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The Longest You've Gone Without A Drink?  
User currently offlineJasepl From India, joined Jul 2004, 3582 posts, RR: 39
Posted (9 years 8 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1794 times:

Inspired by another topic...

I was thinking and I can't remember the last time I went without a drink for longer than a week. Whether it's a glass of wine or a three-night bender!
And before anyone says anything, I follow the wise words of the ex, who said that "We aren't alcoholics, we're drunks. There's a difference."  Big grin

So, what's the longest you've gone without a drink?

[Edited 2004-11-28 17:58:37]

30 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlineMYT332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9112 posts, RR: 71
Reply 1, posted (9 years 8 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1789 times:

As of recently 3 days was my maximum limit but once I gave it up for just under a year for health reasons blah blah. I managed to keep to it too although when I started drinkin again, it was like being back at square one, 5 pints and I was gone. Yep, I started drinkin again on my 18th in March so I was pretty much a lightweight at that LHR meet thing.

Don't worry, I'm cured now, I can handle at least, ooh 6  Big grin



One Life, Live it.
User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 8 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1787 times:

I've gone 2-3 weeks at a time without drinking. I think my longest was about 2 months.

User currently offlineOV735 From Estonia, joined Jan 2004, 909 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (9 years 8 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1784 times:

In Spring 2003 I was hospitalized with pancreatitis, and didn't have my first drink before Christmas the same year.

That's like 9 months or so.

Do I deserve a place in the Guinness Book of Records now? Big grin

Oh, and there was the time between when I was born and my 12th birthday. Big grin


User currently offlineBananaboy From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 1574 posts, RR: 23
Reply 4, posted (9 years 8 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1778 times:

Longest time without a drink?


Hmmm...
Well I had to wait at a bar for at least 10 mins coz it was soo busy. Does that count? hehehe

I gave up the sauce for 8 months once... not quite sure why. Didn't miss it much though.

Mark



All my life, I've been kissing, your top lip 'cause your bottom one's missing
User currently offlineJasepl From India, joined Jul 2004, 3582 posts, RR: 39
Reply 5, posted (9 years 8 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1765 times:

OV735! Me too... But this was back when I was 15, so I wasn't a fully-qualified drunk yet.

How long did you have to spend in the hospital? I think I was there about 3 days.

Isn't the pain just unbearably awful? Have you had any more 'attacks' since then?

I was fine for many years after the first one, so we thought it was just a false alarm. And then it suddenly happened again. But it's never been so bad that I have to go to hospital, so I now just go everywhere with some morphine and syringes, just in case. Thankfully, I've never had to use it!


User currently offlineJasepl From India, joined Jul 2004, 3582 posts, RR: 39
Reply 6, posted (9 years 8 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1761 times:

LOL Mark! I gave up the fags once for 6 months. Some bizarre theory I came up with to prove to myself that I could. It wasn't too hard, actually.

User currently offlineUsairwys757 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 8 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1757 times:

16 years is the longest I've gone without drinking. Meaning my first one was when I was 16. I was a young drunk.  Big grin

User currently offlineBananaboy From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 1574 posts, RR: 23
Reply 8, posted (9 years 8 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1740 times:

LOL Mark! I gave up the fags once for 6 months.



Hmm. No comment.  Wink/being sarcastic


Mark



All my life, I've been kissing, your top lip 'cause your bottom one's missing
User currently offlineBOEING747-700 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (9 years 8 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1730 times:

Five years, like Travis I was a young drunk, I didn't know what Cherry Brandy was when I was five and drank a full glass full of it, I paid for it 30 mins later. After that I would always have some of the old mans beer. I don't drink to much just once in a while, I am to busy and most of my time I am operating heavy equipment and I don't want to be hung over or dunk running that. The last time I had a drink though was probably two Weeks ago had some good ole Canadian beer.

User currently offlineKyleLosAngeles From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 214 posts, RR: 8
Reply 10, posted (9 years 8 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1723 times:

Probably 2-3 years for me.

I drank a couple of times in college. I realized that the stuff was pure poison in my body. I can live without it, I guess.



Happy 2006
User currently offlineJasepl From India, joined Jul 2004, 3582 posts, RR: 39
Reply 11, posted (9 years 8 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1710 times:

Mark:

Cheeky!


User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (9 years 8 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1705 times:

...months. Drinking just doesn't mean anything to me.

User currently offlineSeptember11 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3623 posts, RR: 21
Reply 13, posted (9 years 8 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1688 times:

Alcohol is a DRUG, period.

ConcordeBoy, ...months???

Didn't you drink alcohol from age 1 to 10? lol -- just trying to be smart here  Smile




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User currently offlineSpringbok747 From Australia, joined Nov 2004, 4387 posts, RR: 10
Reply 14, posted (9 years 8 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1685 times:

21 years and counting Big grin

I've never tasted alcohol..except for maybe 2 glasses of wine I had for my graduation party in 2001. Lol..yeah, I know you guys must think I'm nuts!



