jasepl
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The Longest You've Gone Without A Drink?

Mon Nov 29, 2004 1:57 am

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]
 
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RE: The Longest You've Gone Without A Drink?

Mon Nov 29, 2004 2:06 am

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
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RE: The Longest You've Gone Without A Drink?

Mon Nov 29, 2004 2:08 am

I've gone 2-3 weeks at a time without drinking. I think my longest was about 2 months.
 
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RE: The Longest You've Gone Without A Drink?

Mon Nov 29, 2004 2:09 am

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
 
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RE: The Longest You've Gone Without A Drink?

Mon Nov 29, 2004 2:11 am

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.

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RE: The Longest You've Gone Without A Drink?

Mon Nov 29, 2004 2:25 am

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!
 
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RE: The Longest You've Gone Without A Drink?

Mon Nov 29, 2004 2:27 am

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.
 
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RE: The Longest You've Gone Without A Drink?

Mon Nov 29, 2004 2:30 am

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
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RE: The Longest You've Gone Without A Drink?

Mon Nov 29, 2004 3:03 am

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



Hmm. No comment.  Wink/being sarcastic


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RE: The Longest You've Gone Without A Drink?

Mon Nov 29, 2004 3:31 am

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.
 
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RE: The Longest You've Gone Without A Drink?

Mon Nov 29, 2004 4:18 am

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.
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RE: The Longest You've Gone Without A Drink?

Mon Nov 29, 2004 4:44 am

Mark:

Cheeky!
 
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RE: The Longest You've Gone Without A Drink?

Mon Nov 29, 2004 5:17 am

...months. Drinking just doesn't mean anything to me.
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RE: The Longest You've Gone Without A Drink?

Mon Nov 29, 2004 7:44 am

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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RE: The Longest You've Gone Without A Drink?

Mon Nov 29, 2004 7:49 am

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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RE: The Longest You've Gone Without A Drink?

Mon Nov 29, 2004 8:38 am

lately it's been like 3 months ; I only like Samuel Adams and some types of red wine
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RE: The Longest You've Gone Without A Drink?

Mon Nov 29, 2004 9:23 am

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.



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RE: The Longest You've Gone Without A Drink?

Mon Nov 29, 2004 9:35 am

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!!

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RE: The Longest You've Gone Without A Drink?

Mon Nov 29, 2004 10:03 am

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.
 
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RE: The Longest You've Gone Without A Drink?

Mon Nov 29, 2004 10:15 am

3 hours driving through some backwards dry county in Utah.
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RE: The Longest You've Gone Without A Drink?

Mon Nov 29, 2004 11:52 am

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.
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RE: The Longest You've Gone Without A Drink?

Mon Nov 29, 2004 1:37 pm

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!!!
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RE: The Longest You've Gone Without A Drink?

Mon Nov 29, 2004 5:11 pm

20 years.

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RE: The Longest You've Gone Without A Drink?

Mon Nov 29, 2004 5:42 pm

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.
 
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RE: The Longest You've Gone Without A Drink?

Mon Nov 29, 2004 11:41 pm

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 #@%#$.
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RE: The Longest You've Gone Without A Drink?

Mon Nov 29, 2004 11:49 pm

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

Mebbe, couplesh of hoursh.....hic.....


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RE: The Longest You've Gone Without A Drink?

Mon Nov 29, 2004 11:58 pm

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 point that they lose control, memory, and feel generally shitty is beyond me.

So lets see, I had about 2 glasses of wine (a nice German Reisling) at Thanksgiving dinner. And before that at the last YYZ meet in October. And before that I cannot remember.

I still have beer in my fridge that I bought back in March/April of this year... wonder if it is still any good.
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RE: The Longest You've Gone Without A Drink?

Tue Nov 30, 2004 5:35 pm

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. Leter on, he told me to enjoy myself. In acute pancreatitis (the kind both you and I seem to have had) alcohol's not usually the trigger. You've just got to lay off it for a few days after an episode. Other than that, there's absolutely nothing I was asked to do differently.

The most recent time it happened, it wasn't that unbearably painful, so I didn't even take the shot. I went to work and everything - just absolutely nothing at all to eat or drink - not even a sip of water - for a couple of days until things settled down. They also say not to smoke, which I find strange, but oh well.

It's only if one's got the chronic kind (which usually first occurs when you're much older and is usually caused by excessive drinking) that you really should stop drinking at all.

It's Tuesday here and I'm already 2 for 2 this week...

[Edited 2004-11-30 09:43:26]
 
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RE: The Longest You've Gone Without A Drink?

Wed Dec 01, 2004 1:08 am

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.


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RE: The Longest You've Gone Without A Drink?

Thu Dec 02, 2004 5:33 am


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!
 
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RE: The Longest You've Gone Without A Drink?

Thu Dec 02, 2004 6:08 am

60 days and proud of it.....  Smile
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