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I Don't Drink Much

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    Never Really Have

    Right now the main reason I don't drink is that I'm on psych meds.  Booze, serequil, and lithium are not a good mix!But even before I was on the medication I seldom drank.  I'd have one or two socially, or to relax after a rough day...but that was it.I'm goofy enough as it is...
    Plaid Plaid 31-35, F Aug 26, 2011

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    I Don,t Drink Much

    i used to drink a lot, but last year my life changed for good and i still drink but not much anymore. i had a heart attack at the emgerency room, i think my high anxiety had something to do with it.i also could not breathe very well for a long time, i did not realize that one...
    mycuzinvinni mycuzinvinni 46-50, M 3 Responses Jun 18, 2011

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    I'm Not A Big Drinker. I Dont Drink That Much Alcohol

    i realised that i dont drink much alcohol. i havent had some in a long time now. when i used to drink alot it was because it is like a trend. people drink alcohol because other people drink it. and people get very drunk because they think its cool. i used to go out and drink...
    jonnyronny jonnyronny 18-21, M Mar 29, 2010

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    Okay, New Year's Eve is a possible exception

    or a very special occasion. Other than that , a very occasional cocktail such as a Blue Hawaiian or a Heineken.. I'll keep liquor in the fridge downstairs but it will last months. This is a far cry from my lifestyle when I was in my 20's
    4k5dii 4k5dii 46-50, M Jun 3, 2014

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    I Really Don't

    Maybe 3-4 glasses of wine a month, alone or with a meal. Possibly 1-2 beers a month, always with a meal and never with the wine. A cup of coffee after a really good dinner. For me it's usually water and iced tea. Cheap date! Even designated driver.
    Josie06 Josie06 56-60, F 2 Responses Nov 6, 2008

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    Rarely

    I don't drink alcohol much. This is because the women in my family has a rare thing... we can get drunk off the smallest amount of alcohol. Seriously. My mother can make it through one half of a light beer, then she's drunk. lol. As for me, I'm a little stronger than the rest. I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 16, 2008

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    I Don't Know Why I Don't Drink Much

    I just don't have any desire to drink alcohol.  I don't know why.  I remember a few years back, I bought a bottle of wine and I never even drank it.  My mother consumes a half a bottle of red wine a night, as does her sister.  I'm an only child, so I don't...
    Taphy Taphy 41-45, F Aug 2, 2008

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    Uh Huh

    I prefer coke. I'm just special and unique like that. I also prefer the taste, being that sort of person of course. Anyway, I can get a straw with the coke, which you usually can't with a pint of whatever. Trying to pick up the ice cubs in the glass with the straw is endless...
    Luangi Luangi 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 31, 2008

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    Yep

    For a while I was completely anti-alcohol, predominantly because of all of the alcoholism in my family. I was scared that I could become so powerless like them. It took me a long time, but I finally realized that the reason someone drinks is just as important as how much they...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 31, 2008

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    Lol Hahahha Aww I Love The Image For This Group

    Yea I dont drink much anymore I really dont do anything any more but i like it and I like feeling kind of "ok" for once I was a junkie for too long lol
    PRETTYGIRLHATESTHEWORLD PRETTYGIRLHATESTHEWORLD 18-21, F Feb 15, 2011

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    Not Anymore

    I do drink but not half, or even quarter as much as I used to. Theres a few reasons for it I guess. One is that they have banned smoking in public houses, a pint without a ciggie is a very sad occasion for me. The prices have gone up so much that it's cheaper to stay at home and...
    AWUK AWUK 26-30, F Jan 31, 2008

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    Occassional Outbreaks Of Drinking When "i Can't Take It Anymore!"

    i am not a big drinker- but occasionally when I am in pain, emotionally or with neuralgia I do have one or two vodka pre-mixed pop-drinks (the bottled or canned 250ml type) or occasionally i will have a glass of wine or baileys, or a little port at xmas with minties on ice but...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals 36-40, F Apr 10, 2011

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    It Just Doesn't Make Sense Anymore

    I was never a big drinker anyway. Whereas my friends could seemingly drink themselves in a stupor, I came with a built-in device that prevented this. That infamous one-drink-too-many very rarely made it past my lips and saved me from, I'm sure, embarrassment and decidely worse...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Oct 20, 2010

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    I Don't Need It

    Alcohol is not something I have ever had to struggle with like some people I know and certain members of my family. I did once when I was very young and since detox in my early 20's I have teen totally cool with alcohol man. I just don't need the **** honestly.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 28, 2011

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    Rarely

     Drinking is something I only do a couple of times a year, and only around people I trust. I think it's foolish to expect myself to abstain from drinking completely; after all, it can feel god sometimes! I am a firm believer in moderation, though, and I don't need to drink...
    possibly possibly 18-21, F Apr 15, 2008

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    Maybe "Often" Would Be a Better Word For Me

    Because while it doesn't occur that frequently, I generally do drink too much when I do drink. So I while I don't drink that often, I do drink much in those not so often times. I don't really know what I'm saying... ya know?
    JonFurniss JonFurniss 18-21, M 3 Responses Apr 16, 2008

