A new set of health guidelines has been introduced for alcohol consumption.
The National Health and Medical Research Council recommends no more than 4
standard drinks in one sitting and no more than 10 standard drinks in a week.
LiveTribers, how often do you drink alcohol? Do you follow health guidelines for
alcohol intake? Is 10 standard drinks in a week a lot?
None anymore , i went through a period of severe depression , brought on by
narcicists , that i had been working for in every position i held and eventually
, for my sanity i had to walk away , but the imprint was still made , that i
felt useless , some of the decisions i had made , were vehemently wrong and bad
choices made , i found out after my decisions were correct , but were
criticised to protect other employees and also nepotism . Anyway , i had hit
rock bottom and suicide was the next option . I eventually hit the bottle and
seem to ease the pain i was going through . But this daily ritual was eventually
picked up by my doctor and sought help through a psychologist , but the damage
was done and given the option by a liver specialist , to continue and die in 2
years or a liver transplant . I stopped drinking and through outside support ,
i somehow manage to exist ! i have cirrhosis and given a lot of medication ,
however i still have liver disease and despite giving up , i am still to come to
terms that my life has been destroyed by others because of greed , powerplay and
fear of me being one that has insight , intuition , and an analytical and
methodical method of seeing the "big picture"
and to respond accordingly . But that's water under the bridge and these days i
have a fear of nothing , what can be more fearful than death and will always put
myself in harms way , just to prove a point . My philosophy these days is just
roll the dice , it's 50 - 50 ! A word to others , don't let drinking take over
your life and something i wish i had acted on years before , Don't let people
walk all over you , stand up and be recognised for what you believe in !
It's a lot for me. I am an occasional drinker. I can go for weeks or months
without a drink then have a few in one week but it's nowhere near 10 and I add
sparkling mineral water to my wine so it's well watered down.
I don't drink often, but when I do drink, its usually only 1 or 2. There is
nothing better than an ice cold beer on a hot afternoon or a rum or 2. Liqueurs
are my downfall, had three choc ones similar to Baileys the other night mixed
with ice and some cream... very indulgent and really yummy!!!!
Since us clever little addictive personality humans learnt about fermentation
and thus alcohol et al some of us over indulge and governments discovered a tax
golden goose. You have to congratulate our livers that detoxify so much of what
we shove into our bodies. So yes I'll attempt to further moderate my booze
intake in light of the new info. A good money saver by paying less tax I guess.
Merry Christmas to all. Mact.
Diet and vitamin supplements: the key to safe alcohol consumption. Alcohol is a
toxin NOT a drug,ergo, by absorbing the necessary vitamins, there is little, if
any danger to the body. As an Ambulance Officer, many years ago I read a paper,
written by a doctor from Sydney, about the chemistry of a hangover. After over
20years of what would be called heavy drinking, I had the body, including
organs, of a man 30years younger. It was the medical community that destroyed my
body to the poor state it's in.
I used to drink alcohol excessively, it damaged my liver. Now I never drink
alcohol, ever, even one drink is too much for me, My liver tests and blood
results are now normal and my liver is healing itself. I will always have
scarring, but my liver works effectively. I am now fitter in general and more
positive about new prospects in my life
Same here, I was having a whisky while watching a friends band and felt I did
not want to finish it, then few weeks later found out I was pregnant and have
not touched a drop since and never felt like it again.
As much as I can bear. It isn't much at age and hard work. About 2 to 3 stubbies
and some days a glass for good sleep. I needn't cry for less or more. If I'd
pour all I've ever drank, it wouldn't be possible even sail across. Experience
tells me, sin of joy leads to heaven, but sin on purpose, always ends in hell.
So, never drink to kill sadness, loneliness, because of others, etc. But don't
fear enjoy life.
I have given it away, I found my writing was just drivel when I'd been drinking.
Now, sober, I have just finished writing a screenplay. If it's a sucess, I have
2 novels and a collection of over 30 short stories. You like to read, I love to
I don’t think 10 standard drinks over a 7 day period is a lot i the drinks I
usually drink are 1.5 so that would literally leave me having one cold drink
after work A day and the 1st one goes down way to easy especially at the moment
being summer here I don’t drink a lot tho I might have 3-4 after work some
days and none the other days
So you think that drinking alcohol is a good solution to people who don;t like
bad behaviour. The worst people are drunks like I used to be. Now, not drinking,
I can judge and change my own behaviour to be nicer to others, and not dwelling
on their lack of manners or respect, At the end of the day, it is how I feel
about myself and my refusal to let others change that. I will never drink again.
