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The Schnapper

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Mine was 3 months in 2004 when I had to due to becoming unpredictable while drunk, mixing drugs with drink and becoming aggressive. The thoughts of my mistakes kept me off it but I didn't really feel better in my head from Monday to Friday as you would expect. I didn't even save money because I was spending on things to keep me amused while I was off it although not always as much. I became a bit withdrawn because going out with drunk people really gave me a hate for drunk people.

1. Why did you give up drink?
2. How long did you last?
3. Where did your motivation come from?
4. Did you save money?
5. Is it even worth the fuckin hassle in this country?
 

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Politapill said:
Mine was 3 months in 2004 when I had to due to becoming unpredictable while drunk, mixing drugs with drink and becoming aggressive. The thoughts of my mistakes kept me off it but I didn't really feel better in my head from Monday to Friday as you would expect. I didn't even save money because I was spending on things to keep me amused while I was off it although not always as much. I became a bit withdrawn because going out with drunk people really gave me a hate for drunk people.

1. Why did you give up drink?
2. How long did you last?
3. Where did your motivation come from?
4. Did you save money?
5. Is it even worth the fuckin hassle in this country?
A.1 Because it didnt agree with me
A.2 Since January of this year
A.3 from within myself
A.4.i think the money i would spend on drink now goes on my new car
A.5. It's entirely dependent on the person but I dont miss it in the slightest
 

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i'm just referring to my most recent bout of asceticism here.. i'd gone off it for months at a time before but always just fallen back into drinking out of habit..

1. i was on meds that you can't mix with drink and it made me sick as fuck - i couldn't have half a pint or half a glass of wine without wanting to die.
2. july 2004 - march 2006.
3. not wanting to be sick!
4. not really.
5. drinking or not drinking?
 

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Politapill said:
Mine was 3 months in 2004 when I had to due to becoming unpredictable while drunk, mixing drugs with drink and becoming aggressive. The thoughts of my mistakes kept me off it but I didn't really feel better in my head from Monday to Friday as you would expect. I didn't even save money because I was spending on things to keep me amused while I was off it although not always as much. I became a bit withdrawn because going out with drunk people really gave me a hate for drunk people.

1. Why did you give up drink?
2. How long did you last?
3. Where did your motivation come from?
4. Did you save money?
5. Is it even worth the fuckin hassle in this country?
i bought most of my synths the last time i gave up drink properly..it was actually deadly..am considering doing it again at the mo, just cause i'm on a clearing my debts buzz at the moment
it is worth the hassle and i'm kinda bored with going out at the moment
same old same old..
 

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1. Why did you give up drink?
Came home & vomited all over the bedroom after one 14 hour session. Straw / camel's back etc.

2. How long did you last?
2.5 years

3. Where did your motivation come from?
Shame. Saving for a house. Hanging with edgers every wednesday. Hope meetings = AA. Derek Byrne was my sponsor.

4. Did you save money?
Hell yeah. But not as much as you might think.

5. Is it even worth the fuckin hassle in this country?
For sure.

you left one out

6. Why did you start again?
Thought I'd copped on a bit. Plus, it was christmas.
 

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Politapill said:
Not drinking.

May be a bit narrow minded but our culture is based around drinking.
yeah i thought it was well worth it, as long as it doesn't affect your social life or the amount of fun in your life in general. being able to go out and have a laugh without drinking is a valuable skill to develop. extremely drunk people aren't that funny when you're not drunk though.
 

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Politapill said:
1. Why did you give up drink?
2. How long did you last?
3. Where did your motivation come from?
4. Did you save money?
5. Is it even worth the fuckin hassle in this country?
1.Why did you give up drink?

I gave up drink before I passed out in a local gig, had to have my ex lift me into the toilet and pull down my pants and knickers so I could piss, I was puking at the same time as coming on to him and declaring love for other people. I also fell out of a pay toilet that night and my friend and her boyfriend had to pull up my pants and knickers for me , this was infront of over 30 or 40 people standing out side the gig. I puked in my brothers car that night also.

2.How long did you last?

I lasted 6 months.

3.Where did your motivation come from?

Going out with a straight edge fella and the shame of what happened me.

4.Did you save money?

Yes.

5.Is it even worth the hassle in this country?

No its not, all my friends bought me drink for my 17th birthday but I couldnt drink it so they drank it themselves.
 

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I find it very difficult to give up booze for any decent length of time but thats cos i'm an alcoholic.

I did give it up for 6 months two years ago but i was too broke to afford it and i had mountains of college work to do at the time.
 

