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I Drank Alcohol Before I Was 21

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    I'm under 18 and I've been to the hospital 2

    times. one time when i was 16 and one time 17. both from alcohol poisoning. i feel like no one respects me anymore and i am feeling very alone in the whole thing.
    tryandkeepmovingon tryandkeepmovingon 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 1

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    Seaaaturtle Seaaaturtle 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 9

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    My first drink was with my older brother.

    He let me try a Coors Light... Haha that was a good night... I think I was 16 haha
    NegativePulse NegativePulse 18-21, M 3 Responses Jun 24

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    Khadijah96 Khadijah96 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 5

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    When I was 15 I guess,

    we have big barbeque in my uncle's house. They have beer and they let us have a taste of it. Well, not much, only few sips. When I was 17 too, my family go to mountain and stay for a night there, my uncle bring wine with him, and let me, my siblings, and my cousin to have a...
    TulipsLover TulipsLover 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 29

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    Drunk Friend

    so i went to a party with one of my friends in hhighschool and lets just say that she is a lightweight (not that i am hardcore lol) but she got **** faced. she wore a skimpy dress that showed alot of boobs and it was pretty short. and to top the shortness off she kept pulling it...
    Lovelyxx93 Lovelyxx93 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 12, 2013

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    Lol i was 14.. Not my proudest moment.

    . But i am still not 21.. At least i got a tolerance now.. By the time im 21 im not gonna wanna drink ever lol alcohol is just to get drunk i hate the taste and alll
    marnssss marnssss 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 27

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    Tlythatswsup Tlythatswsup 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 23

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    just had my first drink of alcohol last night

    with my sister! strawberry rum and juice
    valbunny valbunny 13-15, F 8 Responses Jul 22

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    My first drink was when I was 6

    or even younger! Because my mom and older sisters would always drink around the house and just leave them in the table or counter top and I just assumed they were juice or water but no😳 lmao
    XxBadXVibesxX XxBadXVibesxX 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 22

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    I was 10 yrs old. This was in school too lol.

    I didnt know it was wine i just dont listen. I attended a Church of England primary school for years five and six. It was nearly Christmas and i think they wanted us to get into the Christmas spirit. A guy visitor came to school and was showing us some of his family traditions...
    LifeOnAThread LifeOnAThread 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 20

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    Once I was at a party in this house near the

    woods, and I drank so much I started to run towards the trees screaming "I'M A BEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAR", then I stumbled on a rock and just lay on the grass singing something like "Teddy Bear so sa a a aad" until someone noticed and brought me back in. Glory days
    SaraPaqu SaraPaqu 16-17, F 6 Responses May 16

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    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 :-)
    ExtremeNext ExtremeNext 26-30, F 7 Responses Aug 18

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    First Time I had alcohol .

    . Was with my cousins >.< our parents went to the casino && we had vodka n pineapple juice it was crazy >.<
    imhighseestars imhighseestars 16-17, F 5 Responses Nov 30, 2013

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    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

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    I drank alcohol before I was 21.

    When I was ten I wanted to be daring and bad because other kids did it. So I took some of my dads wine and drank half a glass. I was a little drunk. I felt a dull throb in my temple and everything was kinda blurred. I felt a buzz in my whole body like I was high or something...
    dachick297 dachick297 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 29, 2013

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    I started drinking at 15.

    Apple pie moonshine is my favorite!
    catfisher46 catfisher46 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 18

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    Even though the legal drinking age is 19 in

    Canada and I'm 20, I drank before the legal age. I was 15 when I started really drinking it quite a bit. Before, I'd have a few sips, but never drank a full can.
    whentheyscream whentheyscream 18-21, M 1 Response a week ago

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    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!☺️
    Gettingout72 Gettingout72 41-45, F 2 Responses Feb 7

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    smitchr smitchr 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 27, 2013

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    EmilyMaeMarie EmilyMaeMarie 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 28

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    I Was 11

    I had my first drink when I was 11. I was over at my best friend's house. Her dad had gone to bed, my friend was in the shower so I knew where her dad kept the liquor. I tiptoed into the basement and found his stash of vodka. After taking a few sips, I knew I was going to get...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 26, 2013

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    Had my first drink when I was 12

    and as soon as I turned 15 I drank nearly every weekend until my senior yeah of high school....
    babydoll711 babydoll711 18-21, F Jan 7

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    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

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    Well the law here in Sweden says

    that you have to wait until you're 18... But yea i didn't even wait until I got 18 to have my first drink
    Jessoka Jessoka 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 28

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    annibananie annibananie 46-50, F 2 Responses Jun 28

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    trishayvette trishayvette 22-25, F 4 Responses May 16

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    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 9 Responses Oct 19, 2012

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    Went to the shop, bought mouthwash WITH alcohol

    in it and I wasn't asked for ID...totally tricked them 😏
    TheFemaleSimpleton TheFemaleSimpleton 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 28

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    Trick to no hangover.

