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I Do Not Drink Alcohol

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    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 61-65, M 7 Responses Apr 25, 2012

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    I don't like the taste,

    I tried wine on my 21st birthday and it tasted horrible. I can't describe the taste, but all I could feel was a heat sensation down my throat. So now I rater drink pepsi instead.
    thatonecollegekid thatonecollegekid 18-21, F 2 Responses May 18

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    It's Just a Personal Choice

    I've never been into drinking, and I don't plan on getting started. Alcoholism scares me, and I feel I don't need it in my life. So there you have my reasoning behind choosing not to drink.
    TimeToChangeLib TimeToChangeLib 21-25, F 1 Response Sep 14, 2007

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    I Don't Like The Feeling

    I've only had five alcoholic beverages in my life and I hated the way I felt after drinking. I don't like the feeling that alcohol brings on. I don't understand why people like that feeling. It was kind of frightening to me. I also really dislike the way that people behave when...
    ItchyWitch82 ItchyWitch82 26-30, F Jan 14, 2011

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    Never have, never will,

    I don't object to anyone else, I just don't. :-) still have great times though
    Abilohman Abilohman 26-30 Aug 21

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    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

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    Alcohol Doesn't Work For Me

    Oh I've tried - god knows I have - to figure out how to booze it up to the point where my inhibitions go away, but that fateful St Patrick's day when I refused to go out anywhere due to my embarrassment of being drunk, and subsequent puking, told me it just ain't gonna happen...
    Natnie Natnie 22-25, T 2 Responses Jul 19, 2008

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    It's Just Not My Thing

    I don't drink but I don't judge people that do.  It's a personal choice.  I've never really been a big drinker. *shrugs*  I didn't go to parties when I was younger or binge drink on the weekends or anything.  Occasionally (like, maybe once a year) my...
    Zaipher Zaipher 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 15, 2008

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    Criticism

    I was just criticized for not drinking by people who do. Why does it upset drinkers to find out someone does not drink? Why do they get so angry when I say I don't drink. I am not criticizing them for drinking, so why criticize me for not? I don't like alcohol. I don't like the...
    ItchyWitch82 ItchyWitch82 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 27, 2012

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    Or Any Other Drugs...

    I do not know why I don't drink or do other drugs, I just never think about it and if some of my friends ask me I just say no. No one has ever told me: "Do not drink/smoke etc"... I'm weird, I know, but luckily in a good way :P haha  
    myspip myspip 18-21, M 5 Responses Jul 9, 2007

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    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 22-25, F 9 Responses Jun 5, 2013

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    I mean, I'll have a wine cooler every 7-9

    months (or a year) and a small glass of red wine during special occasions, but for the most part, nope. When it comes to alcohol, it doesn't take much for it to take effect. I am, as one young lady called me, a "light weight" when it comes to alcohol, and it's true. :P
    Whoami30 Whoami30 26-30, M Apr 1

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    You Can Avoid It

    Less than a year ago, I used to hangout at a little bowling alley with all my "friends". Well, most of those people I would hangout with were either dealing drugs or drinking alcohol. I knew just from seeing the way they acted that I never wanted to do any of it. One of the times...
    autumn506 autumn506 16-17, F Oct 8, 2012

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    I Don't Drink Because Everyone Does

    I have never been drunk, nor will I ever be. I have avoided/declined alcohol all my life. I am 23 years old, male, and live in Nebraska. There really isn't much to do in the Midwest besides getting with friends to drink. That's how we knew social gatherings work since freshmen in...
    MIdwestzach MIdwestzach 22-25 Jun 16, 2013

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    I Dont Drink

    I don’t drink and never have. Its not really anything I care to much about doing and really don’t see a point to it. I grew up in a family where all my uncles were and still are alcoholics. So whenever I see it around me it brings up such horrible memories of good hearted...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 21, 2013

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    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...
    suzieb1971 suzieb1971 41-45, F 4 Responses Jan 13

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    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

