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    My dad drank a lot of alcohol in his younger days which influenced my mum, she didn't drink in her pregnancy. But now she is a full on alchoholic by that I mean both of them would easily drink 3-4 bottles champagne a night. It didn't influence me one bit to drink more if anything it made me not want too

    I have been drunk once and thought ew I don't drink, I don't like it. My DP probably drinks too much. A bottle of whisky or bourban? I dunno what it is a week only if he is working. All my friends have severe drinking problems (in an out of hospital- black outs, seizures, stomachs pumped) I never understood why anyone would want to do it.

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    Growing up dad would drink lots. It caused a lot of problems in our family. He would leave us at home alone under the age of 10 to head across the road to the RSL most nights and all day weekends.

    To this day, he still drinks a lot. I rarely drink these days and I think he is one reason why because I don't want DS growing up thinking its ok to drink the way he does. I won't even drink when DS is home now as I feel he is too young to be exposed to it.

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    I had several alcoholic step-fathers who drank anti-socially and my dad drinks his whiskey anti-socially. Mum has a beer or two every day after work and enjoys wine with dinner. We were allowed a glass of wine with dinner as far back as I can remember.

    Now? Both DH and I don't drink, neither do any of his family. Our kids are rarely exposed to alcohol.

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    My Dad drank beer, and Mum drank wine.

    That's about the biggest thing I've taken from my childhood in regards to their drinking: I still find it weird when women drink beer, because I ALWAYS thought it was a "man's drink." lol. Dad occasionally had a glass of red with dinner, so I never found men drinking wine weird.

    I think Dad would have a few beers at a BBQ, or on a Summer night. Mum would occasionally have a glass or two of red after dinner. That's about it.

    I didn't see them drunk until they split up and that happened when I was 14. I was probably about 15 or 16 when my Dad got smashed on shots while we were at his place (he had some friends over... made us go to bed while they acted like giggling teenage idiots!), and saw Mum completely smashed when we visited long-time family friends overnight. It was just the two mothers, and 5 kids... and they got sloshed and were thoroughly amusing. I was 16 at the time.

    We rarely drink alcohol in our home. I will occasionally have a little wine, but DP never drinks at home. When I drink while out though, I binge drink. I drink heaps and get drunk. It's a rarity... but I am pleased to say it's a rarity that is hopefully happening on Saturday. lol.

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    Dad was a dairy/rice farmer & would have the occasional beer when he came home from out in the paddock, usually only in summer and no every night, mum would have 1 with him or a shandy.
    My ex spent most of his time drinking after work and weekends
    My DH doesn't drink at all, hasn't since diagnosed with T1 diabetes 20yrs ago
    I went through a rough patch after losing our 2 bubs where I drank way to much but now I don't drink at all

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    Dad had his own Towing Business and therefore was on call 24/7. Occasionally they would have a friend mind the business while we went out to partys or they had family/friends over for a party/BBQ. in those cases Dad would have some beers and mum would have a couple of Cherry Advocats. If we went out mum wouldn't drink.

    Now DH and I will occasionally have friends over or go out to a party. HE will normally have a few drinks and If we are home i might have a drink or 2. Mum can finally drink again and still enjoys an occasional Cherry Advocat if I have any in the house. She was thrilled when she found out I drank it. It came from trying it as a kid when she would have it. She would let me have a sip and when I was old enough to drink I found I still liked it.

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    What's the deal with Europeans and alcohol going hand in hand? Is it the calming/mellow feeling they love? Pardon my ignorance - I'm not very worldly!

    Growing up mum would have one wine most nights and dad would have a beer or two. I never saw them p!ssy until I was a teenager, and even then it was only tipsy, never really drunk.

    Before parenthood I was a binge drinker. When we moved to our current neighbourhood, we were surrounded by young childless couples, and we'd all binge together usually once a weekend. I'd Nanna-out around 1am but some of them would still be going when the sun came up.

    Now most of us have a child each and some of them still binge, others drink socially (incl DH) and I'm a bit of a loner because I don't really bother with it anymore. I'm used to bingeing, so if I start then I want to keep going. But I really can't be ar$ed with having a hangover while looking after DS the next day :-S

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    As a young kid neither of my parents drank. Then my mum married a guy that was a violent alcoholic. He would take us out for tea just to justify drinking. Would hide alcohol. Get brought home by the police. My teen years were absolutely shocking, and I ended up binge drinking alot myself. DH also grew up with alcoholic parents and DV.

    Now... well DH still has 2 beers left of a 6 pack from 6 months ago, maybe more. I will go months without drinking, then have a glass each night for 3 nights then not drink again for another few months. I get panicky about drunk people, and think alcohol is very insidious in our culture.

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    My mother hit the booze the moment she got home friday afternoon. She would be drunk and abusive until she went to work monday morning.
    My brothers and i were allowed to drink from quite young. I think we all started around 12. So we all drank fairly often.

    These days i barely drink at all. i might buy a 4 pack of bourbon every few months or so.

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    My family are big drinkers, my parents have a drink or two most nights and family events usually involve a lot of alcohol. Although now my parents are in their 50/60s they don't drink as much as they can't handle it!

    I was also a big drinker and was a bit of a drinking ring leader among my friends - I have an older brother who could buy us alcohol when we were underage so I kind of led the way...

    Over the years I have had some pretty bad experiences thanks to alcohol. I have had nights where I can't remember a period of like 4-5 hours, but have managed to do some pretty embarrassing and dangerous things in that time.

    I don't really drink that much anymore as I usually have DD to think about, or I am driving or something. I do enjoy one or two on weekends after dd is in bed, and will have a few if out with friends and not driving. I never ever want to have to make phone calls asking "what exactly did I do last night?" again as the answer is NEVER good.


 

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