I Don't Drink Alcohol

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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. I only started drinking because I was sheltered in high school and when I got to college, I wanted to "try new experiences". I can have...
    aristotelian aristotelian
    22-25, M
    1 Response Sep 1, 2014

    I Don't Believe People Have The Right frame Of Mind If They Drink

    My Father and Mother Drank Alcohol.I really do not believe people have the right frame of Mind and correct ethics on Life if they do Drink Alcohol.This stuff messes with the "Mind" Up!I prefer to stay off this stuff, because it messes our "Mind's" Up!
    ChakraSolipsismMGP ChakraSolipsismMGP
    56-60, M
    Aug 9, 2013

    I drink when sad I don't enjoy it

    but don't won't to stop just won't to blur out ! And forget what's going on
    Unknown1456 Unknown1456
    22-25, F
    1 Response Oct 19, 2014

    It Is Not For Me

    I am quite sensitive to a lot of smells, alcoholic included. I have also seen the emotional and physical, verbal and mental ramifications the abuse or overuse of alcohol can do to a person and make them do to others. I can't even handle two inches or so of apple cider without...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti
    36-40, F
    1 Response Aug 19, 2013

    Never Got It

    We learn all through grade school it's not a 'good' drink It's just like any other drink, it's just bad So after all this learning about what it can do, why does one drink it? They know the consequences.
    FortyTheRapper FortyTheRapper
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Aug 10, 2013


    I decided a long time ago along with the Above The Influence campaign that I'd never do drugs and I'd wait till I was legally aged to drink. Now I'm thinking about just never drinking all together. I don't like the smell and I don't like the taste (I've had non-alcohol alcohol...
    deleted deleted
    Aug 13, 2012

    Sober At College

    I just finished up my first year of college and somehow survived socially without going to any raging parties or taking even a sip of alcohol. There are a lot of reasons for me not doing it: I don't see the appeal in choking down a shot so I can feel out of control, the small...
    ceilingstardreams ceilingstardreams
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jul 30, 2013

    A Non Drinker's Experience In Ireland

    So there I was in university last Thursday night having a few beverages with some college friends. I don't drink alcohol and I enjoy myself perfectly fine without it, typically having a diet coke or something like that instead. All of a sudden two of my friends lay into me...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Aug 1, 2012

    I drank 3-5 days a week in high school

    and my late teens. I had my daughter and totally lost interest in drinking and now I'm like one of the only 22 year olds who doesn't drink.
    ksnaps ksnaps
    26-30, F
    1 Response Apr 23, 2014

    I don't drink any more.

    I had the frightening experience of almost dieing in the emergency room earlier this year with chronic heart failure that led to chronic liver damage, kidney damage and fluid on the lungs. To cut a long story short, a person never fully recovers from chronic heart failure and...
    Dropbear Dropbear
    46-50, M
    1 Response Aug 5, 2015


    I have no problems at all with other people drinking, I just have no taste for it personally, and prefer a safer alternative;)
    up4adventures up4adventures
    36-40, M
    1 Response Sep 27, 2013

    About A Root Beer This experience caught me

    dumbfounded at first and then later, embarrased for myself. First things first, I did not know root beer is non-alcoholic until a friend of mine told me so. Of course, my first action is to try a root beer. The non-alcoholic kind is hard to find in my place. It's the alcoholic...
    mareliberum mareliberum
    Apr 10, 2014

    When I was a teenager I used to drink a little

    bit just because my friends were drinking. As i've grown up i've come to realise that I really hate the taste of alcohol so I choose not to drink. It's good to avoid having a hangover too (although i've never had one so I can't really imagine what it's like).
    LinkinParkMuse LinkinParkMuse
    31-35, F
    1 Response Mar 31, 2015

    It Got Boring, Fattening Etc

    I guess you could say I was a social drinker for most of my adult life. My parents were both from the WWII era, and drinking socially was their big thing. When I turned 50, I decided I didn't want the health issues, the expense, the gut that developes from drinking fine ales and...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Sep 27, 2011

    I don't drink alcohol

    because I have seen many people, including family, have alcohol destroy their lives.
    directionergirl5087 directionergirl5087
    22-25, F
    Dec 24, 2013

    For The Most Part...

    i don't drink beer or hard liquor. i don't like beer and i don't like what hard liquor does to me. i like whine though and will have a glass every now and then. i don't know what it is but when i drink hard liquor, it seems like after just one i just say screw it and get...
    avagwen420 avagwen420
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 24, 2009

    I Had To Laugh

    I had the awesomest and strangest and most hilarious moment today. I went to see Young Adult - which was a pretty great flick, btw - nice and thought provoking. And I'm sitting there, watching a scene, and she's chugging - and omgosh, I totally gagged - hard!! Dudes, I totally...
    deleted deleted
    Jan 16, 2012

    I Know I'm Not Going To, So Why Do I Debate Whether I Want To.

