Being a Non-Drinker in a World That Likes to Imbibe
Are you the non-drinker in your crowd? Here's how to enjoy a social life without alcohol.
Alcohol is not an option for some of us-- and not just people in recovery. It could have to do with health or religious beliefs, or just plain choice. Some people simply have no interested in alcoholic beverages.
There is a world of citizens who choose not to imbibe, but we live in a world where so many like to drink. Sometimes non-drinkers feel like the oddballs, when everyone else has a glass in hand.
We asked our non-drinking readers how they handle being the non-drinkers in the crowd. Do they avoid bars and people who frequest them? Do they skip holiday parties? Do they ban drinkers from their circle of friends-- or do they adapt?
Read on to see the responses of those who find a way to avoid alcohol--even when there are glasses being raised around them.