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How did it start for you drinking?

Discussion in 'Alcohol' started by 003, Feb 8, 2015.

  1. 003

    003 Community Champion

    Well, for some drinking commonly starts during the teenage, and guess why? It's because teenagers see it as something cool, and because of peer pressure, a lot of them are being dragged. And because when you get used to it, alcohol will really make you feel good, that's why teenagers aren't able to strip it off from their system. And up to their adulthood, they bring with them their alcohol enthusiasm and when problem strikes, that alcohol enthusiasm eventually leads to alcohol abuse.
  2. Rainman

    Rainman Community Champion

    I'm not an alcoholic but from observation I know:

    a) Most people who end up being enslaved to alcohol start off by experimenting. And get sucked deeper.

    b) Others buffeted by life's problems make the mistake of believing that drinking will help them forget/ escape reality. But once the effect wears off and the fear of facing the problems strikes they dash back to the bar.

    c) If one's family drinks, even a little, kids have access to the stuff and can taste it any time they please. Then they'll start smuggling in their own drinks.
  3. timelord731

    timelord731 Senior Contributor

    I'm not an alcoholic, far from it, but I think a lot of peopled begin in high school and college. From there, it may just be a down hill from there.
  4. Winterybella

    Winterybella Community Champion

    Well I am not into drinking either. However, it would be interesting to hear from someone who's been affected to see what takes them to that place. I actually started a thread with the intent of getting to understand what really gets a alcoholic going. I had some interesting responses. It's one of those things that I have always been interested in understanding.
  5. Brady2121

    Brady2121 Active Contributor

    Simply hanging around the wrong people is usually the answer to that question. However, depression is also a main cause for drinking.
  6. JoshPosh

    JoshPosh Community Champion

    I started because I saw everyone else doing it, and I wanted to fit in. No one ever pressured me but I the need to fit in was the deciding factor. Eventually, that drunken feeling was a mean to escape from teenage pressure and anxieties. I didn't do it all the time. It never affected my studies or the sport teams that I was into at the time. But when the summer hit, so did the alcohol parties. I have to admit, it made my teenager years so much fun.
  7. RingoBerry

    RingoBerry Senior Contributor

    My first taste of alcohol was at 14 but I really started drinking at 16. Its often the crowd you're with during teenage years, their sense of fun and enjoyment often involves alcohol. At first you're reluctant because your know you shouldn't be drinking at all but it gets harder and harder to refuse whenever you're invited until it stops becoming an issue.
  8. musicmonster

    musicmonster Senior Contributor

    My partner first introduced me to drinking and boy was it interesting. It was definitely a funny start for me but eventually, I got used to it. I had some very embarrassing moments in my first time though.
  9. hellonamesdana

    hellonamesdana Senior Contributor

    For my mom, I know that she started pretty young. When she was a freshman in high school she lost a ton of weight and she was really skinny, and by her sophomore year she was the life of the party. All throughout college and basically until she met my dad she would go out and party every weekend, spend a month at the Jersey Shore every summer drinking day and night, and not she drinks because she thinks that she has to in order to be herself.
  10. gitosh

    gitosh Member

    I was introduced to alcohol by my older cousins when still in high school but during the holidays. Although I can’t describe myself as a teetotaler am neither alcoholic. I can’t take juice when there is quality beer around although you will never find me in a bar taking beer on my bill. Beer is not a basic necessity in my life; I only drink when with friends just to keep them company and avoid getting bored (there is some excitement when one takes a bottle or two). Although I take alcohol, I don’t get overly drunk, in the past when I did, it made feel inferior, out of control, could not do some simple tasks. It simply didn’t feel okay.I somehow loves being in control.
  11. goldenmaine

    goldenmaine Active Contributor

    I started drinking back when I was a freshman in college. I lived in a dorm and most of my dorm-mates and roommates were drinkers. So this one time, they invited me to a night out of drinking and it was my first time drinking out. I like it actually, because we had fun and got to know new people and new friends in the bar. I guess this is what I love about drinking is that it can be a way of socializing with other people. What I don’t like about it is the times that we would drink to get drunk. I didn’t like it much because we did crazy things when we were drunk and some these got us into trouble.
  12. jeremy2

    jeremy2 Community Champion

    I couldn't agree more. Teenage drinking is prevalent everywhere and i think it has become like some sort of scourge. And with that comes unwanted pregnancies, high rate of S.T.I's. and in some cases a high turnover of school dropout's. To counter this,we need stronger legislation backed by strict enforcement as a matter of urgency.