    It's my 1st semester in college. I've had small amounts of alcohol a couple of times in my life. I didn't like it too much. I've never been drunk before. There are no classes this Thursday because of Veterans Day. So my friend is having a party in his dorm the day before. He...
    goldeneye007 goldeneye007
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Nov 10, 2010

    Had Enough

    I drank when I was young,i'm older/wiser i see how bad it affects people.If they could consume alcohol without getting stupid it would be ok
    wondone wondone
    41-45, M
    Mar 28, 2009

    None For Me Thanks,

    I can't drink now because of my meds that I'm on for my depression.   Besides, I don't need alcohol to have a good time.
    deleted deleted
    5 Responses Dec 18, 2007

    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 no resistance or tolerance for it. Here's what happened::::: I had a terrible cold. I was really sick. I took a timed release cold...
    minimeowz minimeowz
    61-65, F
    1 Response Aug 14, 2014

    After thinking about it

    for a long time, recently I have decided to stop drinking alcohol altogether. I have been drinking very infrequently for the past year because I very rarely go out, and when I did go out, I would only have a drink or two... but now, I have decided to cut alcohol out of my life...
    pixieowl pixieowl
    26-30, F
    Apr 22, 2015

    I not that long ago turned 19 years old,

    out of my 19 years on this earth I have never ever drank Alcohol. To me Alcohol isn't interesting to me. Plus drinking Alcohol destroys your brain cells so over time you will get dumber and dumber.
    deleted deleted
    7 Responses Apr 23, 2014

    I tried it at various points in my life,

    and it tasted like crap, so I stay away from the stuff. Besides, one of my brothers had a bit of a drinking problem, and I don't wanna end up like that.
    nightpatroller78 nightpatroller78
    26-30, M
    Sep 11, 2015
    misterbob misterbob
    51-55, M
    Dec 24, 2014

    If I Only Drank...

    "If you only you drank..." This is the phrase that one of my closest friends says to me -- almost weekly. I can't tell you how many times I've been having a great time laughing and joking in a small group when that feeling hits...that pang...that awkwardness. It's the point of...
    birdisthew0rd birdisthew0rd
    22-25, M
    4 Responses Mar 27, 2010

    I quit drinking 20 years ago today

    and have never been happier! :-)
    anamcara28 anamcara28
    46-50, M
    3 Responses Apr 28, 2014

    I Just Don't Have the Desire To...

    I've never cared much for alcohol.  I never had any real desire to try it, though I did a couple times, mostly out of sheer curiosity and boredom.  I've only been drunk a couple times, and all it did was confirm to me how pointless I already thought it was.  I...
    solarxmoon solarxmoon
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Oct 12, 2007

    I'm absolutely cool with living an alcohol free

    life, but it just really annoys me when people question why I don't drink, as if I'm crazy or have no life. Knuckleheads... I have my own way of living life, and you have yours, if it includes getting wasted at night, go for it, enjoy it without me. Why question me like I'm a...
    DJMonstaaMasher DJMonstaaMasher
    1 Response Mar 5, 2016

    Bad Experiences and I Just Don't Need It

    I've had a few bad experiences with other people drinking alcohol, and I just don't think I need it to be happy. It's fake, temporary happiness anyways. I don't judge people who do drink, it's their decision, it's just not for me. As for bad experiences, they may not seem that...
    DarkSalem DarkSalem
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jul 2, 2008

    I Don't Drink For Ideological Reasons

    A few months ago I gave up alcohol. I'm not an alcoholic, I've never been an excessive drinker. I was a moderate drinker. I decided to stop drinking after reading "Food of the Gods" by Terence McKenna. I was already familiar with literature related to the subject of psychedelics...
    Smokeandpencils Smokeandpencils
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Oct 29, 2013

    I used to drink alot

    when I was younger. I would drink until I passed out or ran out of money I did that until I decided I didn't want to live that way anymore then I walked away from it and have never looked back
    franky2222 franky2222
    51-55, M
    Oct 14, 2015

    Past Experiences

    i never drink alcohol..and i never plan tonot sure if that's what i would have chosen in other conditions but my past experiences led me to it. My father has been an alcoholic for 13 years and i saw the damage it caused. I pretty much find it hard to be around drunk people and i...
    BlackDiamondFairy BlackDiamondFairy
    18-21, F
    Dec 31, 2010

    Tried it. Didn't like it.

    Simple as that.
    deleted deleted
    Feb 27, 2015

    I Just Don't Like It

    I can't say that I don't drink alcohol at all, just very rarely and very small amounts. But I think I know the reason why I don't like it. I perfectly remember the days when my father had alcohol problems. I and my mother were always worried how it will end. Some days father was...
    Maryel Maryel
    18-21, F
    Jan 17, 2010
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