I'm most likely moving (back) out on my own in March, April or May this year. I cannot tell you guys how much money you'll save if you live with your parents for a few months. I miss my Rock Band and Guitar Hero sessions though.
I never have an issue with people who live with there parents through the collage years and even the first couple years of work. It is tough to find that right person to share a place with that you trust or go it on your own. I had a few friendships end do to living with someone that is a slob or worse just a dead beat. Move out when your ready.
On the drinking side I say stay away but this is coming from someone that was out of control... 19 years of sobriety has given me a different outlook on this subject.
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