How Much Alcohol Do You Drink?


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?

Posted by on 16 Dec 2019

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    Michelle

    I don’t drink

    Posted by Michelle on 22 Jan 2020

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    Melanie

    I partake in a couple of either wines, beers or gins/vodkas most nights

    Posted by Melanie on 16 Jan 2020

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    robert

    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 !

    Posted by robert on 07 Jan 2020

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    Kristi-Anne

    Good, it should be less too, I my self will have a half a bottle of beer maybe once in few months, wasted bottle and money really

    Posted by Kristi-Anne on 06 Jan 2020

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    Khadar

    Alcohol is bad for your health,wealth and family. I have 0 alcohol consumption.

    Posted by Khadar on 06 Jan 2020

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    Arthur

    Social drinker

    Posted by Arthur on 03 Jan 2020

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    Steven

    3 times a week

    Posted by Steven on 03 Jan 2020

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    Sheldon Potter

    Rarely. Max 6 pack of light beers.

    Posted by Sheldon Potter on 03 Jan 2020

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    graybutterfly

    Only very rarely. I might have one cocktail a day when on a cruise or have a cider or sparkling wine once every 4-6 months but usually stick with soft drink.

    Posted by graybutterfly on 03 Jan 2020

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    Jackpotjacq

    No longer drink at all

    Posted by Jackpotjacq on 02 Jan 2020

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    Rita

    One-two glasses approx 3 nights

    Posted by Rita on 02 Jan 2020

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    Christina

    Very rarely

    Posted by Christina on 02 Jan 2020

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    SamJ

    I drink once a fortnight.

    Posted by SamJ on 02 Jan 2020

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    Helen

    I dont drink alcohol

    Posted by Helen on 02 Jan 2020

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    lukeyff23

    every now and again

    Posted by lukeyff23 on 02 Jan 2020

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    Suzana

    I don't really drink alcohol

    Posted by Suzana on 02 Jan 2020

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    Sandra

    A drink usually when out with others.

    Posted by Sandra on 02 Jan 2020

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    Shollay

    Taking three or more bottles poses injurious threat to ones health

    Posted by Shollay on 02 Jan 2020

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    Paul

    I'm a non drinker.. Alcohol is a destroyer

    Posted by Paul on 02 Jan 2020

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    Daniel

    10 standard drinks is absolutley appalling it should ve classed more appropriate to hgave say 5 drinks a week

    Posted by Daniel on 02 Jan 2020

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    Jeremy

    Don't drink it's very bad mentally for you

    Posted by Jeremy on 02 Jan 2020

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    Joel

    I enjoy one or two drinks after work, a cold Jim beam perks me up after working outside all day. Carpenter by trade.

    Posted by Joel on 01 Jan 2020

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    Sarah

    I drink once a month if that Mabey other wise only on special occasions really.

    Posted by Sarah on 01 Jan 2020

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    dick

    I do not drink any alcohol.

    Posted by dick on 01 Jan 2020

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    Feline lady

    Unless I’m at a dinner party or out with friends I usually have no more than 2 standard alcoholic drinks in one sitting

    Posted by Feline lady on 01 Jan 2020

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    Michael

    l enjoy red wine and the curant standares are fine

    Posted by Michael on 01 Jan 2020

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    Rebecca

    I gave up alcohol because I was spending too much money, I enjoyed the moment not the next day. I agree with the guidelines.

    Posted by Rebecca on 31 Dec 2019

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    Michael

    Im not an alcohol drinker as a rule. however I have experienced the effects of abusing alcohol and i fully agree with the new guidelines.

    Posted by Michael on 31 Dec 2019

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    Cooper

    I've always been training for gymnastics comps so health is really important to me and I don't drink.

    Posted by Cooper on 31 Dec 2019

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    Will

    I never drink alcohol. Never have.

    Posted by Will on 31 Dec 2019

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    Christine

    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.

    Posted by Christine on 30 Dec 2019

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    Lady Ashleigh

    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!!!!

    Posted by Lady Ashleigh on 30 Dec 2019

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    Waisea

    I am not an alcoholic

    Posted by Waisea on 30 Dec 2019

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    Brooke

    I mostly drink on special occasions having 5-6

    Posted by Brooke on 30 Dec 2019

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    Kerryanne

    I drink Alcohol less than 10 Drinks a Month

    Posted by Kerryanne on 30 Dec 2019

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    Stephanie

    Don’t drink

    Posted by Stephanie on 29 Dec 2019

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    Sainterchic

    Me too

    Posted by Sainterchic on 29 Dec 2019

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    Ian

    Minimal amount. Maybe a few six packs in a year.

