| | Life without Alcohol
Hi everyone, there is something that has been on my mind a lot lately, and I'm hoping that someone can put this matter at ease. I'm turning 19 very soon (legal drinking age where I live), and have decided to stop drinking alcohol because I have an embarassingly low tolerance to alcohol; I can only have like 2-3 drinks/night and when I do, my body+face turns all red. It's kind of like an allergy, but not as severe. Commonly known as "Asian Flush". Most of my friends are already of age and have been going to bars more often to drink. So, I've been really thinking about what the future holds for me if I don't drink. I'm going to university/college next year and a lot of students will be going to bars. And obviously, the point of going to a bar is to drink alcohol and meet new people (preferably of the opposite sex). I've never really been in a bar, so I'm not too familiar of everything, but if i don't drink, is there really a point in me being there? I've gone through my teens drinking underage with my friends and have always hoped that I could drink and have as much fun as they do. But I can't, so I'm just going to stop. I'm hoping that someone will have an opinion or comment that may make me feel better about not being able to drink. Please no comments saying no alcohol=avoiding becoming an alcoholic. Thanks.