Drinking: Do you do it? Do you not? How Much? And when did you start?

@vivasuzi (4127)
United States
December 30, 2006 8:48pm CST
I'm 25 years old, and so far the only person I've meet who has never had a drink. I mean I've had a little too much Nyquil once but that doesn't really count! I plan to have my first drink at my wedding, but promised myself that I will NEVER have more than 2 drinks at any occasion. I don't understand getting "drunk" and never will. And I guarantee I will NEVER take a shot because those make no sense to me at all. So for everyone on mylot, do you drink? and if you do, do you drink a lot and often or just once in awhile? Finally, at what age did you start drinking? And if you are someone or you know someone like me who hasn't drank yet, then why haven't you? My reason for not drinking started because it was just easier than having to talk to my parents about safe drinking habits, then I eventually was proud of how long I went without it so I kept it up even when it didn't matter much anymore! Now I find myself in the mood to have a drink or two once in awhile so I'm ending the fast in May:)
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@MamaBird (155)
• United States
31 Dec 06
I'm 54 now and started drinking when I was 15. I quit at the age of 33, as I realized I was wasting my life away, sleeping off hangovers. I do have a drink maybe 2 times a year, but the most I've drank at one time is 2 frozen margaritas. I don't like that terrible hangover feeling and not being in touch with exactly what's going on around me. Stick to your promise and you'll be O.K.
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@vivasuzi (4127)
• United States
31 Dec 06
Yeah I never understood how someone could have a horrible hangover, than get wasted again a week later! That's the main reason I will never get wasted/drunk because everyone I've seen around me who can't even function the next day. I promise to stick to my promise :) Some people try to say "what if you can have more than 2 drinks and still be ok" and I say "I guess I'll never know b/c I'm never having more than 2!" Drinkers usually don't understand a non-drinker so I don't try to explain it any further.
• India
31 Dec 06
I am 30 yrs old and i used to drink couple of pegs every day
• United States
31 Dec 06
I might be drinking tonight, but not to the point where I will get drunk, see you can get tipsy, which is different from getting drunk, getting tipsy is when you drink enough that you act crazy, and do funny things but you are in control enogh not to do anything supid, see my friends drink, but at the same time they know how to handle themselves.
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@vivasuzi (4127)
• United States
31 Dec 06
Yeah drinking to the point of silliness is what a lot of my friends do to. I don't plan to even go that far though, and only have one or two to just relax. That's it! I am already quite silly, I don't need much help :)
@sndshrane (288)
• India
31 Dec 06
Hi, I started to drink from age of 24. now I am 28 years old. But I drink only occassionly. I think that at the time of the drinking I know my limits therefore I have not overdrunk. I drink as much as I manage myself and listen everything.
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@vivasuzi (4127)
• United States
31 Dec 06
You started at an older "adult" age which is probably why you never went overboard. That's going to be the same with me since I'll be 26 by then. I think by the time you hit 23, the thrill of drinking is basically gone so it's easier just to be a casual drinker. Thanks for the input :)
• United States
31 Dec 06
We are the same age and definitely on the same boat. I too promised to have my first drink or two for my wedding, but to be honest I am not looking forward to it. My reason for choosing not to drink came from knowing people who did and lost control of their lives. I do not encourage anyone to drink, and if you have to...do it responsibly. Thanks for the post.
@vivasuzi (4127)
• United States
31 Dec 06
Wow someone like me :) Well I don't "have" to, I just want to :) I want to see what it taste like and what it feels like. 1 or 2 should give me enough of a feeling that I will definitely not drink more than that. So that's pretty responsible. Good luck on your wedding too!
• India
31 Dec 06
I am 22 years old and i started drinking during my college days two years back.then it was not so frequent just once in a month.But now it has increased to twice in a week and that too 8-9 drinks. Now i m thinking to quit this habit in the coming year thats why i'll not be drinking on 31st
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@vivasuzi (4127)
• United States
31 Dec 06
Good resolution to make! You gotta quit now before it gets out of hand, it sounds like it's getting close to that now. Good luck on quiting!! Just get addicted to the internet instead :)
@kathy77 (7487)
• Australia
31 Dec 06
Well I mainly only have a couple of drinks if I am at a special occasion for weddings, parties, or something like that I used to drink a bit more when I was younger but now when I am at my age I believe that I have mellowed a lot and that is why I find that I can have just as much fun without too much to drink, as for people getting drunk I do not see anything in it besides those who do normally spoil the fun for others unless they drink in moderation.
