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A question about peer pressure

Discussion in 'Alcohol' started by ohno, May 22, 2015.

  1. 6up

    6up Community Champion

    Friends can partly determine what we do and take. Unless you stand firm and defend our positions then we are prone to influence. Why escorting your friends to take alcohol while you know you are not taking? You should be staying away and ad busy somewhere.
  2. mickella18

    mickella18 Active Contributor

    I chose to stop drinking alcohol and my boyfriend cannot see eye to eye with that. If we go out he insists that I drink and just the smell of the alcohol brings me back to a near death hangover I went through recently.

    There is absolutely no urge to have a drink now and I will continue to apdeny one whenever I am asked. You just have to remain resolute, firm and determined.
  3. recovered

    recovered Member

    Being young still I am constantly in a position to be peer pressured by my friends to drink because that is all their life consists of. They don't have any other hobbies, they don't play sports, they aren't a parent like I am. When the oportunity arises you need to keep a clear head on your shoulders and ask yourself how drinking can ruin your life or benefit your life. I personally will rarely drink in the future, alcohol kills your organs and can be extremely fattening.
  4. vegito12

    vegito12 Community Champion

    When I was younger did sort fall to peer pressure and did try alcohol, which did get me addicted to the substance and also can be hard sometimes to resist as you see others drinking and join in as well. It is something which can put a person through stress or get someone addicted real easily, and need to be careful when drinking as it can cause problems. I reckon that it can be the environment and also what the people are like which can influence the person to take the bottle, and sometimes one leads to more and then another and drunkenness occurs.
  5. GabinoTapia

    GabinoTapia Active Contributor

    I have been pressured to drink, and I have not liked it at all. Even if you did like any kind of alcohol, you should only drink occasionally. For the most part, I always said no to drinking when I was pressured, but when times where hard for me and I was surrounded my drinkers and pressured to do so I did. I think that most people start of by being pressured to drink or to do drugs, but one should always remember to not do something just because others are doing these things, but one should always do something when they want to and feel like they are ready.
  6. btalivny

    btalivny Active Contributor

    Do not drink if you do not feel comfortable doing so. Alcohol has really no benefit when it comes to drinking it in the excess and it will only cause you to feel ill and uncomfortable. Saying no is the best option since it not only protects you, but allows you to do what YOU wish to do.
  7. FuZyOn

    FuZyOn Community Champion

    Even though I've been clean for the past couple of years, I got peer pressured into liking alcohol. It was kind of weird, to say the least. At first I wouldn't even drink a sip of beer since I didn't understand why do people like this bitter taste. My friends noticed and started nagging me everyday to try alcohol, even though I didn't enjoy the taste they said I'll get used to it in the end. Well, I kind of got used to it after I started drinking religiously, but I was too late to realize that I actually have an addiction now.
  8. sonia11

    sonia11 Senior Contributor

    Maybe I hang with the wrong people, but I've never been pressured to drink. If I didn't want to, fine. Maybe it's because I'm female, and I don't think drinking is as much as thing you're supposed to do as opposed to guys. I've never been in an after school special where people where making fun of me and pouring booze down my throat.
  9. MoneyFiend

    MoneyFiend Member

    I have never considered a drink or two to necessarily be bad (if being offered a drink). It's when people get excessively drunk that I think they shouldn't have considered drinking in the first place. Often peers will encourage races to the bottom of their bottles, not for enjoyment but for the entertainment of the viewers. Young teens seem to be drinking because their peers are drinking and not because they enjoy it.
  10. Cheeky_Chick

    Cheeky_Chick Community Champion

    I think that peer pressure can certainly be a huge thing when it comes to teenage drinking, and you should always make sure that you're careful not to give in to it - because drinking is the type of thing that can quite easily lead to something worse over time. In life, you should only ever do what you want to do, rather than doing things because you have been pressured into doing them. This is the way that you make sure that you are your own person, and that you don't get into bad habits that you then struggle to get out of.
  11. sbatz72

    sbatz72 Active Contributor

    I know exactly what you mean. I cannot stand too much alcohol either. I used to be big on alcohol then I realized this is not what I expected for my life. Grant it alcohol and other drugs does help temporarily ease my pain. But I cannot find total recluse in it so why do it. This is one reason I do not have any friends right now. I am trying to free myself of alcohol, tobacco, and any other kind of addiction I have.
  12. Adrianna

    Adrianna Community Champion

    I think that's great you don't like the taste of it. You are not missing much. I could kind of take it or leave it. I've had phases of drinking socially and sometimes at home. I've done a ton of socializing in a bar without drinking. I would just drink water. You get flack for it. They try to tempt you or offer to buy a drink. I just don't pay attention to what they say and laugh it off. I would either buy or bring a large water. Sometimes I might put a herb tincture in the water that relaxes you so you can mellow out. Mostly I always feel amazing if I've had my gallon of water of for the day. Usually if I would go out to meet friends at 10pm or so I would still need 20-30 more oz of water so this was always a great way to get it in. If you don't let it bother you people leave you alone. If they see you getting aggravated they keep on pushing it. Just smile and laugh at what they say. They're drunk. It's easy for me because I worked as a bartender a long time. If you are the DD then think of yourself as the limousine driver that gets to hang out. This is basically what you are doing.