Don’t be shy to say NO to invitation to Happy Hour, parties or gatherings. Sometime you are better off away from temptation that to try to face it.
Your friends and family will understand, and if they don’t well too bad.
It is important to remember that will-power alone does not equal skill-power and a person who places themselves at risk without the skills and tools to cope with a situation will frequently slip or relapse. – Substance Misuse WorkBook p.15 http://www.getselfhelp.co.uk/