How to stop drinking and keep my social life?
September 4, 2011 7:41 PM Subscribe
How can I stop drinking and maintain a social life?
posted by CorduroyCorset to human relations (28 answers total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
I haven't done regrettable things while drinking. It just makes me gain weight and feel sicker. I didn't drink until I was 20, and I remember being a lot healthier then.
I'm a student, and everyone goes out to the bars after class. Working people hit the bars all the time too, so it seems like there's no end to this. I've known a few people who don't drink, but those are people who go to bed at 11 PM and have a very, very small social circle. That won't ever be me. Plus people like that are often sanctimonious about their lifestyle and put others off.
I don't think I can just go out and have one drink, because I'm kind of an extreme person. So where can I go to make friends and date normally without looking awkward?