My name is Becky and I am a 17-year-old college student.
I know that it may be hard for some but I'm going to be 18 in a few weeks and I am just not going to drink. It would be easier for me because I just wouldn't feel comfortable.
I am hoping that if/when I get into uni and go to clubs with my friends, I hope that they will accept me when they hear me say "I don't drink." If they don't accept it, then obviously they are not my friends.
I know that I am probably the minority who will just not drink, and I am not having a go at any of you, and if you want to drink, then drink, because it is none of my business. I just feel as if that I can't take the risk because I am too frightened of having a seizure.
Once, my dad said to me "Just try some white wine and lemonade, I promise that I won't put a lot of it in". So hesitantly I tried it and only took a few sips to make out that I was just going to try but in the end, when I went to bed I think that my sister saw straight through what I was doing and finished it for me.
I just don't want that risk anymore, whether my doctor reckons that I should try, even if it is around my family or not. Technically I have, but I just changed my mind out of fright. Having a seizure is my number one biggest fear.
So yeah... so that is it. This is just me and my views, and I have nothing against any of you