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    #46
    It was carnival night in Clacton last night.

    Saw this group of 5 young people struggle across the road to the seafront gardens with their own tub of cans of beer, in iced water to keep the drinks cool.

    The night was young, wonder how many units of Alcohol they consumed before the evening was out, especially as it was Saturday night and one of many night clubs probably beckoned after they polished off their cans.



    Mind you don't think this young man needs any Alcohol to keep him happy, he was in the carnival procession last night, but he can been seen in town any day if the week, dancing from the music on the radio wrapped up in the tee shirt on his back.

    Don't know what he has in the flask in his right hand. Police are well aware of him, but he does no harm, and has become quiet a character in Clacton. Even has is own Facebook page.

    Last edited by Delboy, Essex; 10th August 2014, 01:17 PM.
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      #47
      Originally posted by Max, Warwickshire View Post
      24 units/day almost the equivalent of bottle of whisky/day.

      If we know someone who was drinking that amount, even for a couple of weeks, would we worry for their health? I think so.
      a standard 70 40% bottle would be 28 units, 3 bottles of wine is around 30.
      10am to gone midnight on a ship is over 14 hours, 2units hr is walk in the park for loads of people, mixed with doing things and eating many would cope fine.

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        #48
        Originally posted by Topdeck, London View Post
        a standard 70 40% bottle would be 28 units, 3 bottles of wine is around 30.
        10am to gone midnight on a ship is over 14 hours, 2units hr is walk in the park for loads of people, mixed with doing things and eating many would cope fine.
        Portman group say 26 units/bottle ( I said 24 units was 'nearly' a bottle of whisky)

        So, as long as I start drinking my bottle of scotch early morning I'll be OK? I don't think so...

        The 'eating and doing other things' is entirely irrelevant. We're not talking about people being too drunk to function (even though they would be). Even at your optimistic scenario it's double the rate that the liver can process alcohol, and after the first day our patient (for that's what he'll be) is just topping up.

        Real damage occurs at much lower levels than 24 units/day.

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          #49
          The number of units in a drink depends on the strength and volume of what you drink, also the survey was talking about bottles of beer not pints.

          Working in the Hotel trade (Hotel, Golf, Country Club & Spa) which also catered for weddings, often three on a Saturday. Which would result in approx 300 guests staying plus the same no visitors, especially on a Saturday night.

          When working as duty manager on the night shift, I have seen and had to deal with many people who would easy have consumed 24 units of Alcohol in an evening, and many would be still standing, others still propping the bar up and getting annoyed when we would shut it at 3am, then room service only. I can think of one or two premiership football team managers.

          I live in a town which is full of night clubs packed with young people at the weekends, who would think nothing of downing 6 bottles of beer, interspersed with shots etc, who would also be very near if not over the 24 units of Alcohol consumed in an evening.

          Whilst there may be many on holiday or on the occasional night out, who could also consume this amount of Alcohol in an evening, I think there would be few other than die hard drinkers, who could consume 168 units over the course of one week, even if only when on holiday.
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            #50
            I think we should go and sit on the 'naughty step'

            We have been unable to cruise since December 2012, so I guess our livers are now fully recovered!

            Usual intake on a cruise, an apéritif before lunch, a glass of wine (or maybe two with lunch), maybe a digestif, or not! ( this only applies to sea days! )

            Evening, a glass of something before Dinner, some sort of martini cocktail, wine with Dinner, maybe two large glasses each. Sometimes a Bottle between us, but also maybe add a half bottle of something else depending on what we are eating. Dining is the main part of our Holiday!

            A nightcap and that's it, unless we are in the Casino, then another drink may come our way!
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              #51
              Just to amuse everyone, the latest suggestion:

              BBC News - Alcoholic drinks should carry health warnings, says parliamentary group

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                #52
                Del is absolutely correct. There are many people who will routinely exceed 24 units/day, and some people will just exceed such levels occasionally, like on holiday or at a wedding.

                The point I was making is that such levels can never be considered safe. Apart from the much increased chance of accidents, alcohol at that level is toxic to many of the body's systems and organs, not just the liver.

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                  #53
                  Originally posted by Delboy, Essex View Post
                  The number of units in a drink depends on the strength and volume of what you drink, also the survey was talking about bottles of beer not pints.

                  Working in the Hotel trade (Hotel, Golf, Country Club & Spa) which also catered for weddings, often three on a Saturday. Which would result in approx 300 guests staying plus the same no visitors, especially on a Saturday night.

                  When working as duty manager on the night shift, I have seen and had to deal with many people who would easy have consumed 24 units of Alcohol in an evening, and many would be still standing, others still propping the bar up and getting annoyed when we would shut it at 3am, then room service only. I can think of one or two premiership football team managers.

                  I live in a town which is full of night clubs packed with young people at the weekends, who would think nothing of downing 6 bottles of beer, interspersed with shots etc, who would also be very near if not over the 24 units of Alcohol consumed in an evening.

