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12/12/17 5:05 P

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I view it this way. I don't TRY alcohol, because of the fear of LIKING alcohol. Because if I LIKE alcohol, I will not CONTROL my alcohol intake. Why do I know this?
Because I have very little self-control in many areas of my life. (of course, I've vastly improved over the years.)
But no, I say, 'don't mess with it.'

I don't think people realize how they act after drinking.
With beer, they often get cocky, sarcastic, and develop 'beer muscles' and act like a punk, or get wild and daring.
With too much wine, the get far too mellow and wishy-washy and start being all sentimental and teary.

I want none of that.

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12/11/17 11:28 P

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My aunts were afraid to drink in front of me when we were on a trip to California because I never ordered a drink. They finally asked if it was all right since they always had a drink before dinner. It didn't bother me. I just seldom have anything. Now I might have a glass of wine, but that's all I have had for probably 35 years. Mostly I don't like the taste of alcohol.



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A neighbor of mine had company come in for the weekend and they wanted to go out to a club for the evening. They decided to hire an Uber driver to drive them to the club. When the evening was over they called Uber to drive them home. It may cost a little more but it is sure worth it.

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DH and I have an occasional glass of wine and that's about it. Our friends are the same. We play cards with coffee, go to dinner with water, and at our annual party we might have a glass of wine. So the answer is no we don't drink and drive.

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In college both DH and I were social beer party drinkers. Once married we couldn't afford drinking but as time went on we acquired habits of drinking at block parties, and special nights out, and often an evening cocktail. Then I liked the taste.

The cost and inconvenience of drinking was apparent in our early 40's and both of us just plain quit all liquor. At that time wine was becoming a social drink.

Now we dine out at least one evening a week with friends, and we are the only couple drinking and toasting water...our friends usually have a glass of wine with their meal. The taste of liquor is foreign to me now and I abhor even taking a sip!

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12/9/17 10:56 P

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I'm not around drinkers, so no.

However, on the day my mom died, before she passed, my dad had spent the day with her and left to go hang out with his buddies at the club (kind of like a family kind of club, I guess). When Mom passed away shortly after, my husband had to go tell him the news, (so sad). One of dad's buddies kept telling him to drink more (he 'deserved' it), while the other was saying he needed to get back with his family. They had such a hard time getting him out the door. He was very drunk (from mourning her coming death). He wouldn't cooperate very well, and it ended that he drove with one one person and someone else brought his car home. (then they had to go back I think, for OURS.) What a mess.
When he got back, he could hardly walk with his cane. I thought he was just weak from grief, but hubby said, NOPE, he's VERY drunk.

Alcohol has been in both sides of my family. A lot of prohibition stories on my dad's side.
On the other side, hubby can't stand to stay at family parties if the uncles and cousins get to drinking because they get those beer muscles with the beer and the weeps with the wine.

On HUBBY's side there was extreme alcohol on his father's side. (his father chose not to drink).

My hubby drank from on early age and quit at age 18 after being extremely violent with a stranger. He quit after realizing how horrible the effect was on him. He hasn't touched it since (30 years later), but he would describe himself as an alcoholic. Even today he can still taste it on his tongue. (in his imagination, I mean)

Oh, I should say that his friend's parents would have my husband be the designated driver if their son went out to parties. Show's he was responsible in that regard, anyway!

Families break apart with alcohol. We stay away from it completely.


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As I don't go out to party anymore I don't have to worry about that now when I did go out we always had someone who was going to do the driving we did take turns back then

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I always told my children if they drank to call me, I would get them. DS did call once. He told me he didn't think he was drunk, but had had a beer so was spending the night with a friend. As a teen, DD volunteered at a halfway house helping the people recovering fro drugs and alcohol plan and throw parties without drugs or alcohol. When DD got older she discovered the designated drivers for into night clubs free. Whenever a band was playing that she wanted to see, she put the word out she would be a driver. They stamped her hand saying she was a designated driver, she got in free and all the soda she wanted was free.

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12/9/17 1:44 P

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I'm never around anyone who gets in that situation anymore. I did take some home who were in that shape when I was in college. I think if I ran into that situation now I would do the same thing and insist on driving them.



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No drinking or drugs in this household. We are pretty much hermits so not around others who use them either.

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do not drink or do drugs. If I were in the situation where I knew someone who was under the influence I would absolutely intervene them from driving. I would offer to drive them or call them a sober ride/taxi. If they were beligerent I would take their keys or threaten to call the police if they did get behind the will. (and yes I would follow through if they drove off).
In California if a drunk person gets behind the wheel and their keys are in the ignitition they can be arrested for DUI.

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I'm not aware of any of that going on around me, thank goodness.

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I'm not really around anyone who does that now, but there have been times in the past when I was. Then, I would try to get them to let me drive them home or wherever they were going or just stay at our house for the night.

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December is National Drunk & Drugged Driving (3D) Prevention Month. I won’t ask if you drive under the influence, but do you try to prevent others from doing so? If so, how?



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