Alcohol

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What do all of you think about alcohol? Do you enjoy its smooth buzz? Or do you wish you’ve never heard of it before?

December 1, 2012 at 12:29 am

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Profile photo of Petergd Petergd (@petergd) 2 years, 4 months ago ago

I think if prohibition was never lifted we would be a lot better off. I think alcohol is alright in moderation, but it’s pretty overrated in my opinion.

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Profile photo of RunnerBeneaththeSky RunnerBeneaththeSky (@runnerbeneaththesky) 2 years, 4 months ago ago

@petergd, Well I definitely don’t agree with that, given the spectrum of failed prohibition attempts throughout history.

I think alcohol is alright in moderation a social context, people probably imbibe too much for their own good though. It can also make for some very interesting stories when done in excess.

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Profile photo of Bryan Hellard Bryan Hellard M (@xyver) 2 years, 4 months ago ago

@escalade777, Honestly, I believe that alcohol is stupid, and that people have been brainwashed into thinking it’s something that’s good for you.

People say that it “opens you up”, and allows you to have a good time, but you can do that even better without alcohol. People act so differently on alcohol, even if they’ve only had “a few drinks”.

I could go on, but I’ll curb my rant.

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Profile photo of Sasho Stoyanov Anonymous (@) 2 years, 4 months ago ago

Alcohol is not good and that’s why people drink it. We have a saying here “Some people drink from sadness, some drink to celebrate happiness, others just drink from the morning.” I’m the third and a part of the most fucked up versions of consuming this shit. It makes me aggressive and I even like being aggressive. Well, yeah. I don’t think anyone without experience could talk about abusing with alcohol. My mentality becomes of a piece of shit football hooligan and I hurt people’s feelings and become the most terrible person. I’m the universe experiencing itself, it must be spinning.

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Profile photo of Marie Marie (@ARCANUS) 2 years, 4 months ago ago

I grew up with sober parents, and never tasted alcohol until I was 19. I was critical toward it from the start. I never really started drinking on a regular basis. I am lightweight, so I don’t ‘need’ much while I’m at it, but I love to go dancing once in a while, and I can have fun drinking a couple of times a month. But at the end of the night, I get emotional. Alcohol brings out the worst in me, I think. All negativity and self-pity. I never got drunk enough to vomit. I always know when to stop, when it’s no fun anymore. I think knowing when you’ve had enough/too much is the key. And I don’t really enjoy it that much. It’s definitely overrated. It makes people do stupid things, and the day after they blame it on the alcohol.

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Profile photo of Cecil Cecil (@cecil) 2 years, 4 months ago ago

From someone who just woke up with a hang over… I’m feelin’ pretty good about the stuff.

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Profile photo of josephm josephm (@josephm) 2 years, 4 months ago ago

its a reputable drug that is notorious for shutting down portions of the brain. i personally use alcohol as a sleep-aid sometimes. tobacco is also good for shutting the brain off.(cutting oxygen).

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Profile photo of D.I. D.I. (@thekingofthenorth) 2 years, 4 months ago ago

@petergd,
prohibition did absolutely nothing to hinder the consumption of alcohol and also managed to strengthen the criminal organizations who now had an extremely popular product

i’m a little hung over now but i still think that the government should have no say in what i choose or do not choose to consume. the most important thing is education of the effects but that is where i draw the line at the responsibility of government

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Profile photo of Nibachvinci Nibachvinci (@nibachvinci) 2 years, 4 months ago ago

In my opinion alcohol itself is totally fine. I mean, we all want to have some fun in life, don’t we? ;) Some people overdo it though.. I just don’t see a reason in getting drunk 24/7. Once in a while it’s fine, but you should make sure that you can still have fun without alcohol and that you don’t become addicted!

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Profile photo of E.C.F. Doyle E.C.F. Doyle (@chekovchameleon) 2 years, 4 months ago ago

Alcohol is fine. I drink a lot. It’s all about approach, like all drugs. If you consider alcohol something that makes people depressed or damages people, then that is what it becomes. If you think it changes people and makes them do stupid things, then you are focusing too much on what others are doing. You should just laugh at what they are doing, as should they. I am Irish, and people drink a lot here and the majority of alcohol induced endeavours end in nothing but merriment and laughter. When people say and do stupid things they are laughed at and they in turn laugh at others. Jokes are cracked and we just take the piss out off everything. Most people don’t wake up thinking such and such was such a dickhead last night unless they do something horribly bad, it is just laughed off. People just take themselves too seriously and therefore take alcohol too serious. Just relax and have a drink and a laugh and don’t think about it so much.

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Profile photo of Ben Ben (@cognizantelephant) 2 years, 4 months ago ago

@runnerbeneaththesky, Drunk History? lol if you haven’t seen it you better go watch it right now!

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Profile photo of Alex Mayle Alex Mayle C (@alexmayle) 2 years, 4 months ago ago

All I know is that Patron goes down too smooth for it not to belong in my stomach.

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Profile photo of ladee da ladee da (@liveloud123) 2 years, 4 months ago ago

it’s love hate relationship for sure. I wonder who had the very first drinking party

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Profile photo of  Anonymous (@) 2 years, 4 months ago ago

I love alcohol. 3, 4, 5 drinks and the effects are pronounced, but not overwhelming. I can easily meditate on grand concepts, I can enter states of omnipotence, I feel more gentle, caring, kind, and I generally want others to feel just as good if not better than me. My girlfriend loves when I drink (whats that say about me when I’m sober O_O ).

In the woods, a few drinks can cause a massive undermining of the ego. I feel at one with nature, yet incredibly depressed at the state of it. I feel more connected with friends, easier to say things on the mind, and many productive talks have come from it.

