How do I get rid of whiskey breath?

#1
A couple of weeks ago, I was riding with a collegue to work and he remarked that I reeked of whiskey. No big deal since I know him and he knows me so no embarrassment there. But I spent the rest of the day avoiding all the usual people like my boss.

The next week, somebody else pointendly asked (for everyone else within earshot to wonder) if somebody in the room had been drinking. She then shot me a withering glare.

Last Sunday, I was sitting in church minding my own business when some guy behind me made some comment about over indulging in holy wine never mind the fact that they don't serve that stuff in my church. And if they did, I assure you, I would probably sneak in a small thermos flask of 40 proof to "fortify" said wine.

Long story short, I have come to the realisation that while it never used to be the case, I seem to be retaining the smell of alcohol longer than most people. Sometimes I can still taste it in my mouth more than 24 hours after I wake up with a blinding hangover.

I of course brush my teeth and take a shower every morning but it does not seem to help. A pal told me that it may not necessarily be my breath but that the stuff is actually oozing through my skin.

So without lecturing me on the vices of drinking, how do I rid myself of the foul odors of the spirits that I sometimes ingest?
 
#2
Do what Hemmingway did and suck on the barrel of a shotgun with your toe on the trigger.
 
#6
ctauch said:
Do what Hemmingway did and suck on the barrel of a shotgun with your toe on the trigger.
Shithouse, do what Texas does. Have somebody strap you to an electric chair then have them throw the switch.

Fecking mong.
 
#7
Devil Dog:

You have recognized that you have a problem, That is a great start. There are 12 steps to solving the problem.

We admitted we were powerless over alcohol—that our lives had become unmanageable.
Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.
Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.
Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.
Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.
Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.
Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all.
Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.
Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.
Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His Will for us and the power to carry that out.
Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.

If you go to www.aa.org you can find a place near you where people can help you deal with this problem.

Best of luck my friend. I wish you well with this
 
#8
DavidBOC said:
Devil Dog:

You have recognized that you have a problem, That is a great start. There are 12 steps to solving the problem.

We admitted we were powerless over alcohol—that our lives had become unmanageable.
Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.
Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.
Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.
Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.
Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.
Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all.
Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.
Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.
Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His Will for us and the power to carry that out.
Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.

If you go to www.aa.org you can find a place near you where people can help you deal with this problem.

Best of luck my friend. I wish you well with this
Sounds a bit fecking dull to me :D

Try heroine or methamphetamine instead, don't smell and you'll loose your job soon enough
 
#9
Devil_Dog said:
A couple of weeks ago, I was riding with a collegue to work and he remarked that I reeked of whiskey. No big deal since I know him and he knows me so no embarrassment there. But I spent the rest of the day avoiding all the usual people like my boss.

The next week...blah, blah, blah.
Well that explains a lot of your bollix, you're a soak.
The rest of your tripe must still however be attributed to your psychosis.
 
#10
Whoa! First of all I am not an alcoholic. Alcoholics go to rehab. And miss work.

Which reminds me of the old saying that goes something like: work is the curse of the drinking classes.
 
#11
Hmm sounds like you have quite the predicament there.

Oh I haven't got a solution, just like to point out things. :D
 
#12
Drink more water - at least a pint - before you go to sleep on nights when you have been boozing.

Use Dentyl Mouthwash before you sleep and in the morning and REALLY gargle with it. It takes all the boozy film out of your mouth and palate.

If it's strong whiskey sweat, not just whiskey breath, you might have a problem - I'm not saying you are an alchy, but that your liver function might be weak. Drinking more fluids and taking Milk Thistle (one tablet ONLY) before you go to bed will help a lot. You can get it from Holland an Barrett and it's not hippy bollox - it's such a powerful anti-toxin it's injected as an antidote to snakebites.

Or it could just be your personal hygiene isn't up to scratch, of course.
 
#14
You could use fire.

Torch your head, the smell of burning flesh and cow-shit will hide the scent of an alcohol dependant old septic.
 
#15
There is a regular poster on the Int Corps board called Whiskeybreath. Are you trying to tell us you are having some sort of relationship with him and reek of his manly stuff, must admit he never seemed the sort to me to be into mano-a-mano.

However, if it really is the alcohol, get off the nectar of the gods and move to wine, it doesn't linger as badly, but if drinking the red stuff watch out for the curse of the purple tongue.
 
#16
You have recognized that you have a problem, That is a great start. There are 12 steps to solving the problem.

Take my advice, give the holy joe club a wide berth, the 12 steps to be taken should be well away from their door

How the fcuk can you recover from a drink problem when you have to remind yourself every time you go to a meeting that your an alcoholic, surely the idea is to put the past behind you.

They take every oppurtunity to recruit new members (on here!!) they are more of a sect than a helping hand.

Your brain washed into degrading yourself, they make you believe that you will never get better and will remain an alcoholic for life.

They take over your life with nightly meetings (yes ! nightly)

There are other more favourable methods of coming off the drink, leave the AA for fixing cars
Before the doubters start ranting at me...yes I have first hand experience

The answer to your question me old mate is simple..cut down
The smell is not coming from your breath, it's coming from your stomach where it's sitting waiting to be pissified by the kidneys and livers, it's travelling all the way back up through your intestines and the rest of the gubbins inside you
If other people are noticing then you gotta be doing a fair bit and probably not eating?
 

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#17
Rosa_Camulodunum said:
Drink more water - at least a pint - before you go to sleep on nights when you have been boozing.

Use Dentyl Mouthwash before you sleep and in the morning and REALLY gargle with it. It takes all the boozy film out of your mouth and palate.

If it's strong whiskey sweat, not just whiskey breath, you might have a problem - I'm not saying you are an alchy, but that your liver function might be weak. Drinking more fluids and taking Milk Thistle (one tablet ONLY) before you go to bed will help a lot. You can get it from Holland an Barrett and it's not hippy bollox - it's such a powerful anti-toxin it's injected as an antidote to snakebites.

Or it could just be your personal hygiene isn't up to scratch, of course.
What she said. Milk Thistle really does help, but do be careful.

The other thing that will mask the smell is lemons. Boil three of them up in a little water, then drink the liquid when cool. Lemon is great at removing most bad odours.
 
#18
Bleach is good at getting rid of some odours too, try a litre of that every night.
 
#20
Sensible answer.

Some people just retain the odours from substances ingested more than others, garlic is an example. Whiskey, Brandy and red wine are all particularly bad for this. The advice given by earlier posters re milk thistle is good, as is Listerine mouthwash at night and again in the morning. The main culprit is dehydration tho, coupled with the drop in blood sugar that alcohol induces, resulting in the retention of nasty niffs. Plenty fluids before retiring help. Drink fresh orange juice and add in some slow release carbs such as wholegrain cereal in the morning and the problem should be resolved.
 

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