In the UK binge drinking culture is still one of the strongest cultures here
During the weekend people of all ages like to drink like its their last day on earth
"going out for the sake of it" stopped appealing to me by about 26
now i am 30 i will need a lot of convincing to go out and would much rather spend my time making money or watching tv in bed with a takeaway
When i do go out i find myself being sick the next day and bed bound for at least 12 hours i just can't afford that kind of downtime for nothing
My Girlfriend (23) has started to see the light and enjoys staying in now too
We will share a bottle of wine in bed or something got no problem with that
You are right about binge culture. I’m 40 and I have a kid. I find it’s even stronger in the middle classes.
Now with a fam the idea of going on a coke and alcohol bender is laughable with all the projects and work I’ve got. I’ve got friends, couples, who still get on it.
main reason I’m in a better place is I deliberately have always chosen women who were drink and drug free. I was ab absolute animal for booze and drugs and having a total ban on it is very good for me.
I get drunk about 5 times a year and only do Charlie if I’m offered….back in the dark days it was all weekend, then a week of depression, then all weekend againZ
It is NO LIFE at all.
To return to OP point.
someone said beer can’t get them there - and I agree. I can drink it indefinitely.
what I do now is always drink 3-4% beer. You never even approach tipsy. So you can have a beer and not seem a choirboy but not actually drink.
however, I am a firm believer in allowing yourself a drink:
- new workmates or friends. Get them smashed, you can’t trust anyone you haven’t been drunk with!
- Christmas and birthday
- Special events - sporting, an amazing restaurant.
The odd piss up I find the day after, yes it’s a hangover but it clears out a lot of my muddled thoughts. Can’t explain other way, it’s like a little holiday from existence and you return with vigour to get back on track.
this only happens if you don’t make a tit out of yourself and you drink water before bed with no kebab. Water is key, 2 pints before bed makes all the difference.
a salty meal when drunk and straight to bed - you’re gonna have a bad time