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View PalazioVecchio's Profile PalazioVecchio Flag south pole 12 Aug 20 10.16am Send a Private Message to PalazioVecchio Add PalazioVecchio as a friend

...when the pubs are open of course.

Such is the nature of addiction. How many people have you encountered whose addictions are so embedded ? that even when wearing a hospital gown with an armful of tubes....but they still need to shuffle downstairs for a pint and a smoke ?

Getting a stern talking to from a specialist while reeking of all your taxed drugs.

 


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View Forest Hillbilly's Profile Forest Hillbilly Flag in a hidey-hole 12 Aug 20 11.05am Send a Private Message to Forest Hillbilly Add Forest Hillbilly as a friend

At the age of 16 (1984) I was in a hospital ward of 6 men. We were next to the Fire Exit, so 2 smokers used to regularly "shuffle out to the top of the stairs".

One guy was admitted who stated he wasn't on any medication. He was given some stuff that induced an epileptic fit, because the idiot had failed to state he was taking steroids for 'body building;.

Then the patients Christmas time drinks involved leaving cans of beer on the outside window ledge "to chill".

I cannot berate anyone. We all have our baggage to carry.

As a motorbike rider I once gave a pillion lift to someone with a broken leg (in cast) to the pub, and back.

 


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View Forest Hillbilly's Profile Forest Hillbilly Flag in a hidey-hole 12 Aug 20 11.13am Send a Private Message to Forest Hillbilly Add Forest Hillbilly as a friend

And going for an alcohol assessment a few years ago and showing my alcohol intake, my doctor said,..."I drink more than that".
Def Leppard had something on their 'Adrenalise' album notes, which kind of sums things up on addiction. It was along the lines of,...."You can see someone you love going into sharp decline, and the painful thing is that you can do absolutely nothing to stop it."

human nature is a bummer,...and that is not meant to be anti-gay

 


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View kingdowieonthewall's Profile kingdowieonthewall Flag glorious Goring by sea 12 Aug 20 11.55am Send a Private Message to kingdowieonthewall Add kingdowieonthewall as a friend

having been in the building trade for over 35 years I've known a lot of very heavy drinkers (myself included Unfortunatly)
Whilst I still drink too much, its nowhere near as bad as it used to be.
Anyway some of my drinking is pretty small potatoes compared to some ive known, when it was less frowned on & lunchtime pub was pretty much normal.
The brother of a mate of mine was known for putting away in the region of 100 drinks at the weekend, starting from friday night, through sat & sunday pub sessions.
This would entail 10 pints fri eve, sat lunch, sat eve, sunday lunch, sunday (50 pints) and misc other drinks (wine & spirits) to make up the other 50 drinks.
He also smoked & had a penchant for speed & spliff.
Been dead many years now.
2 guys that painted for me have died at 40 & 50.
One killed by smoking(blocked artery) and the other substance abuse.
Older guys i worked with in the 70s & 80s had favourable publicans that theyd knock the window at 8am & be let in to down one or two swift pints as liveners.
the buggers even worked this ploy with a local curry house that would rustle up curry for breakfast for them.
Dead also.
One of the things that has got worse is the use of weed in the building trade, the amount of times a van goes past , or youre in a merchants & fellas are reeking of it.

 


Kids,tired of being bothered by your pesky parents?
Then leave home, get a job & pay your own bills, while you still know everything.

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View Badger11's Profile Badger11 Flag Beckenham 12 Aug 20 12.26pm Send a Private Message to Badger11 Add Badger11 as a friend

A very close friend of mine was a heavy drinker I have seen him pour cider on his corn flakes. Anyway he was rushed to hospital with Peritonitises which is acute stomach pains it is said to be the worst pain you can suffer next to child birth.

After a week of agony they got it under control and told him that drink was killing him and that part of his liver was already dead and would never recover.

He stayed off the booze for a few months then went back on it and later got hospitalised again for Peritonitises (repeat wash and rinse).

Eventually he was told he needed a new liver but by the time he finally gave up the booze he was too weak for the operation assuming of course they could find him one. The inevitable happened.

I still miss him but I am also angry this was a long slow decline he was first told to stop drinking over 20 years ago and told me "what do doctors know". He could and should have stopped instead he left his wife and teenage daughters without a father.

It's now 4 years since I have drunk alcohol whenever I wobble I think of him.

 


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View PalazioVecchio's Profile PalazioVecchio Flag south pole 12 Aug 20 12.31pm Send a Private Message to PalazioVecchio Add PalazioVecchio as a friend

Winston Churchill drank and smoked all day, every day .... lived into his 90's

Same as my uncle.

Then other people keel over from nothing. Medical life isn't fair.


As for booze. Ever seen the life-expectancy of men in Russia ?

 


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View orpingtoneagle's Profile orpingtoneagle Flag Orpington 12 Aug 20 12.54pm Send a Private Message to orpingtoneagle Add orpingtoneagle as a friend

I have worked with a number of functioning alcoholics and equally those whose lives have been both destroyed by and ended prematurely by drink. Same with drugs both prescription and not.

Seeing someone's life destroyed by addiction is horrible.

For me though the saddest is gambling. That is a slow road to ruin and I have known some who have lost everything. Booze and fags and other drugs will probably one day kill you. Gambling can make you want to kill yourself and damages everyone around you.

 

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View ASCPFC's Profile ASCPFC Flag Pro-Cathedral/caravan park 12 Aug 20 1.44pm Send a Private Message to ASCPFC Add ASCPFC as a friend

I have the world's worst hangover today, probably can't comment on this thread too much.

 


I used to put the manager's name in front of Red and Blue but got fed up with changing it. If someone cool becomes our manager then maybe..

Red and Blue Army!

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View kingdowieonthewall's Profile kingdowieonthewall Flag glorious Goring by sea 12 Aug 20 2.43pm Send a Private Message to kingdowieonthewall Add kingdowieonthewall as a friend

Originally posted by ASCPFC

I have the world's worst hangover today, probably can't comment on this thread too much.

tell us what the mix was?

 


Kids,tired of being bothered by your pesky parents?
Then leave home, get a job & pay your own bills, while you still know everything.

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View Forest Hillbilly's Profile Forest Hillbilly Flag in a hidey-hole 12 Aug 20 3.56pm Send a Private Message to Forest Hillbilly Add Forest Hillbilly as a friend

I think we all have addiction stories, and it is important not to glorify them.
My mate's dad was a heavy drinker, and it killed him. My mate rarely drank after that. It clarifies things.

Also had mates go down the mental health route because of addiction to weed. That stopped me from ever touching the stuff, again.

Life isn't fair, but you can better your chances by not doing $hIt.

 


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View ASCPFC's Profile ASCPFC Flag Pro-Cathedral/caravan park 12 Aug 20 4.51pm Send a Private Message to ASCPFC Add ASCPFC as a friend

Originally posted by kingdowieonthewall

tell us what the mix was?

Whiskey and a few different ales. Still feeling rough.

 


I used to put the manager's name in front of Red and Blue but got fed up with changing it. If someone cool becomes our manager then maybe..

Red and Blue Army!

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View cryrst's Profile cryrst Flag Chatham 12 Aug 20 6.30pm Send a Private Message to cryrst Add cryrst as a friend

Originally posted by ASCPFC

Whiskey and a few different ales. Still feeling rough.

Top shelf mix ain't good.
One or the other. Need a hair of the dog mate. Get a krony down ya neck.

 

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