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Old 03-30-2003, 09:08 PM   #1
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Hi everyone, there is something that has been on my mind a lot lately, and I'm hoping that someone can put this matter at ease. I'm turning 19 very soon (legal drinking age where I live), and have decided to stop drinking alcohol because I have an embarassingly low tolerance to alcohol; I can only have like 2-3 drinks/night and when I do, my body+face turns all red. It's kind of like an allergy, but not as severe. Commonly known as "Asian Flush". Most of my friends are already of age and have been going to bars more often to drink. So, I've been really thinking about what the future holds for me if I don't drink. I'm going to university/college next year and a lot of students will be going to bars. And obviously, the point of going to a bar is to drink alcohol and meet new people (preferably of the opposite sex). I've never really been in a bar, so I'm not too familiar of everything, but if i don't drink, is there really a point in me being there? I've gone through my teens drinking underage with my friends and have always hoped that I could drink and have as much fun as they do. But I can't, so I'm just going to stop. I'm hoping that someone will have an opinion or comment that may make me feel better about not being able to drink. Please no comments saying no alcohol=avoiding becoming an alcoholic. Thanks.

 
Old 04-04-2003, 07:14 PM   #2
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Good for you! When I was your age, I was what they called a "designated driver" for my friends. I never got into drinking...not sure why, but, I didn't. I went to the bars to be with friends, dance, etc...but one drink would last me all night long if I had one and then I didn't finish it. I think that you are hitting another level of maturity and that's great! You are concerned about your future when perhaps your friends are still in the partying stage. Do what's in your heart. God is directing you on a certain path...stay on it and great things will be waiting for you...not to say that life will be a piece of cake, but for the most part, you will have great things. Be rich in wisdom and have God on your side and that's all you need. The rest will follow. Besides, drinking can add up those dollars as you well know and what a waste that is! I was married to an alcoholic for years and that was no fun not to mention all the money down the tubes! Follow your heart and your dreams. You'll be glad you did!!

 
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Old 04-05-2003, 01:20 PM   #3
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Yeah man, I pretty much stopped drinkin soon as I turned 19 too. Still went to bars but had a good time. Plus if you go to a party you can actually talk to gals instead of sputtering out sentence fragments. In University I probably went to the bars like once a month for 6 years. I thought it was a good change.
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