I started drinking when I went to college. In the UK, where I'm from, you can legally drink at 18-so I did. We all did. The bar opposite our apartment was where my new roommates became my best friends. Drinking turned me from an introvert into the life of the party, powered my dancing, and often inspired me to lay in the middle of a nightclub making "dance floor angels," blissed out. When I wasn't drinking, I stayed up all night, panic-writing assignments, high on caffeine pills.