How to make plans that don’t involve alcohol
"Going for a drink" isn't your only option
When it comes to socializing, many people rely on alcohol to make them feel more comfortable and to coax out an easier friendship, so much so that "going for a drink" has been embedded in many cultures' socialization. It can be a rite of passage, a post-work ritual, and it can also be more casual than a full dinner, so it has its perks, but alcohol is not the only option.
There are lots of good reasons to stop drinking—to cut calories, improve your immune system, have a clearer mind, more energy, etc.—but whatever the reason, there are tons of engaging, playful, and bond-strengthening social activities that could work for you. Click through for some inspiration.
LIFESTYLE Animal kingdom
CELEBRITY Celebrity deaths
HEALTH Middle age