Me and several of my friends started drinking way to young at age 14 to be exact.
We started small with
-half a bottle of red wine (age 14)
-full bottle of red wine (15)
-4 cans of beer (500 ml cans) (15)
-6 cans of beer (15-16)
-8 cans of beer (Rarely at 15, occasionally at 16, regularly at 17 and always at 18)
-Bottle of wine and 4 cans of beer (on big events sometimes at 17, 18 and 19)
I have always been smart about alcohol, even though i got wasted on most weekends I took several supplements such as whey protein, green tea extract and milk thistle since about 15 years old.
I also started working out when I was 14.
I had a blood test and my liver values came back fine, I attribute that to never drinking more than twice per week, eating tons of vegetables and taking the occasional one month off.
However there is one guy in our group who has a really bad relationship with alcohol, he drinks 8 cans/Bottle of wine and 4 cans 3-5 times per week. His diet is ok not much veg tho.
He runs like 2-5 kilometers per day and is pretty skinny and low bf% as you would imagine.
He justifies his drinking by "everyone does it" and "When your older you will regret not going out getting wasted when your younger"
I think the only thing at this point that will make him take a break is a scare from the doctor.
Anyone know what to your body if you drink excessively over a long period of time ? He as a six pack but Im guessing rotting inside.
I know in the USA the age is 21 to drink but here in the UK its 18 and most people start too young as we did.