What's your poison of choice?
Vodka and pic related for the last several years along with whiskey runs in between
>tfw I'm pretty close to being off this ride
Peated Scotch > rye > Bourbon > non-peated Scotch > Irish/Canadian
A few people at my work were doing it and it seemed like a good idea.
New year's day hangover helps as motivation too.
I did it last year but failed at week 3.
I'm a little scared that I might not be able to do it.
How common are hangovers m8's? Been drinking half a 1.75L a day for 5 years now. And in general since I was 15, never had a hangover.
I figure, I'll stop drinking when I get a hangover if it is as bad as everyone says.
And I am 30 now. Not one hangover. Worst was waking up still drunk. No headaches or shit. No shakes, no insomnia, no anxiety, guess that comes when you stop drinking for a bit right?
Beer if you want to feel like someone who isn't an alcoholic.
>Been drinking half a 1.75L a day for 5 years now
You're pretty advanced compared to me, bro.
I just get wasted on the weekends, always alone.
Usually 8 cans of Stella Artois with a few rum and cokes on the side.
The hangover's are never too terrible because I sleep in, but the shits I get are too frequent and unpleasant.
i used to drink 1.75 L of whiskey every 2 days, but that didnt go so well
the past few months i just drink bud light. it makes me feel like im still an adult who can drink, and i dont get violent or fall down the stairs or get hangovers.
Didnt really get hangovers, didnt really have physical problems.
But I got blackout drunk and very rude to people in my life / people I lived with. Also would fall down stairs and break stuff, and punch holes in the wall, and send insulting emails to people. Just sloppy drunk stuff lik ethat.
I dunno, 3-4 years?
So your hangovers were headaches and shit? I've only woken up still drunk.
I am not really rude to the people I live with, I do my thing they do theirs. Only blacked out once. I use 4chan for the sloppy shitposting, thank you joot.
I am just wondering what a full on hangover is like, I asked my dad about it a couple years ago and he said he never had one either.
hangover symptoms classically include dizziness, nausea, loss of appetite, headache, high blood pressure and anxiety.
everyone is different, as you pointed out you dont get them. my hangovers are mostly just anxiety, and its a bad anxiety.
If you really are drinking that much for that long, you're beyond getting hangovers.
I'm 750ml a day for 10 years (35 now) and have enzymes from my liver leaking into my blood. I'm literally going to die of liver failure pretty soon.
If you're at a stage where you can still quit, then do it.
You aren't scaring anyone into sobriety, sorry anon.
I need some god damned proof this is bad for me.
So far, nothing. Doc says healthy, can't tell my drinking habits from a normal dude.
Sorry for your luck anon.
I'm lucky I guess?
Trying to reply to someone? Me? I do my work, get glowing reviews from higher ups. Never miss a day, never late a day. I drink on my own time, if I wake up drunk I call in sick (2 weeks paid sick time a year). Come back the day after and make up time lost.
Only called in sick 2 times in 10 years.
You were saying?
I don't take a fifth in an hour, I take it over 5-7 hours. Keeps me focused on everything I have to do and upcoming projects.
Guys, I've been sober for two weeks and am still shitting black. Help.
You ate too much fast food. Get more water in your diet. Try some milkthistle supplements. Works for my coworkers.
Milkthistle+powerade/gatorade/pedialite=Easy to spot the alcoholic.
A hangover is simply dehydration. Go for a few solid glasses of water before bed and you'll never hear hide nor hair of it.
I had been going through about 400 oz of craft beer a week for 2 years straight. Stopped completely about a month ago after a pretty intense episode of making an ass out of myself.
Now I'm always fucking thirsty and I don't feel creative anymore but it feels pretty good to be able to say no.
Drink a good amount of water and eat a good amount of food and you won't feel hangovers. You'll still slowly gain weight if you eat enough on top of your drinking, or lose weight/muscle mass if you never eat. Eventually, even with the very slow decline and good alcohol tolerance thanks to your genes, enough alcohol per day will hurt your health, sort term memory, and relationships (unless you hide it like a coward).
