If Twitter is good for anything, it's sparking conversation amongst massive groups of people. Today, #WhyIDrankBefore21 is trending as individuals everywhere share their experiences with alcohol at a young age. While some casually joke about drinking ages and laws in European countries, others show a more complicated relationship between young people and alcohol. It's not just a fun thing to sneak around with your friends and have a cheap beer — it's a substance that can be more harmful than it is fun.
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