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Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
Why do people drink (or take drugs?)? I've never understood what actually makes people do it in the first play. Ok - once you're doing it - you enjoy it. But what about that first time? Is it peer-pressure, feeling depressed? I don't know....thoughts please...

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    SkiveSkive Posts: 15,284 Skive's The Limit
    Adventure.

    Same reason people take up skiing or bungie jumping.
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    Teh_GerbilTeh_Gerbil Posts: 13,332 Born on Earth, Raised by The Mix
    Skive wrote:
    Adventure.

    Same reason people take up skiing or bungie jumping.

    True.

    I took it up to experience what it was like. I enjoyed it. I carried on.

    Why do people try new foods?
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Why do people try anything new, for a whole hoast of reasons good and bad.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Curiosity.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Because they've heard good things about it...they see it all around them...and they enjoy it once they've tried it, so come back for more.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    because it's fun being drunk!

    until you wake up in the morning. but that's all part of it. :D
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I drink because I like the taste. Same reason why I eat cereal or pizza.
    I like drinking for the added social sense. A beer for football with some people or a vodka with the girls and a movie.
    I also enjoy the false sens of happiness I get after a few after a long day at work... or long day... or boring tv shows in the morning.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    i was influenced by the advertising.
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    SkiveSkive Posts: 15,284 Skive's The Limit
    I started taking drugs because a man a school gates used to give it away for free.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Skive wrote:
    I started taking drugs because a man a school gates used to give it away for free.
    that was me!
    i remember you having your first hit when you were three ...
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    turlough wrote:
    Curiosity.
    yup! the human psyche forces us to do things we shouldn't do, because it gives us a rush, most peoples first drink was illegal. then the drug kicks in the high/buzz takes over and ur flying!
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    escape
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    SkiveSkive Posts: 15,284 Skive's The Limit
    dancin_k8i wrote:
    escape


    To a certain extent yes, it is to escape - to relax and forget your responsibilities just for a while.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    to make things easier
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    turlough wrote:
    Curiosity.

    That's it, pretty much.

    Obviously if you go more indepth and ask questions like "why do people drink the amounts they do?", "why can't some people have an active [social] life without alcohol?" and then you'd start to get answers about self-medication, morale-boosting effects (at least in the short term) etc.

    But for the majority of people it's just a good bit of craic; enhancing their enjoyment of whatever it is they're doing at the time. Be it sitting around chewing the fat with mates, out dancing your head off, watching footy or just lazing around in the garden. It's all good :thumb:
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