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I Drank Alcohol Before I Was 21

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    I turned 18 when Massachusetts,

    USA changed the law from 21 to 18. Three years later they changed it back. I'd just made it so there was not gap for me, but can you imagine the frustration of that person that turned 18 the day after the change back!! 18 is the legal age for most things. This age 21 rule is...
    JoanieNewHampshire JoanieNewHampshire 61-65, T 4 Responses Dec 14, 2015

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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!☺️
    Oceandock19 Oceandock19 41-45, F 2 Responses Feb 7, 2014

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    Newconvo1 Newconvo1 41-45, M Jan 26

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    CaffeineJunky CaffeineJunky 18-21, F Jan 3

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    But certainly can't drink anywhere near

    as much without falling asleep defo feeling old today lol YAAAAAWN
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Jul 25, 2015

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    My first time tonight.

    . Felt weird. But really good. I'm afraid i will continue with it to forget my problems...
    Tommern Tommern 18-21, M 2 Responses Dec 11, 2015

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    Not being disrespectful of the holiday

    or anything (MLK Day), but we're getting the house ready for a big brunch with family friends since we all have the day off, and I'm already kinda buzzed on Bloody Mary (I've had 1 and a little of mom's Mimosa).
    BeautifullyBrokenOne BeautifullyBrokenOne 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 18

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    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 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 19, 2015

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    Julio9 Julio9 16-17, M Jan 24

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    When my older sister was a toddler my dad

    accidentally put his beer in front of my sister and she took a sip. She hated it and never touched it again so when I was a toddler my dad did the same thing with me intentionally so I wouldn't like alcohol. The funny thing was when I took a sip I actually liked it and went for...
    StrawberryPixels StrawberryPixels 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 6

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    It tastes like shitt.

    Why do people drink this disgusting crap? I'll stick with apple juice.
    GrinchFairy GrinchFairy 16-17 8 Responses 1 day ago

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    Haha........... well

    who hasn't?
    Miklee02 Miklee02 41-45, F 15 Responses Oct 9, 2015

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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 11 Responses Oct 19, 2012

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    RocknRollCowboy71 RocknRollCowboy71 41-45, M 1 Response Jan 24

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    Coca-Cola and Smirnoff

    and i loved it
    SophieSophLJ SophieSophLJ 18-21, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    I was 17 the first time I drank alcohol

    and smoked weed, on the same night lol
    polylove0210 polylove0210 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 31

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    I continue to do so. It is my opinion

    that drinking in moderation has an entirely salutary effect upon one's health and disposition. It was the great drinker (not to mention Prime Minister of Britain, knight, and defender of the free world) Winston Churchill who said that a glass of champagne lifts the spirits...
    Isayoldchap Isayoldchap 18-21, M Dec 3, 2015

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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 8 Responses May 28, 2014

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    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
    luv2pee23 luv2pee23 18-21, F 6 Responses Dec 26, 2015

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    i asked my mom if i could have some of what she

    was drinking. she let me have some. it was red wine as it turns out. i didn't enjoy the taste of it. i was 9. maybe i'll change my mind since red wine is healthy. lol still have this mixed feelings towards alcohol until now, more than a decade later. hahaha.
    elysium9527 elysium9527 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 3, 2015

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    First time I drank I was 15,

    downed a naggin of Vodka, great night, it was one of those party's where most of the people there didn't drink so I was noticeable as I was p*ssed out of my head, no hangover either
    Jenthenudist Jenthenudist 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 4, 2015

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    im not yet 21 but i have a glass

    or two occasionally and my dinner is never complete without a glass of wine
    prettykatey prettykatey 18-21, F 5 Responses Dec 28, 2015

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    I still do. My family is supportive of learning

    how to drink before you turn 21 so you don't overdo it.
    deliriouslydreaming deliriouslydreaming 16-17, F 4 Responses May 20, 2015

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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 4 Responses Aug 18, 2014

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    haha yep. .. I was like 13 with my bestie

    and we found out how much we like sour apple pucker.. and then it just went from there.. good times.. lol
    Sharebear8466 Sharebear8466 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 6, 2015

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    Multiple times although it was supervised by an

    adult, and mostly just fruity drinks in which you could barely taste the alcohol.
    lunarrose123 lunarrose123 16-17, F 4 Responses Jan 27

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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, 2014

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    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 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 16, 2015

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    SophieSophLJ SophieSophLJ 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 22, 2015

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    izzycg izzycg 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 16, 2015

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    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 7 Responses Sep 5, 2015

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    crossproduct crossproduct 41-45, F 6 Responses Dec 14, 2015

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    SolarCell SolarCell 56-60, M 1 Response Jan 18

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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 9 Responses Nov 7, 2013

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    yea, Big whooopee doo.

    Drank it on accident, felt a bit light headed but whatev.
    JVarhol JVarhol 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 3

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    KittyM3ow KittyM3ow 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 24

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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 6 Responses Mar 10, 2014

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    My sister's bf is a bartender.

    I once pestered him to make me a drink. He kept saying I was too young. A minor. Eventually he gave me a sip of wiskey. It was horrible. He laughed and I learned my lesson.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 8, 2015

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    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
    Ridingtonewyork Ridingtonewyork 18-21, F 6 Responses Jan 27

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    I were only 6 that those time.

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

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    My first encounter with alcohol was

    when i was 14..I hosted a party at my parents house while they were gone camping for the weekend...I got blitzed..chased imaginary bunnies around in a parking lot while my buddies tried to stop me...the house had minimal damage, but I lied about it..i think dad knew though...
    BooBoo493 BooBoo493 61-65, M 1 day ago

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    Last night is the most drunk I've ever been

    and is the last time I'll ever be that drunk. I puked twice in the sink and woke up with a hangover. I just went to sleep for another hour or 2 and it went away.
    Imjustateen16 Imjustateen16 16-17, M 2 Responses Dec 21, 2015

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    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 26-30 1 Response Jan 18

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    I drank when I was 15

    and I continue to do so reasons why I deal with a lot of stress and I think on the weekends when I have no work is completely fine :) to me anyways
    MrSoundWave MrSoundWave 18-21, M Dec 4, 2015

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    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 18-21, F 9 Responses Dec 29, 2015

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