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How much alcohol do you drink?

  • 14+ drinks per week

    Votes: 51 14.8%
  • 7-13 drinks per week

    Votes: 56 16.2%
  • 3-6 drinks per week

    Votes: 62 18.0%
  • 1-2 drinks per week

    Votes: 28 8.1%
  • A few drinks a month

    Votes: 45 13.0%
  • A few drinks a year

    Votes: 35 10.1%
  • Mostly not at all

    Votes: 23 6.7%
  • I don't drink at all

    Votes: 45 13.0%

  • Total voters
    345
I also am not sure I buy it when people (some I know in real life) tell me they only drink beer because they like the taste.

That would be like smoking marijuana without any marijuana in it.

Of course it's not 100%, but it's my opinion almost everyone drinks alcohol for the effect.
The non-alcoholic beer market is a $25 billion dollar industry, how do you explain that?
Yeah, I’m sure people acquire the taste. What I have more trouble believing, is some people claim they liked the taste of booze (and beer, in particular) from the first sip.

I also think there’s a slight societal shift to destigmatize non-drinkers, but mocktails and N.A. beers still alleviate the pressure to drink an “adult” beverage.
Definitely noticed more of this going on lately, particularly at breweries. Was pretty disappointed in the one I went to yesterday to meet some friends that was out of kombucha. Although I guess that technically does have some alcohol in it?
 
I rarely drink.....like rarely.

Social beers.....a social drink.

We don’t drink at home......ever.

Just never been my thing.

But I do really enjoy good ice cold beers with friends.....but as far as hard liquor......nope. Once in a blue moon.

If a doctor asked me what is my alcohol intake I would say maybe the equivalent of a 18 pack of beer in year.

Maybe a glass of wine 3-4 times a year.

No hard alcohol.
This is basically me since forever.

Even back when I drank socially often (my 20s and some of my 30s), I never drank at home. And that is probably why I almost never drink now. I don't drink at home, and because I drink so little and so infrequently, my tolerance is really low, so more than a couple would give me a strong buzz, and I refuse to do that and drive under those circumstances, so I just don't do it. A cold beer or two always tastes good on a warm summer night when a buddy and I go to a restaurant for outdoor seating to shoot the breeze for a few hours, and I will still enjoy the occasional white russian (which is always very Dude), but that is pretty much my limit now.
 
I also am not sure I buy it when people (some I know in real life) tell me they only drink beer because they like the taste.

That would be like smoking marijuana without any marijuana in it.

Of course it's not 100%, but it's my opinion almost everyone drinks alcohol for the effect.
I don't believe anyone drinks black coffee because they like the taste.
 
I also am not sure I buy it when people (some I know in real life) tell me they only drink beer because they like the taste.

That would be like smoking marijuana without any marijuana in it.

Of course it's not 100%, but it's my opinion almost everyone drinks alcohol for the effect.
I don't believe anyone drinks black coffee because they like the taste.
also wildly incorrect
 
I also am not sure I buy it when people (some I know in real life) tell me they only drink beer because they like the taste.

That would be like smoking marijuana without any marijuana in it.

Of course it's not 100%, but it's my opinion almost everyone drinks alcohol for the effect.
I don't believe anyone drinks black coffee because they like the taste.
also wildly incorrect
Yep
 
I also am not sure I buy it when people (some I know in real life) tell me they only drink beer because they like the taste.

That would be like smoking marijuana without any marijuana in it.

Of course it's not 100%, but it's my opinion almost everyone drinks alcohol for the effect.
I don't believe anyone drinks black coffee because they like the taste.
also wildly incorrect
Weird, some people have different likes/tastes. I guess black coffee is an acquired taste.
 
I also am not sure I buy it when people (some I know in real life) tell me they only drink beer because they like the taste.

That would be like smoking marijuana without any marijuana in it.

Of course it's not 100%, but it's my opinion almost everyone drinks alcohol for the effect.
I don't believe anyone drinks black coffee because they like the taste.

It’s kinda odd so many adult drinks are acquired tastes.

Why has society decided sweet beverages, like chocolate milk and fruit juice, are predominantly for kids?
 
I also am not sure I buy it when people (some I know in real life) tell me they only drink beer because they like the taste.

That would be like smoking marijuana without any marijuana in it.

Of course it's not 100%, but it's my opinion almost everyone drinks alcohol for the effect.
I don't believe anyone drinks black coffee because they like the taste.

It’s kinda odd so many adult drinks are acquired tastes.

Why has society decided sweet beverages, like chocolate milk and fruit juice, are predominantly for kids?
I LOVE chocolate milk. And grape juice, apple juice. Just not about getting all the sugar from those so I usually avoid them.
 
I also am not sure I buy it when people (some I know in real life) tell me they only drink beer because they like the taste.

That would be like smoking marijuana without any marijuana in it.

Of course it's not 100%, but it's my opinion almost everyone drinks alcohol for the effect.
I don't believe anyone drinks black coffee because they like the taste.

It’s kinda odd so many adult drinks are acquired tastes.

Why has society decided sweet beverages, like chocolate milk and fruit juice, are predominantly for kids?
I used to put enough sugar and cream in my coffee to make it a straight up dessert drink. But the sugar just isn’t that great for me. So I stopped cold turkey. I figured out how much sugar I wasn’t ingesting after a few years and it was in the pounds. It’s been 10+ years now.
 
