I came across some small diary-type journals that I kept back in my high school days.
Since getting sober back in 2003, I've said that I was practicing alcoholic since I was 17 years old. WRONG!!! I have have 100% proof that I began drinking at 16. I was passing out and having black-outs even then. I seem to have vomited a lot too. I even recorded how many joints I/we smoked each day. I'll now have to modify my Y.O.D. (years of drinking) to 33+ years.
So far, everything I was told those first few months have come true. Amongst others ...
.... things will get different
.... it will take you 1-2 years to detox
.... more shall be revealed