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    If you don't drink that much and go out with people who are borderline alcoholic....


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    Me and Mrs Giraffe rarely drink. We are not tea total but we just don't like the next day feeling of being hungover and the waste of time of recovering.

    But when you go out with people these days it seems it is very hard not to drink much without being a party pooper. We still have fun. We just don't feel the need to get totally slaughtered. I find it hard to identify with people that drink so much. Are we alone?

    And surely if you can't come home and not drink of an evening that makes you an alcoholic?

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      You're not alone. Not everyone wants to go out and absolutely battered. Regarding the having a drink every night, I'm sure I read somewhere that the AA definition of an alcoholic is someone who thinks about and plans their next drink.
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      I don't mind a few beers down the pub or a nice bottle of wine with Mrs W when we go out to eat ( incidentally we can measure a meal based on how much of the bottle we've drunk - great food means there's still a lot of the bottle left ! ). What gets me is this addiction to shots. When I go out with work it always ends with directors buy loads of shots and if you refuse ( I always do ) you're some social inadequate.
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      I had this fight regularly at university, i knew when i had peaked and wouldn’t drink more than that. It would be awkward when everyone’s completely done, but i wasn’t sufferingthe next day or spending loads of money
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      I very rarely drink and have not even been tipsy for about 7 years.

      I hate the feeling of a hangover and the waste of a day recovering.

      I still go out with friends, but leave when they start to get drunk as we are no longer on the same wavelength.

      I still have a good time, just with out the hangover.

      The only drawback is the lack of tolerance to alcohol. A couple of points now and I am ready for my bed.
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      Sounds like me v mrs (only joking - but she dies drink like a fish)

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      A couple of points now and I am ready for my bed.
      3 points please & we'll all sleep well tomorrow
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      Me and Mrs Giraffe rarely drink. We are not tea total but we just don't like the next day feeling of being hungover and the waste of time of recovering.

      But when you go out with people these days it seems it is very hard not to drink much without being a party pooper. We still have fun. We just don't feel the need to get totally slaughtered. I find it hard to identify with people that drink so much. Are we alone?

      And surely if you can't come home and not drink of an evening that makes you an alcoholic?
      Same here except Mrs G. Loves a drink, all our friends and most of her, mine, and our family do too, I, therefore am the designated driver everywhere every time ( and still have to stand my/our rounds?)
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      Most of us drink too much when we're young. If you're still doing this say when you're 40+ then I'd say you've not learnt when the party's over! Definitely with the OP on this, keeping it sensible (with the occasional 'reminder'!)
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      I think big drinkers feel better when others around them also drink lots, as it means that they don't stand out as being a drunk. We have a couple of friends who are big drinkers and they laugh at me and call me a southern Jessie when I go onto halves just to keep in the rounds. That's after 4/5 pints, so I still dink plenty but not the 8/10 pints that they sink.

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