I Do Not Drink Alcohol

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    Alcohol is the elephant in the room.

    It is by far the most glorified, yet possibly the most distructive of all drugs. No one smokes pot and then beats their children, and the same goes for cocain or heroin. Alcohol takes people's lives, their futures, their families. And yet it is glorified by songs, (like "Last...
    LionChick LionChick
    16-17, F
    1 Response May 23, 2014

    Its a burden to be constantly pressured by

    friend to go out and drink and have a little fun. They just don't understand that I don't want to drink. I don't want to turn into my father who was an alcoholic.
    ScarletRed000 ScarletRed000
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Mar 7, 2015

    I love the taste of certain drinks,

    but I'm on chemotherapy for arthritis and if I drink even a little it will permanently damage my liver :(
    xxalicerosexx xxalicerosexx
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 7, 2014

    I started drinking at a young age

    because of easy availability and my choice too....since I got married I became an occasional/social drinker and stayed like that for about 5 years....Finally I realized that it is useless and it makes me do things that I don't want to do, so finally I left drinking.....I swore...
    Pseudo69isback Pseudo69isback
    31-35, M
    12 Responses Jan 2, 2015
    redphoenix02 redphoenix02
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jan 6
    mahmoodahmad mahmoodahmad
    18-21, M
    Dec 7, 2014

    not anymore since drinking too much increases

    blood pressure during all day after the night. that is not good. alcohol is dangerous for health. I wanna be sober forever.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Aug 13, 2015

    I have not had a drink

    since 2003. I'm proud of it. You don't need Alcohol to have fun. :)
    horneybear79912 horneybear79912
    36-40, M
    Jan 23, 2015

    YOOHOO DRINKS ARE LIFE ARE FREEDOM ARE THE

    DRINK THAT IS MADE IF MILK AND CHOCOLATE! YOOHOO ARE AWSOME
    RainbowWolf13 RainbowWolf13
    13-15, F
    1 Response Dec 2, 2014

    I drink wine, oh the right bottle,

    yum. Hard liquor, no thank you. Beer, one please. So over it, so many things are better.
    Nuancecomm Nuancecomm
    31-35, F
    Mar 13

    Drinking Is A Waste Of Time

    I'm 27 years old and don't drink.  I think it is a waste of time. I feel like people who drink are running away from themselves.  I'd like to think that I am running towards myself everyday, because I face every minute present and sober.
    anon8753 anon8753
    26-30
    12 Responses Jul 1, 2010

    i quit in december of 08.

    After 20 yrs of it i walked away. no aa no counciling just seen how i was a hated it. alchohol is just an illuision ot a solution. you can live your life without it.
    stlguy45 stlguy45
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Jun 11, 2015
    XodolsWasHere XodolsWasHere
    16-17, M
    1 Response Nov 12, 2014

    Almost everyone around me drinks alcohol (even

    though we're all under the legal age of the U.S., which is 21). I consciously choose to abstain; I don't want to lose control of myself like that. But I don't look down on people who DO drink alcohol. To each their own -- and to the drinkers out there, party on!! I just won...
    Boulier Boulier
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jan 23, 2015

    One time my sister went

    after my mom with a Glass she threatened to break to get the Bottle of Vodka back out of her grasp. I had to protect mom, The only thing I could think to do was throw the glass so it couldn't be picked up anymore. Another time I woke up to my father sobering and eating Butter...
    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix
    26-30, M
    Mar 19

    I've only ever tried one sip of my dad's drink

    once at a restaurant. It was vile. I don't know what it was, but it was vile. I have been unwilling to drink alcohol for several reasons: 1) I know the effects. I have had many lessons and talks on alcohol and what it can do to your life. I know that if I try alcohol, there is...
    ForeverIsOver ForeverIsOver
    16-17, F
    4 Responses Dec 21, 2014
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Aug 14, 2015

    I used to.... a lot lol,

    but I realised it was badly affecting my life in 2010, and gave it up in the September of that year. And wow, I don't miss it at all! It really was taking over, I couldn't go a day without it (I was in a very bad situation at home, and it was the usual ''escape'', but it was...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    4 Responses Jan 13, 2014

    Rarely

    I have drank before but I do maybe once a year and it's not because I like it. Aft my divorce I wanted to get drunk but couldn't because I hate the taste. My grandpa gave me a drink of his beer when I was real young and while my other cousins liked it I hated it and still do to...
    IamDRock IamDRock
    31-35, M
    4 Responses Jan 5, 2013

    I've never had a sip of alcohol in my life.

    I never will. I have horrible axiety when I am around people drinking and its really difficult to make friends since I'm yet to meet anyone who doesn't drink all the time.
    Lucyshrimp Lucyshrimp
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Aug 10, 2015

    I haven't drunk alcohol

    for over twenty years as I was starting to get heavy with it and it never bothered me one bit even at parties wear every one else is drinking.
    huntmar huntmar
    70+, M
    Dec 20, 2013

    No More

    Used to drink but not anymore. Love a good beer on a hot day....or a Cadillac Margarita on the rocks but I just can't do it anymore. Don't like the decisions I make while drinking. Don't like the hangover and the way it clouds my mind. I'm so done with alcohol!! Don't miss it...
    lilyofthenile lilyofthenile
    46-50, F
    6 Responses Jul 2, 2010

    Only on special occasions,

    but I get extremely sick
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jan 23, 2015

    I tried it once. I don't get it.

