AmI allowed to have 1-2 alcoholic beverages?

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merrygirl
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   Posted 7/11/2009 4:48 PM (GMT -7)   
I havent drank in months, mostly because it serves no purpose really. I have company tonight and they brought pina colads and I am wondering if I can have 1 or 2?
 
I read my pain contract and it doesnt say anything about no alochol. ITs not worth it to get into trouble, I just know I see them tuesday and they will check my urine then. What do you think? Will I get in trouble?
 
Will it still be in my urine?
I know that with pain meds you shouldnt drink, but
I feel like being normal for 1 night.
 
 
 
 
thanks in advance
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fatherjohn
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   Posted 7/11/2009 5:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Merrygirl, Don't we all want to be normal. Whatever that is. You are probably going to get different responses. I would encourage you to check the warnings on the meds you are taking. That would be more important to me than what the doctor would or wouldn't say. From my past experience as a lawenforcement officer and now working with addicts, one or even two drinks will not likely show up on Tuesday. Your body will process the alcohol before then. Again, it would depend on the meds you are on.  

LLPLUV
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   Posted 7/11/2009 5:48 PM (GMT -7)   
Merrygirl...
 
On a rare occasion I will have a drink.  I try and plan the drink(s) so I will NOT be driving.  Drinking with pain meds will increase the effect.  If you have one drink it will react as if you've had more than one.  Please remember this.
 
Others might have opinions not to drink but I can understand about wanting to be normal.  Just always remember it will increase the effect. 
Also what pain meds are you on?  Just don't want you to go into a coma.... smhair
 
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   Posted 7/11/2009 5:48 PM (GMT -7)   
I have never had a pain contract, so that one I can't comment on, however, I was an Office Manager for many years for a trucking company and alcohol generally leaves the body within 24 hours of consuming it unless it is done on a more general basis (we drug and alcohol tested alot, at random). As far as contracts are concerned, the contract has to state what is what is not allowed to be done in order for you to adhere to its policies. A long time ago I had a Pain Management doctor who had me on medication and I was having a party and I wanted to also share in a drink my friends, I had not taken my medication that evening but wanted to make sure I wouls not have any terrible reactions so I called my doctor and had the answering service page him and he called me at home, his advice was that if I was at home and wanted to have a drink or two I would be fine, but he did stress not to mix the two, but that was several years ago and my doctor, don't know if this was any help to you at all but if nothing else try to enjoy your friends and have a great night. Oh, and good luck.

Kel
 


LLPLUV
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   Posted 7/11/2009 5:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Fatherjohn and I posted at the same time... yeah
 
He is correct the alcohol will be out of your system by then.
 
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PAlady
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   Posted 7/11/2009 6:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Merry,
I think fatherjohn's advice about it depends on what meds. you're on - and I mean all of them - whether or not alcohol is safe for you. Safety is really the issue. Like someone said, you don't want to go into a coma! And it can happen I think easier than many of us suspect. And also if you decide to, remember that one drink will affect your judgment, so if you're partying do you know that you can have just one and stop? Just a thought. And I wouldn't take any bedtime meds with alcohol in your system.

But here's an alternate suggestion. We all understand wanting to feel normal - or find our "new normal" as we rarely can go back to what we were. How about trying a virgin pina colada? Lots of people who no longer want to drink alcohol, but who want to participate in fun drinks and such do this. I'm not sure what the recipe would be, but maybe it's just making it without alcohol. With those sweet drinks a lot of it is in the flavoring anyway. There may even be instructions on the pina colada mix (if you're using a mix) as to how to make it without alcohol. This way you could know you could enjoy parties in the future, and have an option. Lots of bars even serve specialty drinks this way.

Let us know what happens!

PaLady

LLPLUV
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   Posted 7/11/2009 6:10 PM (GMT -7)   
PAlady I will get Daquri mix just to have it without liquor.... yeah    I like the stuff its so goodddddd
 
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merrygirl
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   Posted 7/11/2009 9:35 PM (GMT -7)   
thanks guys, I opted to skip the drinks

I appreciate the advice. I am on oxycodone
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Jim1969
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   Posted 7/11/2009 10:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Yep, many drinks you can get the same taste with out the booze. Quite a few recipes call for either simply omitting the booze or subbing it with 7-up, pineapple juice, or even water. You can google "Virgin Drink Recipes" and come up with all sorts of cocktails and other drinks made without the booze.

The "mixes" for drinks that you only have to add the booze to would be easiest to make (like Coladas, daquri's, margaritas). All you need to do is blend with ice and you are done.

Chartreux
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   Posted 7/12/2009 10:31 AM (GMT -7)   
My Physical therapist said a drink once or twice a year would be acceptable, it's just not going over board, so
one drink would've been okay...I only drink one three occassions a year and usually just 1/2 glass or less, and those
occassions would be 1. My Anniversary, 12 July, My Birthday in Novemeber and on News Year"s Eve....
I don't like the taste of beer so I usually order up a strawberry darquiry (sp), but red wine is supposed to be
beneficial for women.....
Hope you get a low pain day soon...
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PAlady
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   Posted 7/12/2009 11:43 AM (GMT -7)   
No offense, Char, but I don't think a PT is the one to give advice on this! It really depends on what meds someone is taking and how much and other health conditions they might have. In some cases, one drink could be enough to put someone over the edge.

I sure don't want to start a ruckus here, but think we have to be careful about advice on this topic to others.

PaLady :-)

Chartreux
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   Posted 7/12/2009 6:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Your right of course PALady a regular PT is not, but my PT is a doctor..
i'd never take offense at your posts, your to nice..If I'd been smart I would've said
my doctor whom happens to be my PT said, so and so, but I'm tired today..
and I very very rarly drink even on these occassions I just don't like the taste of it and the
idea of no alcohol drinks was interesting wasn't it...
TY...
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PAlady
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   Posted 7/12/2009 7:52 PM (GMT -7)   
(((((((Chartreux))))))))) -----> cat lady! LOL

Interesting your PT is also a doctor. I think that's the first time I've heard of that. Would be kind of nice to have more things blended into one professional!

I like that virgin website someone mentioned. I'll have to check it out one of these days.

Hugs,

PaLady
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