God, I hate drinking....
October 2, 2011 8:07 AM Subscribe
Help a college student re-learn how to drink.
posted by lobbyist to Food & Drink (25 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
So, I am a current (underage) college student in the U.S. Although I have never liked the taste of alcohol, nor how it makes me feel (drunk or not), in high school I used to go to parties, do some shots with friends, play pong, and generally speaking have a pretty enjoyable time.
Over the last year or so, though, I've started smoking marijuana everyday to help with my anxiety, depression, and (pretty severe) OCD -- it has without a doubt made me a more productive person (as I no longer spend all of my time ruminating/excessively worrying), and likewise, I have no plans to stop.
The only "problem" is that I can no longer stand alcohol: for me, the feeling of being drunk, in comparison to being high, it just.... it sucks. I wish this wasn't the case, however, as all of my friends drink, and it makes it hard when they want to go out rage on a Friday night, but I just want to smoke up, listen to music, and watch South Park.
So, aside from making new friends, what can I do to start "enjoying" alcohol again? Do I need to just find, and stick with, a drink that I really like? Or is there something more?
Side note: even though I am male, I really only have ever been able to tolerate the more "feminine" mixed drinks; I think beer, wine, and whiskey taste like shit (again, I wish this wasn't the case).