I cannot fucking stand people who say they don't give to the homeless because "oh they'll just blow it on drugs." Yeah, maybe. Maybe their life is unimaginably awful and maybe drugs are the only thing that gives them peace right now.
Have you ever been addicted to heroin? I have. When you're an addict, you don't want food, you don't want water, you don't want clean clothes or a shower. You want heroin. Just like regular people get hungry, you need to take care of this addiction urge before even thinking about other needs. And when someone comes along and gives you money, you're going to satisfy that first need.
The point is this: when you decide to donate money to someone less fortunate, what you're really doing is saving them from pain. Whether that is the pain of starving, not having a place to sleep, or going through withdrawal is up to the person. You don't get to choose. All we can do is give unconditionally, and know that we helped someone. That's all we can do.
I’m gonna see if I can make it two weeks
A bit of backstory, this happened roughly a year ago now, way before the lockdown. I was working in a small chain corner store about a 5-minute walk away from my house. I don't live in an unsafe area per se, but it's not really the kind of place you could leave your bike out in front of your house either. Basically, people will steal and the people who smoke pot don't even try to hide it despite the illegality of it.
So I got to see a lot of not so nice people, including a regular who we'll call Entitled Woman (EW). This woman would come in just to buy cans of alcohol and scratch cards, once she even called me and my manager cunts because we wouldn't let her in past closing time. What did she want to buy? Tobacco. That's it, just some tobacco.
But this is a different story.
On Sunday's we weren't allowed to sell any alcohol after 10 due to the limitations on the licence the store held. Every other day was fine, just not Sunday. We'd never had a problem with this other than some p... keep reading on reddit ➡
I hate the taste of Alcohol. I don’t believe this is unique to me. It’s nasty, I’d much prefer juice or soda. If I don’t like the taste of something, why would I drink it?
“Getting drunk just to get drunk,” is shitty and selfish. This is an unpopular opinion in its own, and if this post dies I might post it. I’ve heard so many people say, “I just want to experience being drunk.” Too much alcohol kills people. It leads people to kill people. It leads to rape. Hell, in theory, alcohol would be banned, just that it wouldn’t work.
I have a fear of getting addicted. I’ve heard so many stories of people who’s parents are drunks. I think the easiest way not to get hooked is to just not start.
I understand that this is a “lame” opinion. You can say I’d suck at parties, as well. You’d probably be justified. But I have no plans on risking my own health to fit in.
Edit: Yes, I understand that my palate is young and will develop. No, that doesn’t change my opinion.
Edit 2: thanks f... keep reading on reddit ➡
I posted this as a reply to a comment on another post and honestly I wanted to see how others think because it’s been confusing me for a while. I’m perplexed at some arguments I see here on reddit. I’m not American btw. I come from a middle class family and currently am jobless and am staying home, studying.
Now what perplexes me is would you give the same argument for drinking while driving? I mean it has to be that persons choice if they choose to endanger their life by drinking and driving. Would that mean they should endanger the lives of everyone else around them on the road for their choice and freedom? Yet you get pulled over by a cop and get jailed for doing so, because it’s detrimental to the public good.
So if you choose to go out and gather around while there’s a contagious virus spreading around, while it’s still your choice to go around and you are still free to do it, but if it means everyone around you could get infected and suffer, doesn’t that warrant caution? Is it... keep reading on reddit ➡
Bit late with my thread this month but it's going well :)
I wanted to pick your brains about drinking alcohol and a running lifestyle. A few things I'm wondering:
For me it's like this:
I drink very infrequently now because I've found that since I started drinking less and running more I feel awful when I do have a drink. It's got to the point where it seems I can't even have one drink without suffering the consequences! I also find it difficult to find a time when having a drink won't impact on a run the next day.
I'm wondering if anyone has had (or is having) a similar experience. I'm basically tee-total most of the time now and I think I could just go down that route permanently. However, think it's a bit of a shame to lose out comple... keep reading on reddit ➡
I'm a uni student in Australia with a relatively low alcohol tolerance. I used to have an American roommate who drank a lot, but she left for the US when the COVID panic started, and now I have three kinds of alcohol that I need to get rid of.
I would describe my cooking level as good for a student, but basic for a home cook. I cook most of my meals at home with things from the store, but most of them are stir fries, pasta, or soup of some sort.
The only experience I have cooking with alcohol are knowing that sake can be used in sukiyaki, and using wine (which she also left) in tomato sauce pasta.
