Tonight I am drinking my first ever can of alcohol, it's a bit of a struggle as I'm not keen on the taste. What are the benefits of alcohol?


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Melissa Nana answered
You forget the bad things of the world and you have fun? Of course you can have fun without alcohol, but for some reason the most fun you have is when drunk. But it's not like you have to drink. You seem pressured to do it, and if you are you shouldn't do it.
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Lily Bradic answered

From the way you've worded your question, I get the impression that you're a bit hesitant about trying alcohol.

You shouldn't drink just because you feel pressured into doing so — you won't enjoy yourself so much, and it's a much better idea to wait until you feel ready.

What Are The Benefits Of Alcohol?

Health-wise, there aren't any. However, drinking can be beneficial on a social level, providing you don't go overboard!

The positives of alcohol include:

  • Reduced social inhibition
  • Feeling relaxed
  • Increased confidence
  • Feelings of happiness
  • Increased pleasure in activities
  • Lower anxiety
The Taste Issue
You say you don't like the taste of alcohol — all alcoholic drinks taste different, so it might just be that you haven't found one that you like yet.
If you're drinking a can, I'm assuming it's beer (probably lager). This doesn't taste of much, but if you don't like it and still want to try alcohol, you might be better off with wine or alcopops.
Be careful with spirits like vodka, as you can get drunk very quickly if you have a low tolerance to alcohol.

If you do choose to drink, be responsible and have fun — there's no point drinking if you don't enjoy it, and your friends should respect your choice. Besides, when it comes to wanting a ride to a party somewhere, they'll be happy to have you as a sober driver!

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