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    Almost 21 And Never Had Alcohol

    i will be 21 next month and i have never liked the smell of alcohol, when all my high school classmates would be at parties getting wasted and destroying their livers and doing rediculous stuff i had better things to do. i use to be totally against people getting drunk in fron of...
    adorabledespair adorabledespair 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 25, 2011

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    People Have Tried To Get Me To Try It

    I've never had a drink. Not even a sip. I am not morally opposed to it. My life has not been touched in some way by alcoholism. I don't have any Al-Anon/Alateen stories. I don't have any medical conditions or take any medications that prevent me from having a drink now and...
    TheyCantSeeMe TheyCantSeeMe 36-40, F May 8, 2013

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    New Years

    They poored me a glass, they know I'm against it, they toasted, I toasted, they drank it, I dumped it down the drain.
    ashleyxxpiano ashleyxxpiano 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 1, 2011

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    Yep

    first, i just can't do it, it can't be healthy.second, it's against my relegion.third, i prefer soda.fourth, i find it discusting to drink something that's been stored in a basement for years.fifth, it's kinda rare to be found in my country.sixth, i don't think i'll ever do it.
    AYearWithoutRain AYearWithoutRain 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 9, 2011

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    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 31-35, M 1 Response Apr 16, 2012

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    I don't but I have this urge to.

    Just so I can forget for a little bit and so I can feel relaxed and calm for once
    JalenFrankie616 JalenFrankie616 13-15, F Jun 22

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    I Don't Get It!

    Ok first of all i never drank any alcoholic beverages and i don't intend to drink any! I don't really get why people drink so many alcohol. For example at parties people drink and drink but they aren't really thirsty. What does the alcohol do for you? Why can't a coke be enough...
    AntiVi AntiVi 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 15, 2013

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    I Don't Drink.........

    I have about a thousand and one reasons why I don't drink, a couple are health reasons, some are common sense, and then the rest have come along over the years.The main reason I don't drink is because I don't like the way I feel when I've had a few. I'm the sort that gets a...
    chillsdavis chillsdavis 56-60, M Oct 12, 2012

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    I used to drink occassionally

    when I was in high school but I tried to keep it to a minimum. It would always give me a headache the next day. After I got married, I'd sometimes have a glass of wine with dinner. Now that I'm pregnant though, of course I don't touch any alcohol and I think I'm going to quit...
    MrsAshleyR MrsAshleyR 18-21, F Mar 8

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    I Tried It In College, But No Thanks

    I tried alcohol when I left home for college, but after about 6 months I stopped.  Why? 1. Didn't like the taste.  Still don't.  Tastes like something I should be using to clean the kitchen, or wipe down the furniture. 2. Didn't like the people I ended up being...
    freeeedom freeeedom 51-55, F 2 Responses Aug 4, 2007

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    I Never Will, It's Silly

    I know I'm a teen, but I joined this group because I really don't drink alcohol and I never will. It sounds naughty, but one of my mum's friends invited me and my mum over to her house, since it was her 60th birthday. (we call her Lotty, it's short for Charlotte) anyway, Lotty...
    BrideOfEyelessJack BrideOfEyelessJack 16-17, F 2 Responses May 28, 2012

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    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 4 Responses Jan 26, 2009

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    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

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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 13-15, F 2 Responses May 23

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    Not For Me

    Alcohol is just not for me, I guess. My body doesn't like it. I sometimes get asthma drinking alcohol or I get an upset stomach. I like the taste of wine, but I'm just incapable of drinking enough to get drunk. And as far as beer is concerned, I never got used to the taste...
    annabelle37 annabelle37 26-30, F Jul 2, 2013

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    And I Get Made Fun Of

    I have a friend group and we're the only kids at our school who don't get drunk every weekend. We have fun sober times although were 17-20. (the drinking age here is 19)
    lynnirose lynnirose 18-21, F Mar 16, 2013

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    12

    I am 12 years sober. Next month will be 13. But I dont think Im going to make it. Feels like the world is coming down around. And my bipolar is kicken my butt.
    penpalwriter penpalwriter 41-45, F Sep 3, 2013

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    I Wonder What Being Drunk Is Like

    I've had drinks before but I don't drink. 2 strawberry daquiries is enough to give me a buzz and I don't like having a foggy mind. I've had a wine cooler, it wasn't as horrible as most alcohol. I've had sips of beer, beer is amazingly horrible. I hate the taste of alcohol and...
    tltshay tltshay 31-35, F Dec 17, 2012

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    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

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    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...
    praythypacifist praythypacifist 22-25, M Dec 1, 2012

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    divaMary3 divaMary3 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 27, 2013

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    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 8 Responses Jul 2, 2010

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    It's what I call satan juice.

