Date: July 17, 2017 09:08AM
I'm fairly certain that most anti-anxiety meds will include a warning about drinking while on the meds, so it's good to hear that you're going to leave it alone for now.
It's not good or okay to break the law. I know you're learning about setting your own limits and boundaries, but this one you can pretty much carve in stone: "I won't break State or Federal laws."
If you are hanging out with people who do NOT have that internal limit, then they are NOT "safe" people with whom to learn about drinking.
Your mom may have a point. Alcolholism can run in families, and science is still researching the causes of that. Please read this through:https://pubs.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/familyhistory/famhist.htm
Given these things, you have a couple of years before you need to visit this question again, RIGHT?
I have nothing against drinking, but right off the bat you've listed three very good reasons not to dabble with it for now. You don't "have" to drink to be an exmo, and no one, including yourself, should pressure you to do so. There's plenty of time to get your "drinking legs" under you when it becomes legal for you to do so.