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I Don't Drink

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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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    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 1 Response May 7

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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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    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 think people who drink are great as long as they aren't an alcoholic, I never have been into drinking. I think this non-interest in drinking may have started when I was 10-12....my dad asked me if I wanted a sip of his beer....I...
    QuinnQuiver QuinnQuiver 26-30 Apr 2, 2013

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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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    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...
    Jelliii Jelliii 22-25, F 6 Responses Jun 20

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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.
    NovaScotia902 NovaScotia902 22-25 2 Responses Jun 5

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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 know what you are missing out on!?" Funny because last time I checked I didn't think that I was out at anything at all. I have...
    56thand5th 56thand5th 18-21 2 Responses Jan 30, 2009

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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 6 Responses Mar 20

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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 enjoy occasionally going out to a bar with friends, but never drink at home. I think all this started when I became a...
    gwynmama gwynmama 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 26, 2010

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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 delicious! It is so gross. Who was the very first guy who ever drank the stuff? Why did he drink he? Did he think that very first...
    katnipkitkat katnipkitkat 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 22, 2011

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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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    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 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 13-15, M Jun 19

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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, never forgetting my ugly past.
    deleted deleted 26-30 14 Responses Sep 4, 2008

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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 I find anyone who wants to just watch a movie or a play, or go to a museum, or have tea and discuss a book? Or, even better, work on a...
    LavenderMintRose LavenderMintRose 22-25, F 3 Responses May 11, 2013

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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 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

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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. After work to drink then go home driving drunk. I believe God was present that night. After diversion and...
    butterflylady21 butterflylady21 46-50, F May 26, 2012

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    My Rationality

    Why lose what without I'm everything but human?
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 24, 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 18-21 1 Response Jul 19, 2013

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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

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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 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 what's said to me. Simply put, I dislike alcohol and don't agree with "social drinking."
    Ichilicious Ichilicious 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 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'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 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 15, 2011

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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

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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 in the end when I evaluated what I wanted to put in my body... Alcohol just didn't fit in anymore.
    CVizion CVizion 46-50, M 1 Response May 28, 2012

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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

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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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    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.
    Deeperthinker Deeperthinker 31-35, M 1 Response Jun 30

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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

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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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    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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    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 confirming it.. read the article: http://www.guilfordian.com/world-nation/uk-study-claims-alcohol-most-harmful-drug-1...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 11, 2010

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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. I have trouble hanging out with them anymore because of their habits and i find myself lost with little to no friends...
    mp22 mp22 16-17, M 1 Response Feb 28, 2013

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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. sometimes i go to a bar with friends, but i find it more awkward than anything else, and while i enjoy being around my friends...
    irxo irxo 18-21 1 Response Dec 15, 2008

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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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    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 come from a long line of alcoholics, so I see the value it has. I know to some, it makes them feel great and can help them cope with things or enjoy...
    BigMtnMnds BigMtnMnds 31-35, M 2 Responses Feb 4

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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 stuff, but it seemed to help me with my anxiety and not being able to open up around people. I don't know why I was the...
    honeysuckle23 honeysuckle23 46-50, F Jun 25, 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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    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'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

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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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    I Don'T Care If Other People Drink.

    There is nothing wrong with drinking alcohol. But I just personally don't have any interest in it. I don't feel like I am somehow morally superior because I don't... I simply am not into it, it's not my thing. I've never been drunk, and I have no interest in becoming drunk...
    Requiro Requiro 22-25, F May 11, 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 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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    Pepsi. Shít's harmful

    for you! Alcohol's good though.
    countingthestars countingthestars 18-21, M 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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    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. Also… you don’t get people trying to make you eat something you don’t like, so why do I have to drink something that I...
    ivorykisses ivorykisses 31-35, F May 10, 2013

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    I Am Not A Fan

    First off, I do not judge people who DO enjoy drinking as long as it is within reason and they don't wreck lives with it. I simply have never developed a taste for any kind of alcohol. I don't particularly like how it makes me feel and I don't really NEED it to loosen up and...
    shhbaby shhbaby 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 23, 2013

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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 45 Responses May 15, 2010

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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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    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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