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    correct me if i'm wrong, but a 750ml bottle of vodka is usually 30 units - you drink 40-50 IN A SESSION? seriously? that's very dangerous!
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    (Original post by moonlight_freakout)
    correct me if i'm wrong, but a 750ml bottle of vodka is usually 30 units - you drink 40-50 IN A SESSION? seriously? that's very dangerous!
    Over 24 hours it's actually quite tame.

    Think half a bottle of 80 proof over 8 hours, no mean feat unless you're a breeze block (which most students are, granted).
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    There is objectively nothing wrong with it, but since the majority of people seem to thrive of social norms and anything else is taboo to them, what can you do? You aren't going to get a single valid reason from any of the people saying it's wrong, as to why they think this is the case. The only reason anyone sees it as wrong, is because they are not open minded enough to consider the facts, but rather just spew out what they think will make them sound cool. The people who say it's wrong are probably the sort of people who genuinely use the word "lad" and "banter".
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    Never aim to be drunk, that's just weird (but then I take that view to social drinking too, so hey-ho), but I will drink alone, don't see any reason not to. If it happens from it, fair enough. With a nice beer, why's that any worse than orange juice?

    And anyway, Ballmer Peak is amazingly useful when you're stuck with a piece of code or nasty equation.
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    (Original post by Webernets)
    Hi,

    As the title says.

    For me, I don't see a problem with it. In my experience drink hightens my intellectual and creative ability (much to the echo of Christopher Hitchens, Carl Sagan - though Sagan used LSD as opposed to alcohol - and countless others).

    It's something I do about once or twice a month when I have 2 days off work in a row. I'll get the drinks in, sort out some good entertainment wether it be TV, DVD, Stuff streamed on the internet, music, internet fourms etc - and then I'll get pissed, alone, for a whole day. Quite contrary to the social perception of the issue, I find the lack of company in such events of heavy intoxication more endearing than being in a sweatbox club or pub because I'm free to focus on my experience of the night/day.

    It's an effective way to relax, though I'm all too aware that the amount I drink at one time is damaging (About 40-50 units a session).

    Aside from the Health issues, what is your view on solitary drinking?
    Quite a few people in my family and extended family are/were alcoholics and I can say with at least 95% of confidence that you are heading the same way. People mistakenly think that alcoholics drink every single day, this is in the later stages of the disease. You will find yourself rationalising this behaviour and saying all sorts to justify it as ok, you probably think you can stop anytime that you want too.

    Try not having any alcohol for a couple of months and see how you are.
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    It's a bit odd.

    I will crack a bottle of cider open when I'm at home once in a while but that's usually because I miss the taste and I generally wouldn't drink cider around people. I never drink more than one bottle and it's specifically Savanna cider.
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    I don't see a problem with it.

    Watching a movie, drinking beer, what's wrong with that?
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    50-60 units ..
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    Drinking alone is ok, if it helps you focus better, for example. Getting drunk alone is just sad.
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    (Original post by Webernets)
    Hi,

    As the title says.

    For me, I don't see a problem with it. In my experience drink hightens my intellectual and creative ability (much to the echo of Christopher Hitchens, Carl Sagan - though Sagan used LSD as opposed to alcohol - and countless others).

    It's something I do about once or twice a month when I have 2 days off work in a row. I'll get the drinks in, sort out some good entertainment wether it be TV, DVD, Stuff streamed on the internet, music, internet fourms etc - and then I'll get pissed, alone, for a whole day. Quite contrary to the social perception of the issue, I find the lack of company in such events of heavy intoxication more endearing than being in a sweatbox club or pub because I'm free to focus on my experience of the night/day.

    It's an effective way to relax, though I'm all too aware that the amount I drink at one time is damaging (About 40-50 units a session).

    Aside from the Health issues, what is your view on solitary drinking?
    i havnt done that since my GCSE art exams... normally i pref going out and socialising
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    As of yet I don't have any insoluble troubles that I try to drown.
    I would just say it's pretty boring.
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    me 2, I drink many nights alone and that's because I have a sleeping disorder so Drinking helps me sleep, I feel the enhancement in creativity too. my only concern is the health issue.
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      I may drink, like.. a can from the fridge on my own if I've had a long day or something (though this is quite rare ), but I would never get drunk alone. :absinth:
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      That's so sad. Your drinking habit is gonna kill you slowly
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      (Original post by capucinnolover)
      That's so sad. Your drinking habit is gonna kill you slowly
      I suppose being killed slowly by something enjoyable is better than being ran over, very very fast.
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      I like getting drunk on my own, but not so much being drunk in front of other people. It is a special time when I focus just on myself. I am a grown woman and I don't care what other people think. I have a very responsible job and it doesn't affect my work but once a week or so, I love having too much to drink on my own. I don't watch TV for the masses, I live my life how I want to live it, so hey ho!
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      I semi regularly have a couple of beers whilst watching a film or playing a video game.

      I'm to money tight to consume enough alcohol on my own to get wasted
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      Couple of beers is nice, but getting drunk alone is quite sad really imo...

      PS: it sounds like you are using the wrong drugs for inspiration...
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      LONER!

      i guess its acceptable - but why do it on your own when you can be sociable with it?
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      After work I have a couple of drinks and a bit food quite often, I'd never plan my Friday night to be 'yeah big sesh on my own tonight' but if I've been working all day sometimes I really fancy a drink and something other than a ready meal for tea.

      Find it quite relaxing tbh.
     
     
     
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