I have a frying pan and a medium sized pot, as well as a combination oven and microwave.
Anyway, here are the details of the alcohol I have:
Irish O'Mara's County Cream Chocolate Orange - 15% alc/vol. On the bottom it says it's a “fortified flavoured wine product”.
SkyyⓇ Vodka - 37.5% alc/vol. On the back it says “quadruple distilled and triple filtered”.
Little Fat Lamb™ Brew
***I meant convicted
On average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. During one year, this equates to more than 10 million women and men.
1 in 4 women and 1 in 9 men experience severe intimate partner physical violence, intimate partner contact sexual violence, and/or intimate partner stalking with impacts such as injury, fearfulness, post-traumatic stress disorder, use of victim services, contraction of sexually transmitted diseases, etc.
1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have experienced some form of physical violence by an intimate partner. This includes a range of behaviors (e.g. slapping, shoving, pushing) and in some cases might not be considered "domestic violence."
1 in 7 women and 1 in 25 men have been injured by an intimate partner.
1 in 10 women have been raped by an intimate partner. Data is unavailable on male victims.
1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men have been victims of severe physical violence (e.g. beating, burning... keep reading on reddit ➡
Edit 1: Id like to extend my sincerest thanks for all of your kind words. It has been a tough year for me but thanks be to God I came out on top of all of it a better and changed man.
To those that shared their experiences with addiction here I thank you from the bottom of my heart for sharing your milestones and really just sharing in general. Its comforting to know we're in it together in spirit. You guys have motivated me even more to keep pushing on! I hope that those of you who decided to get and stay clean continue to do so for the rest of your days and to those that are thinking about or have just started, know you're not alone in your journey and struggle. Id be lying to you if I said it was easy or that I didn't still have cravings, but looking back at who I was and who I am now I can tell you the struggle is worth it!
Title pretty much says it all, if you need alcohol to be fun and to be able to enjoy thing you have a problem. Not every social event or a hang out with friends needs alcohol. If you need alcohol to have good time with your friends you are an borderline alcoholic.
I have nothing against alcohol sometimes it's fine, hell most of the time it's fine, but if can't function without alcohol at a social event you have a problem
I don’t think I have an issue with alcohol but I was drinking way more than I was comfortable with. Even when I said, “I don’t want to drink today”, I often ended up with a drink later in the evening because I had “a day”.
I think I have an issue with self-esteem that led to drinking. I liked the losing inhibitions with alcohol. It was an activity to do with my boyfriend or friends without feeling lame or uncomfortable. I liked me while drinking.
What I don’t like is me after drinking. I’m bloated, heavier, and cloudy. I sleep too much and struggle with energy. It’s not good.
I first stopped drinking for a month when I did whole 30 in October of 2018. I had so much energy. I went to two weddings that month and stayed sober and I hated every second of it. But I was committed.
A lot has happened since 2018, including the death of my Dad in May 2019. All of the energy I felt from whole 30 was erased with looking to numb my pain and grief.
I never developed a terrible alcohol hab... keep reading on reddit ➡
As I'm sitting here in my comfy-chair, listening to birdsong through the window and enjoying a long summer evening, I think back to when I met Abuelo.
I had been arranging ceremonies for him and his entourage, and after the second weekend of serious Ayahuasca-drinking and Icaros-singing, they stayed with me at my house.
Every evening, Abuelo would sit on my porch overlooking the sound. Sure, being Colombian, he had to negotiate with the local, frigid spirits of the North before he could enjoy the experience, but he certainly did.
As he drank his evening beer, which I made sure was always available, he smoked a grand Mapacho cigar, looking thoroughly pleased - as he always did - exuding the kind of warmth and ultimate masculine grounding of someone who has walked barefoot in the Amazon for more than a century, married to the same woman for 88 years.
I was a little perplexed. I knew the spirit of Tabacco was indeed a powerful one, but I never really imagined alcohol would be part o... keep reading on reddit ➡
David Robinson doesn't need alcohol to party  https://imgur.com/gallery/7PEaQxD
Frats and sororities don’t do anything beneficial for a college campus. There’s a reason that frat boys and sorority girls are stereotyped the way they are. Hazings have caused a disturbing number of injuries and deaths, and the constant party culture of Greek life encourages alcohol abuse and creates an environment that drastically increases risk of assault. In addition, the Greek life on my campus has basically destroyed the single residence hall “dedicated” for them and their constant partying and general disregard for their noise levels has caused a lot of disruption, especially on weeknights when people are trying to sleep for class.
