No alcohol here. It is a cooked food product, and many kinds are made with bacteria, so it is not really a vegan product either. As far as hanging out with friends, you could still hang out, but perhaps order orange juice or cranberry juice, and just sip slowly to look "cool". I think as fruitarianism changes you, as it has most of us, you will find that crowd, especially in their drunken state, to be shallow and just a waste of time. You can be using you positive energies to make the world a better place and leave it better than how you found it. Drinking alcohol means you dont eat enough carbs. Eating not enough carbs mean you cant go to bed when the sun goes down. Your sleep will be not good if you dont eat enough carbs. People need to drink alcohol because they have not enough carbs, that also means not enough carbs = NOT enough serotonin. I cant imagine to drink alcohol. It goes totally against everything that i want. And i dont need alcohol because i eat 6000calories a day. I can sleep when the sun goes down and i am already high from my strong serotin levels. I'm in bars pretty often playing music, and I'm constantly offered free drinks. I don't find it difficult or awkward to be around drinkers and not drink. I can easily act as dumb and silly as a drunk person if so desired . I was just listening to a great talk on The Pleasure Trap by Alan Goldhamer yesterday, where he describes that alcohol (along with sugar, dairy, chocolate, and others) are unnaturally intense dopamine stimulants that cause us to abuse the dopamine reward system in our brain that is designed to favor high-calorie foods. Dopamine = short term pleasure. Alcoholism, beer gut, and liver toxicity = long term unhappiness. Pick a card, any card! Alcohol never has and never will enter my body. I value my temple too much.