What can you say to your friends who drink, if you’ve made a commitment not to?
It can be embarrassing to reveal that you’ve struggled with alcohol and with the consequences of your own drinking. People who drink socially may be ignorant of the depth and detail of how alcohol abuse and addiction have affected you. They may make insensitive comments or jokes that they don’t realize end up being at your expense. Even the places where you usually hang out with your friends who drink can sometimes be triggers to your own vulnerability to use alcohol.