love your video. Once again, John looked in our direction, “You don’t drink?” For example, you could say, "Hey, I appreciate the offer, but I don't drink for religious reasons." I can see that one working! Thanks. 17. (tried it) You should also be aware that being involved in an auto accident sober, hurts like hell. Patty Inglish MS from USA and Asgardia, the First Space Nation on October 27, 2011: OMG OMG! I need to come up with some reasons to drink. But I recently had to throw out several bottles of wine because they didn't get stored right and went bad. he he, I would recommend drinking for the person in this video :). The diets often stress how crucial water is in a diet. FloraBreenRobison, we have a lot in common! You’re not alone. You could join The Goundlings and be on SNL!! I’m training really hard right now—no alcohol for me. "I'm driving" seems to work for me all the time. If this information isn’t convincing enough, research removes any doubt that tremendous things happen to your body when you cut alcohol.When you quit drinking, it has long-lasting effects on your health, even if it’s just for a short time. This is simple. 61 - Duration: 7:51. I shall be taking ALL of them for a spin! This response takes the most courage and is the most frequently subject to demands for an explanation. Hahaa, it's so true, innit Tyler Bracken? I've always found that saying "I don't want to drink" and refusing to drink any alcohol given to me worked just fine. By using Verywell Mind, you accept our, Dry January: The Benefits of a Month Without Alcohol, How to Control Your Alcohol Intake and Drink More Responsibly, Brief Interventions Can Be Effective for Those Not Alcohol Dependent. Christopher Wanamaker from Arizona on October 21, 2011: Haha those are pretty good. It's late, so I'm writing way to much. Movie Master from United Kingdom on October 22, 2011: My excuse is always, 'I'm driving' truth is I just can't take the drink like I use too! So often we default to a glass of wine or a beer out of habit, and soon find ourselves reaching for it without thinking. Know your "no" When you know alcohol will be served, it's important to have some resistance strategies lined up in advance. I'm all for moderation, and these excuses can help just as much with drinking in moderation as they can with not drinking at all :D. So don’t be a martyr. Haha! Wayne Tully from Hull City United Kingdom on October 21, 2011: Lol I like the Look it's a Marmoset!! And I'm DEAD in that album, stugod. Tim Mitchell from Escondido, CA on October 21, 2011: Awesome Simone. When I was younger I could not or would not say no to alcohol. Maybe I go to pushy parties. Attikos from East Cackalacky on October 21, 2011: Cloverleaf from Calgary, AB, Canada on October 21, 2011: Great stuff, Simone! For relaxing times, you don't *have* to make it Suntory time. I'm on a four drink a week budget. I'm a HUGE fan of watching others get drunk, too. One I do remember, however, from bitter past expereince that a lot of your male readers may sympathise with...??? So these excuses would have been very useful back then. Daniel Christian from Los Angeles, CA on October 30, 2011: These are great. 3) And ruin my X high? You may find yourself with the type of person who teases and berates those who are cutting back on alcohol or in recovery. ;) Fabulous hub - as always! I'm really glad you've stopped, sarah uk. Not just physically, but financially and mentally as well. I still have my occasional glass of wine and if I go out I may have something stronger, but that's about it. There are plenty of people who drink responsibly, but alcohol is a drug. 2011;46(5):586-591. doi:10.1093/alcalc/agr083, Howland J, Rohsenow DJ, Bliss CA, Almeida AB, Calise TV, Heeren T, Winter M. Hangover predicts residual alcohol effects on psychomotor vigilance the morning after intoxication. Of course, for some people who don't want to drink these reasons really do apply to them. Not drunk. Thanks, princesswithapen! I just don't see the fun in feeling the room spinning around and then vomiting. Everywhere we turn, there’s a pre-event cocktail hour or an innocuous text asking “want to meet for a drink?” I don’t know about you, but it can be exhausting. I just hurl chunks at people and that usually stops them from trying to give me more drinks....I don't drink much anymore anyhow, as it just sends me to sleep and I wake up and feel totally guilty for not being a productive person whilst drunk. Is controlled drinking an acceptable goal in the treatment of alcohol dependence? HAHAHAHAHA Love the video! Whether it’s because they’re fellow non-drinkers, or because they have to wake up for work at 6 a.m., there will be people at parties who are not drinking. Love it! I never did start drinking alcohol and don’t really have any reason to start, so I’ve collected quite a few excuses for not drinking over the years. Would someone please help me find my car?". They thought that getting off their heads was the only way to have a good time, and couldn't understand my problem