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@vivasuzi (4127)
• United States
31 Dec 06
I hear that a lot lately about people mellowing as they age. Drinking seems to lose it's appeal once you are legally allowed to do it whenever you want! Good thing though, or else we'd have drunk adults all over the place and that wouldn't be so good for our society.
@Acts238girl (2088)
• United States
31 Dec 06
i'm 25 years old myself and i don't drink either.i have gotten drunk a couples of times in my life.i didn't see no sense in it.every time i got that way i would throw my guts up.which now i don't do it anyway because i go to church.
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@vivasuzi (4127)
• United States
31 Dec 06
See you tried it, didn't like it, and stopped it. I still have friends who get drunk! and they've gotten sick many times! I just don't get why you would purposely put your body through that even after you didn't react well the first time. Good for you on cutting it out.. although 1 drink shouldn't hurt ;)
• United States
31 Dec 06
I used to drink years ago, only because all my friends at the time hung out at bars and clubs. So I was just a social drinker. I was involed with an alchoholic for 10 years so I saw firsthand what it can do to ruin people's lives. Drinking in moderation is fine, but when it becomes an addiction it is tragic.
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@taruha (559)
• United States
31 Dec 06
I am 57 years old and i drink once in a while averaging at may be one drink per every 3/4 days.i had started drinking when i was 18 years old and since than have been able to maintain the limit very well.sometimes at some party,my friends force me to drink more but i strongly resist myself and have remained within the limits.
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• United States
31 Dec 06
I have never drank in my enitire and I am never going to
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• United States
31 Dec 06
I drink every now and then. I started in high school, but only at parties and stuff. Once I got out on my own it wasn't so appealing anymore. I will probably have a drink tonight, being new years and all, but it isn't something I do regularly.
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@Musicial (471)
31 Dec 06
I do Drink, but it's very occassional, although sometimes I can go over the top. I had my first drink at a young age, and used to get drunk, but as I get older I realise that if you have a drink you don't have to get drunk as there is not much point to it as you might end up being sick, hurting yourself or others and then you will probably get a hang over and can't do anything the next day. Good Lick and Best wishes for you wedding and enjoy your first (and second)drink!
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@medooley (1874)
• United States
31 Dec 06
Congrats on your personal goal. I have really one had one drink in my life and that was at the age of 31. It was a shot. And I was no where near drunk. It had no effect on me (that I know of).
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@tambdy (1968)
31 Dec 06
I drink alot especially tonight as it is new years night i think i have a drink nearly every night just to stop the boredom. I wish i had not drank at all it is bad and always ends up in fights. I started when i was about 12 although i did not drink alot. To be honest i have not meet any other people who have not drank but in my area alot of people drink. You will enjoy you first drink but just watch it changes people. Good post + rating.
• India
31 Dec 06
sorry ..i dont drink ....!! i dont understand the logic actually as to why consume something that ultimately harms ur body and in the end may even take ur beautiful life away .....!! i have heard about so many instances about people gettin drunk and doing stupid things .....!! i mean drinking to do something stupid in the end ...!! does it make sense ....!! all i m saying is i dont think in the future also i will ever drink ....!!
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• Philippines
31 Dec 06
I started dringking when i was 15 with my friends just for curiousity. An now im 25 and i stop dringking for about a year now, but good thing i never got drunk, i know my limitations on drinking anyway, foe safe side!
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@krizz420 (4387)
• Canada
31 Dec 06
I drink very little and very rarley cause I dont like the way I feel afterwards.
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@beverly1 (1129)
• United States
31 Dec 06
sorry i dont drink
@vivasuzi (4127)
• United States
31 Dec 06
Do you never drink? or have you drank and you now gave it up? This discussion isn't about drinking, but about when and why people drink, and also why people like you don't drink. Let me know what you think about drinking and why you don't do it :)
• Australia
1 Jan 07
I always had in mind to give it a shot for fun sake, but the time that i actually did it i hated it. It tastes nothing more than a medicine, having medicine when you are not sick is insane isn't it? So i though that i would never ever drink again. Now till the present day i have stood by my decision by and large and hope not to break it.
@vivasuzi (4127)
• United States
1 Jan 07
Yep I've heard some people just simply do not like the taste of it! I guess that makes it easier to avoid :) I actually think I will like the taste of the types of drinks I want to try, b/c I like the smell... and they say you smell basically the same thing you taste! Good for you though :)
@azeemjz (445)
• Pakistan
31 Dec 06
No man i not drink and i also prefer everybody not to start drinking. If they do then plz stop it its dangerous for you.
@vivasuzi (4127)
• United States
31 Dec 06
I think that's a little extreme. It's only dangerous if you are an idiot and getting wasted! If you have a drink or 2 drinks, you are not going to be "dangerous"