Hii its my 21st birthday coming up, I'm the last in my group of friends to turn 21. I've always hated alcohol. My family growing up has some alcoholics which already mentally put me in a position of disliking the idea of it. And I recently have been diagnosed with bad rosecea. My rosecea is a HUGE self condifence issue for me since my face turns red hot, swollen, bumpy and even weeps...its quite painful at times. I just look nasty and withdraw from the world when my face flares. Alcohol flares it so badly to the point where I'm paying for it days after, even just after having 1 beer. I'm such a lightweight too and I HATE the feeling of intoxication (of any degree of anything) even half a beer makes me feel extremely un-comfy with headaches, stomach issues, nausea. I experience nothing positive, only negative from alcohol.
Now the issue:
I have 4 friends. 2 of them are very sensible and "normal" (as in not extreme) when it comes to alcohol. They don't see it as some "forbidden fruit"... keep reading on reddit ➡
I am dying right now. Everything is spinning, my head hurts, i wanna throw up and i got this awful smell in my throat. And there are people out there who enjoy this shit on a fucking daily basis. I never felt this bad after taking „hard drugs“ in my life. Fuck. Alcohol.
Edit: I’m shocked at the support, thank you so much, it’s really made a huge difference. My first day is almost done, you guys really made things better.
Edit#2: my post history has pictures most people don’t want to see, sorry about that.
30 year old me: 295 pounds, addicted to WoW, never even kissed a girl. Terrified of approaching girls. Terrified of being in public. Depressed and hate self. 12-15 hour a day porn and gaming. Masturbated 6-7 times a day. On many prescription drugs.
33 year old me: 162 pounds, addicted to fitness, instead of being desperate kissless virgin i'm now very picky and only accepting an amazing girl that will add value to my life. I don't do hookups, pay for attention/dates, or let girls manipulate or control me via sex. I am quick to remove toxic people from my life. I am no longer scared in public or scared to approach girls. I've done multiple triathlons, with my longest bike ride being 136 miles and my longest run being 22 miles. I work out every day and love myself. No more prescription drugs either.
These changes do not happen over night and it only gets easier the more you do it. It's so easy to have your brain lie to you and to go back to old patterns but try not to fall for... keep reading on reddit ➡
If you are one of the people making molotovs, fuck you.
Like honestly. All the science shows how harmful alcohol is for your body and how you can literally die from suffering withdrawals and you can OD on it. Now I believe a user can get addicted to weed as from what I've witnessed with some friends but it's impossible to go through actual fatal withdrawals from abstaining it's use and it's practically impossible to die just from overdosing. It is also just a scientific fact that it is better for your body so if you are for someone being able to drink you should be for someone being allowed to smoke too.
I will say if you support neither and you have just an overall "anti drug" stance while I disagree with your opinion I do respect it and can see your point of view. Weed isn't all just positives like some people want to paint its picture to be but it's still proven fact that it's way better for you than alcohol. So if you can legally drink you should also be able to legally smoke weed end of story.
It’s simple: If you can get drafted into the war, you should be allowed to purchase alcohol. The well majority of Americans consume alcohol before they’re 18 anyway. I feel the same way about Tobacco too.
In Aus we have a massive meth problem, along with casual alcoholism. We have huge taxes on alcohol making it expensive to try and curb drinking levels, instead its made the practice of 'pre drinks' normalised: you stay home with your mates and drink cheap alcohol first before going out and buying drinks.
Busted CA girlfriend drinking on the sly today. I woke up and she was gone. I figured she went to the store to get some more cigarettes, and lo, she came back not long after I got up with cigarettes. I discreetly checked our bank account and saw, give or take a few dollars, the debit matched up with the high-priced cigarettes she bought so paid it no mind.
Couple of hours later she abruptly announces she's going for a haircut which is odd because she usually, repeatedly, announces it for days and days ahead of time. I see her take out a huge cash debit from an ATM. I know girl haircuts are expensive but I have no idea how much of that is going towards actually paying for the haircut. She says she wants to go to the grocery store to pick up some things, which I find incredibly odd, since we went to the grocery store yesterday and spent $200 more than we needed to on food. All told, her little excursion takes six hours. She was just going for a little trim. I could understand if the h... keep reading on reddit ➡