of not being able to keep up! I ought to reach for a hot toddy every now and then- perhaps I'll take a leaf from your book! Why would I do such a thing? But I hear they're making those Omega-3-6-9 fish gels to help combat THAT problem. In these situations, you don't always want to explain your relationship with alcohol or the reason you choose not to drink, especially if you sense they may not understand. I wonder why people always ask "Whyyyy???" Mary Craig from New York on October 21, 2011: Hysterical and original! EATING IS SO MUCH MORE FUN!!! Hmmmmmmmm. You. If you or a loved one are struggling with substance use or addiction, contact the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) National Helpline at 1-800-662-4357 for information on support and treatment facilities in your area. Voted up and funny! I had … Your sparkling in this awesome vid. They’re not necessarily trying to undermine you. I know I'm always looking for something new to say, and I bet you've got some great ideas! Totally! Controlled drinking is a goal for many people with alcohol problems. Some pushy people might pressure you to have more. Saying that would probably make them sound very drunk already! Some people like to have a response when others ask, and that’s perfectly OK. Over the past four years of sobriety, I’ve found there are a number of ways to respond in this situation. I may like to be in control, but just because I don't want a beer doesn't mean I can't relax or don't like fun. Usually, this happens if you’re out with friends, if you’re out at a social event. And +1000 cool points for Captain Tying Knots. I used to have some friends who were heavy drinkers. Emily is a fact checker, editor, and writer who has expertise in psychology content. I thought I’d share 51 of my favorites in case you might be looking for some ways to say no to alcohol. Here's another good excuse: "I'm breastfeeding." No thanks, I’m still digesting that napkin. I know this hub was not meant to have a go at alcoholics, but i wanted to explain my position and that it lifted a worry about what to tell people other than 'cos i'm a recovering addict'. Thank you, {{form.email}}, for signing up. Thanks for the offer, but I only drink Laings Ben Ewe Whisky. "I don't drink, but I'd love to meet you for coffee on Thursday." I get a lot of people asking me why and I'll say I'm allergic. "Come on, live a little." If someone offers me a beer, I usually just say “ Thanks, but I never combine alcohol with meth. You wouldn't be the first, NotPC. It also shows you are not a compulsive drinker and sets the tone for others to pace their drinking too. The reason for this is partly because I have conquered my alcoholism, and also because I want people to see that it really can happen to anyone, and that recovery is also possible. Word! For more mental health resources, see our National Helpline Database. These will come in handy. Maybe being middle-age has made me more immune to comments from others, but I have no trouble saying, "No, thank you.". I think it's a fun way to go and would work out well with a lot of Hubbers' Hubs. Ah, oh well. After all, you have a right to determine and stick to your own limit, and your limit is based on scientific evidence, not on your feelings or those of anyone else. All things in moderation can be quite good! Thanks, but all I want right now is a glass of warm milk. 1. GIPHY You see them once in a while, and every time they offer to buy you a drink and get mad when you don’t drink it. You’re not alone. I think a follow up hub on the significance of 51(%) in the making of whiskey would be interesting. What ever you were drinking it must have been 51 proof, eh? I’m in the middle of a detox, but thanks. Kristin Trapp from Illinois on October 27, 2011: Are you just filling in at HubPages while you wait for your big break in Hollywood? Although it may seem intimidating to face a familiar social situation without the comforting familiarity of a cocktail in your hand, you can survive. Although some people will insist on having a drink while claiming to be "under the limit," even if technically true, they are still impaired.. It wants more and if you don’t satisfy the craving it begins to throw a fit. But it is still sold on television. See that dude over there? ! Tyler Bracken from Berlin, Germany on October 21, 2011: I have recently realised.. I've always wanted to toss a drink in someone's face, too. Just. Totally going to try it out. And I do care. Heeeee!! “The truth is, I had a problem with drinking.” If you’re comfortable telling people the whole truth, this is the best response. Because it affects me so strongly, I just tell people I'm allergic. I already have to go pee... this’ll just do me in. They’re not necessarily trying to undermine you. Simone Haruko Smith (author) from San Francisco on October 21, 2011: You don't drink AND you don't drive? And often times tell you these to your face. I'm so glad, Camille! Reason #11 only works at a certain age. It sounds like you're drinking just the