On average, how much alcohol does it take to get drunk? Watch

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I am posting this anonymously as I'm a little embarred about it. I am 18, and I have not drunken any substantial amount of alcohol since I was 10 or 11. I remember one night, my dad had a few friends around, and they were drinking and had got a little bit drunk, and I was about 10 I think, and I begged my dad for a can a beer. I kept nagging until he just gave me one, and it was about 5%, and I drank it and after wards I kept laughing at everything, and making stupid comments about nothing.

I am going out with a few friends next week, and it is obviously going to entail drinking substantial amounts of alcohol, something I've never really done, I am concerned firstly about drinking too much and making a tit of myself, and secondly, potentially getting violent. I do not want that at all.

Obviously, at 10, a can of beer probably had more of an effect on me because I was smaller, but now I'm 18, is 1 or 2 pints likely to have too much of an effect to the extent I'm unable to control myself, I don't want to get to that point.

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1 or 2 pints should do nothing to you.

It'll do more than it will to most people if you've barely touched the stuff before, it'll go straight to your head, but it should still have very little effect.

Don't worry about it, you'll be fine.
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Hahahaha.

Um, you should be able to drink a couple of pints (I assume you're male for some reason?) That said, given you obviously aren't used to it, stop as soon as you feel it, is my advice.
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You should be able to have 4 or 5 without losing control and at least 8 before you start to get seriously drunk, assuming your male.
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depends what your drinking but if you havnt drunk alot since you were young it will probably take less which is cost efficient! For me around 6-7 pints would get me pretty lashed
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Eye out an ugly bird, drink till shes hot, and that way you know you've had the perfect amount
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people say then stop etc. but then the peer pressure would come in eg if you were to get a coke instead, so how do you do it without looking like a wuss?
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people say then stop etc. but then the peer pressure would come in eg if you were to get a coke instead, so how do you do it without looking like a wuss?
Urg, I can't stand people who give in to peer pressure. If you don't want to drink, then don't. I have a lot of respect for people who can "no" to things and perhaps your friends will too? If not, then screw 'em! You're not the only one who doesn't want to drink.
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(Original post by Joluk)
You should be able to have 4 or 5 without losing control and at least 8 before you start to get seriously drunk, assuming your male.
Not neccessarily, a mate of mine can get pretty tipsy off of ~1-2 pints, and he's over 6ft, well built, and drinks every week, 4 or 5 and hes smashed.
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i can drink like 40 pints and still think logically
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Obviously it going to have more effect on you than your friends because you've never really drunk that much before.Just start with a couple of pints and then see how you feel, there no pressure to drink ridiculous amounts.If you don't want to embarass yourself just stop once you feel yourself kind of going, then you can always drink more later if you feel like you sobering up.
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Depends on the person. If Im staying on wine, then a bottle and a half gets me fairly drunk (only ever drank that at Xmas and NYE).

Mixing probably 5 or 6 drinks will get me there. Also, if you're a new drinker, don't do jagerbombs as (a) their revolting (but cheap) and (b) gives you a hell of a hangover
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depends how quickly you consume it, 2 pints one straight after the other and i would start feeling it. No shame in being a lightweight whatsoever, cheaper night for you. Have a goodnight out.
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Don't do it.

As of 3am this morning I am teetotal.
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Well, from my experience, if you drink quite quickly on an empty stomach you'll get drunk very quickly. Try to eat something beforehand and keep the place slow. Although, I've found that I tend to get a stomach upset if I eat to much and drink. Is that just me?
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takes me about 6-7 to get me good and intoxicated.

and as for the getting violent thing, it depends on the person. if someone usually wants to get out their pram and makes a scene, but are too scared to, then the alcohol will lower their inhibitions enough to start.
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depends how fast you drink it.

at an 18th last night I drank around 5 pints? didnt get even remotely drunk as i sort of spread them out over 4 hours or so.
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A glass of wine makes me pink and giggly, haha.
Just drink what you are comfortable with.
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Have a large meal before you go out.

If you never drink you will be fairly drunk off 3 pints.
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depends on a million different things, how quick you drink, how used to alcohol you are, food, size, gender, weight blah blah blah.

im only small but i drank a silly amount last night without really ever hitting 'drunk' because i drank over a long period of time from about 5pm till 4am-ish, but i've been falling over drunk from drinking half that much in the past. You start to get a feel for it after a while OP, you'll work out your own personal tolerances, how quick and how much you like drinking etc. dont worry too much, just take it slow at first if yu dont want to make a fool of yourself. . .
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