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Positive effects of being occasionally drunk

Does being drunk have any proven positive effects?
posted by fifigyuri on Apr 12, 2011 - 36 answers

Roll Out the Barrels!

I would like to import a small barrel of bourbon for my husband's birthday. I am in Australia, happy to pay freight, excise and associated taxes but I need to find the bourbon first. Help? [more inside]
posted by ninazer0 on Apr 6, 2011 - 11 answers

How can I handle alcohol without throwing up?

I have trouble ingesting small amounts of alcohol (a few shots), what can I do to make my stomach cooperate so that I can drink the odd time when I go out with friends? [more inside]
posted by Dmac_rocker on Apr 5, 2011 - 33 answers

Aged coffee syrup, anyone?

Is our bottle of Kahlua still good? We opened it four years ago (on St. Patrick's Day, actually) and promptly forgot about it. It's sat on a high shelf at a fairly constant temperature. It's about 80 percent full. It still smells OK. Wasn't going to taste it without input from the hive.
posted by Happydaz on Mar 17, 2011 - 15 answers

I am happy. Why do I want to get drunk?

I have several good reasons to be happy for the first time in a long while. I am happy. Why do I want to get drunk now? [more inside]
posted by sister nunchaku of love and mercy on Mar 11, 2011 - 14 answers

Wet House

My cousin is a lifelong alcoholic. Other than staying with friends, he is homeless. He has limited contact with the family and every attempt at sobriety has failed. He has a long history of arrests and jail time, all of which involve alcohol and alcohol-related offenses (shoplifting, public drinking and intoxication, et cetera). I need to find a wet house in either the Los Angeles or Phoenix area. No recommendations for AA or sobriety programs, please. It has been tried and he does not want that help.
posted by anonymous on Mar 6, 2011 - 3 answers

i'm 25 i swear!

YANML: I'm 25 years and 30 days old. I'm at a bar crawl in Pittsburgh. I just got denied entry to a bar on Carson St because my Ohio license is expired by 30 days. What is the Pennsylvania law for a bar regarding alcohol service for a 25 year old with an expired ID? I.E. how can I avoid getting blocked for the rest of the evening? Things to consider: Grace period for expired license, possessing multiple credit cards in my name (to verify identity) and obviously over the age of 21 based on physical appearance.
posted by glaucon on Mar 5, 2011 - 22 answers

Quitting drinking while still ahead?

Thinking about quitting drinking, but I'm nowhere near bottomed out. Are there resources for people who find it hard to quit moderate drinking? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 5, 2011 - 25 answers

Preventing social anxiety

I want to stop using alcohol to mediate situational social anxiety. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 26, 2011 - 16 answers

Micro-distilled goodness in PA?

What great small batch, artisinal liqours are available in Pennsylvania? [more inside]
posted by youarenothere on Feb 26, 2011 - 14 answers

A (safe) additive to whiskey

Little rock-like addition to whiskey - what was it? [more inside]
posted by feelinggood on Feb 25, 2011 - 13 answers

Beer in Sacramento

Looking for good bars in Sacramento who focus in quality beer. [more inside]
posted by bamassippi on Feb 13, 2011 - 14 answers

Gin, please.

Where can I find the best gin and tonic in downtown Toronto? [more inside]
posted by Gin and Comics on Feb 13, 2011 - 9 answers

Can I stop my newly-single friend from self-destructing?

Can I stop my newly-single friend from self-destructing? [more inside]
posted by greenish on Feb 12, 2011 - 19 answers

How do I deal with my alcoholic parent?

My alcoholic parent is causing me stress and keeping me from living my life as well as focusing on my college work... What should I do? [more inside]
posted by tommyboy on Feb 7, 2011 - 23 answers

Sweet Shots

As a hobby, my friends and I create alcoholic-infused cupcakes inspired by cocktails and shots. Friends, family members and relative strangers have been egging us on to start selling them. We've been reluctant to do so, for all the obvious reasons, but now we're considering a very, very small-scale word-of-mouth/online ordering business. What do we need to know in order to avoid getting sued, fined, or going bankrupt? [more inside]
posted by chara on Feb 2, 2011 - 16 answers

Refining Buried Cider from the Basement

What can I do this old apple cider? I found a 30 year old jug in my inlaw's basement. It's funky and drinkable! What can I do to kick it up a notch? [more inside]
posted by bobbyno on Jan 20, 2011 - 6 answers