right amount though, DzyMsLizzy. If you're not buying drinks, you can save a lot of money. (can't tell you how much I heart that one!). How you feel after a drink is an individual matter, and if you don't want another drink instantly, all it implies is good personal boundaries around your own comfort. Thanks for the entertainment! You will be able to safely drive home—and even act as the all-important designated driver. You will better be able to watch others get wasted. Can Tapering Off Alcohol Improve Withdrawal? Piss off!!! That gets a laugh and I change the subject. And here’s the problem: There is no good answer—and by that I mean an answer that will get people to leave you … It can be helpful to have a casual, polite response to avoid being asked further questions, offending your host, feeling embarrassed, or exposing a personal story you aren't prepared to share. 2. This is simple. When they find out you don’t drink most people will make a few assumptions. TattooKitty from Hawaii on October 21, 2011: Nien. Simone Haruko Smith (author) from San Francisco on October 20, 2011: Wesman My Man, we would make a great party pair. Should You Drink Low Alcohol Beer or Alcohol Free Beverages? Others will learn over time that you will drink only a certain number of drinks within a certain amount of time, so they can enjoy sharing a drink with you within those limits. I got sober 10 (or whatever you want to insert here) years ago.” If you don’t identify as an alcoholic— you could say something like, “I used to drink too much and I don’t anymore” Alcohol and Alcoholism. (use a lollipop for extra drama). Kim Morgan Gregory from The Coast of The South Carolina Lowcountry on October 25, 2011: This was really funny thanks for sharing. Thanks for the kind words! I don’t like labels, and I don’t like self-fulfilling prophecies; I cannot drink alcohol because it doesn’t work for me, so I don’t. Just because he is in recovery doesn't mean he is not an alcoholic. And I look forward to the day when I feel secure enough to leave it at "no, thank you." So you feel the need to hide that you don't drink or people will slowly back away. If this were a website run by a clothing store, I wouldn't have a problem. Woodard. Funny--I don't like to drink because the only time I drank, I passed out and hated it since. What You Should (and Shouldn't) Say to Someone Who Doesn't Drink Alcohol The other evening, my husband and I went to meet friends for a lovely dinner out and they brought along their friend, “John” (name changed to protect his identity), whom we had never met. And if there were no alcoholics in my family I may not care either. asmaiftikhar from Pakistan on October 20, 2011: Simon as usual interesting, unique and informative theme really that is helpful to understand the reality.KEEEP it up! Personally, I don't drink alcohol because: a) genetically I'm predisposed to alcoholism. Well. The dangers of drinking and driving are well documented and it is never a good idea to drive after drinking alcohol. :P. Wesman Todd Shaw from Kaufman, Texas on October 20, 2011: I NEVER COMBINE ALCOHOL WITH METH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Whoah—ok, GREAT. You will probably not end up vomiting somewhere. I'm going to start using that excuse, too. I've also grown up around the effects of alcohol and it's caused some trauma in the past. It you refuse a drink people will generally give you a Larry David esq look over and assume you are an alcoholic :-/ I think I will pick one of the reason off of your list for next time! Thanks. - my personal favorite is “Sorry, I like to be difficult”. Finally, psychicdog.net, you might have just encouraged me to take a new direction. You can avoid places where drinks are served, up to a certain point. I've never been into drinking alcohol, so I've found plenty of creative ways to say no to a drink. I’m feeling a bit queasy right now. You will be less likely to make a fool of yourself. More power to those who can find ways to entertain themselves that don't involve alcohol. I admire your skills! Even if sobriety is not for you or you don’t intend to stop drinking or you don’t drink at all, I think you’ll find value here. I don't know which is better, your quotes or your video. Just tell them that you don't want to; you don't have to offer any excuses. Simone never make excuses for yourself! Either possibility is favorable. Just have to get some lollies. Too bad this trick won't work for men....well, maybe it will. Ah, oh well. An excellent excuse, Movie Master- especially as it spares you any discomfort! It has not happened yet. If this information isn’t convincing enough, research removes any doubt that tremendous things happen to your body when you cut alcohol.When you quit drinking, it has long-lasting effects on your health, even if it’s just for a short time. You are brilliant! And I envy your assertiveness and authority! Speaking of which, I'd loooove to see some guitar videos from you someday. Alcohol can be just as deadly as any other drugs and plenty