Hi folks, just hoping someone who's been sober for a while can help me.
I've had my fun with alcohol and it's served its purpose. I moved to Korea 6 months ago and allowed my diet and drinking to run loose for a month in order to make friends and be sociable. However, as soon as I started eating a proper diet (6-8x a day) and quit drinking alcohol... SURPRISE!!!, nobody wanted to go out eating or drinking with me (well, I'd say about 95% of the people I met). That's cool by me because my health is more important than shallow relationships.
So now that I've changed schools, I've decided fuck the 1 month "nice" period and just say screw your food and alcohol to most people I meet. However, occasinally I want to be nice. To these people, what can I say?
So far, here's my list of the bad effects of alcohol (reasons for not drinking):
decreases my T-levels
many empty / bad calories
stresses the liver
dehydrates the body
often interferes with my 8 hours of sleep (especially on weeknights)
Anything else to add to the list?
These are enough reasons to make me not want to drink. I can't see being a slave to any food or beverage and have realised that after many years of "loving alcohol but not drinking too much for health reasons" I actually "don't like alcohol and don't want to drink". However, I'll drink for the lady on occasion, as some situations demand.
I'm looking for real world reasons to use when telling people why it's unhealthy to drink, though some humor is always appreciated as well ^^