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should i be allowed to go out drinking

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leah8001996 Sun 21-Jul-13 10:58:47

I am 16 17 next month and an adult so I should be allowed to drink as and when I want.

YDdraigGoch Sun 21-Jul-13 11:00:12

Who will buy it for you? It's illegal to buy alcohol if you're under 18.

BettyBotter Sun 21-Jul-13 11:04:16

Leah, why are you doing this? summer holidays?

You have started 6 conversations along similar themes over one day. It would seem that you are interested in starting debate, perhaps?

TheOneWithTheHair Sun 21-Jul-13 11:04:24

Leah if you are a genuine poster I would suggest you have a calm discussion with your parents. You seem to think that things will change overnight when you hit 17. They won't.

Your attitude is incredibly naive and if you were my 17yo I would be keeping a very close eye on you.

I don't want to sound harsh but I don't think you will get much support for your points of view on here.

Sparklingbrook Sun 21-Jul-13 12:28:28

No drinking but you could go out and give starting threads a rest.

FernieB Sun 21-Jul-13 14:17:11

A 17 year old is not an adult.

TeamSouthfields Sun 21-Jul-13 14:21:26

16 is NOT an adult!!!!!!!!!

TeamSouthfields Sun 21-Jul-13 14:22:19

Theres much more to life than drinking! Drinking can kill a 16/17 year old child very easily

nenevomito Sun 21-Jul-13 14:22:39

You don't sound very adult.

FernieB Sun 21-Jul-13 15:19:39

Leah - I have read all your posts and I agree with everyone else on here. You keep insisting that at nearly 17 you are an adult but the tone and content of your threads makes it very clear that you are far from being an adult.

It sounds as though you are attention seeking for some reason. You don't appear to respond to any of the replies you receive so either you don't like what people are saying or you have merely been creating posts for the sake of it and are finding it amusing. Either way it's very immature.

xalyssx Sun 21-Jul-13 18:28:58

It's illegal. If you do drink as and when you like, then you will get arrested.

musicposy Sun 21-Jul-13 19:06:53

Sometimes if we are having a family meal out my 17 year old will have a glass of wine, because that is legal when she is with us and having a meal, as it would be for you at 16. She will not get completely rat arsed because that is not legal and it would not be appropriate for me as her parent to allow that.

She will definitely not go out drinking on her own, no.

I have to say, if you really are 17 or nearly 17 you come across as much less mature than the 17 year olds I know, and this could be the cause of a lot of your issues. You would be better to respond to your topics and discuss them properly rather than keep starting new ones. Then you might actually get some helpful advice on how to approach your parents or school on some of these issues.

I don't want to be mean if you are genuine but you don't sound as near to adulthood as my 13 year old. If you aren't just filling a bored week of the holidays on here, you should speak to someone in real life or at least engage in a proper discussion.

BOF Sun 21-Jul-13 19:09:11

Jesus, is there nowhere on the internet where I can go to escape bloody kids?

Kerryblue Mon 22-Jul-13 10:19:03



chocoluvva Mon 22-Jul-13 15:36:21

Alcohol affects the brains of young people much more severely than 25+. The human brain continues to develop until around the age of 25.

The younger you start drinking the more likely you are to become addicted to it.

In some of the American states drinking alcohol is illegal until the age of 21.

In some countries any consumption of alcohol is illegal.

mumeeee Tue 23-Jul-13 09:44:14

No you shouldn't. It's illegal for under 18's to buy alcohol. Leah please stop posting these silly threads. You actually sound very immature. If you have genuine problems and concerns please talk to your parents.

WeAreEternal Tue 23-Jul-13 09:49:25


You are a child, and you will continue to be a child (legally anyway) until you turn 18.

It is against the law to buy alcohol under the age of 18 for good reasons.

Now stop bothering the grown ups and go do something productive with your summer holidays.

Viviennemary Tue 23-Jul-13 09:54:41

Under age drinking is of course illegal. But wouldn't people say that the majority of teenagers under 18 do have a drink from time to time. So it's this everyone else does it that is the problem.

Eyesunderarock Tue 23-Jul-13 09:55:13

I'm getting very bored with these threads, so I'm going to tell the truth.
Leah, I was wild at 16, and for several years afterwards. Much sex, much drink and many nights when I didn't bother going to bed.
Protests and festivals and a bohemian life.
But what I didn't do is whinge and whine at the grown-ups around me that I was entitled and I should be allowed to, like some snotty little toddler after another ice cream.
You are not ready to be an adult until you stop asking a bunch of random strangers and parents to bless and validate your endeavours. Adults make choices and accept the responsibility of the consequences.
If you are financially independent and living away from home in your own place, then you are old enough to make decisions without sounding like a constant letter-writer to the pages of some teen magazine's problem page.

miffybun73 Tue 23-Jul-13 09:57:10

No, it's illegal.

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