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How do I blend in with friends who drink when I don't :(
#11
Hell, I don't drink because it makes me really sick as in there is no way I'm walking around after drinking even a cup of hard liquor. The most i can do is a Red's Apple Ale or a Strongbow. Some kind of hard cider with only 7% alcohol or something like that. I'm lightweight. But even then, I mostly don't attend bars or clubs. I drink at home or at the occasional concert.

So, not sure how you fit in in that settings as I don't do it myself.
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#12
I tried drinking years ago, and my bladder became very irritated and uncomfortable. I was told that this is unusual, so, since then, I've never really drank much alcohol. I might have a sip of champagne on special occasions, but that's it.
To quote a popular werewolf film - 'Everyone's cursed.  It's called life'
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#13
Just tell them that you're not interested in drinking, and either they roll with it or they don't. Chances are, they'll probably try to introduce different conversational subject matter that has nothing to do with drinking which can (admittedly) be hit or miss. This will also help you gauge how often your friends drink, and how much. I can say this myself because I used to have a pretty goddamned serious drinking problem...as in I was once legally drinking an excess maximum of the state allowance per bottle in my U.S. state over the course of a 2-day weekend, while working 60+ hours a week, and being on the lower side of an average BMI to an underweight BMI. I was trying to kill myself with alcohol during that time period...I cut myself off right before it got bad, like really, medically bad kind of a deal. I think the worst part about that is that it totally fucked up my alcohol tolerance. These days I can be sober for up to 90 days, and still have a tolerance of at least six shots of whiskey before I get a buzz and that was...like 3 or 4 years ago?? I drink less as I get older.Except for specifically today, wherein I'm inclined to drink as if Caesar (and effectively all of the Roman autocracy) himself commands me to.
"Of Fire in Nature, Love in Spirit unkenned,
Life, hath no axle, no spring, and no End"
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#14
You shouldn't pretend... you should just go out and be yourself. I don't drink, I did in my 20's, but when my friends and I all get together, everyone has drinks, except for me..... I'm just not a fan. Noone cares, and if your friends are your friends, they won't care either...
"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind."
— Dr. Seuss
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#15
I agree with Danielle. Why should you pretend. 
Decide what’s right for you, then do it. 
I don’t drink a lot, usually a cider once in a while. 
Feel that’s enough for me. And that’s fine. My choice.
You should make your choice and be proud of that. ❤️
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#16
just hold a can of beer but don't drink lol
"From my mind to these pages
to another time and another reader's eyes,
it's amazing how I can speak to you
over time and distance.
That is the Beauty of Literature."
-P.L.R.
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#17
One excuse I use is that I'm on meds that interact with alcohol and can't drink.
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#18
I do drink and get drunk very occasionally, but I'm not a big drinker. I dislike how drinking is such a big part of socialising and how it's just what's expected of you. It puts unnecessary pressure on people to drink and I really don't like or agree with that. 

I admit, sometimes I get drawn into the peer pressure to drink which is annoying. However, I've started to simply decide not to drink in some of those social situations which normally "call for it". It could be because I don't want to feel like crap the next day or I don't have enough money or whatever (I mean, whose business is it anyway why I'm not drinking? I could be a sober alcoholic for all they know), but sometimes I will just sit there with my water whilst everyone else is drinking. I don't even use an excuse, and it works okay. I like to think of it as a little act of rebellion against social norms  Wink
You walk down Alameda
Looking at the cracks in the sidewalk
Thinking about your friends
How you maintain all them in a constant state of suspense
For your own protection over their affection
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