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    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?
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    Don't you socialise, interact with others? I can't drink alone it just defeats the object; a sociable drink.
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    (Original post by lazy smurf)
    Don't you socialise, interact with others? I can't drink alone it just defeats the object; a sociable drink.
    Ofcourse I do, my job IS to socialise with others, I'm a care worker atm.

    And it's not a social drink , it's not anything more than a substance, a compound. Who told you that? Society?
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    I can see the appeal, but for me being drunk is more of a social thing than anything else. I guess that you if you are drinking alone its more about the experience, rather than just to get p******.
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    (Original post by Webernets)
    Ofcourse I do, my job IS to socialise with others, I'm a care worker atm.

    And it's not a social drink , it's not anything more than a substance, a compound. Who told you that? Society?
    Don't you ever socialise with friends, not just with people you look after?
    Its a widely accepted, and correct in my opinion, view that drinking is sociable, I would even go so far as to say usually only alcoholics drink alone, but I doubt you're an alcoholic.

    As for using it as an intellectual aid, that is just crazy. Confidence booster, relaxing aid up to a point yeah sure, but never really anything else.
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    I think it's pretty sad
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    A casual drink - sure. Getting drunk - nay.
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    40-50 units a SESSION?!

    Drinking alone is fine if it's in moderation and not just because you feel you have to get drunk, but that's a lot of units.
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    It's a tad sad but I do it sometimes when I'm bored and all my friends are at uni *sobs*
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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cannabis_(drug)
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    From time to time I do have a casual drink alone, I don't see a problem with that.
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    i do it sometimeees but only really the odd beer or two. i don't get really drunk on my own, dont really see the fun in it!
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    I wouldnt drink heavily by myself, nothing more than a corona with dinner
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    I don't see the point in it tbh.
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    Don't see a problem with it. If i'm not doing anything on a particular weekend i'll put a movie on and have a few drinks, it's nice.
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    (Original post by lazy smurf)
    Don't you ever socialise with friends, not just with people you look after?
    Its a widely accepted, and correct in my opinion, view that drinking is sociable, I would even go so far as to say usually only alcoholics drink alone, but I doubt you're an alcoholic.

    As for using it as an intellectual aid, that is just crazy. Confidence booster, relaxing aid up to a point yeah sure, but never really anything else.

    Yes I do socialise with friends I see them about 3 times a week.

    I don't like the motif of applying social ineptitude, It's really not the case.

    And booze does open up your mind on an intellectual level. I didn't say "Intellectual aid" I said that it hightens intellectual and creative ability. Wether that simply means sub-conciously loosening the belt on your synapses or simply giving you a more objective perception of the world around you - it does. and creative ability. Wether that simply means sub-conciously loosening the belt on your synapses or simply giving you a more objective perception of the world around you - it does.
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    I beg to differ, if it was a help in any way shape or form then drink driving would not be illegal. It is surely a hindrance.
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    Sounds really ronery
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    No, just no.
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    (Original post by lazy smurf)
    I beg to differ, if it was a help in any way shape or form then drink driving would not be illegal. It is surely a hindrance.
    That has nothing to do with it. Intellectual curiosity and the ability for the mind to understand complex, abstract concepts is dramatically enhanced under intoxication.

    I'm talking Quantum Physics and M-Theory here, not Foundation Level Interior Design and HGV-Intermediate.
 
 
 
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