Michelle
...feeling happy Michelle @michelle1021

Coping, treatment, healthcare system

So in South Africa we can now buy alcohol . It was banned for the covid 19- lock down until level 3. It is now legal to buy alcohol. Yes...I bought my wine :).but how does alcohol impact your life? I'm not bothered with it as I'm a smoker.

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Michelle
Michelle @michelle1021

Cant see how SA can allow Alochol but ban cigarettes. What do you think is better? Alcohol or cigarettes? If you're a non dringer and non smoker, I'd appreciate your comments.


Steve
Steve @cartermac13

I'm a smoker, drink very very socially maybe twice a year if that, so when I was younger I did drink more & it didn't effect me all that much, but my EX wife drank daily & that really effected me. Part of the reason she is my EX!


Rita
Rita @rita

In Canada, the alcohol stores were considered essential services! I do enjoy my glass of red wine almost daily. Many times I’ve completely eliminated it for long lengths of time but it helps my anxiety and my digestion. It has no affect on my skin whatsoever. Cheers!


Michelle
Michelle @michelle1021

alcohol can be a problem yes. one needs to learn how to control it. I'm being honest here, alcohol and I aren't friends. I get drunk quickly and do lots of crap but what I have to add is that I have never seen alcohol as problem. thing is ...the person having the alcohol (like myself) is the problem. in how you take it. My system is not built for having too much alcohol. I admit it. I get drunk quick. but learning on how to control the intake is anther discussion. (like myself). alcohol affects people, partners, family members and if we are not mature enough to handle it then leave it. but we don't listen.
Steve- yes she might be your ex but remember, her vision was different from yours. you made a wise decision but she might never had someone to show her a way out?
Rita: in SA, our liquor stores were closed for 2 months. its was sad to me lol. I love my wine!! alcohol is now permitted but sigarettes are banned.... how do you open liquor stores but ban sigarettes? stupid


Rita
Rita @rita

I do limit the quantity of red wine I drink; only ever 1 glass. And it doesn’t get me drunk. I never change when I drink. It simply relaxes me. My husband, who is a non drinker of alcohol, encourages me to drink! Sometimes he’ll say “isn’t it wine time?”!


Steve
Steve @cartermac13

Michelle she knew, she had me complaining all the time, she claimed she wasn't alcohol dependent because she only drank after 5pm. This went on for 8 yrs. But anyway I never really noticed my P getting worse when I did use to drink, but I've been on Bio's for 16 yrs now & the one I'm on now is the best :)


Des
Des @des1

The south African prohibition influenced me to make pineapple beer.


Ellen
Ellen @ellen04

Des lots of people took to making pineapple beer here in SA … they called it Pine Tops in Durban …..plenty people also got sick from drinking it ...hahahaaaaaa… im not a drinker but a smoker ...so feeling the effects of the cigarette ban …. ( with tears in my eyes)


Des
Des @des1

Well mine was not good at all. I think Ill stick to smokes as well. :)



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Michelle
Michelle @michelle1021
Alberton, Gauteng, South Africa

I really, Really love wine...





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