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I'd show up at parties for a while and then split. I don't drink and nothing is quite as formulaically boring as being around a lot of people drinking when you're sober.It ranks right up there with having sex with a drunk partner.Pass!
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I can drink. Overnight as well. But there gets a point where it gets tiring to drink so I just call it quits and go home. Where I live, like 90% of people have an alcoholic problem. Mainly because there is nothing here else to do other than party and do drugs. Sad I know. I don't do drugs and I only drink once a week, and that's because I have the time for it now. But when I move away into the city I'm probably going to cut down because 1. I'll be living alone. 2. I'll be in university, I won't have time for it. and 3. It'll just be a waste of money.
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it's not a bad thing that you can't handle alcohol. My mom can't handle it either. My dad said that when they got married she had a glass of champagne and she passed out for the night. The first time my mom had drank part of my dad's margarita she got so drunk I had to make sure she walked to the bathroom at the restaurant ok, practically dragged her up the stairs to our hotel room because she started gagging when the elevator started moving, and hold her hair when she was puking all night. And she had a hangover the next day so my dad and I had to get her some hangover cures.

I go to parties and I don't drink because
A. I have an hour drive back home, don't want to risk getting a ticket
B. if I get a DUI I can lose my job
C. my boyfriend needs me to drive him home

there is no problem with not drinking. if they have a problem with you NOT drinking, then just stay away from them. after a while, it gets expensive, and you start putting on the pounds.
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The legal age for drinking in Sweden is 18, but I tried my first alcoholic drink when I was 18 and and maybe two months? (LOL). I remember kids in my class when we were 14-15 talking about drinking and ''getting wasted'' and all I could think about was ''you know that's illegal?''. I tried it maybe two or three times more after that but decided to stop after not even half a year. I just don't get it. FIrst of all, it taste horrible. And it makes people stupider than they already are. So no. I don't drink alcohol.
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You are either allergic to alcohol or have acetaldehyde dehydrogenases deficiency, aka. the "Asian flush" or "Asian glow."
I highly advise against drinking as this can severely increase your risk of esophageal caner and liver disease.

I hardly ever drink - the rare occasions when I do, the most I'll do is a 12oz beer or a glass of wine, mostly with food.

Drinking is overrated, and the media glamorizes it too much. You should never feel lonely because you can't/won't drink. If your friends insist you need to drink in order to "be part of the group," then you need to find new friends.

Your friends should like you more since you can't drink - you'll always be a designated driver/walker/common sense guy.
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Most people have been "left out" of something for one reason or another at some point in their life, and I must say, of all the things to be left out of, and all the reasons to be left out of them, you're in pretty good shape. My most important memories of University, as far as my friends are concerned, weren't forged with alcohol, and one can get along just fine without it. Also, I always hated frat parties and all things like them. Small kickbacks with close friends were always the best, and many of us were sober during those. There were times where I didn't really feel like drinking, but still enjoyed hanging out while they were drinking. No need to meet new people when you like the ones you have, after all. I guess my advice would be to find a small group of people that you enjoy spending time with regardless of alcohol, and screw hanging out with anyone else. It also helps when you have better things to do than getting smashed with a bunch of strangers, but unfortunately, that's the pinnacle of accomplishment for some college students, so I'll leave them to their business.

Point is: there is, in my mind, one thing that makes alcohol unarguably valuable to the human experience -- it strips away social facades, leaving only the most basic parts of a person's personality. It can help you see the important parts of yourself, and of others. This can be done without alcohol, and only requires that you don't bullshit yourself, and find people that won't bullshit with you. Easy, right?
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Yay beer
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aznzakumif you don't drink... do you ever feel that its lonely sometimes (not all the time) to know that the people around you drink and that you can't?


There is the old joke about "Where can you travel in Europe if you don't drink?"

Me, it's just voluntary--the taste tastes like something went bad in the refrigerator a month ago, and the smell subconsciously reminds me of high-school chem lab (and all the traumas therein)--but ironically, growing up and out of college means reaching the age when you realize you don't NEED alcohol. Anyone know what exactly it's for?

(There's the old story of a Native tribe's first encounter with Lewis & Clark's expedition having a celebratory booze-up; the chief was offered a drink, and replied "Why would friends give each other something that makes men act like fools?"
To a kid in HS/college, that's the whole purpose of life--But our college town has a party problem, and expressed a similar sentiment in their student PSA campaign: "You don't need something that makes you less than you are.")


antx0rYour friends should like you more since you can't drink - you'll always be a designated driver/walker/common sense guy.


And, of course, the old joke, "Don't pick on the designated driver, unless you want to be dropped off 'home' at Yankee Stadium."
There's an advantage to being the only intelligent guy in the room, and that advantage is made to be exploited when necessary.
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Ejanss wrote:


aznzakumif you don't drink... do you ever feel that its lonely sometimes (not all the time) to know that the people around you drink and that you can't?

Anyone know what exactly it's for?



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Posted 5/6/15
I don't drink, and sometimes I do feel a little left out but i simply don't feel the urge to have a toxin in my body to "have a good time". The way I see it, it tastes terrible and makes you feel terrible, i can still laugh with my friends and have a great time with them. None of them get drunk much anymore though, so that's helped.
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If you want to drink, drink. If you don't, then don't. It's really just as simple as that. Don't allow others to decide what you should do, just walk your own path and ignore idiots that tease you for your choices.

It's your life, just remember that every important choice that you make has some affect on your future. Live up to your expectations and not somebody else's.
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Can't find it on YT, but remember a PSA growing up, showing a beer-blasted teen at a frat party:

Narrator: "You might think that drinking makes you a great conversationalist:"
("The guy is great, man, he is the greatest....freakin' guy...in the world!")
Narrator: "You might think that drinking makes you more social at parties:"
("Shut up, man--No, you shut up!")
Narrator: "You might think that drinking makes you more lively and fun to be around:"
((breaks lamp) "Oho, man, that was sweet...")

Ironically (or appropriately), though, seems to be Australia that comes up with some of the better PSA's:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USK467olE6E
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OP, I noticed that you are also from NJ. Be careful if you're at Rutgers, the party scene there has caused many kids there to flunk out of school.
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I'm a social drinker mostly but I do enjoy it at home from time to time while I work. I mostly just stick to 151 straight. Nothing like a little liquid flame running down your throat. Don't feel bad/lonely that you can't drink. You're not really missing out on anything anymore than when you drink something else. Unless you like your senses becoming duller the more you drink. The booze isn't going to make things anymore fun than the next guy so just enjoy yourself.

At the very least you can always be the DD. People will love you for that
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I'm not a drinker at all either. I'm strict about it both over health and faith. Never had a hangover, never been drunk,no crazy tats or stories. But I know I didn't miss out.

All but one of my friends that I knew who drank had issues from it. Not with it. There's plenty of people and activities that don't rely on drinking. Just a bit more patience needed to figure out all out.
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