Drinking to socialize is still ok. I do when I don't want to be in attention for not drinking. Socialise to drink isn't. Whatever is the reason.. alcohol messes you up is a fact, people can call it fashion or can call it cool or a way of relaxing.. but it aint giving a shite. It will do what its meant to do. I am not a teatotaler but I am aware of its potential and wary of it. No, we don't do 'drink get togethers' at home nor offer people when they visit as we got kids and we don't want to make it the definition socialising. You CAN have a great time with people or friends without alcohol additive.