The social context of drinking is crucial. For 10 years now people give me shit about not drinking and I still don’t get it to be honest. Why the fuck does everyone care what you do or not? Just let everyone decide for themselves!
Funny thing though and I don’t wanna sweep it under the table, I also got a lot of respect for sticking with not drinking. People tell me how great it is and that they would never be able to do it. Why the hell not? It’s only a matter of committment people!
If you wanna read about my experiences check out my article here :) https://medium.com/@carstenhennig/10-years-sober-what-i-learnt-about-the-social-context-of-alcohol-8b0a654af855#.ravtyaguw