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Its probably 40 years since i last did a day without a drink, my bad i know. But I'm worried how my body will react to total abstinence for 15 nights. I know I can get a liter in from duty free. But as a heavy beer drinker, that wont cut it. 

 

Has anyone got any experience of any of the ASQ hotels allowing purchase of beer ? Im willing to pay over the odds and I know that generally does the trick, but is that the case now ? Or am I due a heavy case of the DT's ?

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Its probably 40 years since i last did a day without a drink, my bad i know. But I'm worried how my body will react to total abstinence for 15 nights. I know I can get a liter in from duty free. But a

The no alcohol rule is imposed by the government. I believe it exists because there is a perception that someone who has been drinking is liable to flout other quarantine rules. While that might not b

I think this highlights the issues and points quite well.    Without wishing to be sanctimonious and judgemental, someone who is exploring ways or is trying so hard to circumnavigate the rul

2 hours ago, BritTim said:

The no alcohol rule is imposed by the government. I believe it exists because there is a perception that someone who has been drinking is liable to flout other quarantine rules. While that might not be true in your case, you will not find a hotel admitting in writing that they will aid you in circumventing the rules. There are two circumstances that just might allow you to be plied with alcohol:

  • A medical letter from your doctor back home to the effect that you have an alcohol dependency, and going cold turkey would carry serious health risks. Contact with the hospital that is the partner of your intended ASQ, armed with this letter, to see if they will prescribe you alcohol under those circumstances.
  • On arrival at the ASQ, you might find staff who can be bribed to help you.

It is very possible that neither approach will be successful, but you can try.

I have an old friend who is recovered alcho and career is staff/counseling at a "posh" rehab center in Utah.

Rare but it can be extremely dangerous to go cold-turkey except under medical supervision.

Most likely anxiety and sleep disturbance, what if body temp and blood pressure rise?

The OP needs to taper off if he does not know how his body will react. Drinking in ASQ would be a violation of Conditions of Entry you sign for and I wouldn't be surprised if caught if the offending Farang is not taken back to the airport and sent home.

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13 minutes ago, impulse said:

Do a trial detox in the comfort and safety of your home country.  If you do suffer from DT's don't get on the plane. 

 

If you decide to get on the plane anyway, make sure your insurance is paid up if you need to be rushed to a hospital for emergency treatment.  Make sure it covers mental health issues.


Hopefully, you'll be able to stock up at Duty Free to tide you over until you can find someone to bribe for your daily toddies.  I wouldn't expect too much mileage out of a doctor's note saying you're dependent.  That's more likely to put you outside of the very limited target demographic for allowing foreigners in just now.

 

Very rarely does travel insurance cover mental health or pre-existing illness which alcoholism would be considered. 

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It could actually be a serious issue for functioning alcoholics, guys that are alcoholics but hold down a job etc.

I had an uncle years ago that was such an alcoholic, he broke a leg and ended up in hospital, DTs and very sick. The doctor actually sent the nurse down the road to buy a bottle of whisky and they rationed him a couple of nips a day.

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