Ill begin with saying that no i dont drink. This is a choice i have made for my health physically and mentally. Alcohol just does more damage than good for me. Though that doesnt mean that i dont take a glass of Champagne on New Years or some Baileys on Christmas. Though the amount of drinks i drink in a year can be counted on one hand. Though of course i dont go out and party so often, my school is very business so theres not so many parties or house parties that you are invited to. And my friends dont drink either so i dont feel any press to have to drink. But also just like with my family, my friends know that i workout so often. And working out and alcohol just isnt a good combination.
I dont like the feeling of being hungover, i dont like wasting a day where i just lie in bed and feel sick. Even having the stomach bug or a virus makes me feel sad because its a day wasted. So purposely making myself waste a day, a day where i purge and have a raging head ache... Nope, ill skip that.
But like i said, a glass of wine here and there sure. Or a cider, but personally i avoid alcohol.
My opinion on alcohol? If you drink it in moderation then i dont see why not... Too much alcohol isnt good, not for anybody. And i DONT promote drinking, but thats a choice you have to make yourself.
I did have a period at the end of 2011 where i was falling back into my relapse and depression - food was becoming anxiety filled again and i was on holiday in England for christmas and i began looking at the alcohol alot more... it was everywhere and all i wanted to do was drink away my feelings. To just begin binge drinking... drink to numb the pain and anxiety. I did have a few drinks, but i was (and still am) a lightweight, i.e one drink and im tipsy. But it felt like most of my family had a drink or two everyday for that holiday so it wasnt so weird.
I had my phase of drinking (summer 2012) and i can say, the feeling the next day is not the most memorable one. I woke up with bruises all over my body, remembering the stupid things i had done the night before. I even have several drunk videos which i made with one of my friends... They are memories of course, ones that i can laugh at but still... a slight bit of regret behind them as well.
But i dont regret having that summer of drinking, in fact i find that i got a chance to just be free... to let go of my fear around alcohol and even chocolate (because with alcohol came lots of chocolate and even visits to McDonalds). So i did become more free with my food and let go of fear foods. And it was my sort of wild and free teenage years. As now im seen as so mature and Got my shit together ;);)