    Posted by Ian on 29 Dec 2019

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    BeeJay16

    Bugger all

    Posted by BeeJay16 on 29 Dec 2019

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    Jasmine

    I might have a Social drink monthly but i can go without.

    Posted by Jasmine on 29 Dec 2019

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    Jacqueline

    Since moving to Australia, I have cut down alot from consuming alcohol due to affordability, weather

    Posted by Jacqueline on 29 Dec 2019

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    Nicmax

    I would average 1 alcoholic beverage once a month, usually a margarita sipped over a long period of time. Alcohol consumption is a community issue impacting on both our families and health system.

    Posted by Nicmax on 29 Dec 2019

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    Rajinder

    I don’t drink

    Posted by Rajinder on 28 Dec 2019

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    Anne

    I'm non alcoholic , I know

    Posted by Anne on 28 Dec 2019

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    Jyoti

    I am non alcoholic owing to its side effects on health.

    Posted by Jyoti on 28 Dec 2019

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    mact

    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.

    Posted by mact on 28 Dec 2019

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    Rebekah

    I generally only consume 4-6 drinks at drinking events, and they aren't often. In a normal week I may have 1-2 glasses of wine in total

    Posted by Rebekah on 28 Dec 2019

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    Sofia

    Given up years ago

    Posted by Sofia on 28 Dec 2019

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    Leeroy

    6 pack a month

    Posted by Leeroy on 28 Dec 2019

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    Shreeya

    I don't think drinking alcohol is unethical but I don't drink at all

    Posted by Shreeya on 27 Dec 2019

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    Stephen

    Very little, as a result of medical incompetence from nurse to surgeon et al.

    Posted by Stephen on 27 Dec 2019

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    Stephen

    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.

    Posted by Stephen on 27 Dec 2019

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    Georgia

    Maybe once every few months.

    Posted by Georgia on 27 Dec 2019

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    Faith

    i Don,t consume alcohol at all

    Posted by Faith on 27 Dec 2019

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    warey

    i don't drink alcohol

    Posted by warey on 26 Dec 2019

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    Maxine

    1glass per fortnight or month of wine

    Posted by Maxine on 26 Dec 2019

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    mumby3

    Gave alcohol away 4years ago

    Posted by mumby3 on 26 Dec 2019

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    Joshua

    I don't drink.

    Posted by Joshua on 26 Dec 2019

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    Darrel

    I don't drink alcohol

    Posted by Darrel on 25 Dec 2019

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    Helena

    A dozen every 3 months maybe

    Posted by Helena on 24 Dec 2019

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    CoolChange_01

    No alcohol consumption for the last 4 years. I don't miss it either.

    Posted by CoolChange_01 on 24 Dec 2019

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    Aaron

    None due to medication

    Posted by Aaron on 24 Dec 2019

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    Granny_jan

    A bottle of wine a day keeps the old granny at Bay. Merry Christmas everyone.

    Posted by Granny_jan on 24 Dec 2019

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    Modaragamage

    Never

    Posted by Modaragamage on 24 Dec 2019

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    Richard

    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

    Posted by Richard on 24 Dec 2019

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    BeesKnees

    I didn't drink for a long time, now I drink occasionally.

    Posted by BeesKnees on 24 Dec 2019

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    Melissa

    I only usually have a drink socially or have an occasional quiet drink on my own on the weekend but it’s not a habit of mine

    Posted by Melissa on 24 Dec 2019

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    Jezemeg8

    I stopped drinking alcohol over 30 years ago and don't miss it at all!!

    Posted by Jezemeg8 on 24 Dec 2019

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    R.D

    I never consume any kind of alcohol

    Posted by R.D on 23 Dec 2019

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    Christine

    I only drink one scotch n coke when i go out for a meal.

    Posted by Christine on 23 Dec 2019

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    John

    Approx 10 std drinks per day !

    Posted by John on 23 Dec 2019

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    runner1

    I drink two crown lager six days a week and two glasses of red wine every Tuesday, never drunk never ill

    Posted by runner1 on 23 Dec 2019

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    Maleek

    Of course I followed the guidelines I no longer drink any kind of alcohol and feel much better now. I did drink before and it was a standard drink per night...