                  Whilst there may be many on holiday or on the occasional night out, who could also consume this amount of Alcohol in an evening, I think there would be few other than die hard drinkers, who could consume 168 units over the course of one week, even if only when on holiday.
                  I have over the years worked with a few heavy drinkers one drunk over a bottle of Tesco's Scotch every day (he died).one was Cider man spent over £150 per week on Cider and he Smoked ,the other was a Lager drinker who drunk himself and his family from a Detached house to a terraced house.The last 2 seemed to suffer very little effects from drinking?(only poverty)

                  You need to listen to your body ,I learned years ago heavy drinking even occasionally was not for me ,got the mickey took out of me often at parties
                  I drink what and when I feel like it to suit me ,my body will not take it so why abuse it .
                  There is a lot of ' I can drink you under the table mentality' still around ,some males seem to think it makes them more of man...Taffy
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                    #54
                    Off to the match...fingers X!!!!!Come on the Chemics.!!!!
                    Hi all.
                    After yesterdays result......
                    Widnes 6 v Castleford 28.
                    I think i drank more than 24 units last night.

                    Well done Cas!!!
                    JC
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                      #55
                      Originally posted by jc, liverpool View Post
                      Hi all.
                      After yesterdays result......
                      Widnes 6 v Castleford 28.
                      I think i drank more than 24 units last night.

                      Well done Cas!!!
                      JC
                      What did you and the 'fans' get up to?

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                        #56
                        Originally posted by annie, Glasgow View Post
                        What did you and the 'fans' get up to?

                        Annie
                        I didn't get up to anything,i left just before the end to beat the traffic.
                        What the so called 'fans' got up to was an absolute disgrace.
                        They brought shame on the club and the town,,,,i was in town today,and everyone i talked to want those idiots to get what's coming.
                        Especially the father and his 6yr old son,,,,both standing in front of the Cas fans,giving a 2 handed,2 fingered gesture,,,,,6yr old boy!!!they had both run the length of the pitch to do it!!!!what a father figure he is?
                        Talking to someone from the club,the phones have been ringing all day with people putting names to faces.Thanks to iPhones,there are video's everywhere.
                        All credit to Cas fans for not retaliating.
                        JC
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                        "You are entitled to your opinion. But you are not entitled to your own facts.

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                          #57
                          Originally posted by jc, liverpool View Post
                          I didn't get up to anything,i left just before the end to beat the traffic.
                          What the so called 'fans' got up to was an absolute disgrace.
                          They brought shame on the club and the town,,,,i was in town today,and everyone i talked to want those idiots to get what's coming.
                          Especially the father and his 6yr old son,,,,both standing in front of the Cas fans,giving a 2 handed,2 fingered gesture,,,,,6yr old boy!!!they had both run the length of the pitch to do it!!!!what a father figure he is?
                          Talking to someone from the club,the phones have been ringing all day with people putting names to faces.Thanks to iPhones,there are video's everywhere.
                          All credit to Cas fans for not retaliating.
                          JC
                          Hi JC

                          Smart phones have their uses

                          I was reminded again today that you require a licence to drive a car but not to parent a child.

                          I hope the authorities deal with the people appropriately.

                          Annie

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                            #58
                            Originally posted by annie, Glasgow View Post
                            or someone trying to justify the cost of an expensive drinks package ?

                            Annie
                            Why is it those who don't want to buy the drinks package always complain about its price? I don't think it is at all expensive... My few espressos from breakfast to late afternoon plus a few cocktails and a couple of glasses of wine are more than covered. It's not all about the alcohol making the price up daily. If you don't drink or can't afford it fine. It is good value though if you like decent coffee and a few drinks

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                              #59
                              When cruise lines sell unlimited quantities of alcohol for a fixed price, it is hardly surprising that people overindulge. There will always be those who want to gets full value for what they have paid.

                              I am going with NCL in a couple of months' time and they want $55 per day for unlimited alcohol. In addition there is a 15% service charge on top. For the 14 days I will be on the ship that would work out at about £500 in total. I'm going alone but had I been with a partner I would have had to have paid £1,000. I probably only spend about £500 per year for alcohol on land and I'm certainly not going to spend that sort of amount on a two-week cruise. I don't want a thick head for the duration of the trip.

                              Because of the extra food I normally eat on a cruise, I give up alcohol for the duration of the trip. The last cruise I was on I met several others who were teetotal for the same reason.
                              Last edited by Mike48, Southampton; 12th August 2014, 08:25 AM.

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                                #60
                                Originally posted by Lizzie, Lymington View Post
                                I think we should go and sit on the 'naughty step'

                                We have been unable to cruise since December 2012, so I guess our livers are now fully recovered!

                                Usual intake on a cruise, an apéritif before lunch, a glass of wine (or maybe two with lunch), maybe a digestif, or not! ( this only applies to sea days! )

                                Evening, a glass of something before Dinner, some sort of martini cocktail, wine with Dinner, maybe two large glasses each. Sometimes a Bottle between us, but also maybe add a half bottle of something else depending on what we are eating. Dining is the main part of our Holiday!

                                A nightcap and that's it, unless we are in the Casino, then another drink may come our way!

                                I'm with you Lizzie, we are on holiday relaxing and enjoying ourselves, we always have a bottle of wine at Sunday lunch and sometimes of an evening , nothing wrong in enjoying yourselves .

                                As for those MPs who want bottles of wine etc marked and the price put up, I say when they shut their bars pay, their way and abide by the same rules then I might just listen to them. Cheers CG
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