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    This week on The Surgery with Gemma & Dr Radha we’re talking about alcohol.

    Do you need alcohol to have a good time? Have you ever felt pressured to drink?And is binge drinking worth the hangover and embarrassing stories? Tell us what you think on here!

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    I suspect alot of people don't need it.. but it helps
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    Honestly - not since I was about 15.
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    I don't drink, and I've never felt I needed to to have a good time. Ive never been pressured either, mostly because my drunk friends need me to look after them
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    Yes, about a month ago. It was fun and saved me money, but I still prefer a night out with some alcohol flowing
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    Yes, pretty much every night out I had last year, I was sober. I'm back to drinking now but it was easier than I thought to be still be able to have fun on a night out with no drink. Drunk people are more annoying though when you're sober
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    I had a friend, she never went clubbing before uni, in her first year she went out

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    This week on The Surgery with Gemma & Dr Radha we’re talking about alcohol.

    Do you need alcohol to have a good time? Have you ever felt pressured to drink?And is binge drinking worth the hangover and embarrassing stories? Tell us what you think on here!

    Just to let you know that you can post anonymously in this forum!
    I had a friend, she never went clubbing before uni. In her first yeah she went out pretty all the time with us but never drank alcohol. She seemed to have a good time.

    I guess everyone is too drunk to notice her.

    She now does drink, and she says she still has the same amount of fun.

    The only thing she said which ruins her night is the tolerance to certain drunk
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    Depends on what you class as a night out..
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    Had a sober night out for a friends birthday, it was still pretty fun
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    never had a sober nite out me love the garys an de lemo
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    (Original post by BBC Radio 1)
    This week on The Surgery with Gemma & Dr Radha we’re talking about alcohol.

    Do you need alcohol to have a good time? Have you ever felt pressured to drink?And is binge drinking worth the hangover and embarrassing stories? Tell us what you think on here!

    Just to let you know that you can post anonymously in this forum!
    I'm 20 and have never been drunk. I just never started drinking when all my friends did, and here I am. I go out regularly and still have a great time; I'm the first one on the dance floor without fail (largely due to most of my friends waiting in the ridiculous queue for the bar) and probably fall over more than the average drunk person just because clumsiness. When I tell people I'm sober, they often look at me like I've suddenly turned into a mystical creature, which is always amusing - other reactions range from, "you're mad" to, "I really respect that". My experience is that people are generally open minded towards it - bar the odd drink being shoved in my face accompanied by, "Just try it" - I've never felt particularly pressurised into it. I am lucky that I have very supportive friends who respect my decison - and who are all grateful that I'm around to give them a lift home at the end of the night when they've had one too many.

    It goes without saying that I've sacrificed a fair few nights to take home friends who have gone too hard too early in the night, but all that means is I get my post-clubbing snacks earlier than expected - which I will never complain about...I strongly believe you don't need alcohol to have a good time - all you are having is a false good time in many ways. The people you meet on nights out are too often strangers again by the morning. I think something needs to be done on a far larger scale to encourage people to go sober - education about confidence and self-worth from a young age would set people up as more comfortable socialisers when they grow up, meaning they'd be less reliant on alcohol as a social lubricant.

    I think people feel they are missing out if they're sober. I often get asked if I ever get frustrated by drunk people, but my mantra has and always will be - getting annoyed at a drunk person won't make them anymore sober, so just focus on having a good time yourself. I never look down on drunk people - if that's what they want to do, cool - they'll do their thing and I'll do mine, and it's as simple as that really - if you hold that mindset it's perfectly possible to have a good night out!
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    Clubbing sober feels so weird! I definitely think alcohol enhances a night out, but I know my limits now and don't go too crazy! If I feel like I've had too much I stop there and start having lots of water but carry on partying! I've got a friend who doesn't drink but she still loves going out and has fun. I think as long as you're with people who will look out for you and you for them and you stay safe, it's fine!
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    Not since I've reached 18 but it makes me kind of sad because I know when I was in secondary school was able to go out and have a great time and still be bubbly without drinking. Now when I think about it I wonder why I can't do it anymore and it's kind of sad.
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    I'm a Buddhist so I don't drink alcohol anyway. You don't have to be drunk to have a good time, to be honest I think being drunk just gives the illusion of a good time. It's not even you being happy, it's just the alcohol messing with your brain.
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    That's a thing?
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    Not since I've reached 18 but it makes me kind of sad because I know when I was in secondary school was able to go out and have a great time and still be bubbly without drinking. Now when I think about it I wonder why I can't do it anymore and it's kind of sad.
    That's called just being over 18. When have you ever seen a bubbly adult skipping, jumping and laughing all day for no reason?
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    Yes, usually the next night out after getting blind drunk - "never drinking again" - for one night only.
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    I had to be teetotal for a while due to being on medication for a recurring kidney infection. I managed to enjoy myself going out sober, although sometimes I felt like I was missing out on something with other people drinking around me. Also found it annoying being asked so many times why I wasn't drinking. I still feel like I can have a good time without alcohol but I definitely prefer to have the choice.
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    " Do you need alcohol to have a good time? Have you ever felt pressured to drink?And is binge drinking worth the hangover and embarrassing stories? Tell us what you think on here!"

    Depends on who i'm around and my mood that day/night as to whether i drink alot or at all.
    personally i tend to stop after 2 pints because i dont really need alcohol , as such to socialise. However if i'm in the mood to drink alot i tend to stop at tipsy, though saying that i see nothing wrong with getting alittle more than tipsy when out, every once in awhile. Moderation and knowing the time and place is the key there
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    I am currently 4 months into a 6 month roaccutane treatment, so haven't been drinking when i've been out for the last 4 months, and honestly, its been bad. When all your mates are drinking I do think you pretty much have to drink to have a lot of fun, but it's not as bad if you have a sober friend too.
 
 
 
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