    Posted by Maleek on 23 Dec 2019

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    Dale

    I stopped consuming alcohol of any description 20 years ago.

    Posted by Dale on 23 Dec 2019

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    musicveg

    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.

    Posted by musicveg on 23 Dec 2019

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    cheryl

    We need to start educating children about the dangers of alcohol education should start at home with the support of schools and communities

    Posted by cheryl on 23 Dec 2019

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    Karel

    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.

    Posted by Karel on 23 Dec 2019

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    Neil

    Alcohol is pleasant when taken in moderation, but if not it is the reverse.

    Posted by Neil on 23 Dec 2019

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    hardbags

    used to smash a lot of booze but slowed down in my old age and now have just a few drinks a week..and really enjoy them when i do!

    Posted by hardbags on 23 Dec 2019

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    Debbie

    Had a few this year for my b/day that's in 12 months since the last

    Posted by Debbie on 23 Dec 2019

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    Brett

    2 or 3 stubbies of beer a day, sometimes less, sometimes more

    Posted by Brett on 23 Dec 2019

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    RTU

    NO ALCOHOL OF ANY FORM SINCE 1999.

    Posted by RTU on 23 Dec 2019

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    Love2Read

    Only drink alcohol on rare occasions these days and then only 1 or 2 drinks

    Posted by Love2Read on 23 Dec 2019

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    Richard

    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 write.

    Posted by Richard on 24 Dec 2019

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    Couacaud

    I don’t drink any alcohol. I have more things to spend my money on

    Posted by Couacaud on 23 Dec 2019

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    pjohnw

    Don't drink any alcohol, don't need to, and for 10 drinks in a week, all i can say is, anyone drinking that much in a week has serious issues to deal with.

    Posted by pjohnw on 23 Dec 2019

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    Bellatrix_witch

    I used to drink 10 standard drinks easily on a weekend and many more.. Now I can barely manage 1.

    Posted by Bellatrix_witch on 23 Dec 2019

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    Kingg

    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

    Posted by Kingg on 22 Dec 2019

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    Bombthrower

    None

    Posted by Bombthrower on 22 Dec 2019

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    Bombthrower

    I do not drink

    Posted by Bombthrower on 22 Dec 2019

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    Bombthrower

    No e

    Posted by Bombthrower on 22 Dec 2019

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    Brinny 5

    I drink about 7 bottles beer everyday

    Posted by Brinny 5 on 22 Dec 2019

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    dukes

    I don't follow the health guidelines. But I also don't drink alcohol

    Posted by dukes on 22 Dec 2019

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    Eileen

    One or two glasses of wine with my evening meal or if we go out to dinner or a show.

    Posted by Eileen on 22 Dec 2019

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    Simmone

    Not much monthly.as in 6pk in a month

    Posted by Simmone on 22 Dec 2019

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    Cookie_Wookie

    Not as much as I think I need to these days... putting up with rude, self centred individuals these days. Since Social Media I find people are so, so rude - especially strangers....

    Posted by Cookie_Wookie on 22 Dec 2019

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    Richard

    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.

    Posted by Richard on 24 Dec 2019

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    Dogsfan

    Average about 40 cans a week... So I don't think 10 is alot

    Posted by Dogsfan on 22 Dec 2019

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    Ellanore

    Not eithen 3 glasses.

    Posted by Ellanore on 22 Dec 2019

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    Ellanore

    1 stranded drink a week

    Posted by Ellanore on 22 Dec 2019

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    Graham

    Im a social drinker, never drink alone. So no I don't follow the guide lines.

    Posted by Graham on 22 Dec 2019

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    S hff aryn

    Once in a blue moon

    Posted by S hff aryn on 22 Dec 2019

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    BillyF

    Daily. 2 drinks

    Posted by BillyF on 22 Dec 2019

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    Anna

    Do not drink alcohol

    Posted by Anna on 22 Dec 2019

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    Rebecca

    10 standard drinks isn't a lot but a good number to aim for

    Posted by Rebecca on 21 Dec 2019

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    Dreamcazzya

    Wow

    Posted by Dreamcazzya on 21 Dec 2019

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    Rustic Artist

    Only on special occasions. So this means approx 2 standard drinks a year.

