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Non-Drinkers, What Annoying Misconceptions About Sobriety Do You Want To Clear Up?

Navigating the world when you don't drink can be frustrating, so come share what you want people to know.

Choosing not to drink for whatever reason is totally your business, but people can be nosy, ignorant, insensitive, or all of the above, TBH.

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What sober person hasn't been subjected to questioning about why they don't drink or pressured to ~lighten up and just have one~?

So no matter your reason for not drinking โ€” health, personal preference, religion, history of substance abuse, whatever โ€” we want to know everything you wish other people knew.

Maybe you want to tell people that yes, you can still have fun even though you're not drinking.

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And if they can't have fun because not everyone is drunk, that's their problem.

Or maybe you'd remind people not to assume someone's reasons for being sober.

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It's not really their business, but they should at least use some tact if they insist on asking about it.

Maybe you want to remind people the importance of having non-alcoholic drink options at their parties.

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Something other than water and mixers that will be gone in a half hour, please.

Or maybe you want people to know that you're not looking down on them for drinking.

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Whatever it is, share in the comments below, and your responses could be included in an upcoming Goodful post.