I Drank Alcohol Before I Was 21

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    My dad owns and runs a bar in our town.

    He sneaked me some whiskey one time. It was a just us thing. I promised not to tell mom. It tasted nasty and it kinda hurt but it felt like a nice warm hug inside me. ^_^
    OnlyDaughterOf4 OnlyDaughterOf4
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Mar 21, 2016

    It started in 9th grade

    when I began feeling depressed. instead of beer, i went into straight whiskey drinking my summer away. sometimes i would pass out with the bottle next to me only to wake up and drink again. last year i got into painkiller pills and the combo with the booze got me hooked...
    ArizonaIce24 ArizonaIce24
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Feb 25, 2016

    I drank way too much last night

    and my New Years resolution now is to never drink again lol
    omgchapstick omgchapstick
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Jan 1, 2016

    But certainly can't drink anywhere near

    as much without falling asleep defo feeling old today lol YAAAAAWN
    deleted deleted
    4 Responses Jul 25, 2015

    Law is only 18 in UK

    so we were getting rather drunk a lot earlier than 21
    shona1967 shona1967
    46-50, F
    3 Responses May 19, 2015

    Thats because its legal in my country at 18,

    actually i had my first beer at 16 but used to drink vodka and orange juice when i was 14 with some girlfriends :-)
    deleted deleted
    4 Responses Aug 18, 2014

    it's my buddies last weekend in this state

    so we decided to just for old times sake we mixed a few drinks and um just now starting to feel it
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Feb 27, 2016

    Drinking before 21 is common in American

    college culture, so what can I say? Here in Sweden, and in most other places, the drinking age is 18. I think the problem is not with age, but that people don't know how to drink responsibly and/or control themselves when they do get intoxicated.
    orlyfixation orlyfixation
    22-25, F
    May 21, 2014
    trishayvette trishayvette
    26-30, F
    3 Responses May 16, 2014

    First time was when I was 15 .

    I don't drink much but I love vodka and rum
    katysa katysa
    22-25, F
    6 Responses May 28, 2014

    I were only 6 that those time.

    .red wine was my first taste.
    Moondance77 Moondance77
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Oct 21, 2015

    In my Country, Legal age is 18.

    I started drinking at 14, by the time I was 18, I was an Alcoholic. Still am an Alcoholic. Always will be. I have managed to get sober, but relapsing happens, I relapsed four times before I could make a month without. It was hard, still is. I now have been sober for a month. I...
    KellysMyName KellysMyName
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Mar 10, 2014

    In Quebec, you got to be 18 to drink/buy

    alcohol... But we, siblings and I, drank alcohol way before that! My dad has always been a good teacher of life to us! When I was 12, we were walking around a grocery store when I saw a beer stall. It caught my attention and dad noticed it. My little sis and bro were there...
    EarlPhantomhive EarlPhantomhive
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Mar 17, 2016

    I was 14 when I had my very first sip of

    alcohol. I'm not sure what drink it was but it was some fruity drink that tasted similar to sprite and then I had pink wine not sure what brand but it was okay. On my 21st I was given a bottle of Barefoot pink wine by my dad and two bottle of fancy beer I suppose from a friend...
    PetiteChica PetiteChica
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 16, 2016

    one time I had one beer

    and I was drunk. but hey bein a lightweight is great because you dont have to consume a lot of calories!
    gg819 gg819
    18-21, F
    Feb 28, 2016

    hahah!! my 21 st birthday was at Coleman

    Kasserne in Gelnhausen Germany. this was after a year of being there. talk about a waste. birthdays didnt mean anything after that
    ArnoldJRimmer ArnoldJRimmer
    46-50, M
    Apr 16, 2016
    Jenner43 Jenner43
    46-50, F
    4 Responses Dec 13, 2014

    That is perfectly legal here in Britain

    as is gambling.We are so enlightened here as we can do things three years earlier than our trans-Atlantic friends!
    deleted deleted
    Mar 27, 2016

    I am never ever ever getting drunk on a school

    night again.... slept through my alarm has 5 minutes turn get dressed and get out the door just have a pounding headache. I feel sick send I just don't want to drink again
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Jan 27, 2016

    I'm 19. and I finally got drunk

    for the first time and I have to say it was really fun. it was screw drivers and Burben with juice. I'm no light weight I had about 6 cups like 12 oz cups of both. and I could actually feel when my drunkness was kicking in and I was aware of everything. being drunk and knowing...
    deleted deleted
    9 Responses Mar 3, 2016

    Telling your parents you were at a sleepover

    when in reality you were dying in a field from drinking too much vodka lmao.. Ah I love reminiscing on last week ;)
    marly8910 marly8910
    22-25, F
    8 Responses Dec 29, 2015

    It tastes like shitt.

    Why do people drink this disgusting crap? I'll stick with apple juice.
    GrinchFairy GrinchFairy
    8 Responses Feb 8, 2016

    i can drink beer with my friends

    and i even shared a whiskey with my dad. and guess what... it didnt turn me into an alcoholic.
    StrawberrryMilk StrawberrryMilk
    18-21, F
    6 Responses Sep 5, 2015

    I'm do ******* drunk to hj moe?

    And my ftoend thought I should post aboud ir, SO TADA
    Theend1000 Theend1000
    16-17, F
    3 Responses Dec 30, 2014

    I feel like a **** person.