    Posted by Rustic Artist on 21 Dec 2019

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    MickeyMan

    I average about 50 standard drinks a week, therefore I would find 10 standard drinks a week nowhere near a lot.

    Posted by MickeyMan on 21 Dec 2019

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    David

    Less than 10 std drinks per week, more like 6, feel so much better Davo

    Posted by David on 21 Dec 2019

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    makatoa

    I don't drink anymore well I was but I quit it years ago

    Posted by makatoa on 21 Dec 2019

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    Beaverton

    Just the pipe these days

    Posted by Beaverton on 21 Dec 2019

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    John

    was a heavy drinker now a sniff is enough

    Posted by John on 21 Dec 2019

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    Nell41

    3 or 4 per week

    Posted by Nell41 on 21 Dec 2019

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    Jo

    4 standard drinks per week

    Posted by Jo on 21 Dec 2019

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    Ben

    A 6 pack not full straight beer a day

    Posted by Ben on 21 Dec 2019

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    Shazzzz

    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.

    Posted by Shazzzz on 21 Dec 2019

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    musicveg

    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 shit.

    Posted by musicveg on 23 Dec 2019

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    C.W.

    I dont drink at all from personal choise because I like to be in control of my actions

    Posted by C.W. on 20 Dec 2019

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    Raskel

    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

    Posted by Raskel on 20 Dec 2019

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    Rosalie

    I have not had an alcoholic drink in 5 years....doctor's orders.

    Posted by Rosalie on 20 Dec 2019

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    Paul

    I rarely socialise and only consider drinking more a social event.

    Posted by Paul on 20 Dec 2019

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    Dannybomb

    I think I doing less cause of my busy schedule

    Posted by Dannybomb on 20 Dec 2019

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    Brutus

    The nhmrc don’t live in the real world I don’t follow their ridiculous rules 10 drinks a day is ok

    Posted by Brutus on 20 Dec 2019

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    Louise

    About twice a week

    Posted by Louise on 20 Dec 2019

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    boodle

    I don't drink alcohol any more. I used to but gave up drinking alcohol when I became vegan. There are vegan drinks available but alcohol is not an important factor of my life.

    Posted by boodle on 20 Dec 2019

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    musicveg

    I am vegan too but gave up alcohol way before I became total vegan was vego for years before that too.

    Posted by musicveg on 23 Dec 2019

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    Steperine

    I haven’t drink any alcohol now

    Posted by Steperine on 20 Dec 2019

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    Monna

    I don't drink alcohol

    Posted by Monna on 20 Dec 2019

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    Joanne

    Not enough to de-stress some days !!

    Posted by Joanne on 20 Dec 2019

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    Richard

    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.

    Posted by Richard on 24 Dec 2019

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    GJ

    I do not drink alcohol. Graham.

    Posted by GJ on 20 Dec 2019

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    Horn

    Most evenings " not all " I hit the bottle whilst cooking the dinner , my time for a quiet one or two . No I don't think its to much !

    Posted by Horn on 20 Dec 2019

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    Neil

    Yes, but not at Christmas

    Posted by Neil on 20 Dec 2019

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    Neil

    Usually 2 drinks at a time

    Posted by Neil on 20 Dec 2019

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    Richard

    One in each hand?

    Posted by Richard on 24 Dec 2019

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    Neil

    We usually drink wine at weekends

    Posted by Neil on 20 Dec 2019

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    wazza41

    I have a drink probably 5 days a week,a glass or two of wine

    Posted by wazza41 on 20 Dec 2019

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    buttonpops

    I rarely drink. Maybe a total of 4 or 5 cans per year.

    Posted by buttonpops on 20 Dec 2019

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    Narmada

    I don’t drink alcohol

    Posted by Narmada on 20 Dec 2019

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    gary

    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.

    Posted by gary on 20 Dec 2019

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    Mustang6000

    The occasional glass of wine is my limit these days.

    Posted by Mustang6000 on 20 Dec 2019

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    Danielle

    I have 3 to 4 standard drinks per sitting and 3 to 4 alcohol free days a week

    Posted by Danielle on 20 Dec 2019

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    dadh01

    Everything in moderation .acouple of drinks three to four days a week is quite alright and some days I do not feel like that. Just do not use alcohol as a cutrch.

    Posted by dadh01 on 19 Dec 2019

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    marli

    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 cold.

    Posted by marli on 19 Dec 2019

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    musicveg

    Coca cola is poison too, will rot your teeth and liver.

