Dry January

Discussion in 'SMB' started by xmfd, Jan 12, 2018.

  1. FishburnMackem

    FishburnMackem Midfield

    I would love to do a dry 2018 to try and raise a bit money and awareness but I genuinely don't think I could manage 3 months never mind 12 so would only end up disappointing
  2. robertotmackem

    robertotmackem Midfield

    I did 2 years when I was recovering from an illness and I didn't really miss it.

    I only really drink now when I'm working away and have a couple of pints in the hotel bar.

    I reckon working in bars for years has put me off spending time in them.
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  3. Paddy O'Dors

    Paddy O'Dors Striker

    I agree with you to a certain extent, but the whole drinking landscape has changed in the last 30 years. Most people drank in pubs and clubs and very few people bought alcohol in supermarkets back then. Peer pressure from people in pubs and clubs kept a lot of people on the straight and narrow to a large extent (and the opening hours!). Nowadays people gan to the shop and get three bottles of wine for £15 and get hammered in their own home. There's no "shame" on their behalf cos nobody can see them do it. Lass puts "having a cheeky vino, just the one" on twatbook, but I know in reality she'll be coming to work tomorrow with a hangover after a couple of bottles.

    FWIW I would never drink in the house on my own. At a house party I would mind. I love the social aspect of pubs and clubs and have done since I was a kid (my auld man used to work for Vaux so it's in my blood really).
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  4. Frijj

    Frijj Striker

    I think we agree, the landscape has changed and home drinking is a huge thing when it wasn't before. Not that I'd remember of course but you will.

    I don't really like drinking on my own and if I do it's more for the novelty of finding a new beer and wanting to taste it rather than wanting to get drunk.
  5. FishburnMackem

    FishburnMackem Midfield

    I have a map / chart which I studied a few weeks ago in my uni work, I think you may find it quite interesting , will have a look for it now and post it up.
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  6. The Butcher

    The Butcher Winger

    Lifes too short, I look forward to a drink on a weekend
  7. Frijj

    Frijj Striker

    You're a good lad

    Don't think I'm gonna buck you for it though
  8. FishburnMackem

    FishburnMackem Midfield

    Wouldn't let you anyway with the way me arse feels right now :lol:


    Make of this what you will.
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  9. Frijj

    Frijj Striker

    Image doesn't work!
  10. FishburnMackem

    FishburnMackem Midfield

  11. Frijj

    Frijj Striker

    Nope. Shows up as a little blue box, which if I click on it, takes me to a sign-in page for your university.

    Whatever the image is, it's held behind a log-in screen!
  12. FishburnMackem

    FishburnMackem Midfield

    Oh man ffs. 2 seconds I will find the original source.

    I cant even find the original source, think it may be copyrighted by the uni.

    Tried to save the pic use an image hosting website and copy to here but that won't work.

    Basically it is a map of the UK divided up into the counties, and it went from light blue to dark blue by showing the amounts of alcohol related hospital admissions per 100,000 per county. It is fair to say the north was worse than the south. There was also a map showing unemployment per 100,000. As expected the level of alcohol related admissions were very high in the same counties that had very high unemployment and vise versa.
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2018
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  13. https://fingertips.phe.org.uk/profi...984/pat/6/par/E12000001/ati/102/are/E08000024


    This shows the correlation between employment and alcohol specific hospital admissions.


    Take it as you will.
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2018
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  14. D.A

    D.A Striker

    I'm doing dry January 6th to end of January, maybe longer, not for any particular reason, i don't have any night outs planned and i don't drink in the house. I want to lose weight, get fitter and become a faster runner too like.
  15. joemcdokes

    joemcdokes Striker

    I've had 4 cans and 8 bottles in the house since last February, don't miss it at all but why I'd just stop drinking altogether for a month makes no sense.
  16. Frijj

    Frijj Striker

    It’s to open people up to the idea of drinking less.

    Some will give it a go, feel better for it and cut down. It gets people talking about it like we are on here tonight.

    Someone reading this will consider drinking less. Maybe they’ll talk about it with someone else. Maybe they’ll entirely dismiss it, but it gets the discussion going and maybe some people will drink less now and in future.
  17. joemcdokes

    joemcdokes Striker

    Well I just decided all by myself. ;)
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  18. Charlestonian

    Charlestonian Midfield

    Generally speaking I go 2-3 weeks between drinking anyway. I used to drink a lot more regularly than that but I was diagnosed with Chrons last year and if I get bladdered on the tablets I’m on the hangovers are horrific.

    General day to day life is a lot less foggy, I sleep better, save a few quid, works out well for me.

    Like some have mentioned the work folk that ram it down your throat are irritating, I haven’t mentioned it to anyone because I don’t think its that big of a deal to be honest.
  19. Frijj

    Frijj Striker

    To drink or not drink :lol:
  20. joemcdokes

    joemcdokes Striker

    To not drink in the house.
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