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Old 02-28-2013, 03:25 PM   #11
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This thread again...

As someone who has worked in a medical capacity, sports trauma but I think the experience is relevant, here is my opinion:

The human body is incredibly complex and each persons body reacts so differently to things that basic generalizations are not possible. I witnessed people(of all different ages and health backgrounds) have horrific and life altering injuries from relatively modest mechanisms of injury. At the same time I witnessed people with horrific MOI that had little to no injury.

Its kind of the same thing as the lady who smokes 2 packs a day for 60 years and lives to 90(my grandma) or the guy who smokes for a few years in college and gets lung cancer at 40 and dies a year later.


Who knows what parts of your body may be resilient and which may me fragile.


My opinion is not to over do it and try to have some focus on healthiness in general(activity and/or diet).

Also, try not to worry about it too much because that's probably worse for you than the bad act itself.
I agree everyone's genetic make up is different. I do plenty things that are worse for my health than drinking, but Im more less asking for opinion based on the social aspect...not so much health.
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Old 02-28-2013, 03:25 PM   #12
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Any alcohol consumption is too much. You booze, you lose!

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Old 02-28-2013, 03:25 PM   #13
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More than one beer per hour is too often.
the first 23 go down very easily
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Old 02-28-2013, 03:28 PM   #14
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Stress is the #1 killer. The more I drink the less stressed I am. You do the math.

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Old 02-28-2013, 03:30 PM   #15
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I have one to two drinks a night and maybe three on a Saturday night. Now brew days are a different story. Gotta "research" the style I'm brewing and gotta keep busy somehow while waiting for the mash or sparge.

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No two people have the exact same tolerance for alcohol We can't tell you if it is too important in your life. Go with your gut hunch. If you think you are drinking too much for you, you probably are. By the time your employer says you're drinking too much, it's too late to avoid the painful consequences of alcoholism. Best of luck with your decisions.

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Probably the amount that swmbo deems too much.

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This question's been rolling around my head for a few months now.
We're all beer fans. Hell, we homebrew. Par for the course. I'm not really considering the health affects so much here, or what the book definition of alcoholism is- BUT I'd like to hear from everyone in what they personally feel is too much. How often is too often?

Personally, there was a time when I felt once a week was too much. Now, beer is sometimes part of my meal plan.
When you have to ask. That's usually a pretty good indicator.
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Last year I had to cut back due to blood work that showed elevated ALT/AST #'s (Liver). They were considered double normal, after cutting back to 4 a day for 1 month the numbers went back to normal...

My Dr. summed it up like this..... "There's an old russian who drinks 2 bottles of Vodka a day and nothings wrong with him, his buddy has a sip of wine and get's cirrosis"....

So, it's all in your genetics.

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Old 02-28-2013, 08:43 PM   #20
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Last year I had to cut back due to blood work that showed elevated ALT/AST #'s (Liver). They were considered double normal, after cutting back to 4 a day for 1 month the numbers went back to normal...

My Dr. summed it up like this..... "There's an old russian who drinks 2 bottles of Vodka a day and nothings wrong with him, his buddy has a sip of wine and get's cirrosis"....

So, it's all in your genetics.
Thats pretty interesting with consuming 4 a day...glad those #'s are under control now.

To everyone- I appreciate the input so far. I think TX is right, if you are already questioning yourself thats a good indicator. I certainly question myself time to time.

I find the question interesting, because one person's social environment to the next is different. Environment teaches us behavior...it's learned. When I think about this, I wonder if the homebrewer/beer aficionado is a little more liberal in their views compared to the people around them.
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