My friends and I are not old enough to be legally drinking, which is a separate issue. What concerns me more is that multiple friends of mine have gotten into drinking – and getting wildly drunk – just for the fun of it.
I don’t know what to do in this kind of situation. I have no respect for people who get wasted for fun, but these people are my friends. I don’t want to lose them just because they’re into something I’m not – but I can’t pretend to be okay with what they do. Some of them have had drinks around me without telling me, and since I have trouble telling when people are drunk, I usually have to find out later – at which point, I’ve even been lied to about it. I end up feeling betrayed, and I hate hearing stories about them getting drunk and doing stupid things, even when it didn’t happen around me. It makes me disgusted with them, and I worry that I’ll lose my friends because I can’t handle their habits.
What would you do in this type of situation? How do you handle friends whose habits you can’t support?