How Much Do You Drink Per Day in an Average Week?

Title says it all: how much alcohol do you guys/gals consume on each day in a given week? And also, at what point in your career are you - I'm sure college kids are gonna have a skewed response so just so we can distinguish who's who, lol.

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Feb 16, 2019

VP in PWM - late 30s

I really don't drink that much on a daily basis. Glass of something with a client a couple nights a week at most.

Feb 16, 2019

Nice. How's PWM treating you?

Feb 16, 2019

PWM is great, especially since the market is more frothy. Actually able to have interesting conversations again.

Feb 16, 2019

Analyst. Occasional drink after work on weekdays if we get out early enough and feel like going out for a bit... Rarely ever drink casually at home... Friday / Saturday nights (rarely ever both) go out and drink a decent amount.

Feb 17, 2019

0, quit drinking a year ago

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Feb 18, 2019
famejranc:

0, quit drinking a year ago

How does it feel? What led you to stop drinking?

Feb 17, 2019

feels good. I quit because I had one particularly bad experience and decided - no more

Feb 17, 2019

Mid-20s, probably average 3-4 per week but it's more like 0 one week then 7 the next, just depends on what comes up

Feb 17, 2019

Perhaps 2 or 3 glasses of wine with the girlfriend during a week-day or some scotch if ever out early with colleagues.

If catching up with someone Friday, definitely a big one, maybe half a bottle. After that, just whatever is handy at home throughout the weekend after my chores for that day are done, pretty much having some sort of a drink in my hand in the latter 3rd of the day at all times.

Well aware that this sort of lifestyle is probably not for all.

Feb 17, 2019

When I was in Manhattan, I used to drink maybe like 4 times a week after work. My girl ended up leaving my ass because I showed up home every night at 11pm even though I told her it was part of the job, which was kind of bullshit excuse... eventually I stopped because honestly, I gained nothing from it besides spending 200 every night and gaining weight. I rarely drink now...

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Feb 17, 2019

Maybe a cocktail or two with dinner every other week?

My main business partners don't really drink much either. Girls I date are usually not really drinkers either. I think this is a function of being on the west coast where people don't drink much. More likely to be drinking kombucha lol

Mid 20s/run a small PE group.

Feb 16, 2019

Damn, you must date boring girls lol

Feb 17, 2019

Not quite. Here you go my son:

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Feb 17, 2019

~10 drinks 4-5 nights per week.

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Feb 19, 2019

this guy fucks.

get real needledicks. unless you're still an analyst (slave), you should be hitting the bottle more often, life is short.

depending on workload and when I get home, I'm drinking and toking constantly until I go to bed, usually 3-5 per week night, obviously more on weekends (brunch, golf, dinner, after dinner, back home, etc.).

I have been drinking like this for 10 years and somehow am in the best physical shape of my life (bloodwork too). maybe I'll spontaneously combust when I hit 50, but it's a fun ride while it lasts, plus no kids so who cares.

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Feb 16, 2019

"no kids"

this guy gets it.

Feb 17, 2019

There has to be more of my demographic on here - recent college grad in NYC, 10-20 (who's counting) every Friday and Saturday.

Feb 17, 2019

Only three years out of school and I just cannot get work done while hungover anymore. Down to drinking 1 night a week on average probably at this point. 15+ or so drinks the one time a week I do go out though

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Feb 16, 2019

Holy cow, 15 drinks a night?

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Feb 17, 2019

Yeah I mean 15-20 is probably the range but I don't wake up remembering the whole night typically. Still try to drink like I'm in college when I do make it out and the tolerance just isn't there anymore. Need to re-locate that fine line between very drunk and blacked out. The hangovers and tolerance held strong for one year or so into banking and have fallen off a cliff since

Mar 26, 2019

mimosas at breakfast - 3-4
lunch beers - 2-3
hit the golf course/hit a brewery/watch the game with friends - 4-8
pregame - 4-6
out for 4 hours - 1.5 drinks an hour if you're not in the mood, as many as 3/hour if you are

total: 19-27 drinks

and that's not even an aggressive day where you're taking shots, drinking double margaritas with lunch etc. it adds up bro.

