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I Don't Drink

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    My Father Was An Alcoholic

    I grew up with a dad who was an alcoholic. I saw my mother suffer because of it. She told me and my brother we shouldn't drink or smoke until we were 18 and then she would pay for our driver's licence. (driving age used to be 18 where I live). Because of the situation at home...
    LadyMimosa LadyMimosa 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 9, 2013

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    Toxic.

    I want something to be clear; I do not give a hoot if YOU like to drink, and I will not judge you for it... provided you're not pressuring me into drinking the stuff, and you're not hurting anyone. I don't care what people do in their own time. To my way of thinking, if you're...
    Ragelovelumos Ragelovelumos 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 17, 2012

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    I do not drink because I choose not to do it.

    I don't hold anything against anyone who does drink, I don't think it's "bad" to drink. True, anything in excess can affect you negatively. I just don't want that as part of my life.
    CuriosityCantHurt CuriosityCantHurt 41-45, M 1 Response Feb 22, 2014

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    Oh Except I Do Now Lmao Wow This Is Lame

    not excessively or anything i just do it when my roommates do which is kinda frequently (ish) but i honestly don't get much out of it. i'm underage, but so far haven't been really drunk at all, and don't feel much of the effects, or particularly like the taste, except for like...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 2, 2013

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    It Kills My Buzz...

    Or at least that's what I tell people. And no, I'm not recovering from anything; at least not alcohol related. And I'll admit that when I was younger, in college, I could out-drink all the boys. But that was back then, and mostly out of peer pressure; that and the fact that I...
    texastomgirl texastomgirl 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 21, 2012

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    Not Even A Little Smidgen

        which means I'm responsible for all the silly things I say..Oh oh.  " Wastin away again in Margaritaville..searchin for my lost shaker of salt."  That does sound fine..I'll try one someday & buy you all a round.  
    wiseowl wiseowl 61-65, F 4 Responses May 14, 2010

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    I wanna know your guys opinion on underage

    drinking. I know someone who is fifteen and drinks and I think that is way too young.
    Ifindbeautyinall Ifindbeautyinall 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 23

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    I won't touch alcohol,

    which is pretty funny considering my grandmother used to slip me shots of beer and brandy when I was in the single-digit ages, but it may very well be that since I was introduced to it so young I never felt the pressure as a teenager to drink. I watched what it did to people...
    mothtoaflame22 mothtoaflame22 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 4, 2014

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    I Enjoy Being Sober!

    It really wasn't my choice to quit drinking. I had to cause of my medication. I am on antidepressants and alcohol is a depressant. Basically, I become so depressed, I want to hide in a dark room and die. I love to be happy and I have been a non-drinker for about 6 months now and...
    eastsidechick eastsidechick 26-30, F 3 Responses Sep 7, 2007

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    The last time i had alcohol i woke up with a

    rug burn on my "downstairs" because i thought the crack between the couch cusions was gonna be a good place to ****. Now this wasnt a comfortable couch either. Imagine a pair of jeans stuffed with gravel. I still feel bad about not buying the sofa dinner or something first...
    IchBinDeutsch IchBinDeutsch 13-15, M Aug 2

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    I Dont Drink

    Im not saying im perfect but i dont see the purpose in drinking its like throwing your life away in a bottle full of puke its gross. I lived with an alcholic for years MY FATHER he did some really bad things that I cant even put in words but Im glad in a way that my father was...
    HoneyBunny22 HoneyBunny22 22-25, F Jul 27, 2012

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    I'm very open to it you know,

    potentially. My dad has drunk beer since I was little and my mom likes wine. My parents offer the latter to me and it's just annoying because it feels like they're pushing it on me. I just don't find it to be necessary, anyway. I would occasionally when I'm older but, still.
    melody477 melody477 16-17, F Aug 8

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    I just came across this article

    which I find it really interesting and it seems good to share. I used to drink but decided to quit. "22 Things You Should Never Say to Someone Who Doesn't Drink" 1. "You're so uptight." I may like to be in control, but just because I don't want a beer doesn't mean I can't...
    dimples004 dimples004 22-25, F 6 Responses Jun 20, 2014

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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. Its also kind of annoying considering I'm around drunk adults all the time. I have no problem with people drinking I just don't like...
    Jessica4729 Jessica4729 16-17, F Jan 1

