While I can’t empathize with your reasons for not drinking, I can empathize with being a non-drinker and having to turn down alcohol at business functions. My reason for not drinking is because I’m Mormon. The thing is, before I converted I used to drink and I enjoyed it. I suspect that I may have enjoyed it too much. I understand looking at a drink and thinking, “who would know?” And I understand the fear of turning down your boss or client.
I’m just letting you know that you aren’t alone. Mormons and Muslims don’t drink alcohol. We’re with you.