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  1. #1
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    Hey all you ex-hard drinkers out there.....
    I stopped drinkin' and started caring more about my life after my youngest son was born. Now I can't drink at all [I used to drink pretty serious] without getting screwed up! I'd guess alot of yunz saw it in Pitts. Couple of drinks and I was gettin loaded. Keeps gettin worse. Now I can barely drink at all. I also used to take Celebrex for my back and somebody here mentioned it damaging your liver. Maybe it's that too. I don't know but I used to be able to drink more than I can now at 16! I think my body is telling me it's time to cut it out completely but is this normal???????? I also quit cigaretts a few months ago and drinkin and smokin went hand. I just don't know but it's sure imbarasing to be all Jacked up around people after just a drink or 2.
    My doctor gave me six months to live, but when I couldn't pay the bill he gave me six months more.
    Walter Matthau

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    Getting sloshed after a couple is what your body naturally does to you after not having had any in a while.

    It's kind of like a shrunken stomach after not eating as much.

    I probably have around a case of beer a year and a few bottles of wine. I can get real loopy after a chimay beer or about 4 regular beers depending on how fast I drink them.

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    Can't be that fast can it?

    Me and a buddy could sit down and put a serious dent in a ½ gal. of Canadian Hunter. Now 2 drinks and I can't remember? I'm thinkin I killed all the extra brain cells and now I'm down to the ones I need.
    My doctor gave me six months to live, but when I couldn't pay the bill he gave me six months more.
    Walter Matthau

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    Well actually talking about brain cells it is the slower weaker ones that get killed off first. So actually what alcohol does is it kills these weak unfit brain cells leaving you with only your fit most efficient brain cells. In other words, alcohol actually fine tunes your mind. At least I think so but your mileage may vary and this coming from someone who has 4 dui's.
    thehumid1-------I live in NJ, a state where it's free to come in but you have to pay to leave!

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    Spotts, you must be drunk. All these posts in such a short span of time.
    To put the world in order, we must first put the nation in order; to put the nation in order, we must put the family in order; to put the family in order, we must cultivate our personal life; and to cultivate our personal life, we must first set our hearts right.
    -- Confucius

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    Naw, I'm stuck

    waiting for a stupid phone call. Like I said..... I really don't even drink. Even when I want to. Just don't work anymore. Or are you just being a smartass 'cause we thought some other guy was loaded??

    [Edited by spotts on 12-06-2004 at 04:44 PM]
    My doctor gave me six months to live, but when I couldn't pay the bill he gave me six months more.
    Walter Matthau

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    I think its cause we're getting older. You don't see too many elderly people at keg parties.
    When I was 20 or so I could drink 3 sixpacks of beer in 6 hours. Out door parties with all that fresh air keeps you awake and you can drink beer like it was water.
    If I tried that now at 40, I'd have to be carried out of there. Or left behind for the mosquitoes.

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    Not to mention that the hangovers hurt more than they used to!

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    I have'nt been able to drink alcohol in 1 1/2 years now due to the meds I'm taking. Every winter we have a big venison feed/card party at our camp. I enjoyed myself more the last time than any time I was there drinking. The added bonus for this is that my friends are safer now due to me being the designated driver for life. Also its nice to wake up on a saturday or sunday morning and not have that hangover any more. It gives me more time to enjoy my family.

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    I'm not an alcoholic, nor an ex-alcoholic, but I do enjoy a beer or two now and then. There is a good movie out called Bill W. It's the story of Bill Wilson, who was one of the founders of the Alcoholics Anonymous. James Woods and James Garner star in it. There is a wonderful dissertation in it by James Woods as he tries to explain to his wife the plight of the alcoholic.

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    Celebrex and alcohol aren’t a good mix. There is a natural progression in alcoholics it's called blackouts.

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    I was a heavy drinker as a teen and in to my twentys till I just about killed an elderly couple in an auto accident I don't even remember, quite for 8 years than it slowly got worse and I was drinking JD like it was soda pop. got up one morning and looked in the mirror and I looked 10 years older and thought about all the time and money I've been wasting and now I've been sober for 2 years now and plan on keeping it that way.

    My advice stay sober you and your family will be much happier.

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    After years of drinking, your liver looses its ability to process alchohol. Your tolerance decreases. My dad is working on serious liver damage now, and I can't tell the difference between his second beer or tenth beer of the day.
    That is probably not your case. Ask your doctor, especialy with the Celebrex.

    I was pretty wasted at the convention, too. I was the first one at the picnic, and I was left alone with the keg. Robo's tequilla finished me off.
    Jason

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