While that is what the research says, what do you think from your own anecdotal evidence?
Take a step back and examine your drinking choices. Now look at your family's history with drinking. Do you notice anything? Research shows that there's a good chance you'll see a link. Most people who choose not to drink grew up with a family that did not have much alcohol involvement. On the other hand, those who choose to drink, tended to have family patterns around alcohol use. Particularly, the earlier memories a person has of parents drinking, the earlier their own drinking tends to start.