Alcohol Consumption

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Mr Incredible, Sep 3, 2007.

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  1. Mr Incredible

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    Just read this article in which it reports that children between 11 and 13 have increased their weekly alcohol consumption to over 10 units.

    If a glass of 12% ABV wine is about 1.5 units, and a pint of 5% ABV beer is about 3 units, how much alcohol do you consume per week? If you have some unusual tipples, here is a calculator you can use to convert.

    I've put up a poll to help collate the results. I hope I've got the banding right! As much as Signs, Woodywizz, Pave, Abbeygoo and Kieron will testify that I can knock back a few :D, I am mostly abstemious apart from birthdays and other celebrations. So I'd put myself down as less than 1 unit per week averaged over the year. What about the adults of this country? Can you keep up with the kids?!!
     
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    20-40 Units a week average. 80 Maximum if there's an event or two. All time personal best (worst) 160 odd in a long weekend.
     
  3. mjn

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    Where is the poll, or is it invisible? :D

    I drink about 10-12 a week, unless i've a competiton coming up, then it'll be zero units for the 6 weeks before hand.
     
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    I used to be a heavy drinker, having at least a few pints of Stella each night. But now I've been 14 weeks without alcohol and I'm seeing how long I go before I break down and think "One pint won't do any harm".

    I can't say I feel any "fresher" like a lot of people say when they detox but I've lost a good bit of weight.
     
  5. Mr Incredible

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    Look on the bright side, when you start drinking again you'll be a light drinker!! ;) :D
     
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    add one for zero

    IMO - alcohol and other mind altering substances turn people into morons, alters the consumers personality and is responsibile for many of societies ill's.

    i've never felt the need to use drugs - and have yet to hear a good reason...

    sorry if my comments offend anyone
     
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    I'll think you'll find that people who are morons after drinking, are usually morons before they start drinking, and just turn into bigger morons after consuming alcohol.
     
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    About 3-4 times a week I'll have 14-20 units a time. (only really drink 4% strength beer in UK)

    Used to be far more...........
     
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    Indeed.
     
  10. Ian J

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    If that's the sort of daft comment that teetotallers come out with I'm glad that I'm not one of the holier than thou brigade.
     
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    Poll bandings don't look too bad! I had to have an "over 90" as I know Pave hasn't visited yet! :hiya: Sorry m8, just kidding!
     
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    :smashin: Spot on.

    MJN, was spot on too. You can see them as soon as you walk into a bar - and thus try and keep as far away from them as possible. Preferably the pub will have a lounge and saloon and you can always leave one and go into the other if it's quieter. I've always found that a great escape, as the real D-heads used to hang around in one of those, not both, where I drink regularly.

    On the original survey, I have to ask how did they test the accuracy of that? Kids are notorious for exaggerating how much they drink, smoke, whatever if it's seen as being 'hard'. I don't doubt there is a very real problem, but, having seen the kids in the park getting whapped on a can of lager I doubt very much they'll be among those 'hard drinkers' in that survey............. ;)
     
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    Currently less than 3, as I'm on a massive health effort. It does pay dividends whilst also saving money.
    But I do feel the need to get major beers in during this saturdays football/rugby.
     
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    Up to 90 in a normal week but defo over 90 when ever there is a Scotland home game :D

    Bring on Saturday :clap:

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    A 440ml can of 5% beer is just over 2 units, so about one can per night is not that much out of the question for the "youth of today" is it?
     
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    Er...30 pints a week?
     
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    What can i say i loves my beer :smashin:
     
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    I once worked with a guy who would regularly knock back 5 pints every lunchtime. I don't know what he consumed when he left work, but all I know is I'd hate to have his drinking bill and problem!
     
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    what is more daft - seeking momentary satisfaction from drugs, or lasting happiness..??
     
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    And waistline!
     
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    30 pints? Must be the Tennants! :devil:
     
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    Nah, I got that without drinking! :(
     
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    Are you saying that if you drink, you cannot have lasting happiness?
     
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    Not quite that bad, but do like to chill with a few beers in the house at night.

    Don't get rat a***d every night, then i would never make work in the morning to make more beer tokens:D
     
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    :rotfl: Dirty tap water, not for me :thumbsdow
     
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    Thus far, I've found the two are not mutually exclusive.
     
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    depends on your definition of lasting happyness.
    I just don't think my opinion is "daft" as Ian J commented
     
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    zero at the moment - on standby as the missus is due to give birth within the next week so need to be ready to drive to the hospital etc etc.

    Generally outside of this time i would say less than 10 a week, hardly ever during the week as driving is a big part of my job and i take no risks whatsoever when i comes to drinking/driving
     
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    Yes, but how many of them do? Again, without the facts we cannot be sure that is the case - apart from a minority. Those same kids I see in the park aren't drunk every night or even very other night. Which they'd have to be to even get close to those statistics. Statistics, in particular when they are produced for political reasons, do lie.
     
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    Put in context it was. Not everyone who drinks, even occasionally to excess, is a 'moron'. Nor is everyone who takes drugs. Many very intelligent people have produced wonderful pieces of music, literature and art 'under the influence'.

    I am not however, advocating taking either drink or drugs. Each to his her own.
     

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