I’ve recently made the decision to seriously cut back on my drinking. I find that, rather than drink for fun, I’m using it as a social crutch to loosen my tongue when out with a crowd of people. After coming to this realization, I’ve decided to tone my drinking down to a beer or two a couple nights a week, if that.
The problem is, I’m currently a sophomore at the U of Iowa, which is easily one of the top 10 drinking schools in the country. How do you guys who are in the same situation deal with this? I feel like if I quit drinking, I’ll quit going out, which would seriously hinder my chances to meet new people. If I keep going out, however, I’ll just be standing around amongst a crowd of drunks, which, to me, doesn’t sound all that appealing unless i’m hammered as well.