    I stole alcohol (and pills) from a friend's house while sleeping over. I feel so terrible. Why am I like this?!?!
    punicorn1 punicorn1
    16-17, F
    1 Response Feb 19, 2016

    The Interesting Story Of Booze In My Life

    Of course I did, doesn't almost everyone? However, I was about 18. For a long time I didn't drink at all. People would try to get me to drink along with them, but I'd just tell them, "I don't drink". They'd look at me all stunned. Although I did later on start to drink a lot and...
    mistressmonique mistressmonique
    46-50, F
    7 Responses Nov 7, 2013
    Julio9 Julio9
    18-21, M
    Jan 24, 2016

    Here in Austria is it legal to drink alcohol

    with the age of 16, so of course here are many who drink alc before 21
    renee0797 renee0797
    18-21, M
    1 Response Mar 14, 2016
    CaffeineJunky CaffeineJunky
    22-25, F
    Jan 3, 2016

    The first time I decided to get drunk I did

    so 43 days before I would turn 21. I did this while at home, by myself, playing WoW. I'm such a rebel. Lol
    Akirea Akirea
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 13, 2016
    izzycg izzycg
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Aug 16, 2015

    I still do. My family is supportive of learning

    how to drink before you turn 21 so you don't overdo it.
    deliriouslydreaming deliriouslydreaming
    18-21, F
    4 Responses May 20, 2015

    I was 17 the first time I drank alcohol

    and smoked weed, on the same night lol
    polylove0210 polylove0210
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 31, 2016

    Long, long before I was 21.

    That law needs to be repealed here in the land of the weak and home of the fearful.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jan 18, 2016

    I drank half of my aunt's beer.

    I also tasted some really good wine at the Olive Garden, like I would literally drink that like grape juice.
    DreamOfAFox DreamOfAFox
    16-17, F
    Apr 4, 2016

    Long before I was 21 in fact.

    I believe the alcohol laws in the U.S. contribute to drunkenness and binge drinking because the youth are not taught how to properly enjoy alcohol while they are youth.
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Feb 16, 2016

    here we go again, any tips

    for drinking? I know to have water for me to stay hydrated. anything else?
    deleted deleted
    5 Responses Mar 16, 2016

    I started when I was 15 - mostly beer

    but some mixed drinks with vodka or rum. I tried not to drink too heavily but there were a few times I got pretty drunk!!
    tlbh tlbh
    36-40, F
    Jan 27, 2014

    Everyone of us has a different kind of effect

    in alcohol, Some is grouchy, grumpy, snappy, smiley,and horny! But make it sure you have a full tummy So that you can sleepy nicely!☺️
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Feb 7, 2014

    and I don't get why in America they make

    such a big deal out of it.
    GoneRogue GoneRogue
    41-45, M
    1 Response Apr 16, 2016

    Well the drinking age in the UK is 18

    so that's why I'm in this group... And I'm 19 so yeah drank before 21 😜 drank when I was 15 I think so yeah
    Victoriaa95 Victoriaa95
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Aug 16, 2015

    Just wanted to apologize

    for the drunk post, i would delete it, but I'm not completely sober at the moment and don't know how. So I'll try again tomorrow morning. And I'm gonna get off here before I get completely wasted.
    Theend1000 Theend1000
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Dec 30, 2014
    SophieSophLJ SophieSophLJ
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Mar 22, 2015

    Coca-Cola and Smirnoff

    and i loved it
    SophieSophLJ SophieSophLJ
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Feb 9, 2016

    my father believed if my brother

    and I drank when we were little we wouldn't drink when we grew up. don't ask, I think he had to much to drink. my brother and I were weaned on beer. he use to fill our baby bottles up with Heineken. yeah we slept good.lol
    thumper001 thumper001
    56-60, M
    Mar 27, 2016
    SolarCell SolarCell
    56-60, M
    1 Response Jan 18, 2016

    Who hasn't? I can live on Pina Colada's.

    I've only had one with alcohol, then the rest had none.
    maddie91101 maddie91101
    16-17, F
    Mar 14, 2016

    Last night was the first time I have ever

    really drank, before i have only stolen pretty small amounts from my parents, never enough to actually get a buzz. But last night a friend had 2 small bottles of Ciroc, and there were 4 of us in total. I think most of us had around 4-6 shots worth and by 3am we were just...
    ablonddude ablonddude
    18-21, M
    1 Response Apr 17, 2016

    13 ...

    I went camping with the fam for my 13th b-day and my Dad let me have a beer since I was now a teenager. Been hooked since :)
    beerchick beerchick
    26-30, F
    7 Responses Oct 19, 2012

    I've tried alcohol since I was very young,

    coming from a Hispanic family I was always offered a swig from my drunk uncles and aunts during family parties lol. It's a custom. However, I first got drunk when I was 17. Since that experience, I have a disliking towards alcohol. My friends are drinkers but I'll go out of my...
    Dezaria Dezaria
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jun 19, 2015
    KittyM3ow KittyM3ow
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jan 24, 2016

    had some pear wine at my friends house last

    night. hardly a cup though. I mean, I'm 19 that's close enough to 21 lol
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Dec 26, 2015

    I was in 9th grade the first time I got drunk.

    My mom worked 24 hour shifts and I had a party at my house. By the time I was 16 I could buy alcohol from the store across the street from me. I was drinking a lot more my junior and senior year. I still worked and went to school but it wasn't a good road I was going down. Glad...
    ReadyAimFire ReadyAimFire
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Feb 16, 2016

    Multiple times although it was supervised by an

    adult, and mostly just fruity drinks in which you could barely taste the alcohol.
    lunarrose123 lunarrose123
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jan 27, 2016
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