of people have killed under the influence. I'm so glad you like the format, Cloverleaf! British Humour. Here's to using those excuses (this time with a nice cup of tea)! Simone Haruko Smith (author) from San Francisco on January 15, 2013: Cynthia Calhoun from Western NC on June 28, 2012: Hehehe, these excuses crack me up. LOVE the Poe excuse. Here are some compelling reasons: If you ever pass on drinks at a party or social event, what is your excuse? I should also start doing yoga or something similar... Simone Haruko Smith (author) from San Francisco on November 29, 2011: Hahaa! You could just say, “I don’t want to,” or “I’m not in the mood.” If you don’t want to be honest with the person or are in a position where you don’t want to make it known that you struggled with addiction, you could say that you don’t like the taste or don’t like how alcohol makes you feel. Tomorrow you'll be able to remember the good time you had last night. I hope you have fun with that one, andrewwilliams63! Hmmmm that is an odd one, eh? Some folks don't stop after that point... and I hope your son is enjoying the start of his college career! You should TOTALLY make a list of reasons to drink, Attikos! It'd be a shame to break the streak now." Cope with situations you can't avoid . I just loved your video, I think it's a great technique to engage readers in the hub, and it was fun to follow your video with the list you provided, too. He’s drinking for the both of us. I used to drink a little for this very reason, since people get so upset when someone isn't drinking, but I don't like the taste or the effects. Of course, they were well sealed, so we cautiously made sure they were not wasted. It does no good if you drink calorie-laden soda, which is more likely to make you gain weight. “You get the best benefit from alcohol when you drink in moderation. I don't have a drinking problem by any means, but it's really just not good for you, so I figure I can eat more junk food if I drink less and maybe my health will even out? It's one of my staple excuses :D. waynet, I think that's one of the best ways possible to stop people from even OFFERING drinks- smart move! Many diets suggest you drink plenty of water to help with weight loss. We all know what happens when you don't drink enough water when you're lost the desert or floating out to sea on a lifeboat: slow, agonizing death. Now you’ve reminded me how bad I have to go pee. And THOSE ARE AWESOME EXCUSES, TattooKitty!!!! But, eventually, you may be offered a drink by someone you know, or in a public situation where you aren't familiar with everyone present. I may like to be in control, but just because I don't want a beer doesn't mean I can't relax or don't like fun. Anyone who pressures you to drink after you give this response isn't worth listening to. Don’t pass judgment on your friends for drinking, and don’t pretend you’re a … :D Hmm, I like a little red wine to fend of heart disease. But got a LOL out of this thanks! Sometimes it's so tempting, you know? Even if you’re not an addict and you’re just not drinking for any number of reasons, you … Alastar Packer from North Carolina on October 24, 2011: Is great to see you Simone. It's so much fun! clintonb from Adelaide, Australia on October 30, 2011: That was a good hub! I LOVE that, drbj!! My brother-now sober-had become an alcoholic before I reached legal age so I never became interested. Next time I am in a situation, I will just say that I have to check this list of excuses I found on the internet... Rose Clearfield from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on October 21, 2011: I love the video to go with it! My favorite: "Can't drink tonight; I'm the designated driver. No one has ever insisted that I have a drink, so I must say whatever with some sort of authority because no one really challenges me. Attikos from East Cackalacky on October 22, 2011: This crowd needs a boost, I think. They can be pretty fun ^_^. Whether it’s because they’re fellow non-drinkers, or because they have to wake up for work at 6 a.m., there will be people at parties who are not drinking. You remain an alcoholic for life. L.L. It's hard to say no in many situations. I can count on one hand the number of times I've drunk anything and they are mostly at a wedding where I sipped at a drink during the toasts. Even if you do like to drink, these can come in handy from time to time! Let them think we're crazy. I love that you did a video of your excuses for not drinking. This is a great way of letting people know that alcohol does not rule your life, nor will you let it interfere with your day-to-day functioning the next day. As I got older and slowly got over some of the pain I hated parties and alcohol. Don’t be surprised if you friends seem to undermine your efforts to cut down your drinking. Do you really want to see me drunk?" Camille Harris from SF Bay Area on October 23, 2011: When I stopped drinking (I've since resumed) I'd say "I'm drinking for two," which always caught people off guard. Though it does backfire when I use it on folks who know I don't own a car.... hehee! "You're so uptight." (Of course, going back to old social habits and environments is not for every person.) This is the ultimate excuse. 