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Freshmen and drinking
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Posted 8/24/14
I went to an agricultural school...when it comes to drinking it's not fun there but the others in the dorm building (we only had one building for the dorms) thought it was fun.
I remember my first night in the college, a guy entered my room completely plastered and shut the door behind him. My reaction was just to stare at him. He ended up sitting on my kitchen counter and watching tv with me with the occasional "Shhh, I'm hiding from the RA." It was entertaining and eventually he did leave to go to sleep.
Anyways from my experience it was mostly because of peer pressure and boredom (Ag school was in the middle of nowhere). I find no interest in it because I never saw the point of losing my ability to use common sense.
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Posted 8/25/14 , edited 8/25/14
It's quite something to watch young adults desperately adhere to a social standard like their lives depend on it, and when in college that standard involves drinking to the point of humiliation. Of course, if everyone around you does it then I suppose it's easy to view it as bonding, not unlike those absurd ice breakers RAs and admission reps use to ease incoming groups of students...except it's basically poison.

Personally, I started drinking before college with my family and, as a sophomore in college now, have yet to drink on campus. Never have I desired to drink to the point of intoxication, as I've none of the social aspirations common amongst my peers and the concept of being completely under the influence of any drug, legal or otherwise, kinda disturbs me.

I'm more of a couple glass of wine or some liquor kind of guy. I don't mind hard lemonade or margaritas, either.

Say what you will of those freshman tools, but it's just as amusing to listen to purists praise themselves for never drinking or smoking and shaming everyone who does. Exclusionary culture is always pathetic, even with the best of intentions. Even those who just hold on to that sense of childhood innocence kind of amuse me: "bad things are bad! You shouldn't do bad things! ." It's so cute.
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Posted 8/25/14
I drink a Beer; 4 max once in a Blue Moon...I can't see how ANYONE could become an Alcoholic. But then again, I used to be Addicted HEAVILY to Opiates and Pills of all types. I've been Sober going on 6 Years in April. But Yeah, I could just see that situation flipped where the Alcoholic would look at Me and say, "Why did You snort Dilaudid and Oxycodone?"

We've all got Our vices, People. And if You think You don't; You've either not lived long enough, or You haven't gotten out there, and SEE for Yourself. Good luck to all of Us. <3
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Posted 8/25/14
They want to be cool and be popular.
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