I've got a party coming up in a few weeks that I've agreed to attend. These are usually centered around alcohol and most of the people are around the ages of 20 - 23 years old. I'm 28 and I've come to the realization that my drinking was becoming a problem. I've reduced my alcohol intake to no more than three standard drinks in one session, and no more than seven drinks total in a week. I'm not sure how much fun I'm going to be at this party though. I can easily avoid the pressure to drink. The people attending are not the kind to peer pressure anyone into drinking and I can be the designated driver so it's not a big deal. My problem is mostly how I am actually going to stay awake for very long! These parties tend to start about 9 or 10pm, and go until the early hours/dawn. Even if I drink coffee or an energy drink I don't think I will be that fun to be around. I'll be feeling like looking at my watch constantly. I don't have an issue being sober at most events, but an outright party like this seems a bit more challenging. I'm considering going along and perhaps slipping away once I people start getting rowdy and I get bored/tired. Hopefully I could leave without people noticing.