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What's Your Best Advice For Someone Who Wants To Stop Drinking?

What do you say when someone offers you a beer?

Whether you're doing it for health, religious, or other reasons, cutting alcohol out of your life can be hard.

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Alcohol makes an appearance at holidays, social gatherings, and even work events, so whether you've never had a drink in your life, or are just avoiding it for a month, the fact you don't drink is bound to come up quite a lot.

But even though alcohol is everywhere, there are plenty of people who don't drink.

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And if you're a non-drinker, you probably have a lot of advice for people who want to give up — or take a break from — alcohol.

So we wanna know: What helped make life easier when you stopped drinking?

Whether you stopped forever or just took a brief hiatus.

Did you start drinking club soda at bars because you don't want to have to explain that you don't want alcohol?

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Maybe you have a mocktail of choice?

Or did you make a ~public statement~ when you decided to quit booze, so everyone in your life knew?

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Maybe you joined an after-work sports team, so you could unwind with exercise rather than a beer?

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Perhaps you had a really supportive friend that would get you through events where a lot of alcohol was around.

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Maybe that same friend took a break from drinking with you!

Or maybe you always volunteer to be the designated driver, which is always extremely appreciated by your pals.

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Every group needs one!

Whatever advice you have, we want to know about it. Tell us about the things that helped you during times of not drinking in the comments and you could be featured in an upcoming BuzzFeed Community post!

By the way, if you're interested in quitting drinking because you're worried it's becoming a problem, don't be afraid to talk to your doctor. The following resources on alcoholism might also be helpful:

* National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD)

* National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)