I also am not sure I buy it when people (some I know in real life) tell me they only drink beer because they like the taste.

That would be like smoking marijuana without any marijuana in it.

Of course it's not 100%, but it's my opinion almost everyone drinks alcohol for the effect.
I don't believe anyone drinks black coffee because they like the taste.

It’s kinda odd so many adult drinks are acquired tastes.

Why has society decided sweet beverages, like chocolate milk and fruit juice, are predominantly for kids?
I used to put enough sugar and cream in my coffee to make it a straight up dessert drink. But the sugar just isn’t that great for me. So I stopped cold turkey. I figured out how much sugar I wasn’t ingesting after a few years and it was in the pounds. It’s been 10+ years now.
Fair enough. I may need to give black coffee another chance.

I know it’s not an either/or, but calories from alcohol aren’t exactly healthy, either.
 
I also am not sure I buy it when people (some I know in real life) tell me they only drink beer because they like the taste.

That would be like smoking marijuana without any marijuana in it.

Of course it's not 100%, but it's my opinion almost everyone drinks alcohol for the effect.
I don't believe anyone drinks black coffee because they like the taste.

It’s kinda odd so many adult drinks are acquired tastes.

Why has society decided sweet beverages, like chocolate milk and fruit juice, are predominantly for kids?
I used to put enough sugar and cream in my coffee to make it a straight up dessert drink. But the sugar just isn’t that great for me. So I stopped cold turkey. I figured out how much sugar I wasn’t ingesting after a few years and it was in the pounds. It’s been 10+ years now.
Fair enough. I may need to give black coffee another chance.

I know it’s not an either/or, but calories from alcohol aren’t exactly healthy, either.
For sure. I’ve often put forth the question, what’s worse for you, one coke or a beer. I think the coke is worse for you. Talking about 1. Not 9 beers.
 
I also am not sure I buy it when people (some I know in real life) tell me they only drink beer because they like the taste.

That would be like smoking marijuana without any marijuana in it.

Of course it's not 100%, but it's my opinion almost everyone drinks alcohol for the effect.
I don't believe anyone drinks black coffee because they like the taste.

It’s kinda odd so many adult drinks are acquired tastes.

Why has society decided sweet beverages, like chocolate milk and fruit juice, are predominantly for kids?
I used to put enough sugar and cream in my coffee to make it a straight up dessert drink. But the sugar just isn’t that great for me. So I stopped cold turkey. I figured out how much sugar I wasn’t ingesting after a few years and it was in the pounds. It’s been 10+ years now.
Fair enough. I may need to give black coffee another chance.


Cold brew black coffee ftw.

This is my setup.

Drips overnight and makes the smoooothest black coffee ever. The next morning I add a little water to it, stir up the grounds a bit and just let it sit a few more minutes. :chefkiss:
 
I’m in my 50s. Drank a fair amount in college, on weekends in my 20s and 30s. Less so in my 40s. Married with teenagers. Honestly, drinking, other than here and there (2-3 at a neighborhood BBQ, and not having to drive or on vacation) is mostly an afterthought. It’s not something I enjoy like I used to, my life just is different now. Loved my times hanging out with buddies and other couples when I first got married, when we’d have a few, but really don’t miss it at all.

Ironically, as we are on a FF message board, the one weekend a year I drink more than usual and on back to back days, is when my 30 year old league gathers for an in person auction. Other than that, it’s few and far between. My wife doesn’t drink much either, and I have no interest in drinking alone. Long story short, my consumption has evolved with my life stage, and while I have zero regrets about more partying in my earlier days, I really don’t miss it.
 
I've been all over the spectrum. I went many years of no drinking.

Then some drinking.

Then some time when I was drinking 2 drinks a day.

I'm one of those people that processes alcohol seemingly well. I never ever wake up feeling groggy or even remotely hung over.

6 months ago, I would have said I can have two drinks in the evening and I wake up feeling exactly the same as if I'd nothing to drink.

And then I bought an Oura ring. https://ouraring.com/. I was honestly surprised at how much better my sleep and readiness stats are the morning after no drinks.

My resting heartrate is almost always 3-5 beats higher on a night after having had 2 drinks. And my REM and Deep Sleep are always significantly better on days when I don't have a drink. And I would have said I sleep fine on nights after a drink.

Really interesting.
I had the same experience. Bought a Garmin watch for Christmas and can now show you in my sleep history on the app the days I drink. The sleep score is usually around 50 vs 80-90 on a regular day. Not sure if the actual number means anything. But it seems consistent with how I feel the next day just quantified.

Convinced me to cut back on drinking. Although when I have a non-alcoholic beer, I feel the back of my brain not believing the label and monitoring for the alcohol to kick in. I still feel a little uncomfortable getting behind the wheel. I guess that is a testament to the taste and experience of those beers.
 
I hadn't had a drink since December. I drank during the draft and I probably showed my butt in the shark pool. I said some crazy things and I'll just let it die down before posting again over there. But, still never been banned.:pickle::pickle::pickle:
 
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cut down a decent amount since I saw this thread - was doing a few bourbons every night but now down to around 3 days per week which is still a lot but progress. i usually take an edible or a toke or 2 on the off nights but hey im not perfect! also much easier to lose weight drinking less.

thx for this thread to at least get me to take a look at things....
 
Down to 3-4 pints per week. Only 1 can left in my fridge and it's been there a while so I gotta drink it soon.
 

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