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ok .. ive quite drinking about 4 weeks ago .. due to the next day being un bareable. soo what im thinking is drining doesnt actually chemically mess u up for more than a day, the key to getting over dp is to forget about it and the more u do over time it will graduly fade and go, but because the hangovers are bringing up feelings of dp that cant just be evoided like most days its putting u right back at the start, how can u get over a cycle of feelings if u make them a thousand times worse .. its only a day but its a nice little reminder for ya dp of what it can feel like.... this annoys the fuck out of me cus i love drinking and i feel like im gonna loose friends cus i dont go out anymore .. thats hows much a big thing binge drinking at early 20s is in the uk. any ways what do the rest of ya think about this ... its my mates 21st birthday this sat and ive been telling him i cant go out cus i cant drink and doesnt understand and never takes it seriousely like most peopleand dp.. cheers jamie
 
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I can definitely see where you're coming from. I'm only 17 and already the drinking-culture in the UK is really getting to me. It seems as though the only way I can get laid at the moment is by drinking copius amounts of alcohol, poisoning myself, and then going illegally to a nightclub. I've pretty much given up alcohol until next year and university, where it will pretty much become the norm again.

And it sucks, but your friend should recognise and support your decision not to partake in the drinking. He should be happy to have you there. There are drinks like J2O which are availible to people in your situation. Why not just have one or two beers and then switch to something non-alcoholic? Hope things work out.
 
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It's a non-alcoholic fruit drink marketed in the same way as an alcoholic one. They sell them at most pubs, nightclubs and drinking establishments.
 

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Right rektchordz.Fair play 2u for stayin off it for a month.i c your dilemna,drinking is massively focal to the culture in the uk as it is here in Ireland.But alcohol abuse is massively tolerated and accepted in both our countries.Its marketed,in fact its rammed down our throats by the drink barons who run very powerful advertisement campaigns and who have massive political clout due to tax revenue.I remember when I was at college how much pressure we were put under to go out and get waisted.Happy hours,promotions etc were a daily fact of student life.Load of shit,complete shit.
If you insist on going out and having a drink,go out later.Have an excuse that will keep you from drinking 2 early.Drink slower.Say you are on antibiotics for an infection so you wont be forced to drink slammers.remember you will get pissed a lot more easily cause youve been off it for a month.DP is an absolute nightmare with a hangover.Aside from DP,alcohol is a massive depressant.85% of suicides here are commited by people having taken alcohol,its a very very dangerous drug.

Maybee you could mark your 21st by announcing youre staying off booze.Good luck with your decision,have a gr8 21st,dont worry about loosing friends,most will stick with you and you will make many more over your lifetime
 

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That sounds like a good idea. Mark your 21st by marking an end to alchohol. Maybe not totally but drastically. It would be such an iconoclastic 21st party.
 

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Dawn's highway is right u know. I'm a student and I know students have a reputation for heavy drinking, but it always gets me why we in th uk feel we need to drink so much when we go on a night out. I am certain this lifestyle contributed to the underlying anxiety that caused my panic psychosis with thc (trigger for my dpd). My anxiety is always much worse the morning after a night out.
 
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