Alcohol

I can't drop the alcohol bros. I at least got it down to every third day, but I can't just stop. I know it fucks with protein-muscle synthesis and your test levels, but I don't care. I am half-Russian half-Armenian, alcoholism is in my DNA. Plus, life is shit, that'll do it to ya.
Anyone else here a (borderline) alcoholic, recovering or active?

  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Try eating more vegetables. You may be B vitamin deficient.

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Just drink beer. No hard liquor. If you've been down the alcoholism path you probably can't get black out drunk on beer. Slowly taper down using beer and ride it to sobriety or a few beers every couple days. Alternatively you can go to a hospital. If you're too poor or don't have health insurance you can simply not pay. It won't go on your credit and they can't sue you for it because it's a protected disease.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You're retarded.
      Beer is horrible for you, you'll get fat as fuck.
      That's why they call it having a "beer gut".

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Beer is basically canned bread. If you're too lazy or stupid to burn 5 beers of calories off you deserve to be fat.

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Forget alcohol, were all about logs now. Pic related, fitness guru Connor Murphy and some logs.

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Find God. Simple as.

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I was drinking on a 2-3 day schedule like you and quit alcohol a little over a month ago. Best decision I've ever made in my life, my mood has improved vastly, I'm sleeping much better, and anxiety/stress issues have melted away. I also have way more time in my day, mornings because I'm not recovering from a hangover and night because I'm not actively drinking. I'm also glad I quit before I got any worse, my drinking habits were spiraling out of control and I would have ended up hospitalized or with a DUI if I didn't stop.

    Unfortunately quitting alcohol isn't just a willpower thing, I tried white knuckling around the same time every year for the past three years and always failed within a few weeks. This time my wife left and I spent my first holiday season without her in about a decade. I had a complete breakdown when I realized what happened. I don't know if I even made the choice consciously but the thought of never drinking again solidified itself in my brain, I don't have to actively try to avoid alcohol now, I just don't want it. I'm no longer thinking about the next drink or planning what days I can drink, or who I can meet up with to drink. The thought of taking a shot even has started triggering an automatic gag reflex. The long of it is, without an inciting incident and actual psychological realignment I think very few people would be able to quit cold turkey. Alcoholism really is a mental and physical condition that will take hold of you and destroy your life if you can't stop, and if you ever have the thought pass through your head "am I an alcoholic," then yes your are and don't let it get any worse.

    Honestly being a functional alcoholic is the worst scenario, if you can manage to hold down a job and cobble together a family while still managing to prioritize drinking over everything else then you can go years abusing your mind and body and convince yourself you don't have a problem.

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I noticed I was fucked up when I was planning my drinking sessions. Like
    >On Monday and Tuesday I lift. Wednesday is a rest day, so I'm gonna get drunk then
    Planning my drinking days, weeks in advance, that's when I knew I had a fucking problem.

  7. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Life is shit but even shitter with booze. Just stop drinking. How would you react if someone said they couldn't stop eating KFC and gave the same excuses?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >How would you react if someone said they couldn't stop eating KFC and gave the same excuses?
      Well, alcohol is physically and psychologically addicting, fried chicken with fries is not, you can't really compare those two.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >fried chicken with fries is not

        It's mentally addicting to a lesser extent, instant dopamine reward for eating fried salty fats, but not nearly to the extent alcohol is. I do feel bad for some fat people because they're as much a victim to sociological programing as the alcoholic is, constant advertisement and propoganda telling them to consume.

        The part that really differs is the social stigma. There's a massive stigma against people who don't drink as weird or up-tight. Alcohol is so engrained in social interactions that if you don't drink people automatically think you're being anti-social, not that you're trying to avoid going on a bender that'll leave you in a ditch in four days.

        Fat people have the opposite problem, the stigma is against them for being fat, which you think would be a great motivator. I really don't know how people manage to become 300+ pounds, it seems like something you need to actively pursue.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Fat people have the opposite problem, the stigma is against them for being fat, which you think would be a great motivator. I really don't know how people manage to become 300+ pounds, it seems like something you need to actively pursue.
          In [current year] people celebrate being fat disgusting pieces of shit. "Body positivity", "Healthy At Every Size" and all that western crap. They would rather whip out the military grade copium and scream FAT IS BEAUTIFUL 100 times daily to try to convince themself instead of just accepting that they are disgusting slobs and lose weight. I genuinely believe anyone over 150kg should be classified as mentally ill.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >I genuinely believe anyone over 150kg should be classified as mentally ill.
            Based

  8. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Take an opiate instead. They unironically don't mess with muscle building

  9. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You just have to keep cutting back. The fact that you cut it down from everyday to every 3 days shows you can do it. Just try to get it to 4 days next and keep going from there. You will wake up one day with no craving for it and you can quit then.

  10. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Recovering alcoholic, fellow slav here. Been drinking every day, for around a year (before that I was a drug addict). Now sober since March (drank a few drinks on New Year's and it wasn't as good as I remembered.

    How did I quit? Decided that either I'm gonna stop or continue to be miserable. Stopped drinking, started working out and I'm sticking to it ever since

  11. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Five years sober in March. Man up ya gay.

  12. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    bro just don't buy it lmao, addictions are so fucking easy to break if you're not a genetic failure

  13. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You can and will drop the alcohol

    >t. ex addict

  14. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Stopped buying beer for home cause of your reasoning. It’s been helping me to focus on taste and effort now. Expensive scotch for special occasions, and sharing notes with the wife over some wine. For relaxation drinking I try to make cocktails that are more complex than just coke+rum. Needing to pay attention to portions and taking energy to make it special (like finding the right sugar ratio and going to the garden to clip mint for a mojito) makes me appreciate it more and eventually I get too lazy to want to make another.

    luckily these days I go to the bar less to drink and more to kick it with the boys and escape the misses

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