Drinking at parties

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    So the other day I got invited to a party and everyone was drinking except me. I chose not to because of what my parents would say (I had a very conservative upbringing). I myself do not see anything intrinsically wrong with drinking but I know my parents would certainly disapprove. Should I do it anyway, I feel like you cant really enjoy a party without drinking? As a little bit of background, I am currently 17.
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    Isn't it illegal to drink before 18?
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    (Original post by hamza772000)
    Isn't it illegal to drink before 18?
    nope. you can drink from any age, it's just illegal to buy it or be sold it.
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    (Original post by richpanda)
    nope. you can drink from any age, it's just illegal to buy it or be sold it.
    Oh, damn, I never knew that :P
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    Should you do it? No

    Will you do it? Yes
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    I think it depends on whether or not you're feeling pressured to do it. *If you just want to have a tipple or two at a party then jeeez - surely that's not decrying your upbringing. *If, on the other hand, you don't really want to but feel like you should be part of the swim, then maybe you should stick to your true feelings and not. *
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    Are you in university?

    I'm assuming not but if you are:

    You're responsible for yourself now, do what you want, drink or don't drink. There is nothing shameful about it, just be safe about it y'know. Don't do anything that you don't want to though obviously.
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    (Original post by hamza772000)
    Isn't it illegal to drink before 18?
    Without parental consent, yes.
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    (Original post by AlexFam)
    Without parental consent, yes.
    'Mum, can I go and get smashed at this party tonight?'
    'Sure thing, sweetie.'
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    (Original post by richpanda)
    nope. you can drink from any age, it's just illegal to buy it or be sold it.
    Or have someone buy it for you under 18 or offer it to you in a licensed place under 18 without a tabled dinner setting or to drink without parental consent under 18 or be under the age of 5 and drink in any circumstance.
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    I think it's useful to try and build up some tolerance to alcohol. I've got zero tolerance for it, despite a lot of effort to get used to it, which is actually really annoying and frustrating. It just turns me into a bad person and I've really pissed a lot of guys off by being to much of a tease. I know I'm doing it but I can't sort of help it. Makes me feel a but guilty.
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    only way to find out is to try it
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    So the other day I got invited to a party and everyone was drinking except me. I chose not to because of what my parents would say (I had a very conservative upbringing).
    who cares?
    I come from an incredibly conservative background - you'd have thought they were the flanders family from the simpsons but more aggressive. yet I drink, a lot. and more. don't let your adventure of indoctrination with your family ruin your happiness.
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    (Original post by lamaragymnast)
    I think it's useful to try and build up some tolerance to alcohol. I've got zero tolerance for it, despite a lot of effort to get used to it, which is actually really annoying and frustrating. It just turns me into a bad person and I've really pissed a lot of guys off by being to much of a tease. I know I'm doing it but I can't sort of help it. Makes me feel a but guilty.

    What? This post makes no sense. If it's that much of an issue just drink less? It's not about building a tolerance, but knowing your limits.
    I'm a light weight and that suits me just fine considering I can spend a lot less money and get in the same state as my friends who end up spend £20 more
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    (Original post by Twinpeaks)
    What? This post makes no sense. If it's that much of an issue just drink less? It's not about building a tolerance, but knowing your limits.
    I'm a light weight and that suits me just fine considering I can spend a lot less money and get in the same state as my friends who end up spend £20 more
    I mean it's hard when everyone else is drinking lots and I want to be able to drink more.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    So the other day I got invited to a party and everyone was drinking except me. I chose not to because of what my parents would say (I had a very conservative upbringing). I myself do not see anything intrinsically wrong with drinking but I know my parents would certainly disapprove. Should I do it anyway, I feel like you cant really enjoy a party without drinking? As a little bit of background, I am currently 17.
    Do what YOU want. If you feel like you want to drink, then do so, but obviously don't let your drink get spiked. Don't worry about your parents. You're almost an adult and most 17 year olds drink.
 
 
 
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