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    I'm a bit disappointed

    that I didn't drink before I turned 18, it's like a rite of passage. :p Not that I condone underage people drinking or anything... The only time alcohol was in reach was when my dad would drink at home. I'm not sure how old I was at the time. Maybe 7 or 8. But of course I didn't...
    ambivalentFriability ambivalentFriability 18-21 1 Response Aug 7, 2014

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    I Don't Drink

    At all. I've just never felt the need to. Simple as that.
    peanlo peanlo 18-21, F 39 Responses May 15, 2010

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    I No Longer Drink

    I used to love red wine, and also beer went great with raw oysters.  I used to love to have wine with dinner when I dined out, or perhaps a pina colada at the beach.  Sake went great with sushi. But when I started taking medication for various reasons, my meds do...
    thinhotwire thinhotwire 51-55, F 5 Responses Jun 9, 2009

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    I'm in college and don't drink.

    It's not easy. The hard part isn't not drinking, it's finding people that I want to socialize with. I don't drink for multiple reasons- one being my passion for nutrition. But I haven't found anyone with the same values as me. I haven't found friends who don't mind watching a...
    captainseg captainseg 18-21, F Mar 3, 2014

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    I don't drink even though I go to a college

    with a lot of drinking. Most if my friends also don't drink, or don't drink constantly. I think maybe when I turn 21 I'll try a drink, just so I have, but I don't think I really want to drink much. My family has a history if alcoholics and I've seen what family members are like...
    MismatchedIdeas MismatchedIdeas 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 30, 2014

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    Ok, does anyone else think it's funny that

    so many who post under 'I don't drink' decided they were never going to drink solely based on the fact that it tastes bad? It's like, if it tasted good, then you'd have no problem drinking? I don't drink coffee because it tastes bad, but if I liked the taste, I'd totally drink...
    Dowisetrepla Dowisetrepla 18-21, M Feb 7, 2014

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    I don't drink. Never have.

    People think it's weird, and maybe by our society's standards, it is. But I've never liked the taste of alcohol so I never started drinking. I'm sure it also has to do with the fact that I hate throwing up so I never wanted to get so sick from drinking that I'd puke. And I also...
    Mikey5150 Mikey5150 31-35, M 2 Responses May 7, 2014

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    Generally speaking, I'd much

    rather get stoned and listen to music or spend the day out in the boonies with my camera. Although I don't mind a glass of wine now and then, with dinner.
    lovelywarpedlemon lovelywarpedlemon 22-25, F Feb 8

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    Well I don't drink alcohol

    if that's what ya mean :P I will confess though that I experimented with it when I just turned of age though, but somewhere along the line I decided that I hate being drunk, and dizzy and too tired to do anything. So I drink coffee instead.Lots and lots of coffee! :D I much...
    TrippingKitty TrippingKitty 26-30 1 Response Dec 24, 2013

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    To Me, It's Personal...

    I have never had the desire to drink and to get drunk, whereas the whole world seemed to enjoy it. I have tried beer and other sorts a couple of times in my life but haven't expanded it from that point on. To me, not drinking is a personal reason that if I did become a drinker, I...
    kimy28 kimy28 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 16, 2011

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    Drunks Say Whaaa....??

    Last night after my amazing prom I went to a senior after party at a house that my classmate rented out for the night. It was my first official out of school party. Ive been to one before but it was just a few people, this time the whole house was overflowing. It wasnt a big...
    hokulani22 hokulani22 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 9, 2012

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    I don't drink alcohol.

    I don't smoke. I don't party. And I think I am wickedly cool for doing so.
    carlyistortious carlyistortious 22-25, F 4 Responses Mar 20, 2014

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    I Think It's A Little Messed Up That...