    It does nothing of benefit to the human body. Every time I drank it I felt a piece of my soul die and go to satan. Never touching that poison again. I feel spirits and I feel a demon spirit from the bottle of Hennessy alone...
    ADeepPerspective ADeepPerspective 18-21, F Dec 27, 2013

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    My Families Bad Genes

    My family has a bad history of drinking. Some of it violent some of it remains with me to this day. I am against drinking but I come from a very alchol addicted family s I feel as time goes on my temptation will become stronger. I just want to be alright and I don't want to...
    ACrusaderofHope ACrusaderofHope 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 23, 2013

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    No Drugs At All, In Fact

    I was reminded that I should join a group like this by something I just heard James Randi say: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9w7jHYriFo&t=8m02s And that's exactly why I don't do it. People get drunk for all sorts of reasons. To have fun, to have sex. Well... I guess it's really...
    InvoluntaryLoner InvoluntaryLoner 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 28, 2013

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    I Am Weird Enough Sober

    I am an odd sort of person, and figure that I need all of my brain cells. I never found anything that tasted good enough to make me want to part with any of them.
    GuardianBlack GuardianBlack 36-40, M 2 Responses Jun 10, 2007

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    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

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    It Used To Be A Family Amusement Park

    I am so dissappointed. I just found out the rollar coaster park I've gone to all my life, that used to be run by a local family for 100 years, that was so appropriate for all ages is now going to serve alcohol. That may or may not work in theme parks where people just sit around...
    SmilingSoloSally SmilingSoloSally 41-45 Apr 12, 2012

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    Once An Alcoholic...

    So I use to be a heavy drinker, I guess you could call me a once alcoholic, and I wasn't even graduated from high school yet either. Anyways I got so drunk on my prom night I don't remember anything and I have no idea what had happened that night, all I know is that morning I...
    phayleen phayleen 18-21 Aug 13, 2013

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    I Want To Remain Focused.

    I do not drink any kind of alcohol. There are a couple reasons why: First, I am aware of the health consequences of over-drinking, alcoholism. I do not want to experience any of those. Second, I know people, including my own father, whose live has been ruined because to their...
    DissipatedShadow DissipatedShadow 22-25, M Dec 28, 2012

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    Ethanol does nothing

    for me. When I observe people acting in a cheerful or rowdy manner while drunk, I am left with a feeling of curious bewilderment. When I consume ethanol, within a matter of minutes I feel as if some kind of pall or veil has fallen over my consciousness. I feel very tired and it...
    LunarDelta LunarDelta 31-35, M Mar 10

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    Why I Don't Drink Alcohol Anymore

    when i was younger alcohol was my friend.  I joined the army and could drink on post at 18.  It was fun.  I could drink guys under the table.  because of the shortage of women i could leave with enough money for 1 drink and come home that evening totally...
    mom2snsb mom2snsb 46-50, F Feb 7, 2010

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    Related Experiences

    8/ 14 / 14 There are 2 reasons why I never drink alcohol. #1 is that I dislike the taste. Beer, wine or liquor mixed or plain, I just don't like the taste. #2 is that I have...
    minimeowz minimeowz 61-65, F 1 Response Aug 14

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    I just made this decision 3 days ago. I don't even like the taste anymore. The smell almost makes me sick. I don't like what it does to me--makes me a completely different person...
    aristotelian aristotelian 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    i am allergic to beer or anything with alcohol. I dont use drugs. I dont smoke. But i love black forest cake.
    yodatheching yodatheching 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 7

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    I can't get past the smell of alcohol or the taste. Bleh!