There are plenty of reasons to enjoy a drink: modern cocktails taste amazing, your friends are gathering at a local bar, you need to get through another tense family dinner or a little liquid courage to loosen up during a date. But as the occasions for a drink begin to stack up and the revelry starts to weigh you down, you may be tempted to take a break from the booze. Just for a minute. When you do, suddenly all those seemingly good reasons to drink start to feel like negative pressure to imbibe. It’s natural—to fear missing out on the fun, alienating yourself from friends, insulting a party host, and even annoying your bartender by not ordering a drink.
Odd as it may seem, the bartender is actually your greatest ally in staying sober, especially if he or she is one of a growing number of bar professionals who have gone sober themselves. Big names like…click here to continue reading