Hazel, you are almost the perfect person. I had the same ideals as you once. Didn't drink till I was 19. In other matters, I made it to 23 and nearly exploded.
Emphasis on the almost
I drank from the time I was 17...so when I went to uni
Before that it was a glass of wine with a meal at home at most
The only times I've drank more than I should I've been very aware that I'm acting out of character.
Only time I've been really drunk was our night out after our last exam of my undergraduate. Started drinking at lunch in the pub, had a break and then started again about 7pm through till about 2am...wasn't fun the next morning
Especially since I had to get a train from Aberdeen to Edinburgh and had one of my tutors sat opposite me laughing at my pain