    . . I didn't even get drunk after a whole bottle, and the taste was . . . just there, nothing so special about it. I'd rather have a coke or pepsi
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Aug 24, 2015

    For me, it's not that I'm a recovering addict,

    or that I don't like the taste, or that it's not healthy. For me, it's that my father was always violent on the weekends, when he was drinking, but "perfect" on the weekdays, when he was sober. I suppose I got confused when I was younger and thought that the alcohol caused him...
    WanderingCuriosities WanderingCuriosities
    18-21, F
    Feb 18

    None For Me Thanks...

    I was raised by two alcholic parents. I drank from an early age until I was 21. Then I felt my contol slipping, and I decided this is not what I want for my future. I gave it up, and found a wife that didn't drink. It's a personal choice. I dont look down at others who imbibe...
    Lionroot Lionroot
    41-45, M
    1 Response May 11, 2008

    I think once a year > "Christmas Eve",

    is ONCE a year too much to say I don't drink ? Cuz' I only drink once a year > on Christmas Eve.
    cashetty69 cashetty69
    51-55, M
    Sep 21, 2015
    TwistedCognition TwistedCognition
    36-40, M
    3 Responses Jan 7

    I stopped drinking alcohol about four years ago

    due to a conflict with my Parkinson's medication. Since then I realized that even without the medication conflict I won't be drinking again. I was never a heavy drinker but there is just too much bad s.hit in my family related to alcohol that I've decided it's not worth my...
    LifeinWoodinville LifeinWoodinville
    41-45, M
    3 Responses Sep 23, 2014

    It Can Be Such a Negative Thing..

    A few months ago my mum stopped drinking alcohol. She never drank a lot, just occasionally. She had elevated liver values on her last blood test, so she completely stopped. Some weeks ago, at a family gathering she said to me: "Just as you don't drink with them, you...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Nov 1, 2008
    polarbearlove polarbearlove
    16-17, F
    1 Response Apr 15, 2015

    I Made The Discovery....

    That Mr. John Walker could distill it faster than I could drink it.  Since I do not like to lose, I switched to Pepsi, where my odds were better.
    cracker1649 cracker1649
    66-70, M
    7 Responses Apr 25, 2012

    I'm gonna be of legal age to drink soon.

    . even though I have tried it before when I was younger I don't like it !at all !which is one of the reasons I don't drink and not gonna drink even when I am able to legally.
    jynx1 jynx1
    22-25, F
    Jan 25, 2015

    Never cared for the taste of alcohol.

    Don't like any of them, and I don't drink socially or even recreationally.
    noaht43 noaht43
    41-45, T
    Jul 27, 2015

    I have never had any alcohol beverage

    unless it was one that has such a small amount of alcohol that they don't even need to put it on the front of the product. I mostly drink sweet tea, almond milk (Use to be skim milk.) and water.
    JustSomeGuyontheInternet JustSomeGuyontheInternet
    18-21, M
    Jun 13, 2015

    In high school, everybody would drink.

    Everybody would party. I was the outcast because I didn't. I have no interest in it. My 20th birthday is coming up and I have yet to have an alcoholic drink and I do not want to even when I am 21. My family has a long history of alcoholism and I'm not going to be like them.
    findingfae findingfae
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jan 19, 2015

    Leave Me Alone

    I dont like the taste. I don't like the feeling of being intoxicated. I don't like wasting money on it. I don't like drunk people. I don't like to drink poison that is unhealhty and makes me sick. I just don't like alcohol. And yet, people always try to get me to drink. I'm...
    untethered90 untethered90
    26-30, F
    8 Responses Jun 5, 2013

    Never A Fan

    You can probably count on one hand the number of drinks I've had over the past 5 years, and even then, it's always a relatively small amount. Always hated the smell/taste, and while I don't see anything wrong w/drinking in moderation or even the occasional night of "celebrating...
    cd1019 cd1019
    36-40, M
    1 Response Apr 16, 2012

    If my Step Dad didnt have a drinking problem,

    I probably wouldnt be here right now. I know it seems kinda profound, but let me lay it down for you. I have a Mom and two Dads. My Mom and Step Dad were married and had my three half siblings, To say that he was an inebriate is an understatement, he'd drink Homer SImpson...
    ItsHayley ItsHayley
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Apr 17, 2015
    divaMary3 divaMary3
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 27, 2013

    I hate being near with drunk people.

    I find it annoying. Especially if it's my boyfriend. My bf soon to be husband like to get wasted. He's acting like some college boys. He'd acting very rude sometimes. And annoying. I don't drink at all. So can u imagine i have to deal with this **** every time we go out to...
    LovelyLilly13 LovelyLilly13
    26-30, F
    Sep 30, 2014

    I Don't

    I don't know what is difference between vodka , beer, whisky, champagne. Even my family member don't drink anyone of it. My dad sometime , 1-2 time in a month (At my uncle's home). I tasted beer. It doesn't have good taste. Few month back I tried vodka.( My friend's birthday...
    Somexyz Somexyz
    26-30, M
    3 Responses Jan 26, 2009

    Why I Don't

    So, I don't really talk about this with much people. I've never liked beer. When i was 17, I drank vodka sometimes, but my drink of choice was always bourbon either straight or RTD's. Well, I'm a pretty small person, what you would consider short, so I got picked on a lot... Well...
    NoctisUmbra NoctisUmbra
    22-25, M
    Dec 1, 2012

    And I bought a bottle of alcohol now.

    Haven't opened it yet. Sigh. Long *** ******* sigh...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Feb 24
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