Originally Posted by berry987
On an average day, say...a Wednesday, you're tired, it was a slightly rough day, you're relaxing with a book, in front of the TV, or talking with a friend - how many alcoholic drinks do you have?
In all my life, I've never drank alcohol very much. I never "partied" and have only ever used alcohol in a responsible manner. I don't like beer and know very little about wine, so never buy either. My husband "partied" on New Years Eve (2010 - his birthday is also on New Years Day) at a friends house while I read a book by the campfire, since I had agreed ahead of time to be the designated driver. He drank a lot of gross things that night and ended up ill and it was a most unpleasant experience for me to see him in that way, and unpleasant for him once the alcohol started affecting him. He regretted it that night and the next day and felt off for a couple days. He usually buys Rum which he keeps in the freezer and on very rare occassions, he will mix some with Coke, but I don't think he has drank any at all this entire year since his over-drinking he did on New Year's Eve/Day.
One time, when I was in my early 20's, I drank 3 drinks over the course of 3 hours and it made me ill. I never drank that much ever again because I don't like to throw up. That was when I learned I am incapable of drinking more than 1 drink without getting drunk. I would define drunk as being flushed (my cheeks and face get hot), a little slower mentally and then sleepy. I don't understand the desire some people have for the 'drunk' feeling. I don't see the point of doing that to my body. Perhaps once or twice a year, I will drink something alcoholic, but limit it to one. There are other things I like to drink that simply taste better.