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I Don't Drink

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    Enough. - I was a big drinker on parties. And had the absolute worst hangovers. Every time I felt like I had completely destroyed myself the night before. I was vomitting bile til...
    majamaus majamaus 18-21, F Jul 13, 2012

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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...
    alexandraka alexandraka 18-21 1 Response Jul 19, 2013

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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...
    soulrunher soulrunher 41-45, F 2 Responses Jan 14, 2013

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    I Just Don't Like It. - http://www.explosm.net/comics/3111/ I wish I could have told this to every single person who has tried to make me start drinking alcohol with this logic...
    ivorykisses ivorykisses 31-35, F May 10, 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...
    kimy28 kimy28 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 16, 2011

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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...
    zeinabaddow zeinabaddow 22-25, F 4 Responses Apr 22, 2011

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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...
    Thevy29 Thevy29 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 3, 2013

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    Nope! - I know I'll probably be greeted with disdain, or downright hate, for proudly saying that I don't drink. But I'm sticking to my principles and personal beliefs regardless of...
    Ichilicious Ichilicious 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 28, 2013

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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...
    Reduikum Reduikum 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 31, 2010

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    Because.. - "the harms of Alcohol are far greater than its benefits". - not something I know from experience rather its stated in Quran. and now science (after 1431 yrs) is...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 11, 2010

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    Why is this so hard for people to accept? I don't drink, I have very good reasons why I don't drink yet people still push this on me over and over. It's like they can't fathom that...
    QueenAwesomePants QueenAwesomePants 36-40, F 79 Responses Mar 24

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    It Changed Me - Drinking used to define me. It consumed my mind like a lover would, made me feel accepted and served as a relief to all the things I chose to bury within me. No...
    Mistol Mistol 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 30, 2011

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    You Don't Have To Be An Alcoholic To Give Up Drinking - I quit because it was no longer worth the trouble and I wanted to enjoy life in a different way. Drinking is a big...
    Simeongrimes Simeongrimes 46-50, M 1 Response Jun 24, 2012

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    Well, not really. I have been on medications a lot of my life that don't mix well with alcohol and I've only been drunk a couple of times- had a blast, just wasn't my thing. I...
    BigMtnMnds BigMtnMnds 31-35, M 2 Responses Feb 4

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    Used To Drink - i was an over excesive drinker now i dont drinkanymore and havent for 18 years
    alanbu alanbu 46-50, M May 14, 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...
    wiseowl wiseowl 61-65, F 4 Responses May 14, 2010

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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...
    HoneyBunny22 HoneyBunny22 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 27, 2012

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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...
    texastomgirl texastomgirl 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 21, 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 7 Responses Mar 20

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    I Don't Drink - I have not ever, and will not ever, drink alcohol. I am soon eighteen and I barely know anyone in my age who does not drink. Sometimes, it feels like I am the only...
    emme1358 emme1358 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 16, 2012

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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...
    thinhotwire thinhotwire 51-55, F 5 Responses Jun 9, 2009

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    Pepsi. Shít's harmful for you! Alcohol's good though.
    countingthestars countingthestars 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 3

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    I Don'T Feel Shame Over It Or Anything... - I just want to find ways to socialize without it. It seems like every other twenty-something just wants to get drunk or high. Why can't...
    LavenderMintRose LavenderMintRose 22-25, F 3 Responses May 11, 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...
    lipbloss lipbloss 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 15, 2012

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    I Don't But..... - Maybe I will one day. I don't know. I'm overly curious about everything so of course I tasted alcohol early, there's a bar in my parents basement. Ive had...
    Danielswifeisrighthere Danielswifeisrighthere 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 19, 2013

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    My Difficulties - Hi im a 15 year old male and i dont drink. All of my friends throughout middle school have evolved to drink and smoke. They do not see any problem with that.i do...
    mp22 mp22 16-17, M 1 Response Feb 28, 2013

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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...
    SpilledSecrets SpilledSecrets 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 15, 2011

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    Nasty Tasting! - Yes, I tried it when I was a teenager. First time was at a friends party, consisted of four girls. They mixed together alot of different things. Nasty tasting...
    honeysuckle23 honeysuckle23 46-50, F Jun 25, 2013

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    I'm a Crack Head. - Sounds really good, doesn't it.  People who smoke crack are a shamed of it.  I am now a clean and sober being who chooses a healthy lifestyle...
    deleted deleted 26-30 14 Responses Sep 4, 2008

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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...
    s4019t s4019t 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 2

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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...
    Dowisetrepla Dowisetrepla 18-21, M Feb 7

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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...
    TrippingKitty TrippingKitty 22-25 1 Response Dec 24, 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...
    Ragelovelumos Ragelovelumos 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 17, 2012

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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...
    LadyMimosa LadyMimosa 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 9, 2013

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    I drink very very rarely, I Think People Who Drink Are Great As Long As They Aren'T An Alcoholic, I Never Have Been Into Drinking - I don't really drink except on rare occasions, I...
    QuinnQuiver QuinnQuiver 26-30 Apr 2, 2013

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    I Don't Need Alcohol to Have a Good Time... - Whenever I tell someone "I don't drink" they look at me as if I have three heads and say "Really!?", "Do you...
    56thand5th 56thand5th 18-21 2 Responses Jan 30, 2009

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    Never Understood The Point.. - So I always wondered what the point of drinking was..I mean I don't get it. Beer is gross. Tequila has this cheap taste to it. Vodka's gross. And the...
    Browneyes4322 Browneyes4322 18-21, F 1 Response May 30, 2012

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    Alcohol, I Just Don't Get It. - I tried it. Several different kinds, I think they all taste awful! I just can't comprehend how people can think alcohol, especially beer is...
    katnipkitkat katnipkitkat 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 22, 2011

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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...
    CuriosityCantHurt CuriosityCantHurt 41-45, M 2 Responses Feb 22

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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...
    acc05003 acc05003 22-25, F 5 Responses Mar 22, 2009

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    Sort Of Just Happened... - I didn't go out of my way to stop... I don't hold any judgement about it... and if push came to shove I might take a few sips to be a gracious guest, but...
    CVizion CVizion 46-50, M 1 Response May 28, 2012

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    ....very Much - The last time i had an alcoholic drink was last September (09). Now that i'm pregant again, i definitely don't drink, but i'm not much of a drinker anyway. I...
    gwynmama gwynmama 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 26, 2010

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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...
    captainseg captainseg 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 3

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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 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 26, 2013

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    Dui In 2009 - That was my wake up call. Plus rolling up on a cop on a detour at 2 am. Your kind of screwed. The whole experience opened my eyes. I was drinking 7 nights a week...
    butterflylady21 butterflylady21 46-50, F May 26, 2012

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    College Loneliness. - my aversion to alcohol has a lonely side effect. being at school in a western new york rural town i find i am alone most weekend nights, or am at work...
    irxo irxo 18-21 1 Response Dec 15, 2008

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    People Can Be Annoying About It - I find myself working in food service to make ends meet. Right now one of my jobs is at a hip bar/restaurant. The focus is the alcohol. My...
    Birthdaycandle Birthdaycandle 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 3, 2012

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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...
    eastsidechick eastsidechick 26-30, F 3 Responses Sep 7, 2007

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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...
    hokulani22 hokulani22 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 9, 2012

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