Originally Posted by Dtp1979
Ok, so you’re telling me a few drinks at the weekend is alcoholism? I’m basing my understanding purely from the original posters post, nothing else. A few drinks yea?
Why argue semantics with such anger in this instance?
When i said i was giving up the drink to my doctor, they said "oh that is absolutely fantastic" with no other context about how much I drink, etc. He's a reasonably young lad as well, up for a bit of craic.
Giving it up for the time I did has been very insightful. It made me see my reliance on the routine of it and the cravings for it were off the chain whenever things were tough.
I had a few drinks last night (4 cans between about 9 and 11 just so there's no arguing about the quantity) and I realised that I wasn't enjoying it. I was doing it to be able to tolerate others. I left early and stopped early and I don't have a hangover and I'm glad of that. I have to see people later and I'll stay off it while I'm talking to them. I might have a whiskey afterwards to say well done, or maybe I'll forget.
I'm not going to drink until the next bank holiday, and even then I'm going to see how I feel about it.