Skip to comments.OcSober Challenge: Can You Go a Month Without Alcohol?
Posted on 10/08/2013 10:15:12 AM PDT by nickcarraway
South Africans are being asked to quit drinking for the month of October as part of a campaign to raise awareness about alcohol abuse.
The idea behind the OcSober campaign is simple - stay sober in October.
Instead of drinking away their cash, participants are encouraged to donate it to a charity of your choice.
Organisers hope that the initiative will help to reduce the number of alcohol-related fatalities on roads.
Charity organisations have given the campaign the thumbs up.
Its new for us, but I think if you talk about a campaign like this and you can really market it properly, I can really say that it can have a positive impact to spread the message of responsible alcohol use, David Fourie of SANCA said.
Organisers say embracing that by embracing the OcSober concept, participants can ensure they will not themselves become statistics of alcohol-related incidents.
3 Years Feb for me :)
Be 13 years on Nov 22! Whoo-hoo!
One Day At A Time, Bay-bee!
I quit drinking every day!!!
You Da man!
My dad was drunk a lot.
I have never been interested in alcohol.
Sometimes we just have to sleep.
Beer don’t kount
Not with this administration.
Nope. I need booze to forget I’m momentarily living in a nightmarish commie regime.
Quitting drinking is easy. I’ve done it hundreds of times.
37 years next month for me.
‘Course, today ain’t over yet :)
Can Leftists give up latte’s for a month?
Can teen girls give up nude selfies for a month?
Can reporters give up lying to my face for a month?
Until then, me and Captain Morgan will watch the sun set over the Gulf, thank you very much.
I often do go a month without booze, but when I want a drink, screw anyone that says I shouldn’t.
We have life too easy. If people had to work hard just to feed themselves they wouldn’t have time to be busybodies and get into other people’s business.
About 1200 months for me so far.
Articles like this drive me crazy. Drinking alcohol does not equal drunk.
I’ve only in my life had a small taste of beer and whiskey. My reaction was to both: Pour that stuff back in the horse.
I can probably go another 70+ yrs without it—LOL!
26+ years for me! Praise God!
Congrats. I celebrated 21 last June.
8736 one days at a time here. Best decision I ever made.
37 years. Wow.
If you can’t give up drinking for a month, you really need to give up drinking. That said, I find all these suggestions to donate to charity somewhat offensive and/or intrusive, unless they’re coming from my spiritual advisor. You give up drinking for a month, you go ahead and spend your beer money on whatever you damn well please.
Not a problem. I inherited a pre-disposition to migraine headaches and, for me at least, alcohol is one of the triggers. Told my doctor about it, and he gave me a prescription for some pills. The bottle says “Do not use alcohol while taking this medication”.
Actually, so is the suggestion that everybody give up drinking.
No, not until Obama is out of office. Next question.
I started drinking fairly heavily after living in Kentucky for a while. I have lots of fancy crystal decanters and, for a myriad of other reasons found myself having at least one drink every night and often having three or four.
I also noticed after a year that my once normal blood pressure had gone to a fairly stable 160 over 100. I even went on medication for it. Then one day I read an article about the connection between alcohol and blood pressure. I stopped drinking for a couple of weeks but didn’t notice an improvement. However, I figured it might take a while to matter so I went a couple more months. Then one day I thought, “Hey, it’s been a long time, I wonder if it’s working.” I took my blood pressure and it was absolutely normal. My wife and I thought the machine was haywire so we took it several times as well as took hers. It didn’t vary.
I’m gonna start drinking heavily to get my blood pressure back up, though. I understand you can get pretty good disability for it. ;-)
I thought this Thread was about drinking.
I don’t see any Alcohol in the bottom picture.
Make that the picture on the right. LOL
It might be in unlabeled containers.
“I need booze to forget Im momentarily living in a nightmarish commie regime”
I hear ya. Red wine is our coping mechanism for living in a police state.
18 hours for me!
I don’t drink a lot (2 per day), but I do drink every day, circumstances permitting. I look forward to 5 oclock and spend an hour sipping Elisha Craig 12 yo bourbon on crushed ice.
And I intend to continue doing so as long as I am able.
2 weeks before my father died, he and I split a bottle of his favorite beer....with his doctor’s approval & all of us knowing time was short. He enjoyed it and it meant a lot to both of us to share it at that time.
Good for you-———32 years here.
There are a whole bunch of “unlabeled containers” in that picture.
Hey, I don’t drink any more since I moved to KY. Uh, nor do I drink any less /grin
I know the reason I feel better is not the bourbon, it’s leaving Florida!
Well then, there’s really only one way to be sure.
I know the reason I feel better is not the bourbon, its leaving Florida!
I just got back from a visit there after two years and just the changes there over those two years inspired me to coin a new phrase:
The city is no place for a free man.
Count me in. As Chuck C. would say, I got me a new pair of glasses now.
You got that right. It will be 37 years IF you make it.
Everything in moderation. Alcohol is a solvent - cleans out the fat buildup in your arteries. Also you liver is evil and must be punished.
I'm with you. In my fridge, there's 3-4 bottles of beer that have been there for several months. Thanks to this thread, I'll probably open one, just to see if it's palatable. If it is, I'll have another one this weekend. If not, so be it.
I've always had a problem with nanny staters. They make me want to drink. ;)
“If you mean whiskey, the devil’s brew, the poison scourge, the bloody monster that defiles innocence, dethrones reason, destroys the home, creates misery and poverty, yea, literally takes the bread from the mouths of little children; if you mean that evil drink that topples Christian men and women from the pinnacles of righteous and gracious living into the bottomless pits of degradation, shame, despair, helplessness, and hopelessness, then, my friend, I am opposed to it with every fiber of my being.
However, if by whiskey you mean the oil of conversation, the philosophic wine, the elixir of life, the ale that is consumed when good fellows get together, that puts a song in their hearts and the warm glow of contentment in their eyes; if you mean Christmas cheer, the stimulating sip that puts a little spring in the step of an elderly gentleman on a frosty morning; if you mean that drink that enables man to magnify his joy, and to forget life’s great tragedies and heartbreaks and sorrow; if you mean that drink the sale of which pours into our treasuries untold millions of dollars each year, that provides tender care for our little crippled children, our blind, our deaf, our dumb, our pitifully aged and infirm, to build the finest highways, hospitals, universities, and community colleges in this nation, then my friend, I am absolutely, unequivocally in favor of it. This is my position, and as always, I refuse to be compromised on matters of principle.
(Address to the legislature by a Mississippi state senator, 1958, “Whiskey Speech”)
21! You’re “of age”!
Good for you and them!
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