Day 20 → Your views on drugs and alcohol.

30 Days of Truth.

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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5 thoughts on “Day 20 → Your views on drugs and alcohol.

  1. I love margaritas! But I also love that you stand by your guns when your friends try to get you to drink more than you’d like. You learned from past experience what works for you and that is great – keep it up. The friends who try to get you to join in the rounds more are probably just thinking that you are missing out but you know you really aren’t. It almost seems like one of those things where they want you to join in so that they will feel better themselves for over doing it. “Hey, if everyone does it then it’s okay.” No, um, it’s not. 😉 I tried to comment on one of your posts about a week or so ago and couldn’t but it looks like you’ve got things fixed. Yay!

    Ooh, YES, I love Margaritas too!

    Usually it’s not my friends who push this kind of thing, it’s people that I don’t really know all that well more ‘acquaintances’ than friends, really 🙂

    Yeah, for some reason the commenting thing here was acting all weird…. So I clicked a lot of buttons, and I think I fixed it. Somehow…

  2. Mmmm…. Creme Brulee cocktail? That sounds amazing!

    I have a new fav – I asked for a warm drink because I was freezing – of course the bartender started explaining a delicious coffee drink, but sadly) mostly for me, I can’t drink coffee. So! She invented a delicious drink with peppermint tea, peppermint schnapps and Godiva liquor. O M to the G holiday surprise and delicious warm cocktail in one! WIN!

    Also – Bailey shared a warm margarita recipe on our blog a few weeks back – DELICIOUS!

    Xo,
    Bridget and the Girls with Prius Envy

    The Creme Brulee cocktail was amazing, it has caramelized condensed milk in it, and amaretto, and probably unicorn dust, because it’s THAT good.

    Yum, your peppermint drink sounds a lot like candycanes, in drink-form… YUM. Your warm Margarita intrigues me.. I might have to check it out!

  3. Love a nice Port.
    Normally when I’m drinking coffee after a few beers.

    Got to agree with you – being drunk is no picnic. And when some drunk comes up to you and wants to be your best friend; then wants to punch you for not wanting the same thing?!

    Ick… Yes. I’m not a fan of the huggy drunks either…

  4. I enjoy the occasional drink but have never been drunk. Drugs? Only by prescription and only if truly needed. I hate taking pills. I also don’t smoke so weed is out.

    Boring? Nope. Smart.

    If it works, it works!!

  5. I hear you – why is it that people want to know why you aren’t drinking? Who the F cares?

    I also learned the hard way what my limits are – but I was very lucky that didn’t involve hurting myself or anyone else (or landing in jail – although I certainly tried). Plus – the older you get, the worse your hangovers are. I fucking hate being hungover.

    But… sometimes… these things happen. I heart vodka. Oh, and bourbon. Which loves me back. And then I am waking up hungover. So I avoid it.

    I can’t hack throwing up – I have NO idea how I used to do it as a teen, because it’s freaking AWFUL.

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