    Posted by musicveg on 24 Dec 2019

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    Peter

    Try not to drink during work week, but drink on Friday & Saturdays

    Posted by Peter on 19 Dec 2019

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    Nanny

    Some weeks nothing others about 3 a week.

    Posted by Nanny on 19 Dec 2019

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    Julie

    Approximately 2 per day, more on Friday or Saturday

    Posted by Julie on 19 Dec 2019

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    flowerpot

    Only drink alcohol on special occasions like weddings and birthdays

    Posted by flowerpot on 19 Dec 2019

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    Madmarty008

    The guidelines are rubbish. Some people 2 standard drinks a day is too much. Some people have a much higher tolerance.

    Posted by Madmarty008 on 19 Dec 2019

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    squeekums1

    Screw the guidelines lol Some weeks i would drink that or more, some not. It evens out

    Posted by squeekums1 on 19 Dec 2019

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    margaret

    normally drink 1 bottle per week, which is probably about ten glasses - red wine only

    Posted by margaret on 19 Dec 2019

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    Barry

    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.

    Posted by Barry on 19 Dec 2019

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    Eric

    Once or twice a week but drink 10-12 cans each time.

    Posted by Eric on 19 Dec 2019

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    Valerie

    I do not drink alcohol and as I tasted it once and YUK! was ill . But if that is your thing, so be it!

    Posted by Valerie on 19 Dec 2019

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    Joanne

    Yes I think it is a lot on a week but I did drink more than that when I was younger

    Posted by Joanne on 19 Dec 2019

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    medusa 12

    No it’s not a lot in a whole week as long as u give Ione achohol free day each week

    Posted by medusa 12 on 19 Dec 2019

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    Emma

    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 Idealogy". 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!

    Posted by Emma on 18 Dec 2019

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    Ben

    4 times a week. 10 plus standard drinks. not proud of it, but if i don't drink i'm miserable!! despise Monday and Tuesday and Thursday my non-drinking days!!

    Posted by Ben on 18 Dec 2019

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    TassieBob

    Maybe most people don't realise that alcohol is a poison, who would want to drink a poison.

    Posted by TassieBob on 18 Dec 2019

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    Kathleen

    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 them. Kath

    Posted by Kathleen on 18 Dec 2019

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    Shellie

    I don't drink. Watching my Mom who was an alcoholic literally till the day she died really turn me away from the drinking. loved her but not the disease she had.

    Posted by Shellie on 18 Dec 2019

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    Llina

    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 Christmas

    Posted by Llina on 18 Dec 2019

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    m

    I drink less than the recommended quantity. Never at home by mysel. Only when I am out at friends or at restaurants for dinner .

    Posted by m on 18 Dec 2019

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    emzaye

    I drink 99% on special occasions only, Christmas, birthdays, and 4-6 drinks. If its a hot summers day and I go in the pool, I will have 1-2 drinks.

    Posted by emzaye on 18 Dec 2019

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    storky1234

    Have three shots of brandy each day so I can put up with the wife who has Parkinsons.

    Posted by storky1234 on 18 Dec 2019

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    Richard

    Sorry to hear that. Still you must love her and probably grieve a little each day. My wife died young and I have no kids. I wish you well and if the brandy helps, good

    Posted by Richard on 24 Dec 2019

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    pappillon

    Enjoy a drink but we'll within guidelines thankfully. Shane.

    Posted by pappillon on 18 Dec 2019

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    Susan

    Unable to drink any alcohol due to being allergic.

    Posted by Susan on 18 Dec 2019

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    Craig

    I have heard this is true, especially remember this almost thre decades ago. How does allergy to alcohol afeect you?

    Posted by Craig on 18 Dec 2019

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    Linda

    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.

    Posted by Linda on 18 Dec 2019

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    Waisea

    I dont drink alcohol.

    Posted by Waisea on 18 Dec 2019

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    Valerie

    I thin you and I are in the minority. I just don't see the necessity as mineral water cures my thirst.