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Politapill said:
1. Why did you give up drink?
2. How long did you last?
3. Where did your motivation come from?
4. Did you save money?
5. Is it even worth the fuckin hassle in this country?
6. Why did you start again
1. Girl I was with gave it up after several straw/camel-type incidents, along the lines of what Pete mentioned. I was being supportive.
2. About 3 months
3. See 1.
4. I have no idea. Unlikely.
5. Absolutely. It was great. Substitute jah blessing for booze if you feel like it. Also, Erdinger non-alcoholic is surprisingly drinkable. Stay away from the Becks though, it's manky.
6. Relationship ended, I like drinking.
 

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and 6. obvious reason: came off the meds. but i was very careful about drinking at first and now i'm very careful about pacing myself because i'm still a total lightweight. i didn't start drinking regularly again till i was sure i could control my reaction to it properly.
 

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1. Loved my car, needed the money to pour into it and wouldn't drink and drive. The idea of drinking at home was alien to me.
2. 2 years, until some muppets driving on the wrong side of the road killed my car and damaged me.
3. Wanting to keep my car and myself in good condition.
4. Yes actually, it was before petrol prices were so exorbitant.
5. Totally, I had some great nights out and it was cool to be able to fill in the blanks for my friends :-D
6. Nasty car accident (see 2)
 

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Oh yeah another thing I forgot to add. It's suprising the tolerance you build to alcohol. When I went to have my first few pints with a few work mates I was bent over the toilet puking after less than 6 pints of guinness.
 

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Politapill said:
Oh yeah another thing I forgot to add. It's suprising the tolerance you build to alcohol. When I went to have my first few pints with a few work mates I was bent over the toilet puking after less than 6 pints of guinness.
and i bet like dickie rock you hit the jacks just before your round.
 

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1. Why did you give up drink?
Over indulgence during the Christmas period.
2. How long did you last?
Longest nearly three months, but I do it pretty much every year for at least a few weeks.
3. Where did your motivation come from?
Feeling like shit. Going out drinking was becoming far too routine which means you start becoming depressed even if you don't know it, plus pains in organs which I did not like. That and buds who decide to do the same thing.
4. Did you save money?
Yes, lots which was also part of question 3.
5. Is it even worth the fuckin hassle in this country?
Yes. I find it an extremely therapeutic thing to do, although it's nigh on impossible to go out without getting into a big debate with your friends who are drinking. I found most of them had guilt complexes and wanted me to be drinking with them. I think it raises a lot of questions for people. I only ever stay off it until I'm just bored of being out sober 'cos let's face it there's fuck else to do, but it's always a good idea. Couldn't do it over the summer mind.

I love socialising and boozing. It's deadly fun and although I have a chronic knack of falling asleep in bars, I never usually regret heavy sessions unless I lose things or am too fucked to do important things the next day. I've never been in a drunken scrap and rarely argue or fall out with people. Plus I've never scored a lady without a few pints being involved. Sad but it's worked out very well on a few occasions so no problem.

My main reason for going on the wagon: it's lovely after being off it for a week or so when you remember what it's like to wake up hangover free for a long period. Almost as lovely as your first few pints when you go back.

Cheers.
 

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1. Why did you give up drink?
2. How long did you last?
3. Where did your motivation come from?
4. Did you save money?
5. Is it even worth the fuckin hassle in this country?[/quote]

1. Extreme memory loss and automatic shutdown after too many drinks.
2. Have done 1 month several times.
3. Wanting to remember the taxi/bus home
4. No
5. If you can do it and still have same amount of fun,hell yeah.
6. Its' too tough, i don't hang myself for the fact number 1 still happens occasionally, it's better than being aggressive. Plus i only drink weekends and holidays now.
 

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Politapill said:
1. Why did you give up drink?
Horrific end of first year exam session in Waterford in May 1990. Culminated in me getting thrown out of nightclub, lying on street in my own puke, being cross-examined by Gardai and ending up in a bath in someone's house. Had to thumb home the following day in ripped and dirty clothes and was picked up by my father who was on his way back from a game of golf.

Politapill said:
2. How long did you last?
Six months.

Politapill said:
3. Where did your motivation come from?
Never wanted to be in that situation again. I had been drinking increasingly frequently in the two years up to that point.

Politapill said:
4. Did you save money?
No. I just spent it on records and gigs.

Politapill said:
5. Is it even worth the fuckin hassle in this country?
Well. Italia 90 and the whole summer was alcohol-free for me. I survived it but I definitely felt under pressure at times.
 

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I was in the newly renovated macdonaghs in dalkey last weekend. I can't believe they considered calling it 'Max'.

My favourite pub, now just a lovely, smelly carpeted memory.

The new place is called 'Ivory' and is a powerful motivation to quit drinking.
 

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