I've got this weird thing where I feel like I don't ever want to be intoxicated ever again


#1

anyone else just lost the urge completely?


#2

I’ve got that atm, but I get it whenever I’m hungover/coming down


#3

Yup, I lost the urge about 6 years ago so I stopped getting intoxicated innit.


#4

Yes, it happens. I lost the appetite for it some time ago for a few of reasons.


#5

it’s been three weeks for me and I just don’t feel it


#6

the younger me would be utter appalled at the older me


#7

I never want to be hungover again… but quite up for getting a bit merry every so often.


#8

I get this frequently but also get that thing 1 month down the line is how amazing it’ll feel after a month and hit it hard, way too hard, and I wake up feeling like murder for a few weeks. Basically you’re forefitting entire days and your health for it and once that hits home it’s easy to ask yourself “why even bother” but I always end up getting pished in the end.


#9

I’ve never liked being pissed/feeling intoxicated. It’s been ages for me tbh, but I still drink and enjoy wine very regularly.


#10

I really like going for a period off the booze. Feel so much cleaner/fitter generally, but I’m really bad at going out sober :frowning: (fine for gigs/football or whatever, hate it if I’m just ‘going out’)


#11

Was hungover a few weeks ago. No idea how I used to do that on a near weekly basis at university.


#12

yeah I feel like I might have one at christmas or something but even the idea of being a little bit drunk is really unappealing


#13

Do you mean losing the urge and stopping completely and immediately? Or losing the urge but still doing it anyway?

If the latter, I’ve had this a few times, which does usually end up in me drinking a lot less for extended periods. Usually I’ve ended up having a think about what I’m drinking, how much I’m drinking, what I’m doing at the time, who I’m with, and if I actually gain anything from it all.


#14

The idea of a lifetime without any more intoxication is a pretty scary one to me, much scarier than any residual guilt or disgust I get afterwards.


#15

depends on the company. i cannot go out sober around most of my british friends.


#16

Bunch of absolute fannies


#17

You must process it better when you’re younger, right?


#18

yeah, don’t think I got a proper hangover until I was 19/20. Thought waking up tired, still a bit pissed and with a sore throat from chuffing too many tabs was a hangover when I was younger, so naive.


#19

no I mean I don’t really even want to have one beer or one glass of wine. I used to drink at home by myself to relax, and also go out and get really drunk after work/at the weekends. now I feel like I’d rather have complete control and relax in other ways.


#20

Yeah sadly this is probably far more likely to be the case.