Yep, completely agree. I was lucky in that when I was a teenager (in the 1980s) my parents thought it was far more sensible for me to "learn" about alcohol and my tolerance for it by allowing me to try it at home (from age 15 upwards) and not to wait until I was 18 and going out for the first time and getting utterly plastered.
I think I've been out of my mind drunk on about five occasions in my whole life and, these days, I rarely drink at all.
Think why you're happy/depressed, will alcohol really improve the situation in the long term? No.
I wish you well. x