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User currently offlineSJUboeingGirl From Puerto Rico, joined Nov 2004, 274 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (9 years 8 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1669 times:

lately it's been like 3 months ; I only like Samuel Adams and some types of red wine


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User currently offlineRedngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 45
Reply 16, posted (9 years 8 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1660 times:

If you're talking alcohol in a normal quantity, let's see... nine years, four months and 14 days. I never liked alcohol, and the drink I had on my 21st birthday didn't convince me otherwise.

Two days ago we were served after-dinner liqeurs at a fancy restaurant and I dipped my finger in it to taste it. Kind of minty.



redngold



Up, up and away!
User currently offlineCedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8059 posts, RR: 54
Reply 17, posted (9 years 8 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1652 times:

I go years between drinks. I quite like beer, but there have been a couple of long periods where I just don't drink alcohol. My longest was probably about four years. Then one day I had a few pints. Then maybe nothing for another couple of months. Then a couple of pints twice in a week. Generally I abstain cos the one bad effect alcohol has is it makes me sleepy, so if it's a cheeky half after work then great, but if it's a big night out I'll stick to lemonade, that way I'm still rocking at sunrise. If I get serious with the sauce early in the evening, I'm flagging badly by midnight. And a pint at lunchtime? Uggh, how sluggish is the afternoon?! It's like being hit over the head with a mallet. The one exception, interestingly enough, was the a.net meetup at CGN when we all flew on the Iranair 747SP - it was such an early start (6am at Stansted) that by the time I go to the bar at Cologne airport with Tugmaster, Brons2 and co, I NEEDED A DRINK. So I had about five, and another five after we landed. Whoo hoo!!

Beer: the cause of, and solution to, all our problems.



fly Saha Air 707s daily from Tehran's downtown Mehrabad to Mashhad, Kish Island and Ahwaz
User currently offlineDash8King From Canada, joined Nov 2001, 2742 posts, RR: 11
Reply 18, posted (9 years 8 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1648 times:

I started at 13. I started drinking more heavily last year like getting drunk Fri-Sat where before it was maybe once on the weekend. So I guess the longest in the last year is a week.

User currently onlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39698 posts, RR: 75
Reply 19, posted (9 years 8 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1643 times:

3 hours driving through some backwards dry county in Utah.


Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineSleekjet From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2046 posts, RR: 22
Reply 20, posted (9 years 8 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1622 times:

I win. I've lived 56 years without a drink. Doesn't bother me in the least. What does bother me is the number of innocents killed by drunk drivers every year. And the number of households ripped asunder by alcoholism. And the lives ruined by booze. Seems like I have made a wise choice.


II Cor. 4:17-18
User currently offlineBR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (9 years 8 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1612 times:

Sept. 26 was the last time I had a drink... I also spent half the night dancing with the porcelain because we forgot to order the damn pizza so the alcohol wasn't absorbed by anything... 3 glasses of Vodka mixed with Sierra Mist and nothing to eat... I was slammed. Now, if I had eaten the pizza, I could have gone for a 4th glass and still be fine. RHAA!!!, Next time I will order pizza  Big grin

Needless to say, we ordered pizza the next night.. LOL!!!


User currently offlineDelta767300ER From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2562 posts, RR: 12
Reply 22, posted (9 years 8 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1596 times:

20 years.

-Delta767300ER


User currently offlineOV735 From Estonia, joined Jan 2004, 909 posts, RR: 3
Reply 23, posted (9 years 8 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1587 times:

Jasepl,

the pain was awful. I was kept at the hospital for more than a week. I guess it had developed pretty far. The doc told me not to drink at least for a year or so, plus basically only eat chicken, fish and flowers (ie salads and stuff). It was a tough thing to do for me, but I managed to stick to it, well, for at least 9 months. Big grin

Since then I haven't had any further problems with it, but I still try to keep drinking and eating heavy stuff to the minimum.


User currently offlineJaysit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (9 years 8 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1572 times:

Hmmmm.

Lets see --- its 9:40 am. And a martini lunch is just 2 hrs and 20 mins away.

And I can't wait. After 4 days of having some pretty amazing wines and a darn good array of single malts over the weekend, this Monday is going to be a pain in the #@%#$.


25 DIJKKIJK : So, what's the longest you've gone without a drink? Mebbe, couplesh of hoursh.....hic.....
26 DesertJets : At best I am a social drinker. And not since my earlier days in college I do not drink to get drunk. Why somebody would take in so much alcohol to the
27 Jasepl : OV735, I was much younger when it happened for the first time, so the doctor gave the official line of no drinking at all in front of the parents. Let
28 Jamotcx : The longest is a week, the week before my class 2 medical. At the moment the longest seems to be about 12-18 hours without a drink. Jamo
29 AIR757200 : Usually only 4 or 5 days.. always end the week/start the weekend with moderate drinking. Last week was my birthday (24) and I didn't even get trashed
30 Post contains images 22right : 60 days and proud of it.....
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