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Feb 17, 2019

As soon as I hit 27, I started getting extremely tired the day after heavy drinking. In my early 20's, I could easily drink 20 drinks or beers throughout the day, get some sleep, and be fully functional.

These days, I need 12 hours of sleep after a light session, and will feel like shit the whole day. If it's a heavy session, well, then I've ruined the next 2-3 days. If I for some reason get hammered on a Friday, then I'm gonna be nursing a hangover 'til Monday...so that lifestyle is incompatible with work, at least for me.

But to answer the questions: Around once a month now, and it's usually on the lighter side. I get hammered maybe 2-3 times a year, and it's always due to hard liquor.

Feb 18, 2019

3-6 drinks/beers with friends/colleagues once a week+full night out clubbing Fri or Sat. Used to drink more heavily when I started out, but it wasn't sustainable in the long run. Going to bed later than 4 am ruins my whole weekly routine.

Feb 18, 2019

I'm 25. Rarely ever weekdays unless some sort of special occasion, but most weekends I'll have drinks one night. 4-5 stiff drinks around happy hour time. Rarely out past like 10pm, more of a happy hour or early evening drinker. Granted it's winter now, in the summer probably more. Vacations I drink a LOT.

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Apr 17, 2019

hey finbrah sorry i know for a fact thats a lie. I pass by your apartment every night and thanks to your clear windows I see you sitting on the couch naked eating cheetos by the handful with a cold bear balanced on your stomach. LIAR.

Feb 18, 2019

24 years old. Don't drink on the weekdays unless it's a work happy hour or the rare Thursday night drinks if a friend's in town or a special occasion. On the weekends, it depends on if I go out or not. If i'm going out Friday and/or Saturday night it'll be like 7-8 drinks a night. Tack on another 5-6 if I'm doing boozy brunch. I'm a binge drinker through and through. Been cutting back because I'll wake up Monday mornings still not feeling right as I've been getting older.

Feb 18, 2019

I'm 25 an intern and I don't drink unless it would look strange not to. Last year I did an internship at an investment management firm and they regularly served champagne (not expensive) during work time for birthdays, farewell parties and before holidays. In the week before Christmas I had alcohol at the office each day. So I decided to only serve coffee at my farewell party. I also got two bottles of wine for Christmas (one from the company and one from the team).

Feb 18, 2019

not much drinking anymore

but last fri had bachelor party at a beachouse

I rode my bike to it (19mi), had about 8 beers, 6 shots of liquor, some pizza, hotub, then woke up and rode 19mi back in 15mph winds.....

I like beers after heavy workouts sometimes though when I'm just scrambling for calories. I had an ice cold Bud Light out of the tap after the Augusta half iron last fall and that was the best beer I've tasted in a while - so refreshing.

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

Feb 19, 2019

31, almost 32. During the week I only drink if I have a dinner with friend(s) or a date - so usually 2x a week and ~2 drinks for each of those nights. Weekends I usually have 1 heavy night/day (~10 drinks) and 1 lighter night (~4 drinks or 0 if I don't go out). Literally never drink by myself at home - it's all social drinking, but in NYC most social life involves alcohol. Still go to the gym 4-5x per week so have been able to manage the hangover/productivity loss better than a lot of other people my age. Some of my friends have a big night and are still feeling it 48 hours later.

Feb 19, 2019

I think my Net Weekly Intake divided by 7 would yield a mean betwixt an alcoholic equilavent of 3.5 beers per day. This is highly skewed however, since on the weekends (Fri/Sat) you have the potential to see significant deviation from a likely median of 1.

Dayman?

Feb 16, 2019

Something tells me you're not that fun to drink with

Feb 19, 2019

Eh depends on the day.

Dayman?

Feb 19, 2019

Feb 19, 2019

Early 20's, usually have 1 drink a night. Alternate between tequila and red wine.

Feb 19, 2019

late 30s, usually have 1 drink/night ~4-5 nights per week during week (typically scotch or glass of red). this is more of a heart health decision than a real desire to drink or relax (I'm already very relaxed).

I can and do typically go several weeks without a drop and then some nights if I'm going out on a rare date, will go up to 5 drinks, but I usually regret that. Very different from my mid/early 20s where I could put down 10 Vodka redbulls and be fine the next day. I'm an old fart now.

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Feb 16, 2019

How many hours a week do you work?

