I’m Scared To Drink Alcohol For The First Time | What to do!

Warning: Drinking hard liquor does not make you a man. A healthy attitude to alcohol is what makes you a responsible adult. If you don’t fancy a strong drink just don’t drink it.

With that out of the way. Here’s how to drink alcohol fine for the first time:

  • Never drink to get drunk.
  • Yes, you can instead drink to enjoy the taste and feel of the beverage. Most drinks like beer and spirit that are not full of sugar have flavors that are rather complex to describe.

You might not like or appreciate them at your first sip and that is fine.

  • Do not act out and blame it on the influence of alcohol. Don’t do it. Your brain will tell you when you’ve had enough. For first-timers, I recommend a small sip.

Drinking in a stupor should not be on your mind. A little is fine.

For me, I am more respectful while drinking, so as to not make an ass of myself. Since I understand that not everyone is having it for the first time like you are.

  • Furthermore, remember, that alcohol lowers inhibitions and dull reasoning abilities, so don’t be making rash decisions (about sexual partners or business) while drunk.

Lastly, if you will be drinking much, plan on using public transportation, as you don’t want to drive yourself to death, worse kill others, and destroy your vehicle.

As for a nice first-time drink, perhaps try a nice amaretto and ginger ale on ice. Very sweet and refreshing. Or a small glass of equal parts Belvedere vodka and San Pellegrino Aranciata on ice with a twist of orange peel.


First Time Drinking Experience

I’ve discovered that a great way to approach alcohol is that it’s simply another category of food. It just happens to have disastrous effects if you go overboard or are careless about it, just like many other things.

Alcoholic beverages have the potential for so much more subtlety than most soft drinks. So, maybe try out tea and coffee first. You can analyze the nuances in tea and coffee much in the same way a sommelier would fill out a flavor grid for wine, beer, or scotch.

Avoid getting drunk. This is good advice, especially when starting out. In my experience, even getting drunk has its place, but not for first-timers. However, the more mature you become, the more you’d agree that you just drink for taste and experience.

Personally, I like beers with a lower alcohol content so I get to try different brands every weekend.

Now, it’s often an acquired taste since it takes trials and errors to learn which flavors to filter out and which ones to pay attention to according to your taste buds.

It takes even more time and works to make a flavor that’s aversive and learn to appreciate it in the context of the whole drink.

Lastly, learn and stick to your boundaries in a safe environment with people who can take care of you should things go south.

Over time, you’ll become familiar with how it affects you and you’ll know when you need to slow down or stop.

ALSO SEE: Can A Pregnant Woman Drink Guinness Stout?

How To Drink Alcohol Without Vomiting

Have a meal first then do a 1:1 water to booze ratio and pace yourself.

I would advise avoiding mixing (beer with hard liquor, etc).

you don’t have to go from zero to shit-face in one hour. Have a meal first, too.

If you drink too much, you will up-chuck, your body does that to save your life.

Hangovers: Pedia-lite Popsicles, Gatorade, Ibuprofen, Water, Greasy Foods.

And yes, obviously avoid tequila.

Remember, practice makes perfect. haha

What Home Remedies Help You To Stop Vomiting After Drinking Alcohol?

If you find yourself vomiting after drinking alcohol then you’re likely suffering from alcohol poisoning. You throwing up is your body’s way of expelling a poison.

These are great hangover cures: Pace your drinks, and drink soft drinks or water in between alcoholic drinks.

If there is blood in the vomit, seek medical attention immediately.

I’m Scared To Drink Alcohol For The First Time

Is Drinking Alcohol For The First Time Worth It? I’m Scared I’ll Get Addicted.

As a person who used to drink heavily, but now drinks on occasions, I can tell you – it’s not worth it.

It sounds like you have what people would refer to as a “healthy fear” of addiction/drinking. Just take care and don’t tell anyone about this fear. When offered, just say “No, thanks”.

Anyone who does not respect that is not the type of person you want to know sober or drunk.

There are typical morons in clubs, bars, or amongst your friends who think, “Wow, this person has never had a drink! Let’s get him or her drunk”. They will sit back and laugh at you while recording with their phones and you will be stuck with the hangover the next morning, committing, dizziness and head spinning.

You might get addicted, and that sucks. Alcohol adds nothing whatsoever to your life. Nothing. But, you can be a designated driver, and that is something that drinking people just love!

Be proud of your decision.

Author: Dr. Janet Hicks

Dr. Janet Hicks is an addiction medicine physician trained and certified to provide comprehensive care for addiction and substance-related disorders, including the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of such health conditions. With more than 25 years of experience, Doctor Janet Hicks helps you by providing all information required to educate yourself about substance detox and recovery.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *