How's yr drinking then?


#21

And if you find you CAN’T cut down - then maybe think about taking some real action.


#22

Yep. If it’s dependency then that needs to be seen to.


#23

cut right down these days. go hard maybe once a month, rest of the time only drink if we’ve got guests over for a meal or leftover wine from said meals. It feels good.


#25

Shit man. How long were you drinking 100 units?


#26

Sometimes. Like, last week I got absolutely smashed every night from Wednesday to Saturday. Not ideal.


#28

Heavy question warning:

Were you depressed at all during this period? Or completely functional?


#30

Yeah but is beer a treat any more? or is it just a drink?

How much money could you save if you didn’t drink that much?


#32

Yeah, but if it’s pleasurable, is it really a waste of money? The saving money fallacy. It only applies if you’ve got a mortgage to pay off or something.


#33

Most weeks, 0 units a week. Had a beer at home last night. Might have been the first time I’ve had a drink at home in 3-4 months or so.


#34

Interesting man, very interesting. Functional alcoholism (or any drug dependence) fascinates me. So contrary to how everybody tells you to live your life. I sound 12, but it’s true.


#35

No, it’s not a treat, it’s something I’ll have as a standard - but then, why should something I enjoy and isn’t particularly harmful be considered as a treat?

I’d probably save an absolute tonne if I didn’t drink at all, but beer is one of my only two real hobbies, so I’m quite happy to direct my money there. There’s definitely a balance to be struck between splashing out on nice drinks and just frittering daily cash on filler beers though.


#37

Wouldn’t even care if you did. That’d be even more impressive. Such a romantic idea.


#38

But if its damaging your health, making you put on weight and costing you money that could go towards a future baby bits, is it worth it?

HMMM


#39

I’m not sure beer can be a hobby, sorry.

But yeah, if you enjoy it and can afford it, go for it. I can’t imagine how much money I’d be spending on beer if i drank that much but then I probably spend just as much on my hobbies on stuff that doesn’t go into my body.


#40

HERE WE GO


#41

Drinking beer is not a hobby.

HYG writing a blog about beer is a hobby.


#42

Funny you say that.

I think drinking culture is different in the UK compared to where I live (North Queensland, Australia).

I’m a teacher, and I know colleagues who have a six-pack a night. This isn’t considered abnormal, it’s pretty standard.

If you’re a man, two beers a night is absolutely fine. I don’t feel anything after two beers. Generally feel buzzed after the fourth.


#43

Is making beer a hobby?


#44

HERE WE GO AGAIN


#45

Then again, this is purely anecdotal and probably false.