedberg: "Rice is great if you're really hungry and want to eat two thousand of something."



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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,679 ✭✭✭Worztron


    Mitch Hedberg: "Rice is great if you're really hungry and want to eat two thousand of something."



  • Registered Users Posts: 8,679 ✭✭✭Worztron


    Mitch Hedberg: "Rice is great if you're really hungry and want to eat two thousand of something."



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,563 ✭✭✭Fingers Mcginty


    How the hell do you manage long term? I actually find it easy enough for a few weeks as i usually have an event that will spur me into kicking it for a while. The problem is staying off it long term. Everything from putting on the stove at night triggers me to have a few crafts, a summers day triggers me as does most of life's events. I heard someone say before it's harder to give up the smokes than the drink but this hasn't been the case for me. Sick of the hangovers at this stage and the anxiety that comes with it.



  • Registered Users Posts: 55 ✭✭pretty boy floyd


    I'm sure its different for everyone, and I wouldnt be the one to preach having never had a break for decades before a health scare totally put me off it last January. Not had a drop since and it has been fine. Its been good to get through the usual triggers, like the ones you mention, with the knowledge it will get easier each time. Beyond that the end of the booze related anxiety is really great. Good luck with it, I'm sure half the battle is wanting to stop.



  • Registered Users Posts: 8,679 ✭✭✭Worztron


    It's 1387 days since my last drink. I'd hate the thought of that resetting to zero. I like to break personal records - exercises times, game high scores, weight loss, etc. I find this helps me a lot to also stay away from the booze.

    Mitch Hedberg: "Rice is great if you're really hungry and want to eat two thousand of something."



  • Registered Users Posts: 416 ✭✭e.r


    Coming up to 2190 days.

    best thing I’ve ever done!!

    still get asked by people would you not start again, nope is always the answer.



  • Registered Users Posts: 8,679 ✭✭✭Worztron


    Mitch Hedberg: "Rice is great if you're really hungry and want to eat two thousand of something."



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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,679 ✭✭✭Worztron


    I had to do some division - that's 6 years! Nice! :-)

    Mitch Hedberg: "Rice is great if you're really hungry and want to eat two thousand of something."



  • Registered Users Posts: 5,132 ✭✭✭malinheader


    December 23/21. Went out with a friend,had been off it since probably August.

    Next day Christmas eve felt like siht, couldn't function. Missed visiting relatives and friends and own family. Christmas day still a mess.

    Hopefully that's the end for me.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 97 ✭✭prishtinaboy99


    My counter tells 934 days..



  • Registered Users Posts: 8,679 ✭✭✭Worztron


    Mitch Hedberg: "Rice is great if you're really hungry and want to eat two thousand of something."



  • Registered Users Posts: 88 ✭✭amytomjerry


    Had last drink on 6th Feb 2021...Best decision ever made...after the initial couple of emotionally and mentally tough months...lost alot of bloating and some weight..skin has improved tremendously..finances too

    However, I still think about alcohol every day..(does this ever stop?)..pre Christmas was very hard not to give in..

    Still shocked at how 'drink' is everywhere..every TV show or film has it, everyone talks about drink alot, supermarket or local shop bombardment..there's no escape from the visuals..

    But I love love love not drinking even though I do miss it sometimes..Will never go back on it, it would destroy me after all this time.

    Definitely changed how I look at life.



  • Registered Users Posts: 2 Twofastwheels


    November 2010 For me. Don't miss it at all now. I don't even think about it either at this point. Can easily go to family gatherings and nights out with friends and love that I wake up the next day being able to do something positive with that day. It took a few years to get to that point but a journey worth taking.



  • Registered Users Posts: 55 ✭✭pretty boy floyd




  • Registered Users Posts: 8,679 ✭✭✭Worztron


    Day #1431. :-) 🍵

    Mitch Hedberg: "Rice is great if you're really hungry and want to eat two thousand of something."



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,387 ✭✭✭apache


    Been about 6 years since I had a drink. Used to be always in trouble. Don't miss it one bit.



  • Registered Users Posts: 129 ✭✭MikeCairo78


    888 days, family life is back to where it should be, buying a house, doing well at work. Life is so completely different from where it was - no longer in the gutter looking at the stars, to steal a phrase. I was in a bad way back in 2019, am much better in 2022, had help and still use it, but life is no longer obsessing about the drink and all disasters that befalls with lies and guilt and the ducking and the diving. Life is simple now.



  • Registered Users Posts: 8,679 ✭✭✭Worztron


    Mitch Hedberg: "Rice is great if you're really hungry and want to eat two thousand of something."



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  • Registered Users Posts: 906 ✭✭✭Everlong1


    Over 9 years, thanks to AA. Loving every day of it, not missing it in the slightest.



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