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How to Tell Someone You Don’t Drink

Whether you're struggling with addiction or have another personal reason, it can be difficult telling those around you that you're choosing to lay off the alcohol. Whether you prefer to be straightforward or to find an easier segway around the topic, the experts at North Georgia Recovery Center are here to give you some tips to help you navigate that conversation.

Explain That You’ve Struggled With Alcohol

If you find yourself in a social situation where you're offered a drink, one of the most direct ways to deal with the subject is by addressing it head-on. You can explain that you've previously struggled with alcohol and you're committed to your journey toward recovery and wellness. If you're spending time with someone who genuinely cares about you and your wellbeing, they'll be receptive and respectful to your wishes.

Say it’s Just Not For You

In other cases, you may not feel as close to the person or people you're spending time with, making it a little uncomfortable to talk about your previous relationship with alcohol. A simple way to get around this is by saying that drinking isn't something you enjoy.

You’re Your Own Mode of Transportation

Another great way to get around the subject is by explaining that you're your mode of transportation and that you'd rather not drink. In most instances, others will respect your decision to be a safe and responsible driver.

Say it Doesn’t Mix Well With Medication You’re On

If you find yourself in an uncomfortable situation where the people around you are still encouraging you to drink, using medication as an excuse is another option. Many medications out there have harmful interactions with alcohol that can make them dangerous or ineffective. By explaining that you're on medication with an adverse reaction to alcohol, the person may be more likely to drop the idea.

Seeking Help for Addiction at North Georgia Recovery Center

The road to recovery starts with taking the first step. Let us walk alongside you on the path to sobriety and wellness. When you choose to get treatment at North Georgia Recovery Center, you can rest assured knowing that you will be treated by licensed therapists in our state-of-the-art facilities. Every one of our team members is certified to address and effectively treat the issues that come along with addiction.

 

To schedule your free consultation with our team, call (678) 940-7873 today.

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