i know my name isn't Timo but i have experienced a situation like this. About 2 years ago, i quit drinking for 16 months, COMPLETELY. I'd go to bars with my friends and just drink water, or ginger ale. All of my friends I was with knew my situation and so it wasn't at all akward to them. The only time I felt uncomfortable was when I ran into someone that I knew that didn't understand why and how I had quit drinking. The more drunk they were the harder it was to explain to them the fact that I had no desire to have even so much as a drink. That time that I spent sober gave me a clear understanding of drunk people, and sometimes by the end of the night I just wanted to kill every single one of the drinkers I was with. Eventually I went back to drinking, but I only have a few beers when I am out, and I very rarely get drunk. Try being sober for a few months around drunk people, and you'll soon see just how stupid a lot of them look.