    .. Eat peanut butter BEFORE (not after) you start drinking the fats line your stomach keeping you feeling good
    fightlovefight fightlovefight 18-21, M 4 Responses Aug 13

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    Sitting on my best friends trampoline splitting

    a bottle on a hot summers day drinking an even hotter corona taken from my parents stash at 13. But I didn't have any liquor again until I was 17.. I wonder why haha
    MSCris MSCris 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 23

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    chuckzares chuckzares 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 29

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    If you're saying drinking

    as in at all, then yes. I've had a few sips of beer before and some wine at church :p but that's as far as it has gone
    cotygal123 cotygal123 13-15, F 5 Responses Jun 22

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    The first time I got drunk,

    was when I was 13 years old. It wasn't to be rebellious or anything, I was just curious.. :)
    daisyfields daisyfields 13-15, F 2 Responses May 29

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    I've only had alcohol twice,

    the first time was when I was around 7, and it was an accident. I drank a mix of New Castle (I think?) mixed with some type of vodka, but it was only a little bit. It was out of a red cup that I thought was mine, and I honestly thought it was root beer until I was told otherwise...
    mournwiththemoonandthestars mournwiththemoonandthestars 13-15, F Aug 18

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    I think I had my first hangover

    when I was 12? Maybe 13. When your that young you of course want to experiment with a bit of everything... Very bad idea... Lol
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jan 30

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    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 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 10

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    It was still legal because I was 19

    and in the Dominican Republic :) told my parents that I did when I got back and after that I could drink with my family on holidays without anyone saying anything. Besides, no one in my family agrees with the American drinking age.
    kaps105 kaps105 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 23

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    When I was 13, I promised myself i would not

    drink or do drugs until I'm 21. I laugh at myself now.
    Lalafancy Lalafancy 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 21

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    First time was when I was 15 .

    I don't drink much but I love vodka and rum
    katysa katysa 18-21, F 5 Responses May 28

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    Its 18 in the UK. Even

    before 18 you can drink at home as its perfectly legal.
    ENGJack ENGJack 16-17, M 2 Responses Jun 23

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    I had alcoholic wine at holy communion the

    other day - such a rebel! I hope the cops don't get me ;D
    TheFemaleSimpleton TheFemaleSimpleton 13-15, F 4 Responses Jul 19

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    I started drinking when I was 14.

    I'm 34 now, so damn...I guess u can say I've been a drinker for 20 years. However, I only socially drinks never at home and never alone. Lol my liver is ok. Haha
    beasta79 beasta79 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 23

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    I dont want to sound preachy

    but if my younger self saw me now i think she would be so afraid for the alcoholic travesty she saw before her.
    Jovifroyo Jovifroyo 18-21 2 Responses Aug 11

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    It's a great idea, being drunk is amazing

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    kimi97 kimi97 16-17, F 5 Responses May 5

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    I first drank alcohol

    when I graduated in High School.
    nothingme nothingme 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 22

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    Suffering the consequences ugh I hate weddings

    with free alcohol and did you know at a half Greek wedding you have to have a shot of oozo fir each speech
    Daisyellenrose Daisyellenrose 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 22

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    Who hasn't!? Being from Canada,

    the legal age is either18 or 19 anyway, but I was 15.
    canadagirl0101 canadagirl0101 31-35, F 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    True. But the legal age to purchase

    and drink alcohol is 18 in the U.K!
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Jun 28

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    I started drinking very young.

    Feeling lost and alone doing what the crowd does.I noticed I felt away from problems when drunk and started drinking everytime I felt bad,so if I felt really bad I would get really drunk.Soon I had awful experience doing such thing,then I ruled myself to NEVER drink to scape from...
    4biandu 4biandu 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 19

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    Don't say you didn't,

    we were all teenagers once and liked alcohol, we all liked partying with a bottle of beer in our hand.
    Classjenny Classjenny 41-45, F 5 Responses Jul 27

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    When I was 14 I rebelled against my

    overprotective parents. I ran away from home, got drunk, loved that "high" of alcohol and met girls. It was mostly wine and because I had never had that before, I got drunk real fast and puked like crazy afterwards. I remember looking forward to running away just to get drunk. I...
    Skywalker1979 Skywalker1979 31-35, M Aug 9

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    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F Aug 9

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    Yes I did and it's nothing to be proud of

    but I think most people probably have done it. I grew up with an alcoholic father so there was always booze in the house. He would hide it and I would find it. His drink of choice was straight vodka. In my early teens if not at the age of 12, I would sneak sips here and...
    1SweetL 1SweetL 36-40, F 5 Responses Feb 24