I Drank Alcohol Before I Was 21

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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
    18-21, F
    4 Responses May 20, 2015

    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

    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
    51-55, M
    Mar 27

    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

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

    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

    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
    SolarCell SolarCell
    56-60, M
    1 Response Jan 18
    izzycg izzycg
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Aug 16, 2015

    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

    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

    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

    It tastes like shitt.

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

    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
    KittyM3ow KittyM3ow
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jan 24

    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

    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

    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

    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
    CaffeineJunky CaffeineJunky
    18-21, F
    Jan 3

    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

    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

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

    I've only had one with alcohol, then the rest had none.
    maddie91101 maddie91101
    13-15, F
    Mar 14
    Julio9 Julio9
    16-17, M
    Jan 24

    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

    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
    13-15, F
    Apr 4

    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

    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

    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

    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
    16-17, M
    2 Responses Feb 25

    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
    16-17, F
    Feb 28

    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

    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

    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
    13-15, F
    2 Responses Mar 21

    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
    10 Responses Mar 3

    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

    I were only 6 that those time.

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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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
    8 Responses Oct 19, 2012

    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

    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
    3 Responses Jan 27
    trishayvette trishayvette
    22-25, F
    3 Responses May 16, 2014

    Coca-Cola and Smirnoff

    and i loved it
    SophieSophLJ SophieSophLJ
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Feb 9
    SophieSophLJ SophieSophLJ
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Mar 22, 2015

    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

    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
    6 Responses Mar 10, 2014

    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

    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

    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
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Mar 17

    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
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