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    There is a part of me that wants to drink, but I have health issues.

    I like to eat and play games. It is how i socialize but alcohol is something I dont really want to get involved with. Diabetes and prediabetic issues are a problem with my family. It's not always easy to get to know people. Even without the health issues though I wouldnt want to do anything stupid. I wonder do i need to go out more?

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    You can socialize without alcohol. I never drink it. Never.

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    yeah you can be their designated driver. my friends love me for that! They can get drunk and I will drive them home. Plus I get to laugh at how drunk they get.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheWall View Post
    I like to eat and play games. It is how i socialize but alcohol is something I dont really want to get involved with. Diabetes and prediabetic issues are a problem with my family. It's not always easy to get to know people. Even without the health issues though I wouldnt want to do anything stupid. I wonder do i need to go out more?
    If you don't want to, then don't. That said, I'm not sure what diabetes has to do with it. Getting drunk is pretty over-rated, though. Alcohol loosens inhibitions and enhances your mood, which is why it tends to be consumed in social settings and on joyous occasions. The key is not over-doing it.
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    I'm full on type 2 diabetic and I can drink in limited quantities should I ever want to. It's not a big deal, but neither is it interesting to me any more. I am also a recovered alcoholic that Jesus set free from that bondage, so I don't bother any more.


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    Thank you.

    Honestly I never got the appeal of clubs or parties or drinking. If your supposed to be socializing to me you shpuld be trying to understand other people.

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    I've lived my whole life without drinking. My brother took his own life due to his alcoholism and it has never been worth it. Don't like the taste or smell of alcohol. And even without it I've had plenty of fun and good experiences with friends.

    If you like games, start a weekly game night with some people at church. Or arrange to meet for coffee once a week with them if you can afford it. Or start a weekly potluck dessert night with church folk, where everybody brings some cookies or some such to share. We used to meet at the church for evenings like this.

    There might be some other folk in the church who are lonely and need an outing once in a while.

    Maybe there is already something like this available at your church. Check into it.


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    Woman in the frat!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Apologiaphoenix View Post
    You can socialize without alcohol.
    You can, but it's not as fun.
    I never drink it. Never.
    As you've been raised in a culture which stigmatizes it, I'd expect that. As long as you feel that it is wrong to do so, I hope you continue to abstain; while I think your belief is in error, it would be even more wrong to force you to go against your conscience.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Apologiaphoenix View Post
    Woman in the frat!
    Its mossy. Its fine. Shes like everyones cool grandma. Everyones cool canadian grandma.

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