Mar 22, 2019

Early 50s, usually prefer to vape or smoke nightly and generally I won't drink on Sun/Mon/Tue. If I do, it's usually 1 drink early in the week, then Wed/Thu/Fri/Sat are usually 2 drinks or more, especially if I go out. This Wednesday I was out with a friend and I had 2 vodka martinis. At home, I usually drink red wine, bourbon or scotch. Always have water or seltzer on the side... hydration is your friend.

Love beer, especially stouts/porters, but hate the bloat, so save that for when I go to an Irish pub and have a few pints of Guinness, or when I go to a Ranger game.

Vacation - all bets are off, I am good for easily 3 bottles of wine a day and a sizable dent in any litre of liquor that's around.

Went to the NY Whiskey Fest a couple of Saturdays ago at The Tunnel and even with all the tastings I did [20+, but granted they were not full shots], I kept drinking water as well. No hangover the next day, unlike the rest of the crew, who were all kinds of hurtin' on Sunday morning.

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Feb 16, 2019

Early 50s, and you're vaping? Lmao guess you never grew up, huh buddy.

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Mar 26, 2019

He obviously meant vaping weed

Mar 26, 2019

you sound exactly as much fun as I thought.

Feb 17, 2019

50 yr old vapelord MD

Mar 22, 2019
  1. Drink a pretty hefty glass of bourbon with a splash of water every night. Occasionally go out a week night or two for some beers and food with friends. Bars on weekends which usually turn into more drinks.

If you guys haven't learned of NAC, that's a pretty big key to surviving a tough night of drinking, especially as you age and grow tired of monster hangovers.

Mar 22, 2019

Nac has entirely changed my drinking life. Be careful though. Read this to make sure you use it properly.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/...
The take away is to take it a few hours before you drink, and not while you are processing/still processing alcohol. It can actually exaggerate liver damage in the latter.

If you're hung over and didn't take before, wait out the day and take before bed. Wake up feeling better than ever.

Mar 22, 2019

oh shit. thanks for that. For the most part, I've taken it before drinking rather than during or after. But good to know

Mar 26, 2019

deleted, didn't see replies answering my question

Mar 22, 2019

In any case, I think the dosage recommendations vary. I used to buy a brand off Amazon that would recommend take once three times a day. I couldn't find that brand when I recently bought it, so went with a new brand that says take once a day. I'm not sure what the difference is in the quantity of NAC per serving. But in any case, I'd space the first with breakfast, lunch and dinner regardless of whether I was drinking or not - read somewhere that it is good for health in any case.

Mar 22, 2019

All I Can

Feb 16, 2019

Gonna bump this once more

Mar 23, 2019

Right now, probably averaging 3 drinks per day - efficiently consumed in 2-3 time blocks per month. I've really been giving steady low-grade alcoholism serious thought. I think I could get by OK on a bottle of gin and 12 eggs a day. Just low and steady, morning to night.

heister:

Look at all these wannabe richies hating on an expensive salad.

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Mar 23, 2019

Associate in PT:

Used to drink a lot more when I traded physical (lunch time, most evenings, etc).
Since moving to derivs, have cut down aggressively (earlier mornings and all that). If I'm not seeing a broker during the week, will only drink on Friday / Saturday. Fridays will be quite heavy (several bottles, a few pints, maybe some cocktails). Saturdays more casual: few pints, maybe some wine over lunch / dinner.

Mar 23, 2019

Early 20's:

Used to drink 2-8 drinks a day 7 days a week. Got really fat. Got into going out drinking and then solo drinking. Got really unhealthy.

Now I drink 1-2 drinks every other week. Just if I go out and feel like having a drink or two. Lost a ton of weight and no longer have those health issues.

Mar 23, 2019

Normal weeks, 1-2 times tops, big weeks (lots of work events/ social events, maybe 2-4 times.

I've noticed that when I have a girl in my life, the amount of days I drink goes up, but the quantity on each occasion goes down.

Mar 23, 2019

3 drinks in you get dat nookie cookie and by the time you're through, 2 of those drinks are out your system and it's like ughhh now i gotta start all over might as well just smoke some weed, go to bed, try again in the morning

heister:

Look at all these wannabe richies hating on an expensive salad.

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Mar 24, 2019
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