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I Do Not Drink Alcohol

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    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

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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, 2014

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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 3 Responses Jan 26, 2009

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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, 2014

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    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 18-21, F Jan 25

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

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    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 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 7, 2014

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    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

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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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    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, 2014

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    He: Can I buy you a drink?

    Me: Sorry, but alcohol is bad for my legs. He: Do they swell? Me: No. They spread.
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 3 Responses May 28

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    Only on special occasions,

    but I get extremely sick
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jan 23

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    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

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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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    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, 2014

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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 6 Responses Apr 25, 2012

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    XodolsWasHere XodolsWasHere 16-17, M 1 Response Nov 12, 2014

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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

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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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    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

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    mahmoodahmad mahmoodahmad 18-21, M Dec 7, 2014

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    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.
    YukiSohma YukiSohma 18-21, M Jun 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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    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

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

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    MadNocturnes MadNocturnes 18-21, F Oct 30, 2014

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    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 3 Responses Dec 21, 2014

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    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

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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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    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 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 7

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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 7 Responses Jul 2, 2010

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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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    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 22-25, F Sep 30, 2014

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    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 3 Responses Apr 17

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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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    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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    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 1 Response Mar 8, 2014

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    polarbearlove polarbearlove 16-17, F Apr 15

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    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 41-45, M 1 Response Jun 11

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    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 2 Responses Jan 23

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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, 2014

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    crossproduct crossproduct 41-45, F Nov 12, 2014

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