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I Don't Drink Much

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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

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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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    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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    Alcoholic drinks obv

    but for two good reasons lol.. it makes me sick and when i'm drunk i start stripping. Too many times have I lost friends or offended people because they have seen a pic of my nakedness when they didn't want to lol. I may have the odd drink now and again but it is very rare
    surfdas surfdas 22-25, M Aug 29

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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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    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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    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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    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'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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 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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    I never buy them for myself. They don't have effect on me. My energy is all based on my state of mind not on some drinks.
    Zim0 Zim0 18-21, M 1 Response 1 hr ago

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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 Response Sep 1

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    I might be alone in this group but I don't find any joy or comfort in drinking alone. I have a full wine rack....quite the liquor cabinet but never think to touch any of it, no...
    Pinky65 Pinky65 46-50, F 5 Responses Aug 19

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    I don't need them. Super hyper as it is!
    AuntieShani AuntieShani 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 1

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    I used to drink 2 Monsters a day and buy them by the case. After having been to the ER multiple times and then being unable to work due to my mental status, I quit energy drinks...
    roselani2005 roselani2005 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 18

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    I quit drinking coffee because of my anxiety. I used to drink it everyday and usually with a cigarette.
    roselani2005 roselani2005 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 22

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    Over 12 years clean and sober. Wish i could say clean and serene. But meds and smokes gave heart attacks.
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Sep 1

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    I don't drink anymore because I am epileptic and my medicine reduces my tolerance to alcohol significantly. Also, I'm just not that kind of person. Yesterday made me feel ever...
    sjchevalier07 sjchevalier07 31-35, M 2 Responses Aug 31

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    Never did drugs. Don't think I'll ever want to. When it comes to alcohol, I think I have a wine cooler every eight months or every one, two, or three years. I don't drink that much...
    Whoami30 Whoami30 26-30, M 4 Responses Aug 18

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    I don't smoke I don't drink. As I'm told constantly by my family. I'm crazy enough sober I don't need anything adding to it lol
    June4U June4U 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 26

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    I lost my love of life to my best frnd my frndship olways tries to put me down they try to change me I m fedup of this y d hell they can't accept me for who I m they comment on my...
    Kazi313 Kazi313 16-17, M Aug 30

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    I've been clean and sober for about a month now, and I'm looking to find friends 18-30 in the Bay Area that don't drink or do drugs.
    teawithharry teawithharry 18-21, T Aug 18

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    I don't drink Alcohol, or smoke or take any drugs. It's part of my personal code of honor, if that makes any sense.
    TheComicAlien TheComicAlien 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 29

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    So I accidentally browsed ur profile on the dating website and what you wrote just make me curious, this is how we know each other. We met in person in a very short term w/o...
    TaiwanSag TaiwanSag 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    I am completely at odds with this region. I absolutely hate it. the over aggressive driving (less so in Vermont and Maine) when there is no traffic on the roads outside of major...
    ajrestless ajrestless 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    3:30am and I'm awake in tears, I can't stop my mind from throwing the recent past in my face. Dating a recovering drug addict is so hard especially when he has messed up and hurt...
    secretdestiny secretdestiny 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    It's never as easy as just saying "thank you". I already don't think much of myself and I don't want anyone else to think so either. Saying "thank you" typically indicates that the...
    JustAnotherHuman34 JustAnotherHuman34 18-21, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I'm at a cross roads. Every path is dark and has things to get over or avoid. I don't know what to do I feel the weight of decisions I feel the responsibility of making decisions...
    Sunrise13 Sunrise13 31-35, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I'm not even tempted....Have you ever met anyone who dislikes chocolate? Well, now you have. I really don't care for it at all. I find it too intense, icky tasting and boring.A...
    Kathieredart Kathieredart 56-60, F 2 Responses 36 mins ago

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    she doesn't trust me. when i tell the truth, she doesn't believe me... "i was at school." "stop digging a bigger hole for yourself by lying to me!" ... she hates me. i make her...
    KatieRosess KatieRosess 16-17, F 2 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    Warning- highly controversial, read with an open mind.. I am not a smart man, nor a rich man, hell, I didn't even finish high school- but like most of us I see through the smoke...
    Shedog99 Shedog99 70+, M 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    I love girl from canada so so so much And i think thats love just from one side ( me ) But really I don't care I love her I love talking to her I'm happy just seeing her
    Ihabq8 Ihabq8 16-17, M 10 hrs ago

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    I don't want to feel anymore... I hurt everyone and I feel so empty... I'm covered in scars, I am afraid to cry and I hate people so much.. Im constantly let down when I give my...
    Alwayslost11 Alwayslost11 31-35, F 6 hrs ago

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    Okay I understand it I just don't get the same call to arms to defend it. Perhaps if I was truly a Christian I would. By any means today I have youth group......and someone pointed...
    KateTheStraightedge KateTheStraightedge 16-17, F 11 hrs ago

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    Things are so wonderful and so awful, I got with a girl 13 days ago, thing is that people keep talking bad about her. Today my cousin, my parabati (for those of you who don't get...
    geary97 geary97 16-17, M 3 Responses 1 hr ago

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    Our favorite drinks are being poisoned MORE & MORE with sucralose and aspartame.It is ALARMING in the last year or more the increase of this being added to our food & drinks.Like...
    Heavenbound5511 Heavenbound5511 36-40, F 4 Responses Sep 1

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    To all the friends I talk to on here, and to anyone who new who tries talking to me, there's a good chance I'm not going to respond to you. Don't take it personal. I'm really...
    sugarcakes143 sugarcakes143 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I've never been into drugs, but I realised I don't need alcohol to have fun when I became pregnant and couldn't have any haha. I used to always go into social situations thinking I...
    sgawlik sgawlik 26-30, F Sep 1

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    Is there anyone out there who can tell me who, or what I am... If you can please tell me, I don't know. Story: My mother did not expect to be pregnant, after I was born I remember...
    kierra172 kierra172 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 17

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    The big amount of alcoholics reveals that there may be a need for more remedy beds for alcoholism. A person who continues to be hooked on alcohol for a long time usually require...
    Alexander714b4xm8 Alexander714b4xm8 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 16

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    My boyfriend's friends and especially their girlfriends have all told him that I'm stuck up. Oh really? I'm sorry that I don't want to do drugs and drink with my kids in the next...
    prittyinpink prittyinpink 22-25, F 6 Responses