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post #21 of 51 Old 09-19-2010, 12:27 PM
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When I was first old enough to start sneaking out of the house and what not (lmao) I would drink all the time and get drunk go party and everything, I never did drugs and I took sex very seriously. But I was drinking. Now I'm 19 and I rarely drink anymore, and when I do I just like to get a buzz going and then I stop. I LOVE to go clubbing with my girls. It's so much fun to hear guys pathetic pick up lines (one guys was and I quote " My family owns 8 Shipley's donut stores in southeast Texas, that should be enough to let me buy you a drink." LMAO) dancing is SOOO much fun too. Even though I'm not of drinking age, I have gotten into clubs with drinking passes, but I don't use them for me. I might buy my friends a few drinks if they want it but I dont really let them get drunk. All my friends call me their "cool mom" lol. They say I keep them from doing stupid stuff.

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post #22 of 51 Old 09-19-2010, 02:05 PM
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I'm underage, however, I have friends the same age as me (fifteen) and younger that get drunk. It doesn't really affect me at all what they wanna do - but I have to shake my head when they do something stupid.
A couple of them were drunk at school near the end of the Grade Nine year. One girl had too much in combonation with weed (which, from what I'm told, is not a good thing to mix, ever) and ended up vomiting all day, and once right outside the office where she got caught and almost expelled. The others were pretty good at hiding it (unless you started a conversation with them or if they tried to move around a lot).
Personally, I really don't see the draw of doing something like that at school. What's fun about spending six classes trying to listen to a teacher when your head is turning cartwheels?

But, the way I see it, you're only a teen once - go party if you like (for the right reasons), whatever. But knowledge is power, and so many kids don't know what they're getting into, or how they should do it. A lot of the (...responsible?) users go to Erowid, which is basically a no-lies-all-truth (not like ADAC) website with basically every bit of information you could want on a substance, including personal experiences that people have submitted.

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I hate alcohol. I DESPISE it now.

Since I was thirteen I have been the girl that can drink a 260 pound football player under the table. In turn, I made many other bad decisions, and I hate what I have done.

I am only sixteen now, but now is the age that most people in my grade are starting to experiment. I tell them time and time again what alcohol does to people and how it screws with your head, but they just don't listen.

One morning I woke up in a hospital bed to learn that I had drank so much whiskey the night before that I had nearly put myself in a coma, I decided to quit. It wasn't worth it.

Quitting the drug is hard. I call alcohol a drug because that is exactly what it is. Some people act like it is not, but it is. It is so addictive and literally runs your life.

I still drink a little bit every once in a while, but nothing like I did the past couple of years. It just wasn't worth it.

There's nothing wrong with drinking a little bit. But getting drunk is just straight up stupid.

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WOW......some interesting comments. Firstly the above....congrats for being so tough on yourself. Good work.
And then there was the chic from Finland......I cant believe theres a split age for alcohol...that would get so confusing!! Intresting......
And plus its nice to know that I have many like minded friends :)

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post #25 of 51 Old 09-19-2010, 09:41 PM
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First off, I'm 20 and I drink, but not a lot. It depends who I'm with and what I have to do.

I don't see the big deal of drinking when you're slightly underage. I'm with smrobs, if you can vote and go to war, why can't you drink? But, my parents got to experience the few years when they lowered the drinking age, back when, and they said it WASN'T a good situation.

But, really, why is it the DAY you turn 21 you're suddenly okay to drink. I know people who are 26 and shouldn't be drinking. I know people who are 17 or 18 and are perfectly capable of having a drink or 2 when they go out and are mature and responsible about it.

There are some people I don't drink with - my old friends from highschool. They drink to get drunk and hook up with guys. They invite me to parties and I always make up an excuse as to why I can't go. Because if I go I'll end up plastered, with a guy... and I don't want to do that.

If I go out with my cousins or friends from church (yes, church) then I'll drink. 3 beers tops... normally only 1 or 2 because I have to drive home from Annapolis. We know the places I can get into since I'm underage. We don't make a big deal out of it - have a drink or 2, chill, talk... the usual.

If I go out with my next-door-neighbor, I'll drink slightly more because he drives most of the time. Again, we don't go to get drunk, we just hang out. I'll end up tipsy most of the time since we're out for so long, but he's totally fine because he goes out more than I do.

I haven't been really drunk in over a year, but I've spent my fair share of nights can't-walk-straight-drunk with mornings that consist of killer hangovers and bowing to the porcelain god... that part SUCKS and is a big reason why I don't drink that much anymore. It's just not worth it to me.

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I am under the drinking age but I probabley won't ever because it destroyed my grandpas life and I have have had people in my family killed by drunk drivers, but I am fine with responsible drinking.

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Originally Posted by Kiki View Post
And then there was the chic from Finland......I cant believe theres a split age for alcohol...that would get so confusing!! Intresting......
Tho, thinking that again, I'm not sure if you can buy for example a strong drink in a bar if you're under 20. But when buying a bottle at a liquor store or somewhere else, you have to be over 20 if it contains more than 21‰... The age limit for everything under that is 18.

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The idea behind the drinking age being 21 has to do with brain development. At 18, your brain is not fully developed, especially not the decision making centres in your brain. So the theory is you wait until the brain is done developing and then people will be more apt to make better decisions when they do drink (drinking and driving, binge drinking, etc)

Of course, that just makes the people who are underage drink even more because it is illegal. I live in a small town and I know 17 year olds who have been drinking in bars since they were 13. Funny enough, these tend to be the ones who drink in moderation. Same with places where the drinking age is lower -- There seems to be less of a binge drinking culture.

I will agree with if you can go to war, you should be able to go to the bar. If you follow that 'brain development' theory, you could argue that one is not developed enough to make a decision about joining the military. Go figure.

I'm kind of torn over drinking ages, and I'm sort of rambling...I just wanted to throw out the 'reason' the drinking age is 21.
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Interesting reply, Spastic.

I never really knew why the drinking age was 21, especially since 18 y/os are considered adults for everything else, including joining the military. I've always figured if they're old enough to fight and die for their country, they should be able to legally consume alcohol.

I was a hard partier back in the day. Now that I'm older and have more responsibilities, I just don't have the desire to drink the way I did back in my 20s-early 30s. I'll have a drink or two every so often, but nothing like I used to.
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The drinking age is 18 in ire and let me tell you we are a country of absolute binge drinkers go out any night of the week and the place does be hoppin

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