Its socially accepted to drink alcohol from a young age, even if it’s illegal. Society’s labeled it as normal. Alcohol’s everywhere, as soon as there is something to celebrate, or someone throws a party we expect there’s going to be alcohol. If somebody celebrates their 16th birthday and there is no alcohol, it’s a reason for friends not to attend. If not, they either won’t go, will drink before or will secretly bring their own in.
When you’re seventeen for instance and you don’t drink you have to justify yourself. Why is it that someone who does drink doesn’t get questioned but someone who doesn’t drink always gets questioned or pressured into drinking? What if you just don’t want to drink, you don’t like the impact it has on your behavior, or don’t like the taste?
When you don’t want to drink you get pressured, and you feel the need to explain yourself. Some of the excuses teenagers use are, ‘no, I am on antibiotics’ or ‘I still have to drive tonight’ or ‘I am allergic’. But why should someone need to make up an excuse for not drinking to make the other person feel better? Totally crazy!
Stay with your instinct and inner confidence and be True 2 You. Not drinking doesn’t mean that you can’t go to parties or have fun but it does mean you are less likely to do things you will regret and have a healthier body.
You don’t have to justify yourself for something that is self-loving.