I don't like alcohol anymore, any suggestions why?

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Ok, so I'm 15 years old, of Armenian descent (so I have a relatively high tolerance, if I do say so myself) and about a month or two ago I went to a drinkup and got rather tipsy (we drank some jack Daniels, idk if that's scotch or whisky or whatever.) One or two weeks later I went to another drinkup and got a bit more tipsy, this time drinking krakus vodka, but both times I was more than able to get home by public transport, sleep for 1-2 hrs and wake up completely sober without a hangover and not feel sick. My problem is that about three weeks ago I went to another drinkup and we had the same brand of vodka, but it tasted like absolute garbage so I barely drank two shot's worth. Just yesterday, I poured a small glass of brandy (which I usually don't mind the taste of) for a toast but when I drank it, it too tasted horrible. I have discovered that I don't like the taste of alcohol anymore. Could it be linked to these drink ups or something else?

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    Well if I were you I'd take advantage of the fact you dont like it much - could save you alot of trouble later on - most people here have the problem that they like it too much.  

    My son doesnt like drinking very often, although he does sometimes just at proper get togethers with mates. 

    One thing I definitely cant drink - and just the smell makes me feel sick, is Bacardi. I got drunk on this stuff properly for the first time when I was about youre age, and the memory of it is so horrible that I havent been able to stomach it ever since, so youre reaction could be something like that - a kind of Pavlonian response, but I'm not an expert!

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    Your brain is still rather plastic at your age, so I'm not surprised to hear this. That's also a good reason to not use alcohol in the first place. 

    It's a very powerful endorphin releasing drug that can easily program the brain to become addicted to it. It goes the same route as many addictions, by programming the striatum (the nucleus accumbens and the dorsal striatum) to remember the pleasure it gave and the steps needed to obtain it, so those endorphins can be released again. 

    There are people that would give anything to be out of it's grip, but only a small percentage of the 140 million alchohics worldwide can "just stop drinking" and be totally abstinent. The remainder will likely need to use medication to overcome the compulsion to drink, a compulsion that moves them to drink while they watch their lives crumble around them. 

    So, count yourself lucky that you're headed in the opposite direction. Really, I'd advise you don't subject your brain to that stuff at your age, it's still forming and you're going to have to use it for a loooonnnng time. 


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    Oh boy....15...I started drinking about then...and like you the taste was not so great...but the buzz was...so I kept drinking.

    I am worried for you....because drinking has hurt me in so many ways over the last 30 plus years...and I knew by the time I was 17 I was an alcoholic sad

    Your life will be ruff if you don't walk away from it now.  But, chances are because you have this "drive" to drink....your world...will be difficult.

    I feel for you.

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    DO NOT DRINK...you are one of the lucky ones that, from a young age, alcohol isn't for you. I enjoyed drink from an early age and decades later ended up an alcoholic. 

    My middle daughter age 20, said to me about a year ago, "I think I'm allergic to alcohol" ?? . She just has the odd beer at a party and has seen, through me, what happens. 

    I got drunk on some horrible spirit and cider at 14. Can't drink them now.

    PLEASE take your experience as a life saving warning x

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