    Posted by Valerie on 19 Dec 2019

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    FLAYMM

    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

    Posted by FLAYMM on 18 Dec 2019

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    Allymaycat

    I don't drink any alcohol

    Posted by Allymaycat on 18 Dec 2019

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    Fumiko

    I drink a glass of beer or cider 1- 3 times in a month

    Posted by Fumiko on 18 Dec 2019

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    Kilrust

    Maybe 1-2 drinks a week

    Posted by Kilrust on 18 Dec 2019

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    Emina Bonina Banana Boom

    2 bottles of wine per week

    Posted by Emina Bonina Banana Boom on 18 Dec 2019

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    Jessamee

    5jds at Christmas

    Posted by Jessamee on 18 Dec 2019

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    Emina Bonina Banana Boom

    2 bottles of white wine per week.

    Posted by Emina Bonina Banana Boom on 18 Dec 2019

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    amliw

    stubbie a night

    Posted by amliw on 18 Dec 2019

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    Ralph

    6 to 8 beers per week

    Posted by Ralph on 18 Dec 2019

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    Sandy

    1-2 beers a week

    Posted by Sandy on 18 Dec 2019

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    Dimity

    I used to drink up to 5 standard drinks per day now I’ve cut back to about 10 per week

    Posted by Dimity on 18 Dec 2019

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    Abbey

    I drink 1-2 glasses once a week.. the rest is coffee or water

    Posted by Abbey on 18 Dec 2019

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    Murray

    I don't drink, so I'm safe at an RBT - even with the drug test. In fact, the strongest drink I have is a coffee.

    Posted by Murray on 17 Dec 2019

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    Maryanne

    I very rarely drink, and the most I would have at these times would be 5 to 6 drinks, depending and other times it might be 1 drink.

    Posted by Maryanne on 17 Dec 2019

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    Shanthini

    I don't drink

    Posted by Shanthini on 17 Dec 2019

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    Mia Bettina

    None

    Posted by Mia Bettina on 17 Dec 2019

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    Aleena

    I don't drink much, only on special occasions.

    Posted by Aleena on 17 Dec 2019

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    IAN

    ONE AVERAGE DRINK A DAY

    Posted by IAN on 17 Dec 2019

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    Jaime

    Very rare that i drink. But if i do, its always between 4 -6 drinks

    Posted by Jaime on 17 Dec 2019

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    willsacre

    On some social occasions

    Posted by willsacre on 17 Dec 2019

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    Jane

    Only on very rare occasions.

    Posted by Jane on 17 Dec 2019

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    Madison

    I don’t drink

    Posted by Madison on 17 Dec 2019

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    David

    Different people seem to be affected differently by alcohol, so these guide lines are important. I have two 375ml light strength most days in the good weather, and when it cools , nothing.

    Posted by David on 17 Dec 2019

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    Aussie5

    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 all.

    Posted by Aussie5 on 17 Dec 2019

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    Kim

    I have stopped drinking and yes I did follow the guidelines

    Posted by Kim on 17 Dec 2019

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    redheart

    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!

    Posted by redheart on 17 Dec 2019

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    lonely Big Guy

    I would have a glass of red wine up to three nights per week with dinner

    Posted by lonely Big Guy on 17 Dec 2019

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    dodger37

    stopped drinking ANY alcohol on 26 April 1976 !!!

    Posted by dodger37 on 17 Dec 2019

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    Kathrine

    A can or 2 1 night a week 2 if Lucky

    Posted by Kathrine on 17 Dec 2019

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    Rev Comrade

    None

    Posted by Rev Comrade on 17 Dec 2019

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    John

    Socially with chosen company

    Posted by John on 17 Dec 2019

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    sherry007

    I dont drink it destroys lives

    Posted by sherry007 on 17 Dec 2019

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    musicveg

    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.

    Posted by musicveg on 17 Dec 2019

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    Kippa Chick

    I've lost interest in alcohol as I've gotten older, so now l rarely drink alcohol. 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.

    Posted by Kippa Chick on 17 Dec 2019

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    Ulysses

    Every night without fail. The least I have is 2. Mostly at least a bottle of wine. I doubt I would sleep without it.

    Posted by Ulysses on 17 Dec 2019

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    diannealma1

    Same here. After the finish of my day I have a wine or two or three or more. Sleep, work, repeat.

    Posted by diannealma1 on 21 Dec 2019

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    joyboy

    I'm almost identical to you. I am trying to have 1 or 2 alcohol free days a week. Sometimes it works sometimes it doesn't. Just had 6 days without any., and tonight about 4 glasses

    Posted by joyboy on 19 Dec 2019

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    Glenn

    We should go back to 10 o’clock closing of pubs and clubs

    Posted by Glenn on 16 Dec 2019

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