I have had a relatively easy time so far as i’ve avoided all situations where I can be tempted and my “rock bottom” moment really reinforced how serious this is. But tomorrow one of my friends at work is leaving after working with me for the last 2 years. I really want to go to the leaving party but…it is in a pub, in the nightlife area of our city, with probably 30 people going, a lot of whom are people in their mid 20s who love starting everyone drinking.
The last leaving party I went to I didnt buy a single drink because the cheeky people kept swapping me a new drink to try and keep me out and get me drunk. I had a good time and it was a really fun night…but I did get drunk enough to smoke a cigarette through my nose! Not recommended!
At this stage I feel really good that I do not want to drink. But I dont know how I will react when i get out there. I have no urges to drink and my anxiety is very well controlled at the moment. I have told all my friends that are going that I dont drink anymore and they’re all fine with it.
So now to the actual point…do you think I should go or give my apologies and avoid the situation? I know its up to me in the end but based on your experiences, what would you do?