Its a good thing to have. For the people who don’t enjoy it, use in moderation, and don’t go to a frat party, then you should understand it.

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Profile photo of Dan Dan (@danfontaine) 2 years, 4 months ago ago

I have to stop drinking today as a matter of personal responsibility. It is occupying all of my free time and all of my spending money. I find it hard to enjoy a lot of things unless I am drunk and can freely smoke cigarettes (I can go through a pack a night, quit those today too). I wake up dehydrated every morning with no motivation.

It really is a miserable condition I’m in. Getting drunk is fucking awesome but see I don’t get drunk anymore.
When I started I remember I could drink a forty and enter into a very deep meditation and everything would be grand for the rest of the night.
I can’t experience anything close to that feeling with the drug anymore – doesn’t matter how energetic I feel or how much I drink. All I get are small windows of enlightening concepts and some self assurance. Not a good deal. I have spent at least $3000 on the stuff since April.

It has more to do with my specific personality weaknesses than the drug itself though. If you can drink maybe a few drinks a couple times a week or something you will not run into the problems I have.
I just can’t moderate my immediate wants enough to not spend the majority of my last $20 on booze.

All in all though I think Alcohol has helped me develop my personality but now the graph is sloping downward and it’s time for the next adventure – hopefully this one will be less detrimental to my life lol.

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Profile photo of R.V. Star R.V. Star (@rickvonstar) 2 years, 4 months ago ago

I recommend getting a little uncomfortably drunk and then meditating.

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Profile photo of zowie zowie (@zowie) 2 years, 4 months ago ago

a couple of beers would do fine just to get a nice buzz. but anything exceeding more than that is just damaging to your body. I get extremely sick the next couple of days.

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Profile photo of Kidd Kidd (@kidd) 2 years, 4 months ago ago

I’ll say the same thing I say about most drugs: there’s nothing wrong drinking it, but people need to be responsible with it.

Quite frankly, alcohol has ruined my family’s life because my mom is less than responsible with it. But, I don’t find anything wrong with a drink every now and again.

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Profile photo of Kelsey Kelsey (@kkalb0718) 2 years, 4 months ago ago

As a matter of personal opinion, I am not fond of the stuff. Do I drink? Yes. I absolutely hate the feeling of being drunk though. I hate the person it turns me into because it truly brings out negative qualities and messes with my psyche. I feel it closes my mind and perception, whereas other drugs, even weed, broadens your mind/scope. It’s hard because alcohol is a “traditional” substance in America. At weddings and other holidays/special occasions, you toast with champagne, etc. Alcohol is truly ingrained in our society’s customs so it’s difficult to avoid it completely. But I agree, as with any other drug, moderation and intention is key. Drinking to get drunk is most people’s mindset when drinking and that’s when problems arise.

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Profile photo of Johnny Morris Johnny Morris (@johnnymorris128) 2 years, 4 months ago ago

There’s nothing better than a cup of coffee with a bottle of baileys.

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Profile photo of Marie Marie (@ARCANUS) 2 years, 4 months ago ago

@chekovchameleon, Gee, I find that I agree. :)

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Profile photo of E.C.F. Doyle E.C.F. Doyle (@chekovchameleon) 2 years, 4 months ago ago

@ARCANUS,

It would be hard not to, us Irish are born with BAs in alcohol studies, I myself have furthered my studies to the a PHD, tis a fine discipline. As brendan behan said “To get enough to eat was regarded as an achievement. To get drunk was a victory.”

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Profile photo of NaitsirhC NaitsirhC (@escalade777) 2 years, 4 months ago ago

I love the diversity of answers I’m getting. I myself drink one to two times a week. But whenever I do drink, I almost always end up overdoing it. I normally get smashed and keep drinking until I’m extremely intoxicated. Lately I’ve been thinking about quitting drinking all-together. Most weekends I’m just a cranky, hungover mess that doesn’t move out of my dorm-room until I can go drink again. The problem for me is basically the binging aspect of it. Of course the solution to my problem is definitely just drinking in moderation, but I’m considering cutting out alcohol all-together.

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Profile photo of  Anonymous (@) 2 years, 4 months ago ago

It was only when I started dabbling with other drugs that I started to drink responsibly. I realised it was one of the worst ones out there, and I still regularly question why it’s so socially acceptable.

I used to drink a lot, at least 3 times a week, and my record bender was 2 weeks. I don’t regret it at all, I had some bad times, I had some awesome times. I drink maybe every 3 months now, and I haven’t had a bad time with it for a few years. If you are giving off a good vibe you have a good time. I never drink it if I’m feeling at all down, I will cancel nights out if I have to, as alcohol with shitty emotions equals a shitty time.

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Profile photo of Nikki Nikki (@lovesmasochist) 1 year, 10 months ago ago

@escalade777, I can say that alcohol is much more dangerous than I thought it could be. For years I believed that I was yielding its power, but after a decade of abusive drinking, I understand now that I can only control whether or not I consume alcohol. My blackouts revved up in high-risk and embarrasment levels over the last year. I never believed girls when they said that they lost control of their selves during nights of heavy binge drinking. Now I’m campaigning to girls I know on a personal level that during a blackout, all inhibitions thrown out the window can add up to the least-likely events for ANYONE! Three years of celibacy went out the window when I had one of my worst blackout recently. Worst of all, it was unprotected. Anyone who is close to me knows that I’m not the kind of girl that would have intercourse at all, let alone with a bloke I hardly know at a party.

Alcohol is high-risk! Please tread lightly!

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