Maybe a more relatable comparison would be something like… anal sex. Just be like, listen dude, if you like stuff in your butt that’s awesome for you. Put stuff in your butt all day long! Me, I don’t want any stuff in my butt and I don’t feel like I’m missing out by not putting stuff in my butt with you. So stop trying to pressure me into putting stuff in my butt. And then when they look at you all confused you can just be like, “See, now if you were sober that would have made sense.”
Or, turn it around on them. Every time they pressure you to drink pressure them to become straight edge. I use this tactic on evangelists all the time. Whenever someone gives me a little churchy handout I ask them if they have a few minutes to talk about the glory of Satan. It helps to have at least one Enochian key memorized. I like the 9th key because it’s about flaming swords.
This is just awesome! I’m so going to try this next time someone give me crap about not believing.