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An observation about my alcohol consumption [May. 15th, 2014|07:19 pm]
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Now that my depression is largely under control (currently, at least), I've been drinking a lot more. Only in the evenings after I finish my work for the day, of course.

Because I ENJOY alcohol. I ENJOY being tipsy. So I'll drink three glasses of wine, or a couple brandy-and-sodas, or a couple bourbons and water.

I won't drink when I'm depressed or otherwise in a bad mood -- I figure that that way lies Bad Things. So I only drink when I'm reasonably content, or even happy.

And therefore, I drink much more now than I used to.

Just an interesting phenomenon.
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[User Picture]From: snippy
2014-05-15 11:31 pm (UTC)

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I do the same thing. My dad is a functioning alcoholic-which I found out when I was in my late 20s and saw him open a new bottle of Tanqueray while I was making breakfast for both of us. So I only drink when I'm happy.

Sadly I've been on meds for the last 18 months that don't mix well with alcohol. I actually miss drinking. I miss having a glass of rose on a summer evening, I miss mixing up fancy drinks with friends, I miss happy hour with co-workers, and most of all I miss going to the gay strip bar with my gay friends and getting drunk and comparing notes on which dancers are the most attractive and then tipping the dancers.
[User Picture]From: xiphias
2014-05-15 11:37 pm (UTC)

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Yeah, if my best choice was meds that interacted badly with alcohol, I'd definitely take them, but I'd be sad about it.
[User Picture]From: mme_n_b
2014-05-16 12:32 am (UTC)

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There's hope :) Craving goes away sometimes, and happy hour can include tonic (or seltzer) with a twist. An amazing number of bars will do a tasty non-alcoholic cocktail, as well (although these tend to be on the girly side). Source: been off alcohol for almost 4 years. Got the chance to drink again for a brief period mid-way and was surprised to realize I didn't want to anymore. A glass of something special purely for the taste - yes, but one tends to be enough.
[User Picture]From: yardlong
2014-05-15 11:48 pm (UTC)

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I drink when I want to, which isn't all that often these days. My comparable strangeness is that unlike most people I've heard of, I do not overeat if I have problems. In fact, I am more likely to be unable to eat at all if I've got troubles. Hasn't happened in years ;)
[User Picture]From: metahacker
2014-05-16 12:16 am (UTC)

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"Now that my depression is largely under control"

Yay!