It will have a negative net affect just like too much sugar or transfat or any other indulgence.
I drink daily, and realize this, despite having few hangovers. Most of them just have me feeling like s disconnected child where I don't pay as much attention as I normally do and it slightly affects my motor skills. Short term memory might take a hit. Without enlightened water/food I'll get a headache and stomach ache.
There's no magic that separates you from people who get hangovers. Just genetics and water/food consumption.
Felt the same about saying no to junk food when losing weight. Never stuck for more than a year and I'd gain all my lost weight back. Same with my drinking. Good for months at a time then within a week work myself back to my old state.
How to escape this hell?
I've all but kicked the shit in terms of solo recreational use. The main snag with my gig is that taking a shot before bed helps me fall asleep much faster, and time is valuable to me. I do not want to continue the old path I was on, aka killing myself slowly with alcohol. Think about how big of a buster you would feel like in hospice leaving the material universe because you couldn't sack up and realize that addiction isn't worth it.
drank all my whiskey yesterday and this is the only thing i have left
no but you got close.
limit your daily intake im serious.
You were overloading your nervous system to where it actually cant feel anything. If you drank anymore it could have spread the numbness to your medulla oblongata which controls breathing and cardiac functions.
Did not want to make a separate thread so i come to you guys.
I was interested in trying Sake and ordered it at this noodle bar, they said it served two people and gave this weird shaped bottle with the sake inside and two shot glasses, they also asked if we wanted it hot or cold, we chose cold. It served two people but literally 3 shots each. And it was not strong, it tasted like watered down vodka, sort of if you could taste the vodka with no hard kick.
Can someone explain if they just gave us water and vodka mixed together or is this literally what sake is?
Sake is just rice sugars fermented like a wine, pretty neutral taste. It naturally ends up around 14% abv.
Vodka is fermented from grain or potatoes or something. The fermented liquid is put through a still (a still separates alcohol from the other liquid) and ends up near 100% abv, its then watered down to around 40%.
Used to drink every night. Haven't drank for three months and I ask myself why I don't everyday. I hate my fucking life, if a drink at night helps me not want to blow my brains out who cares
quite similar here. There will NEVER be a person who cares about me, I cant remember what having fun or being happy feels like, why not drink if I cant get any enjoyment otherwise whatsoever.
I enjoy my gin. I just picked up pic related. First I've seen it and its from a local distiller so I mean why not. I think its pretty good, especially for its price, which is only about $3 more for a 26.
Bar across the street from me has a PBR and a shot of Jack for 5 bucks. It's going to kill me. I have on average 5-6 a day.
If it was my choice...Shiner, a good Tom Collins, capirinhas, and white russians. Either that or Taaka from the bottle with a gurgle of OJ
Nothing, as my meds will kill me if I have to drink anything. I have to wait 4 more months (plus maybe a few weeks/month to clear it out of my system) before anything alcoholic can pass through my gullet.
On the plus side though, I have a huge assortment of bottles from the holidays that my extended family gifted me, so I have that to look forward to.
Holy shit, you spend on average $25-30 a day for a few beers and a few shots of whiskey? Why don't you just take the money you spend at the bar and just buy your own shit to drink at home?
I'm pretty new to whisky.
Fro now, I've tried :
- Label 5, wasn't bad.
- Jack Daniel's, breddy gud
- Jack Daniel's Tenesse Honey, really nice
What should I try next ? Note that I live in France, where the gubmint taxes alcohol into oblivion, so only cheap or reasonnable whiskeys may apply.
Because I'm not addicted to the alcohol. I'm addicted to the feeling I get when I'm surrounded by people laughing at my shitty, stale jokes and pretending to be my friends and we all put on our masks and act like everything is ok and we all act like we belong to something.
A bit of google-fu tells me it doesn't seem so.
Just finished a quart of lagunitas sucks browns huggable substitute, now about done with a bomber of delirium Noel. What's next? Got bombers of st Bernardus abt 12 and Texian Charlie Foxtrot.
