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Maddies Wench
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PostPosted: 07/07/03 - 12:49    Post subject: So, if you have issues with alcohol....
....is it ok to drink the non-alcholic stuff or is that like the proverbial "taste of honey"?

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PostPosted: 07/07/03 - 12:54    Post subject:
Good Question.

Talk amoungst yourselves...
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PostPosted: 07/07/03 - 13:02    Post subject:
coachmarkos wrote:
Good Question.

Talk amoungst yourselves...


I do believe that's a pity post!
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PostPosted: 07/07/03 - 13:04    Post subject:
I think it would depend on the definition of "issues". If it's a health issue, a non-alcoholic substitute is a good remedy. If it's an alcoholism issue, then I'm thinking it's likely a band-aid and the larger behavior is what needs addressing, not the beverage. If it's a choice for personal reasons, like myself, I don't choose to go lite, I just go without.
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PostPosted: 07/07/03 - 13:07    Post subject:
I don't drink any more because I don't like the way that it makes me feel. Now on the long weekends, I may pick up a 6 pack of N/A beer.
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PostPosted: 07/07/03 - 13:07    Post subject:
I have a much worse example for you. How about when smokers will try to quit smoking by going to chewing tobacco. Does that make any sense at all?! Evil or Very Mad
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PostPosted: 07/07/03 - 13:09    Post subject:
I have no idea. I would think if the issue was alcoholism, I'd want to stay away from the fake stuff just because it would be too much of a trigger for the real stuff.

Then again, what do I know?
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PostPosted: 07/07/03 - 13:09    Post subject:
I certainly wouldn't criticize anyone who chose to drink N/A over booze for any issue they had...
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PostPosted: 07/07/03 - 13:45    Post subject:
say you drank 20 o'douls - that would make you a non-alcoholic
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PostPosted: 07/07/03 - 14:21    Post subject:
prohemp wrote:
say you drank 20 o'douls - that would make you a non-alcoholic


LOL

My only issue with alcohol is that I have to occasionally pay for it.
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PostPosted: 07/07/03 - 14:23    Post subject:
elkid wrote:
prohemp wrote:
say you drank 20 o'douls - that would make you a non-alcoholic


LOL

My only issue with alcohol is that I have to occasionally pay for it.

LOL LOL

Amen, sista
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PostPosted: 07/07/03 - 14:46    Post subject:
non-alcoholic beer usually has a very small percentage of alcohol, so for those with an addiction issue with alcohol, it is better to not drink at all vs. switching to "non" alcoholic beverages.
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PostPosted: 07/07/03 - 14:51    Post subject:
My issues with alcohol have more to do with the calories than with becoming intoxicated.
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PostPosted: 07/07/03 - 14:54    Post subject:
My issue with N/A beer is that it's yucky! Wink I do however, on occasion, drink a virgin daiquiri or other such fruity frozen concoction when I want the icy cool sweetness without the option of falling off my barstool.....

Seriously, I know a couple people who were alcohol abusers in their day who now drink N/A beer because they still like the taste of beer but not how they behaved when they were drinking it. I can see that.......but they weren't addicts necessarily. I'm not sure if it wouldn't be, as someone else said, a trigger for the addict.
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PostPosted: 07/07/03 - 14:57    Post subject:
Sahara wrote:
My issues with alcohol have more to do with the calories than with becoming intoxicated.


Yep, a bunch of non-esential calories just waiting to be stored as fat.
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