Please Recommend a Detox Retreat

I’m 35, male, and live in San Diego. I’m hoping to find a retreat (or something similar) that is not too far away, not too expensive (maybe $2,000-$3,000), and that starts as soon as possible. I have recently gone through a lot of unpleasant life changes, and have been drinking too much, too often, and for too long. My primary issue may be with alcohol, but I want to try this before I try outpatient treatment. I’m hoping to find a retreat where I can recharge and also break my drinking habit. Ideally, it would include some combination of yoga, meditation, and counseling or something directed to my drinking habit. Thanks.
posted by metawabbit on Jan 19, 2011 - 7 answers

How to equip a bar

Bar essentials. If I want to stock a bar, what are some essential ingredients for mixing?
posted by fizzzzzzzzzzzy on Jan 17, 2011 - 26 answers

Help me kill someone in a story by CDI.

ForAStoryFilter: how to best kill someone by CDI! [more inside]
posted by Hakaisha on Jan 16, 2011 - 27 answers

How to get high?

What is the healthiest way to get high? [more inside]
posted by tr45vbyt on Jan 14, 2011 - 28 answers

Crime is Beauty: The John Waters Party

I'm the filthiest person alive, and it's my birthday. Help me plan a party themed around the films of John Waters. [more inside]
posted by Juliet Banana on Jan 11, 2011 - 19 answers

Drinking with purpose?

Where can I read about the philosophies of spiritual or ritualisted drinking and drunkenness? [more inside]
posted by curious nu on Jan 10, 2011 - 6 answers

Please recommend a therapist

I'm looking for recommendations for a gay/gay-friendly therapist in the Northern Virginia area who has experience with alcohol abuse and alcoholism. I'm attending AA meetings to help with the continuing sobriety, but I really think I would benefit from some additional therapy. Thank you. (The gay/gay-friendly is in there because I don't want any chance of homophobia or blaming my problems on being gay)
posted by anonymous on Jan 7, 2011 - 2 answers

21 means 21 + 1 day?

I was refused alcohol on my 21st birthday at my local liquor store. How is this legal? [more inside]
posted by MattMangels on Jan 5, 2011 - 33 answers

Do you know you will black out?

When you start to drink again do you expect that you will black out again? [more inside]
posted by pianomover on Dec 18, 2010 - 29 answers

What do drink while hunting the deadly walleye?

Potent Potables: Ice fishing edition. I'm in charge of the non-beer booze for an ice fishing weekend. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by Buffaload on Dec 12, 2010 - 14 answers

Boozy biotics

Can I drink while taking Biaxin XL (clarithromycin) antibiotics? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 11, 2010 - 5 answers

How to remove paint from nylon shirts

How can silk screen lettering be removed from nylon shirts? [more inside]
posted by johnlvs2run on Dec 9, 2010 - 2 answers

How to buy a nice bottle of scotch?

I want to buy a nice bottle of scotch for a birthday gift. I am not a drinker and know nothing about this. Educate me, please! :) [more inside]
posted by JoannaC on Dec 7, 2010 - 30 answers

Why do people put pepper in beer

Anybody know why old-timers put black pepper in their beer? Mainly see it in 70+ war vets, but I suppose the question could apply to anybody.
posted by Raichle on Nov 17, 2010 - 13 answers

When is a drunk driver actually DRUNK?

What's the science underlying increasingly severe "blood alcohol" laws, particularly with regard to "good" drivers? [more inside]
posted by philip-random on Nov 15, 2010 - 17 answers

ISO Long-Term Alcohol Rehab

Please help me find a long-term, in-patient alcohol recovery facility for my Kansas-based 41 y.o. brother. [more inside]
posted by hapax_legomenon on Nov 11, 2010 - 11 answers

What is the font used in the Peychaud's Bitters label?

What font is used for the "Aromatic Cocktail Bitters" text in the Peychaud's Bitters label? [more inside]
posted by cotesdurhone on Nov 10, 2010 - 11 answers

What does alcohol breath smell like?

What does alcohol on someone else's breath smell like? [more inside]
posted by Fiasco da Gama on Nov 3, 2010 - 32 answers

Morning Medicine?

