I Don't Drink

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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
    1 Response Apr 15, 2012

    Really, it's very rare

    for me to even touch alcohol, I think the most I ever had in one sitting was two beers worth over the course of an entire night. I don't have a religious problem with it, (I'm not religious at all) I just don't like the taste.
    GoldXilla GoldXilla
    22-25, M
    1 Response Oct 18, 2015

    So I am going to be honest with myself.

    For the past years I have always said that I don't drink just because I don't feel the need to. I have also seen people change for the worse just because of alcohol, and I don't want to be like that. I don't think those reasons are untrue, but they are definitely not the main...
    Annelina Annelina
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 15, 2016

    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
    31-35, M
    1 Response Apr 2, 2014

    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...
    Trishhh Trishhh
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Jun 20, 2014

    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
    18-21, F
    Jan 1, 2015

    I remember speaking to a random guy at a random

    evening, working as a volunteer at an event. He was about twice my age. He told me how he had done stupid things in the past, that he loved talking about his life to people he didn't know and how he thought you should try most thing at least once in your life. Including drinking...
    Annelina Annelina
    18-21, F
    Sep 30, 2015

    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
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Mar 20, 2014

    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
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Jun 30, 2014

    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.
    Chirieleison Chirieleison
    22-25, M
    Aug 15, 2015

    Pepsi. Shít's harmful

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

    I don't drink alcoholic drinks

    but I am on a site that is sharing some texts people sent and received while in that world and wanted to share them here. I'm only posting the clean ones that made me open my mouth in shock. 1. Girlfriend: Hi Babe, what are you doing? Boyfriend: Nothing much. Am really tired...
    loveismyfriend loveismyfriend
    36-40, F
    Oct 6, 2015


    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

    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

    Whenever I'm at a gathering

    and people ask me for a drink, I just politely refuse and excuse myself.
    TheMisanthropeOtaku TheMisanthropeOtaku
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Jan 24, 2015

    I grew up with a dad

    who drank way too much. I seen the morning after. No thanks. I would rather save my brain cells. I have seen so many bad days and nights growing up with him. I would never put my kids through those bad memories. My dad wants me to drink with him still. I feel a lot smarter...
    deleted deleted
    Dec 29, 2015

    What should i do? (Im in Sweden,

    here u can drink at resturants at 18 but otherwise 21) I am 16 and a innocent, nerdy girl. And i have been bullied. I wanna be myself and stand up for who i am. I wanna stand out from the crowd and be accepted for who i am. But i am afraid for things to go back to how it was...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Sep 30, 2015

    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

    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
    18-21, M
    Jun 19, 2014

    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

    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
    16-17, M
    Aug 2, 2015

    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

    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
    1 Response Jul 19, 2013

    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

    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

    It's why I'm adopted.

    My birth parents drank and they killed each other. Why the **** do people do it.
    deleted deleted
    Aug 28, 2015

    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
    22-25, F
    Mar 3, 2014

    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
    36-40, M
    2 Responses May 7, 2014

    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
    22-25, M
    Jan 24, 2015

    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

    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
    18-21, F
    Aug 8, 2015


    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
    Nov 26, 2013

    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
    1 Response Jun 30, 2014

    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, 2015

    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
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Jan 14, 2013

    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

    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
    31-35, F
    Jun 4, 2014

    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

    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...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Aug 7, 2014


    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

    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

    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

    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

    I Don't Drink

    At all. I've just never felt the need to. Simple as that.
    peanlo peanlo
    22-25, F
    39 Responses May 15, 2010

    I don't even like the smell of alcohol.

    Never had a drop. And no reason to for me to try.
    paintyourtootsies paintyourtootsies
    31-35, M
    Sep 2, 2015

    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, 2015

    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
    22-25, F
    Jan 28, 2015
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