Two years today tea total

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  • I made it :D Two years today that I put the fosters can down and for the love of me, I've tried and tried again to find a alcoholic drink that I can really get into. Fk knows who hypnotized me & made me not want or able to consume anything more than half a pint of beer or lager. I have found a few fruity ciders that have gone down well over those two years and had one good session on guinness. I have had two bottles of good mead and two bottles of brandy for cold medication. I still have the last can of un-opened Fosters in my wagon from Sept 13th 2012. I have 7 gallon of home made cider & a gallon and half of slow gin still sitting here, but it just don't float my boat. Thought I would just shout it out to those who know me from my drinking days and any photos of me you got, without a can in my hand greatly appreciated. :beard:



    I don't feel any better for abstaining from alcohol, but I have saved a shit load of money. :)

  • Good on you. I must admit that my drinking does worry me and I really should cut back or give up but I do love it. I don't drink to get drunk. I can't remember the last time I got drunk to be honest but I do drink every day and that is what worries me.
    Maybe I will do a sober October what do you think?

  • Well done mate.
    2 questions, why did you do it and how did you get through it at first?

    Like aman, I was drinking everyday for 30+ years and found not being able to drive when and at what time of day or night frustrating. 2ndly I would drink lashings of [STRIKETHROUGH]bathwater[/STRIKETHROUGH]fizzy pop. :D I made my mind up to cut down or stop & I find no joy in punishing myself with half cocked attempts to get clean. I have the will power of a psycho in a horror film. :beard: And now everyone knows I only have a tin bath, aren't I posh. :)

  • Congratulations mate. I can hardly believe it's been more than eight years for me. I've tasted things but they all taste dreadful. Whatever flavour they make it, it's still the same shit and I can always taste background flavour of anti-freeze. Bleurgh. It's also come in really handy on countless occasions when one or other of the kids has an emergency and needs a lift, or someone needs to gt to hospital and I don't have to think about driving. I also don't miss getting sucked into arguments or posting bollocks on the net when I'm pissed, or making plans for a Saturday then staying up way too late and waking up too hung over to actually get out and do them. I sometimes miss the thought of a pint and a laugh down the pub but very rarely, the pleasures of being sober are not so immediate, but they are very real, just more slow fused and slower to dawn on you, as you may have realised.
    Keep it up and enjoy it mate.:D

  • Congratulations mate. I can hardly believe it's been more than eight years for me. I've tasted things but they all taste dreadful. Whatever flavour they make it, it's still the same shit and I can always taste background flavour of anti-freeze. Bleurgh. It's also come in really handy on countless occasions when one or other of the kids has an emergency and needs a lift, or someone needs to gt to hospital and I don't have to think about driving. I also don't miss getting sucked into arguments or posting bollocks on the net when I'm pissed, or making plans for a Saturday then staying up way too late and waking up too hung over to actually get out and do them. I sometimes miss the thought of a pint and a laugh down the pub but very rarely, the pleasures of being sober are not so immediate, but they are very real, just more slow fused and slower to dawn on you, as you may have realised.
    Keep it up and enjoy it mate.:D


    What he also means is, he doesn't need alcohol to turn him into a complete fruit loop, you can do that sober too :-p


    Well done Steve x

  • Nice one Aw :D


    I`ve just passed the two year mark myself and rarely think about it any more. I struggled for years to cut down as i knew drinking wasn`t doing me or my head any good, but it turned out the only way forward for me was abstinence. Very occasionally i get jealous when i see people outside a pub in the sun with a pint, but most of the time it`s easy now. It was definitely one of my better decisions.


    The hardest thing for me was relearning how to socialise without the help of alcohol. In saying that i rarely bother with nights out any more unless it`s something i really want to do. Life is much quieter than it used to be but i`ve never been happier or felt better in my head than i do now :)

  • 13 years now (almost exactly actually)
    AW out of interest,
    on the (odd) occasion I've been around drinkers since have you noticed what a lot of loud bullshit is spoken during the evening :D


    To be honest like emmadilemma, I don'mix with other drinkers other than the odd night watching a band. I have years of bullshit experience & from drunken arguments to fights, its always been the case. Of those friends that have been drinking around me, they have all been happy drunks.

  • Good on ya Steve. I have trouble in the other direction - forcing myself to drink is a problem. I guess I'm in the "doesn't need booze to be loopy" category. It causes me more problems than I could ever wish it to solve, so I'm happy not putting them away. I did it as a teenager and am happy to leave that sort of thing back in my childhood.