I bought a $3 bottle of wine and two beers and it's taking forever to drink the 2 beers, sometimes i'll crack a beer open and I don't even feel like drinking it even though I want a buzz.
Then other days i'll compulsively down a beer in a few minutes and then open another without even thinking about it.
What are the best herbal liqueurs lads? I want to broaden my horizons.
>I dislike Jag
its fucking spring semester at uni ... I said I wasn't gonna drink... Fuck. I went out to a concert last night and shotgunned 2 beers after we pregamed with a shot of burnetts. Woke up late and almost missed the first fuckig class of the semester, I didn't even have time to eat breakfast . God dammit
Some bison grass vodka? I can only get the knockoffs here in Burgerland. Bak's does a decent job.
>I want to break in my trilby lads tbqh senpai
I have a very similar mindset and situation. I've improved so much in the past year, it's almost night and day.
I still have a bit of a vice though, in that sometimes after work I pick up a single pint of beer and have that as some small reward.
It's like, I can easily say no to it, and often times I do because I don't want to feel guilty for giving in and having that one beer by myself. But it's something I enjoy, it's like a small break from the world...I just don't think I should be doing it.
Ugh, it's the same for me too. It's so weird, like this weekend I made myself a drink because I had the house to myself (roommate out of town for the weekend) and was just relaxing before what is certain to be a long week. But then I kinda just let it sit there for a long time before I realized I didn't really wanna drink it....but right before I made it, I was all about the idea. What the fuck, brain?
I woke up at 4pm today, finding beer bottles in my bathroom and all over the floor.
Bowie's death hit me hard. ;;
whatever you do about a hangover - NEVER use alcaselzer, paracetamol or anything else than ibuprofen for the pain. big faillure otherwise, litterally shoots holes in your liver.
magnesium&vitamin C fixes it for me, perhaps some food as soon as my gut can take it.
>Bad way of thinking?
Generally yes, sometimes no. Depends mostly on your personality and partly on your genetics. You won't know until it's too late, but there's a good chance that way of thinking will never catch up with you in a bad way.
I haven't been allowed to drink alcohol for the last 3 years, what is a good, decent priced drink I can buy to celebrate getting off this restriction? I usually had black russians or tequila but wouldn't mind trying something else. Whiskey? Rum? Thanks. I don't drink too much and want something I don't have to slam as shots.
That was a fun weekend.. I think. The hangover was shitty though.
used to. Thats about the time my alcoholism turned from an unhealthy but enjoyable evening pastime to a full blown physical addiction and my life quickly sank into a downward spiral. ended up quitting my job, going through medical detox and spent several months sober. I'm drinking again but its like it was before, I limit it to nighttime drinking at home after I've taken care of everything. I will never morning drink or day drink again, it was not fun :(
just past midnight here but started in the morning. half of kraken + rest of tequila + green bottle of skittles vodka. might as well become a fulltime al/ck/ to escape this mess of a life
after receiving the paychecks: :-D EVERYTHINK!
before receiving the nex paycheck: :-( everything
I learned to not drink in the morning, if I have to go out. If it's just work or not going out, I get up with the rests from yesterday.
You know, I quit a long time ago. I mean life, I quit life.
how can you stand so much whiskey... too much of the same kind. also imho tastes awful, as the hangovers are
depends on your taste, but I'd like to also recommend mixing something. If you do not have any relatively good stuff to drink pure, try some gin tonic, martini dry or other cocktails/longdrinks
absolutely adore Żubrówka!
many of my friends don't like it though. But to me it's one of the few vodkas I can drink pure
depends what is on sale where you are... there are so so many. fernet branca is very good imo
beer and cider
beer of choice is pic related. its cheap as shit and I don't usually like such dirt cheap beers all that much, but I can't get enough of this stuff. it just 'agrees' with me
Usually beer, sometimes wild turkey 101, burnett's gin, maybe Hendrick's, hydromorphone, cocaine, conazapan, maybe some ephedrine, muscle relaxants, surprisingly not weed because it doesn't agree with me.