I dont drink anymore because I noticed one time (wen i was allocated driver)
how pathetic , useless and annoying people are wen they got drunk and I didn't
want to be one of them..
Adding to that so many people get violent and abusive wen they drink.
Alcohol is a dangerous dirty drug that's not OK... or safe.
I so agree with you, after I stopped having alcohol 20 years ago I still went
out to see bands for a few years but got sick of going out as well because of
the way people use alcohol as an excuse to behave badly and stupidly and talk
I only had 2 drinks with friend during dinner out in the last 3 months, not
drinking at home. I have orders to decrease my weight by my GP to control Blood
pressure so no drinking over the Christmas and New Year period. Happy festive
session to all
Drinking alcohol does not destress my body, it is a toxin to it. I prefer not
to live a stressful life, which is possible if I don't let as much bother me. If
someone is not respecting me, I have no problems leaving them to stew in their
own juices. I treat others well and i am thoughtful and compassionate. People
have too many problems they think they can manage, but if part of that is
drinking it is time to be humble and admit you need help, not just with
drinking, but why you resort to it.
I don't drink now but in the years up to my 60th, I drank far too much I believe
you can have 10 to 15 drinks per week and be ok with no damaging side effects
this is my personal opinion only because it affects each person differently.
I do not drink alcohol. I don't like the taste it leaves in my mouth. I don't
need an artificial buzz that some people say they get from alcohol.
But I do drink full strength CocaCola. Not often, but I love the stuff very
Fairly little these days. From a lifetime of moderate drinking beer mostly I
have a nip of scotch or a glass of wine once or twice a week at home and a glass
of wine at dinner. That is sensible drinking. From observing over indulgent
drinkers too often I had resolved to adopt a responsible attitude to drinking.
Seems that everything we do in our lives has one ramification after the
other.albeit eating meat, smoking,drinking,sugar,take away food...Christ,where
is Oliver Cromwell&the Puritans when you need them. They had the right
answer,just outlaw fun&have the Roundheads enforce this "perfectly Sane
I drink what I want&if I don't feel like drinking,simple,I don't DRINK. I DON'T
NEED SOMEONE TO TELL ME!
I do not drink Alcohol, both my grandfathers drank heavily as did my father and
father-in-law. Although I don’t oppose those drinking Alcohol I do believe
it should not be consumed in front of children as it can be quite damaging to
I can relate to your comment Shellie as I used to drink so much when I was in
my earlier life and I became an alcoholic and I was 49 before I did anything
about it. I joined AA and haven't had a drink in 21yrs and I Thank God every day
for His gift of sobriety. I pray you and all your family have a wonderful
A glass of wine with dinner. A beer with pizza. Bubbly on special occasions.
Moderation in all that I do. I do not limit myself to amounts but I will watch
my intake as I usually have to drive or look out for smallish adults.
Glass of wine with dinner maybe once every 2-3 months, it mostly just doesn’t
occur to me AND in the heat/humidity of summer, alcohol just makes me feeler
hotter thus more miserable. I’d rather drink ginger beer or milk
I have been a teetotaller all of my life. I like to be in control of myself and
have seen too many people (including friends and relatives) doing stupid things
whilst affected by alcohol. They don't remember what they have done later
either. Some people just don't know when to stop drinking. Then there are
those who also claim to be teetotallers, whilst they are holding a drink of
alcohol. Many think that if they don't drink beer, then they don't drink
alcohol. They forget about wine, whiskey, etc. Drinking in moderation is fine,
as far as I am concerned, for other people. I have nothing against alcohol at
Drinking full strength beer and red / white wine on occasions; beer maybe three
/ four days a week, five schooners each occasion, probably more than is healthy
at my age; finding tolerance for alcohol is less and less as i get older; Have a
regular exercise habit [ walking, swimming ,some PCYC exercise classes each week
] which helps but would be better with less alcohol imbibed!
Zero, Nilch, Nada, alcohol is bad for health, no nutritional benefit, and only
does harm to your liver, your heart, and contributes to disease, destruction,
violence and harm to society. I gave up 20 years ago and was the best thing I
ever did apart from giving up smoking.
I've lost interest in alcohol as I've gotten older, so now l rarely drink
I'm also alone & drive, so that's another reason l don't drink alcohol.
I believe alcohol is very fattening, so if it is, that's another reason
l.wouldn't drink it.