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ram038ram038 Posts: 187
edited March 2009 in Commuting chat
Want to give up alcohol, long story but more reasons to stop than keep drinking, can anyone recommend a decent non alcoholic lager or red wine and were to buy them.

Have any of you successfully given up alcohol, how long before the habit is broken\manageable. Read somewhere that pubs have to have non alcoholic beers\lagers for sale, is that true?

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  • Clever PunClever Pun Posts: 6,778
    Scloer is a grape jiuce of sorts

    Why drink non-alchol larger??
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  • linsenlinsen Posts: 1,959
    I personally would not go for something that tasted like something I was trying to give up - how about ginger beer?

    I have never wanted to give up alcohol, I have just grown to dislike the hangovers so much that my consumption has gone down to nearly nil, but I did give up caffeine and grew to like all the other hot drinks you can have withour resorting to decaf coffee / tea
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  • biondinobiondino Posts: 5,990
    I has a hangover.
  • Kieran_BurnsKieran_Burns Posts: 9,757
    ram038 wrote:
    Want to give up alcohol, long story but more reasons to stop than keep drinking, can anyone recommend a decent non alcoholic lager or red wine and were to buy them.

    Have any of you successfully given up alcohol, how long before the habit is broken\manageable. Read somewhere that pubs have to have non alcoholic beers\lagers for sale, is that true?

    before I say any more I just want to make it absolutely clear that I am not judging, assuming or any more should be read into what I say than my simple experience:

    My elder brother is an alcoholic and my eldest brother is now dry as he saw himself going the same way, and they BOTH just stopped. They don't look for alternatives they just drink soft drinks.

    If you look for substitutions that's what they are, and really all you are doing is extending the habit. I noted your use of the word 'habit'

    If you are drinking at home alone then you need to find alternate activities that fill the gaps, and if you drink to excess when socialising then you need to break the circle and enjoy a night out without alcohol.

    Both require will-power though and there are people around who can help.

    My advice though is not look for alternates, just sort out the root cause and deal with that
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  • ram038ram038 Posts: 187
    Clever Pun wrote:
    Scloer is a grape jiuce of sorts

    Why drink non-alchol larger??

    i have tried fruit juices and soft drinks but I think I just like the taste of lager\wine.

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  • itboffinitboffin Posts: 20,049
    I'm not sure I understand the question :shock:
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  • gpsBRMgpsBRM Posts: 123
    Becks No Alcohol is really nice, tastes almost like normal Becks. Its the one with the Blue label. Most Sainsbury's sell it and so do alot of the pubs round my way.

    Some sell Kaliber though which is vile
  • ram038ram038 Posts: 187
    gpsBRM wrote:
    Becks No Alcohol is really nice, tastes almost like normal Becks. Its the one with the Blue label. Most Sainsbury's sell it and so do alot of the pubs round my way.

    Some sell Kaliber though which is vile

    Thanks gpsBRM i wll give it a try.
  • roger_merrimanroger_merriman Posts: 6,165
    gpsBRM wrote:
    Becks No Alcohol is really nice, tastes almost like normal Becks. Its the one with the Blue label. Most Sainsbury's sell it and so do alot of the pubs round my way.

    Some sell Kaliber though which is vile

    yup my wife has that, i hate it and all simular as while i'm a light drinker now, i like the taste of alcohol in booze.
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