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    Well Not Often

    I can drink quite a bit and used to drink at least twice a week- the drinking that would make you forget time and place often. However, I have cut it down a good bit- for a variety of reasons- health, attempt to improve wealth and a dislike of the day after.  I tend to be...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 4, 2008

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    I've never had a drink in my life, and I don't regret it. I've never seen the appeal. Alcohol smells disgusting, so I can't imagine it tastes good. And why would I want to...
    BoundlessPancake BoundlessPancake 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 5

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    and I probably never will either. I know a lot of people say that at my age but I really think I won't. I hate being around people who are drunk. It makes me really uncomfortable...
    Jessica4729 Jessica4729 13-15, F Jan 1

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    I used to drink when I lived in a different city. When I moved back to where I had originally moved, I ended up taking my last drink on Halloween night of last year. It seems that...
    obscureriddle obscureriddle 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 19

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    Whenever I'm at a gathering and people ask me for a drink, I just politely refuse and excuse myself.
    TheMisanthropeOtaku TheMisanthropeOtaku 18-21, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I quit soda last year and it's been probably the best choice I've made about my body in a long time. I also actually started liking tea a lot more shortly after I quit. I used to...
    thiswillmostlikelyformyou thiswillmostlikelyformyou 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 17

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    Last time I drank I was sexually assaulted, a year later I am still abstaining (I do slip over every now and then but the point is that I quit). I know that its not my fault, I...
    TryingToLoveLifeNow TryingToLoveLifeNow 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    Being sober is one of the most attractive things about a person, honestly. I love a clear mind and a sound body. I love being in control of my body!!
    ShakenButNotBroken ShakenButNotBroken 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 1

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    when I have a bunch of money I would do nice things that makes someone's day a little better. Homeless guy a coffee and a sandwich, a waitress a good tip for their efforts,( if I...
    UndeliverMe UndeliverMe 22-25, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Not sure I have any! I don't go out much. I don't drink. .....?
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Jan 20

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    I have a problem with these simple words, they don't mean much to me at all. I feel love for people, don't get me wrong, but I'd rather someone show me how much they care then use...
    PoliteDeviance PoliteDeviance 31-35, M 2 Responses Jan 18

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    I come home from work after my fiance telling me that he doesn't want his ex and can't stand her...day after day lately...to him talking to her the entire time that I am gone. I...
    Pumpkiin Pumpkiin 22-25, F Jan 19

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    I will admit that as far as conversations go, I'm not that great at communication. It normally depends on the person on wether I say a lot or don't say much at all. It makes me...
    Izzy143 Izzy143 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 20

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    These last few days have been tough on me. Going between my daily life, my family, talking to my girlfriend, and my select few hobbies I enjoy. I've noticed lately how much I hurt...
    JEJ2259 JEJ2259 22-25, M Jan 22

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    JustDuke JustDuke 13-15, M 1 Response Jan 7

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    Not anymore.I'm tired of waking up 30 minutes early and painting my face just to go to go to school(which I hate ) and home. I'm tired of wearing it anywhere period. Even though I...
    irreelevance irreelevance 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 6

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    This motorcycle trip might now be described as a coming-of-age, last-fling-of-youth story or some such thing, but I just saw it as another adventure with a good buddy. I was, and...
    SammySamps SammySamps 51-55, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Don't get me wrong, I love my family to bits and most of them are wonderful and supportive! But... we've just never had that sense of closeness that so many families have. I'm...
    Saiyanprincess Saiyanprincess 18-21, F Jan 2

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    i don't know if i'm supposed to be monogamous. no matter how much i like the idea of a husband, two kids, some pets, and a house, i always get bored with my current partner and...
    iridescenteyes iridescenteyes 26-30, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I have a spouse going on 13 years. I've been with her since August of 2001. it has never been the best relationships but I've stuck around because of our kids. after all of those...
    jarae jarae 26-30 2 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    Seriously, if I don't agree with you, I will correct you. I don't care what others think of me.
    whatupdoc54 whatupdoc54 18-21, M 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    A babysitter would have more authority than me over his kids in our home. I'm sick of being asked to take her to the store and watching her while he goes out. It would be fine if...
    morrginme morrginme 31-35, F 15 hrs ago

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    DoorMattress DoorMattress 13-15, M Jan 16

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    The thing is, growing up, I always saw people doing these recreational activities like smoking pot, cigarettes, getting drunk, some kind of drug, etc. and to be frank, each and...
    Unalike Unalike 18-21, M Jan 7

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    I am not saying that I am a great mom or the best in the world but am trying to be. Being a single parent is really hard.My daughter's birthday was last week. She had 2...
    4BlackForest 4BlackForest 36-40, F 6 Responses Jan 11

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    I'm so frustrated. my other half seems to have given up on any kind fun when it's just the two of us, physical or otherwise. We only have sex if she's been drinking and that just...
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    I'm a 20 y/o Arabian (not muslim) and I come from a rich cultural back ground and my mother is from the most royal family from my country. I'm going to be 21 in less than 6 months...
    psychedelicblues psychedelicblues 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I've been with a partner for nearly the years. We live together with his mum. We live in a very small flat and have done for 18 months. Prior to that, we lived in a family home...
    rebeccadb1 rebeccadb1 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 2