I’m Newly Sober: How Do I Deal with Social Pressure to Drink?

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On ‘Life Quakes,’ hosts Patricia Wu, Jessica Reyes, and guest therapist Ryan Heapy shares tips on how to navigate parties and gatherings without feeling awkward or tempted to drink.

Plan ahead

Have a non-alcoholic drink ready, set a time limit for the event, or plan a daytime activity with friends that doesn’t involve alcohol.

Bring a buddy

Have a supportive friend who can be your wingman (or wingwoman) at social events.

Listen to your gut

If a situation doesn’t feel right, don’t be afraid to say no and prioritize your well-being.

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