Booze and opiates are the worst for me. Like fucking clockwork, the 2nd and 3rd day after usage (or binge usage) are heartbeat city, especially when I consume food. Can mitigate the symptoms with bezos, but I've been holding it to one day a week with the opes, so it's not affecting me as much.
I really wish there was another category of drug that I can vary up on...
What I deal with after heavy binge drinking for two days. It's like time slows down and I feel like I'm saying everything wrong and abruptly to everyone. That kind of Fucking anxiety. It drives me to drink.
pretty far into it here lads. just about to crack open my 3rd bottle of jack this sitting. got some money for a change and I blew it on booze. I dunno. least I keep it to myself instead of going around being an obnoxious faggot I guess
>go to sleep sober for once
>vivid as fuck weird dreams
almost worth trying this more often tbqh
Martini Asti, my new favourite. Lovely.
Anyone got any suggestions for similar wines that have less sugar, though? It apparently has way too much, but I love thr sweetness.
Honestly faggot, try to look up any sweet brut wines. You might have to look for a while, seeing how the fake champagne is the most popular option for this kind of thing, but there are other options. None as good as Asti though.
I am going to start off with a bottle of red wine tonight, might move on to some beers later on.
I am trying to avoid spirits, I find I can drink a hell of a lot of gin in a night and it was worrying me a bit. Least with wine and beer I can sit and sip but not get completely fucked up unless I want to.
I figured this was the perfect thread to ask this. Help me get into Whiskey, /ck/.
My dad gave me this bottle, he doesn't drink much. As you can see it's called Loch Lomond Single Malt. I read somewhere that this kind Whiskey is supposed to be consumed at room temp without any ice, so that's what I did. Killed the whole bottle, it was good.
It's not really an expensive Whiskey, so I guess it's not really "top quality". What are some good Whiskeys you can get for less than 50 bucks? Are there any?
I have a bottle of Johnny Walker Red Label in my fridge, do you drink that at room temp, too? What kind of Whiskey does one even drink cold? Does drinking it cold kill the flavour?
Thanks in advance.
Glenfiddich and Glenlivet are the starting points usually. They're relatively cheap and you can find them anywhere. Drink them room temperature, no ice, add a tiny bit of water if you want more flavor.
sorry if I inquire too much
when I started smoking weed it quickly went from the weekends to every day.
I had a friend who would get us weed for free. My parents also smoke, so there was always weed in the house.
I moved out a year ago, live like 3 hours from where I used to live. I never smoke, but everytime I come back home I fall back into the same pattern. get high every single day.
how did you get out? it fucking blows, I feel like I'm still addicted even though it's only in my life like three out of 30 days of a month.
You're literally killing yourself. Not even slowly, assuming what you're saying about "only sick twice in 10 years" you're definitely in your thirties or older, if what you've been boasting about is true then you have twenty, ten years to live. Do you really want to die so badly? People like you.. just don't make sense to me
when I was a teen I used to take Aspirin before going out to drink, I had no money at all. How fucked am I? Haven't done it in like three or four years, but I still sometimes take an Aspirin and drink a cocktail or two. Is it really that harmful? I don't get black-out drunk or anything.
are you actually proud? you're despicable, man. you're like a fucking edgy sixteen year old proud of smoking weed for the first time. so fucking hardcore.
if you want to die why don't you just kill yourself?..
that was intended more as a 'fuck me for being so disgusting' than a 'woo check me out'
I've got not illusions anon, I was only ever good for one thing and that's drinking, I might as well enjoy it while I can
Man, if you're going to do something as useless as decanting whisky, the very least you could do is get a decanter that lets you actually see the fucking whisky. What you've got there is a salad dressing bottle for old grandmas.
Been seeing this chick who has a bf. Apparently he just found out and sent me a message on facebook saying that we're gonna have some "problems" if he ever sees me.
