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I Drank Alcohol Before I Was 21

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    Joshboyd99 Joshboyd99 13-15 2 Responses Jun 1

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    I had a sip once or twice

    but I didn't really like it and I was little lol
    LittleBallOfFire LittleBallOfFire 13-15, F 4 Responses May 12

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    My parents always let me taste their drink

    when we would go out to eat (and we were never questioned because I apparently looked old enough then). By the time I was 21, I was like "Yeah...I'm over it" lol. Now, I don't even drink hard liquor, but don't mess with me and my wine!
    JanelleBelle JanelleBelle 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 25

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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 3 Responses Jul 27, 2014

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    My last experience with alcohol was almost a

    suicide attempt. I hadn't eaten in five days and was feeling really low, so I cut myself for the first time in months. Well, that only made me feel worse. So I started taking shots of vodka to make me feel better and ended up taking 10-12 shots with twenty minutes. I was going...
    punicorn1 punicorn1 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 22

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    SophieAlvaKasaei SophieAlvaKasaei 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 22

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    I got drunk last night

    and feel like **** this AM- any suggestions for hangover remedies?
    kxCobra kxCobra 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 25

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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 Jan 23, 2014

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    trishayvette trishayvette 22-25, F 3 Responses May 16, 2014

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    I started drinking at the age of 12.

    I would have a glass of red wine with my Sunday roast.
    sroonaka616 sroonaka616 18-21 Apr 29

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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

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    alot of stuff happened today.

    .. ugggg, my dad came home early and went out to a bar. He brought home alcohol and sat it on the floor and told me to drink. I fought with him for about 20 or 30 minutes. Then he grabbed the bottle and walked out. I was starving and crazy dehydrated but still didnt. He let me...
    cece14779 cece14779 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 20

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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 4 Responses Aug 18, 2014

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    I'm 14 and have for years.

    Probably bad.. I've only been drunk a few times. Once my mom found out I drank almost a whole 16 serving margarita bottle. That wasn't fun.
    hhannahhbabe hhannahhbabe 13-15, F Mar 21

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    crypticcrime crypticcrime 18-21, F May 19

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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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    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

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    I drank alcohol at 12 lol I dont drink tho my

    taste for alcohol has been ruined
    missdramaqueen missdramaqueen 18-21, F Jun 24

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    I found this group this morning,

    it really got me thinking back on my relationship with Adam, I think I was a bad influence on him, i was one of those girls that loved to get drunk and party with my friend's, i remember this one time i was 16 at the time, my parents finally gave Adam permisson to date me, well...
    kimheart1992 kimheart1992 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 14

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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 10 Responses Oct 19, 2012

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    I was 20 and a junior in college.

    I had a group of friends, four girls four boys we were close. Did everything together. There was one boy in the group I had a thing with, and another that was talking to my friend, but always tried to be on me when we were alone..but I always refused. So one night we were all...
    younggirlslikeus younggirlslikeus 18-21 1 Response Feb 11

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    Was gonna drink tonight.

    I decided not to though, I have enough alcohol to get drunk.. That'd be nice. Some other time though..
    hhannahhbabe hhannahhbabe 13-15, F Mar 25

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    My Dad encouraged me to start drinking

    when I went to college at the age of 16 and I thanked him a lot.
    sroonaka616 sroonaka616 18-21 1 Response Apr 29

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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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    I need to talk to someone about alcohol detox

    and alcohol withdrawals. I need facts.
    Bubblerguy Bubblerguy 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 23

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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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    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 4 Responses Jun 22, 2014

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    I was 9 and I have peach snaps on holiday with

    my grandparents>.< im now 15 and I drink maybe once every 5 months...
    Ridingtonewyork Ridingtonewyork 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 28

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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, 2014

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    keke8714127 keke8714127 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 24

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    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 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    I was invited to a party

    when I was 14. My mother didn't want me to go, but she let me go for an hour (over-protective, much?) I was given Smirnoff Grape and enjoyed the taste of it. My friends were talking about a sleep-over...and then my mother came. Ugh. So annoying.
    RationalCutie RationalCutie 22-25, F 4 Responses Mar 9

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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 16-17, F 1 Response May 29, 2014

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    my friend is super hot

    when she's drunk lmaooo πŸ‘½πŸ‘½πŸ‘½
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Feb 18

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    Law is only 18 in UK

    so we were getting rather drunk a lot earlier than 21
    shona1967 shona1967 46-50, F 5 Responses May 19

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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 9 Responses May 28, 2014

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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 5 Responses May 16, 2014

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    So this is pretty damn close.

    . I was 20. I had my first drink after my fraternity initiation ceremony with some bros. the next time I drank was at my buddies dorm. It didn't cross my mind to eat..being a music major I sometimes don't eat. So I went there on an empty stomach. I had half Pepsi/half vodka then...
    Adrien001 Adrien001 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 12

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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, 2014

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    Funny story. I was legal to drink at 19.

    When I turned 20, they raised the drinking age to 21. So I learned how to make a fake I'd.
    llanolander llanolander 46-50, M 1 Response May 29

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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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    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, 2014

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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 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 29, 2013

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    akkiRK akkiRK 18-21, M May 6

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    Jenner43 Jenner43 41-45, F 4 Responses Dec 13, 2014

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    It's 18 and older here in Canada

    so no harm done, although I did also drink before I was 18 so swaaaag ⭐️⭐️⭐️
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Feb 8

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    When I had my first beer I was with my closest

    cousin we went into the woods by her house with a six pack of bud light platinum we was both 12 but unlike most people I don't drink much