How am I having a good time without alcohol

The sliding bowl of social drinks: how are you having a good time without alcohol

In another blog we will explain how you can stop social drinking. We would like to share practical tips for having a good time without alcohol during the holidays, parties and birthdays.

If you decide to go to a social event sober, it can be exciting, especially at first. That is why it helps to prepare well. Once you're having fun, you'll naturally relax and not care if you don't drink.

How do I have a good time without alcohol?

Make sure you are in good company. It is often very uncomfortable to enter a place where you don't know anyone. So, for example, ask a (non-drinking) friend to come with you. This way you always have a conversation partner and a safety net if you feel uncomfortable and your eyes drift to that drink.

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Prepare for small talk

In some people it seems small talk almost automatically. They easily chat with someone they don't know. If you have trouble with that, prepare yourself a little. Browse through the news for the latest current events, or make sure you have a few fun anecdotes or discussion questions ready. Everyone loves a good story and before you know it the evening flies by.

Enable a helpline

Contact someone whether you can call them if you are having a hard time. Someone who can encourage you when things get tough, so you don't feel so isolated. They can distract you from your difficult moments and give you a push in the right direction.

Set an escape

If all your preparations fail, it also helps to have an escape plan ready. If you've given it a chance and just really can't get into the mood, there's no point in forcing yourself to stay somewhere.

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And if I don't enjoy it without alcohol?

Realize that quitting social drinking is a process. Habits don't disappear overnight. So it is not surprising if it feels a bit awkward at first and that you may not find it very pleasant without alcohol. But if social drinking continues to escalate despite your attempts to stop social drinking, then it is most likely no longer an issue. social drinking.

If you find it out of control, that's probably a sign that you need help. It takes a lot of courage to admit that you cannot do it alone. Even more to actually take action, but you can do it! It is the first step to a better, healthier and sober life.