1) If I start drinking, I just might hit you. If you’re in recovery, you don’t need to send your regrets for every invitation you get. My relationship with alcohol I’ve questioned my drinking, I’ve managed my drinking. Kim Morgan Gregory from The Coast of The South Carolina Lowcountry on October 21, 2011: Matt Stark from Albany, CA on October 21, 2011: Hahaha, Simone you are awesomely hilarious. Drinkin’ out of cups? I will straight out admit to the fact that I was an alcoholic. You. My brother is a recovering alcoholic. Like. Remember, too, that it can take hours for alcohol to be removed from your system, and people who drink too much at night can still be intoxicated the following morning, sometimes resulting in accidents. Keeping a clear head may not be important to all drinkers, but it should be to you. (Of course, going back to old social habits and environments is not for every person.) Garrett Mickley from Jupiter, Florida on November 29, 2011: I was thinking of quitting drinking. I love the idea of going through life without making excuses. Crazies have all the fun, after all ;). Christina Lornemark from Sweden on October 23, 2011: Great hub with good excuses and I love the video! Stuart Goddard from Bradford on November 28, 2011: Bearing in mind your current status on facebook I am not sure you are qualified to host this hub. It can be difficult to say no to alcohol for anyone, but it is especially hard for those who are quitting or cutting down on drinking. Furthermore, statistics prove that drink-driving is the top cause of accidents in the United States and many parts of the world. Still recovering from it. Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on October 27, 2011: Some good and funny reasons. I don't drink because I'd rather watch the other idiots get drunk ;). I've been wanting more Simone Vids since the last time I seen a Simone Vid!!! J Addict Res Ther. I do drink, but it's strictly social and only about once a month at the very most. If others don't get YOU that's not your prob it's theirs! Cope with situations you can't avoid . You are the one who can’t wait to see people the next morning just to say, “Ooooh, you must be so EMBARRASSED after last night!” I’m not embarrassed. I do sincerely hope we can get it 100 proof in the comments, tsmog ;) Your contributions are fabulous! Hehe, though I don't think that would be any good for an excuse. "I don't drink, but I'd love to meet you for coffee on Thursday." Or maybe a binky? But I wish more people could drink with moderation because being drunk isn't fun at all! However, I could send this over to my son, just started college and I'm sure he needs to learn all these excuses. The truth is that you don’t have to explain or justify your choice to no longer drink. Seems like things have worked out pretty favorably for you, anglnwu! If you are out and about and someone offers you an alcoholic drink, here are 10 ways to tell people you don’t drink, without being awkward. This response is also great role modeling for others and furthers the important message to sober behind the wheel. What You Need to Know About Using Antabuse for Alcoholism, How Antabuse Medication Helps Drinkers Stay Sober, Moderate Drinking Provides No Protective Effects for Black People, What You Need to Know About Alcohol and Alcoholism, How to Help Someone With a Drinking Problem, Daily Tips for a Healthy Mind to Your Inbox, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) National Helpline, Is controlled drinking an acceptable goal in the treatment of alcohol dependence? 17. Don't react to such pressure. It’s no fun (and just not worth it) to live a life of counting drinks and feeling like you are missing out. Gordon Hamilton from Wishaw, Lanarkshire, United Kingdom on October 30, 2011: Love it, Simone - the video is superb! ... A glass of wine or a beer with dinner now and again; perhaps a hot toddy if I have a bad cold; rarely, a straight shot if I really, really, can't get to sleep. "No, thanks - she's watching and has already decided that I've had enough..." :). Like. Sadly, I don't have a driver's licence so I can't say I am the designated driver. Eventually, people will learn to accept that you have changed, and you may become a role model among your peers. Sounds lethal! Luquiens A, Reynaud M, Aubin HJ. It is a killer. I just don't like it. And ktrapp- THAT IS SUCH A GOOD EXCUSE!! If this were a website run by a cigarette company, no one would second-guess why I don't want to be involved. Don't have much of a social life--no budget for it. But I do have one in my family. I never thought to actually explain that to folks... but if you do, I can too! No one would believe me now. If it's someone that knows me, I ask the following question: "You know how I am sober. 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