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|07-11-2004, 12:10 AM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: Apr 2004
Well, the fact that it does have even that much alcohol in it is enough reason for me to want to steer clear of it. Plus it tastes like beer (sort of) and that could make me want the real thing. Today I live free of alcoholic-type beverages even if there's little alcohol in them. I don't even want that sparkling cider that comes in the wine-looking bottle because that's a trigger. If I'm not drinking beer anymore, then I'm not drinking BEER anymore, even SO-CALLED non-alcoholic stuff.
|07-11-2004, 12:20 AM||#3 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Seattle, WA
another downside is that they SUCK, but I *was* an extreme beer snob, hehe.
I, personally, don't think I would ever want one. If I can't have the real thing, I'll just have a coke (and a REAL coke, dammit! NOT a diet! If I have to watch other people drink, *I'm* getting sugar pop!).
|07-11-2004, 12:22 AM||#4 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Cleveland, OH
I drank the NA in the beginning. It helped get me through the tough spots. Somewhere in that time--I think when my brain registered that it wasn't giving me that buzz--the taste for beer went away and I have not had one in months. If it gets you through--it is better than going the route of breaking down and having a real one.
|07-11-2004, 07:36 AM||#5 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jan 2002
I played enough games with my disease when I was actively drinking, I do not want to ever play games with my sobriety. There is much more to recovery then simply staying physically dry.
I do not drink near beer, because I do not want to be near sober.
|07-11-2004, 10:26 AM||#7 (permalink)|
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Leaving Sparta
As a recovering alcoholic what is the point of drinking "non alcoholic" beer ? Do you like the taste of beer so much that you absolutely must have one ?
Why not invest your money in more nourishing natural juices?
Only a suggestion.
|07-11-2004, 10:39 AM||#8 (permalink)|
Join Date: Dec 2003
Hmm..well looks like I did the right thing and steered clear of it. I was at the gas station last night getting a soda when my eyes shifted right over to the beer aile and saw some of the NA beer. I was tempted but but decided to stay away. Wow, I used my brain and it worked!
|04-05-2006, 07:39 PM||#11 (permalink)|
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: scottsdale az
I disagree. I think N/A beer can really help beer drinkers that have decided to get sober! I think beer itself if drinken frequently and long enough can be SOMEWHAT habit-forming. Much like Like say... grape soda. Don't get me wrong, the reason people start drinking beer is for the buzz but once the buzz gets old and that person decides to improve their health and/or life, the craving for the beer is still there. The habit of drinking is still there. N/A beer is perfect for those beer lovers. It allows you to sip beer while listening to music or hanging with friends without the negative effects. I recommend it.
|04-05-2006, 08:01 PM||#13 (permalink)|
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Tacoma, WA
|04-05-2006, 08:58 PM||#14 (permalink)|
Join Date: Feb 2006
yuck--i wouldnt want one --ive thrown up so much regular beer in my life--i dont even want it or anything like it--plus i drank for the drunk and not the taste--but to each his own--i do know a guy whos been sober a few yrs who drinks em--course i havent seen him around lately....
Desperate times call for desperate measures
|04-05-2006, 10:59 PM||#15 (permalink)|
Living and Loving.
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Saratoga, California
For me... I don't drink them. But then again I don't really like the taste of beer.
I have a friend who was a full time beer drunk alcoholic and he kicked it but he did switch to drinking O'douls. Every time I see him at a party he has one in his hand. All our friends are sure to stock it for him too cuz they know he's recovered and want it available to him. So while to me if there was a near-wine or a near-vodka... I wouldn't touch it as it would scare the krap outta me. But for him it works.
I think it's one of those "is it worth the risk" type of choices. For me the answer would be no.
"Gimme sum suga baby!"
|04-06-2006, 04:44 AM||#16 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Pretoria ZA
Well the advice is great for me if they advertise thats it non-alcholic then there must be some trace of the dreaded stuff in the drink other wise they would of called it Root beer or some other kind of drink and not Alchol free. and still have .5% in it.
Remember this our brain is the main cause of our drinking. And i fit get a thuoght that wer are drinking again it can put us back to where we where or futher away and closer to the grave.
Bit Size dayz
|04-06-2006, 07:14 AM||#17 (permalink)|
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Ug. Considering that it tastes like garbage I don't think I'd ever go near it. Plus, I'd be worried that the small amount of alcohol present would prompt me to drink an entire case to get buzzed. I have very little confidence in my willpower :P
I'm drinking a ton of pop these days just to get my carbonation fix.
|04-06-2006, 07:53 AM||#18 (permalink)|
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: London England
I wouldn't go near NA beer. I think that if I tried it I would simply begin to crave the real thing. Holding the beer, drinking it, tasting it and subconsciously waiting for the kick from it would be pressing all the wrong buttons in my brain. Why would I want to risk my heard earned sobriety for a product that frankly tastes like pure panther p***?
The clincher for me is that most allegedly non alcoholic beers actually contain about 0.5% alcohol. I don't want alcohol in my system full stop.
|04-06-2006, 04:09 PM||#19 (permalink)|
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Davenport, WA
Get in where you fit in. - Too $hort
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