    I have to take **** for choosing to stay sober. I'm tired of the questions and the condescension I face after telling drinkers that I don't drink. At all. I'm tired of having to explain myself. Yes, i like to stay in control of my mental faculties and I hate the taste of alcohol...
    SpilledSecrets SpilledSecrets 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 15, 2011

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    Sober

    I have been sober since March 2013. I am terrified to drink because I know it will send me off the wagon.
    multid30 multid30 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 26, 2013

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    I have been teetotal my entire life

    and it is really frustrating being at university when everyone I know either gets drunk almost every night or starts off like me and slowly becomes like everyone else. But the most annoying thing is when I tell people I don't drink at all, they say "Oh, you will at some point...
    TheNarratorGrim TheNarratorGrim 18-21, M Jan 24

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    Nope

    Im a muslim and its part of our religion ,plus alcohol is the devil i've seen what it does to people. I got absolutely pissed when i was 16 in a club and done things i would never do sober. I drank again a couple more times untill i stopped completely at 18, im now nearly 24 and...
    zeinabaddow zeinabaddow 22-25, F 4 Responses Apr 22, 2011

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    Never Even Tasted It

    People think it is funny when I tell them I have never even tasted alcohol. I've never had a drink and I never will. I have no desire to. I don't need it to have a good time. Ever since I was a kid, I knew I wouldn't ever have a drink, it just became a part of who I am...
    acc05003 acc05003 22-25, F 5 Responses Mar 22, 2009

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    Never liked the taste of beer.

    Only drank when I was in high school. Just to get drunk. It was so fun purposing to the toilet seat.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 30, 2014

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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 know that he is the one to blame, but I have decided to own the fact that I was drunk. If I had been sober I could have fought harder, I could...
    TryingToLoveLifeNow TryingToLoveLifeNow 18-21, F Jan 28

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    I Do Not Drink Alcohol

    I used to when I was younger, only when I was socializing with friends. Once I married and had kids all that stopped. I also became more religious so that contributed also to quitting. So I went about 17 years without a drink. I never missed it. Just didn't have the urge or feel...
    soulrunher soulrunher 41-45, F 2 Responses Jan 14, 2013

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    I Need Something To Look Forward To...

    ...when I grow up :) I just don't particularly like the taste of it or the sore neck and arms it gives me, so it's safe to say that I've never been drunk.
    lipbloss lipbloss 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 15, 2012

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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 Jan 24

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    Trying To Date, With Non Drinkers... Does Suck

    so i found that by not drinking its hard to meet someone who doesn't drink!Every person i've meet drinks or smokes, so if i were to put that down as math the numbers for what i've found:out of 100 people that i've met of the years.86 drink of those 86about 29 to 45 of them also...
    Reduikum Reduikum 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 31, 2010

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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 compromise my self-control? I like having a clear mind. What really upsets me (though I don't show it) is when people push me to drink and...
    BoundlessPancake BoundlessPancake 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 5

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    No Booze For Me.

    Why do people need to drink this stuff in order to have a good time. What's the point if you do not remember it the next day. It causes liver disease, stuffs up the kidneys and kills much needed brain cells to which I didn't have many to begin with.
    Thevy29 Thevy29 31-35, M 2 Responses Oct 3, 2013

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    Not Just A Choice, An Entire Lifestyle.

    This one is going to be long. I never knew where it started, all I know is that somehow it managed to get weaved into my principles, ethics and values. It never bothered me, until I moved back to the Netherlands. I was 16 and lived in a boarding house. I managed to make...
    alexandraka alexandraka 22-25 1 Response Jul 19, 2013

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    Pepsi. Shít's harmful

    for you! Alcohol's good though.
    countingthestars countingthestars 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 3, 2014

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    I do not drink. But if an occassion such

    as New Year or some relative's birthday comes and they offer me some champagne then I will not refuse. I guess it's the only drink I'd drink :D
    CookieMonstuh CookieMonstuh 16-17, M Jun 19, 2014

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    I have always opposed alcohol & chose not to

    drink at all. I absolutely refuse to even try any kind of alcoholic beverage. I believe alcohol is very bad for you. I do not even want to know what it tastes like. One big problem I have with alcohol is all of the drunk drivers everywhere all the time. It also seems like...
    s4019t s4019t 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 2, 2014

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    I can't psychologically tolerate alcohol

    anymore. Ever since that time this past summer when I had too much to drink and ended up puking it all out, I now associate the taste of beer and liquor with puke so I can't even finish a bottle now.
    BlotOutTheSun BlotOutTheSun 22-25, M Aug 15

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    Someone made a post,

    but it's gone now. Said how she was raise old-fashioned and that her friends think she is boring, becuase she doesn't drink.
    4EverBlissful 4EverBlissful 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 5, 2014

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