Re: I hate alcohol
I like to drink when I'm out with friends, and I've had a few really messy nights where I've blacked out and been violently sick due to drinking, but for the most part I can control myself and rarely get into that kind of state. I don't drink every weekend, and I probably only get actually drunk maybe once a month if that. I get the appeal, for a lot of people it's the only release they have after a long week at work, for others it's just because their friends do it and they don't want to feel left out.
I can take it or leave it, I'm okay with drinking soft drinks when others are getting wasted, if I don't feel like drinking then I won't. I don't really understand why people feel they "need" to get drunk. I've got a couple of friends who drink purely for the sake of it, I don't think I could ever do that. It's expensive as well, especially in London where I live, and the money could be better spent on more rewarding things. It's all a matter of preference, I don't have a problem with anyone who likes to binge on alcohol, but it's never been my thing.
If you cannot physically have a good time without getting drunk, I think that probably says something about you, or the company you keep to be honest.