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I've been an heavy drinker since a young age, I come from a long line of addictive personalities and I do think I've got one or two issues under the surface that could become an issue if a major life event were to happen and it worries me.
I usually drink most nights of the week with maybe one or two nights off from alcohol consumption. My worst night of the week is a Saturday where I could have a couple of pints in the pub followed by a drink of vodka at home with the other half. Other than that it's usually a bottle of wine, I love red wine and feel I use it as a relaxing tool rather than having issues with it.
On a personal level I do get frustrated at times as I wish I didn't use alcohol as a way of relaxing but I've done it that long now it's just become routine and I can happily have a relaxing drink and feel okay the next day. I'm never off work and I excersise (badminton) twice a week.
What I have started doing though is reading online about people's drinking habits as I know I drink a fair bit, personally I get confused by it all, on one hand you get the people who say it's only a problem if it starts effecting your life and then you've got the people who say it's the long term problems that are the major issue.
Here is a run down on my drinks since last Thursday
1 x bottle rose wine
4 x cans of 4% lager
1 x pint of 4% lager
8 x vodkas (singles)
6 x cans 4% lager
4 x vodkas (singles)
1 x bottle of red wine
I feel fine today and I'm more than likely going to go for a run after work so surely I can't be that much damage to my body.
Having said that looking at it written down is when it worries me.
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