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Old 07-18-2007, 02:46 PM
 
Location: Az.
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I quit drinking about 18 days ago and I haven't went out since. But I'm thinking of going out again sometime next weekend. I still love to go out, but I don't want to drink anymore.

I'm just wondering if any of you know of some people that go out without drinking alcohol?? And what kind of non-alcoholic beverage is good to drink when going out?? Just curious...Thanks...
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Old 07-18-2007, 02:50 PM
 
Location: Marion, IN
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I have been going out and drinking soda, fruit juice, or an occasional "virgin" drink for many, many years. I find that it is not always entertaining to watch my friends be hammered when I am straight.
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Old 07-18-2007, 03:16 PM
 
Location: Az.
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Yeah, I know what you mean. I see other people getting drunk and I'm sitting there thinking, "oh, my gosh!! Did I look like that when I used to drink!?".

But sometimes it's funny to watch and knowing that you get on with your day, the next day, and not be sick. That's awesome!!
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Old 07-18-2007, 03:21 PM
 
Location: Richardson, TX
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I'd suggest a shirley temple or a roy rogers.

or there's always O'Douls (fake beer) or coffee.
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Old 07-18-2007, 03:25 PM
 
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As long as no one who has been driuirnking is holding the steering wheel i'm all for it... I have actually known a few...
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Old 07-18-2007, 03:27 PM
 
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No one should ever have to feel that they have to drink... not drinking is very cool too...
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Old 07-18-2007, 03:40 PM
 
Location: In The Outland
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If you don't want to be drinking alcohol anymore, stay as far away from bars and bar going people as you can.
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Old 07-18-2007, 03:46 PM
 
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I would try drinking a juice that is normally used to make mixed drinks, like cranberry or tomato, or grapefruit-or a virgin Bloody mary, probably tastes better without the alcohol to myuck up the taste. Or Diet Coke is good. Some people do the Club Soda with lime thing, makes you look like you're drinking!
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Old 07-18-2007, 04:12 PM
 
Location: Oxford, England
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I am a teetotaller and yes I do go to bars and pubs. I do get a bit frustrated with the lack of non alcoholic drinks but things are getting a lot better with "virgin" cocktails, lots of different fruit juices, smoothies, iced coffees and teas and I love water ( still and sparkling) too. I have never liked alcohol and I hate what it does to some people but I love the atmosphere of bars and pubs. It's even better now in the UK since they have banned smoking in public places too...
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Old 07-18-2007, 04:21 PM
 
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It's even better now in the UK since they have banned smoking in public places too...
Mooseketeer, is that something new in the UK? That's great! I avoid any kind of smoke like the plague and am so happy that I live in an area with some of the strictest no-smoking laws in the USA. And whoever came up with the idea of banning smoking on airplanes should be canonized -- really! Best idea since the wheel and the microchip.

Is the smoking ban in the UK nationwide, or only in some cities? Does the entire facililty (pub, restaurant, office) have to be smoke-free or can there be separate areas closed off and with their own ventilation systems, for smokers to use?

I'm curious to know how the UK no-smoking laws compare to ours.
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