Jan 10, 2011 4:46 PM GMT
Sooo I'm considering going straight edge on February 1st. My roommate is hella supportive of me doing so, and she say's that by far not drinking is a healthy decision. Yet, I find it that in social settings you are definitely ostracized if you don't drink. I don't have any issues with folks drinking but it seems that a lot of people get on the defensive if you don't consume alcohol; a) they feel the need to assert that they could never give up alcohol b) they feel as if you're trying to make a point or that c) somehow you're judging them. I'd also like to add that I just started working at both a gay bar and a gay club and liquor is pretty ubiquitous at both places. I feel strong in my conviction to cease my consumption of booze, but need some support and guidance. Any other folks go out to party sober? How do you say no to alcohol when it's such a normal part of most adult settings?