A drink a day is not bad for you and depending on what you read may be beneficial to your health. Is there anything detrimental to having this drink in the morning? [more inside]
posted by WeekendJen on Oct 27, 2010 - 46 answers

Vivitrol vs naltrexone

Quitting drinking: What are the differences between Vivitrol and Naltrexone pills? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 25, 2010 - 2 answers

She drinks too much...

I'm seriously fed up with my girlfriends drinking, I can't take this anymore! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 19, 2010 - 37 answers

Tell me precisely what kind of beer to order tomorrow

I have never had beer before. Going to a beer bar in 24 hours. Tell me what to order. [more inside]
posted by silby on Oct 15, 2010 - 54 answers

Should I give rehab a try?

Would rehab be appropriate for someone who binge drinks only a couple times per week, but is desperate to quit and has tried to do so many times without success? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 9, 2010 - 16 answers

How does one identify emotional issues related to substance abuse/ depression?

Because: 1) of depression and 2) I got into relationship trouble (with my spouse) because of occasional binge drinking--- I've have had no alcohol for about 7 weeks. I've been on a mild dose of an antidepressant almost the whole time and feel a low-level, but constant, state of mild depression- kind of "zombie-like." I was hoping getting alcohol off the table would reveal "emotional issues" as to why I've enjoyed binging , but that really hasn't happened, even with therapy (about 7-8 sessions - we've just kicked around painful events that probably most people have encountered one way or another.) Soooooo, the question is: How does one define or identify "emotional issues" related to substance abuse and/or depression? (beyond therapy, eliminating substances)
posted by anonymous on Oct 9, 2010 - 13 answers

I don't completely remember the last networking event, how do I gracefully and tactfully act at the next one ?

I don't completely remember the last networking event, how do I gracefully and tactfully act at the next one ? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 5, 2010 - 10 answers

yec'hed mat!

Where can I buy chouchenn (Breton mead) in Boston or online? [more inside]
posted by threeants on Oct 3, 2010 - 1 answer

Learning about wine and beer as a restaurant server?

Being the drunk that I am, I'm familiar enough with cocktails and hard liquor. However, I need help with my beer and wine knowledge, for working as a restaurant server. To quickly, broadly learn about beer and wine, what are my options for book-learnin', starting points, and so on? Current knowledge is basically zero. [more inside]
posted by Xere on Oct 3, 2010 - 15 answers

Need a mark up

I need to make a "stamp" on wine and liquor bottles. What kind of inexpensive and waterproof material/label/stamp can I put on these bottles without having them fall off? [more inside]
posted by bluelight on Oct 1, 2010 - 15 answers

Using someone else's half-empty bottles of alcohol for cooking or otherwise. Any concerns?

Someone recently moved, and tossed out some used bottles of alcohol (half-empty) among other non-garbage items they had put on the curb for trash pickup. My wife wants to use the left-overs for cooking. Is there anything to be concerned about? [more inside]
posted by purefusion on Sep 30, 2010 - 65 answers

Help with Halloween cocktails!

Help me expand a small menu of Halloween themed cocktails, with a bent toward the classics. [more inside]
posted by kaseijin on Sep 27, 2010 - 24 answers

Ooops, it's apricot brandy, not schnapps

I accidentally purchased a bottle of apricot brandy. It's not very good. In fact, it tastes pretty awful, even in cocktails. Any ideas on what else I can do with it?
posted by leedly on Sep 27, 2010 - 19 answers

Allergic to schnapps?

Sometimes when I drink alcohol I get sort of an allergic reaction: skin rash (red spots on my face and shoulders) that feels a bit itchy. The first time that happened was about 2 years ago (never had that before and I'm 29 now) and now it occurs about every tenth (or so) time I drink hard liquor. It hardly ever occurs with beer or wine and it doesn't seem to be related to a certain ingredient (it happens with vodka as well as with Campari). Plus it doesn't seem to be related to the quantity of alcohol ingested. Maybe the cause is a certain kind of food in combination with alcohol? I haven't done enough "tests" to find out more. What could that be and need I be worried?
posted by cronholio on Sep 23, 2010 - 13 answers

How much alcohol might a person consume before it begins to affect them?

How long (on average) before alcohol absorbed, either becoming measurable (BAP) or felt? [more inside]
posted by Durn Bronzefist on Sep 11, 2010 - 9 answers

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