Currently sitting here downing a fifth of jack debating weather or not I should message him back.
have you ever been in a fight? honestly, it's kind of a win-win situation. if he's actually a huge faggot and tries to fight you you either a) win or b) get smacked on the mouth, know what it feels like to get in a fight and have a funny story to tell
I wouldn't message him though, you never know which ones are the type to beat the shit out of you and which ones are the type to wait for you in a dark alley and stab you.
if it happens, it happens. no need to force it.
you usually want to start with something not particularly peated ("smoky"), unless you have already tried that taste and are into it. But personally, the one advise I give to beginners is not to take suggestions: whisky varies unimaginably among distilleries and bottlings, so your favourite kind of taste is likely to differ a lot from a lot of others. This might lead to accepting suggestions that make you buy stuff you probably want like. Do this instead: go on a website like whiskybase and do your research, you will find plenty of rich descriptions of a whisky's taste and nose, than pick the one that inspires you the most.
Start accepting suggestions when you are able to descriminate between good ones and bad ones.
I usually enjoy whiskey or cheep Takka, but I dont drink much so I sometimes enjoy a bottle of the finest Everclear. Gets me fuck in a few shots, but I always end up not drinking enough water and get terrible hangovers. Any Everclear drinkers here?
>be in NC
>illegal to sell any spirit with proof higher than 75.5%
I need some 95% but I don't want to travel out of the state.
if you ever try any make sure you have a chaser, made the mistake of not using a chaser my first time drinking it. Shit completely dries up your throat and makes it hard to swallow.
I'm not one of the binge drinkers in this thread, I mostly just take 3 shots or so and black out. I also only drink a few times a month if that. One of my buddies has broken double digits on the everclear shots, most I've gotten is 6.
Ever tried the "pink panty dropper" from home distiller forums? Basically strawberries soaked in ever clear then pour off the ever clear to another vessel and add sugar to the strawberries which will liquify, pour off, add more sugar etc. Then mix all your various alcohols and syrups to taste. You can get a delicious strawberry drink that doesn't even taste alcoholic but is still like 160+ proof lol.
prolly his sponsor to celebrate 30 days
Hello I'm Ted and I'm a alcoholic.
>- HI TED!!!!
These treads about alcohol are not very helpfull combating alcohol addiction.
Alcohol addiction is a very serious illness one should not joke about.
That having said....
Now would you please be so kind to pour me some of Russia's finnest wodka please?
...and leave the bottle...this thread is going to stay up for a while.
It's really not good for you. Seriously, drinking is horrible enough for your liver, but throwing in that extra on top of it makes it even worse. Not worth the accelerated liver toxicity.
I'm full blown, about .5 liters a day. With lots of food, of course, because I don't want to work hungover. So I guess that means I'm a pussy to a full alcoholic.
Drinking gin and tonic right now, makin' little smokies. Anybody make little smokies in a crock pot before? There is nothing more americana than little smokies. If you do, what's your goto recipe?
Shit, that was my drink of choice back in college. We'd trick chads into thinking that we were drinking something called 'milwaukee waters', which was just tap water and takka.
(because milwaukee tap water is supposedly filled with human excrement).
Walker, Chivas for Scotch
Franziskaner is my go-to beer
I vary the wine, but I still like Chianti the most for just enjoying a bottle with friends.
Has anyone ever had some Walker Blue? I've never had it but want to get a bottle for my day for father's day.
it doesn't matter what kind of alcohol your drinking when you're drinking cheap liquor from a plastic flask. Taaka is usually my choice
I don't really get drunk anymore, its just cozy to sip on at night while I shitpost and play vidya. I used to buy 1.75s though under your rationale that its much cheaper by volume. Unfortunately I'm the kind of alcoholic that will drink until it's gone but if it isn't there I don't miss it much. As you can imagine that didn't turn out well so I tried sobriety for several months, it was awful. Now I figured out to only buy limited amounts that way I don't drink too much.
Ah, thanks. Unfortunately, it looks as though it is presently unavailable in US and A.
