Quite frankly I’m not a fan of drugs at all. Drug use makes me uncomfortable, and I chose to remove myself from any situation where it might be an issue.
As for alcohol? Eish.
Hm. When I was younger I didn’t know my own limits. It got me into a few shitty situations. Even one very bad situation.
It took me a surprisingly long time to figure out just how vulnerable I was making myself with the absolute loss of control I craved. Yes, alcohol makes it easier for a quiet person to socialise in large groups… But in reality it’s just a crutch. A dangerous one.
These days I prefer to stick to my limits, and stay in control. I don’t drink to excess, and I don’t allow myself to feel pressure to drink because everyone else is.
I can have a perfectly good night out on water and soft drink.
It annoys me that a lot of workmates and acquaintances haven’t quite understood that. I constantly get asked ‘why aren’t you drinking?’ and when I respond that I’m fine with whatever I’m drinking, they push to get me to join them for a round – as if their enjoyment suddenly hinges on my level of intoxication.
It took me a long time to figure out how to deal with that pressure without being bratty about it!
That doesn’t mean that I don’t drink at all, though – my favorite right now is the Creme Brulee cocktail from Good Luck bar… It tastes like Christmas!
What’s your favorite Friday night drink?
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