Was your first drink memorable?
The first time you had an alcoholic beverage, was it given to you by a family member, and was it done openly or secretly? What messages did you imbue about moderation, maturity, and intoxication with that first drink?
Did you have your first alcoholic drink on the day you became legally able to drink? Who else celebrated this milestone with you?
For some people, alcohol is a part of family life, but not all these associations are positive: alcoholism also runs in families. Was your first drink the beginning of a relationship with addiction?
In other families, alcohol is taboo, for religious and other reasons. Have you rebelled by taking drink outside the home? Tell us the story of your first secret drink.
What did you drink, that first time? What did you think of its taste? Its effects? Did anyone else notice whether you were intoxicated?
Was your first drink also your last? Why?
The Good Life on The Good Men Project seeks your stories about taking your first drink for an upcoming series. Send pitches, queries, and submissions to Justin Cascio at firstname.lastname@example.org. Final submissions for this call
are due Saturday, March 23 are Sunday, March 31. (Call extended.)
Update: The series on My First Drink has run on The Good Life. Want to contribute to the conversation? Email your pitch to Justin Cascio at email@example.com. (Edited 5/15/13)
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