More money for Becherovka, my current favorite!
nothing. I love weed, it's my favorite drug. I just don't like the feeling of addiction.
consider this: whenever weed is available, I have to smoke. it doesn't matter if there is a test tomorrow or if there's some family event in two hours, I will smoke. I cannot regulate myself, I don't have any control. it really blows, man. I don't want to be a slave to any drug. I want to come home, take care of all my shit, cook food and then smoke a doobie, as the day fades. not be high all day.
I found it. This one should ship to the US. It's a huge fucking bottle, probably worth the additional transport fee:
It is even the brand that I usually buy.
JW Blue is pretty good stuff. That said, it is way overpriced for what you are getting, you can really find single malts that are just as good if not better for less that what you'd shell out for a bottle of JW Blue label.
That serving method is very common, giving you a small bottle and two cups, although in some more upscale places, they might give it to you in a glass. Most premium saké will be served cold but in noodle bar type places they offer it cold or hot. It's a lot weaker than something like vodka, which is why they give you a few shots' worth.
As for the taste, it was probably just not great saké, really good saké doesn't taste like vodka much if at all.
Also, the term "rice wine" is a bit inaccurate, the brewing process is actually closer to that of beer than it is to wine.
Bourbon, whisky, and weird flavored vodkas with mineral water.
My method was to study sober for hours after class in the library. Go home, get piss drunk, pass out, and get redrunk when I wake up before the test. Take the test drunk. I don't really remember taking the exams but I nailed all of them.
>I just get wasted on the weekends, always alone.
same here. I don't drink on weekdays only because I can't stop once I start drinking and usually drink over 1L of hard liquor in a few hours, wake up drunk as fuck and don't sober up till afternoon
drinking this shit
>I'm 750ml a day for 10 years
>alcoholic drinking only a bottle per day
why do you still do it? it probably barely gets you buzzed at this point because of tolerance while still destroying your liver
drinking this right now. it starts out with the typical Zinfandel flavors I love: cherry/berry jam, bit of spice and oak, etc, but the finish is far too bitter and alcoholic for my taste. still, it does the job, and only cost $5 for a bottle
I gave up drinking about a week before new years (got arrested, again), and honestly my anxiety seems to be a lot better (although alcohol anxiety after was brutal)
plus I feel so much healthier
:( I've looked into shipping from EU before, and it has never been worth the price. It's a shame because EU prices are always better on these type of things. Thanks for the help though.
Anyone here go to AA meetings regularly? My doctor and therapist recommended them as steps to get out of the alcohol abuse. Separate circles of my roommates and uni friends have told me I am an alcoholic, but I usually just jokingly blow them off.
But if the whole world says its a problem, it could very well be a problem, right?
I don't know what your drinking habits are but if a bunch of people are telling you that you have a problem they might not be good.
But other people in this thread probably know better, I'm a fifth-a-week babby.
The thing is, my problems at uni are unrelated to alcohol abuse; the only reason I can think to stop is for the liver and the future problems the abuse entails. But such a reason is not quantifiable by the eye, making it slightly harder to believe and follow through with.
Vodka on the rocks is my choice, usually go through about 1.75ml a week and a half on average.
2-3 bottles daily of this cheap South African red wine I buy at Tesco. Screw cap for easy opening on the walk back from the shop. Goes down real smooth, and I usually crawl to bed, it hits me so hard.
For some strange reason, I never got a hangover from this brand. Other red wines fuck me up big time the next morning, this one jest makes me thirsty.
Drinking alone at my computer on a sunday night here, in my parent's house that I had to move back into after breaking up with my fiancé in another country due to my drinking.
Nah had a lot of undiagnosed head problems which have been sorted now, got my medication sorted. Know I'm not really meant to drink on them but it's the only relaxed time I get in a week really.
>getting addicted to alcohol
Jesus christ how much of a loser can you be
Isn't the notion of addiction being genetic mostly discredited now and replaced with ACE?
I got way too hammered for the Packer game yesterday and embarassed myself in front of my family. My parents staged an intervention today, fuck bros I gotta kick this drinking habit. I feel like such a piece of shit