Five Signs It's Time for Party Rehab

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A Party Without Drugs Isn't a Party

We all talk a good game about how the music is so important or makes us feel so alive, blah blah blah. If all that is true, you wouldn't mind taking a night off the booze or blow. Try an experiment: head out to the next great show or party and don't drink, don't smoke, don't take party favors. Drink water or soda or cranberry juice. Be friendly and dance, and drive your fucked up friends home. If you're annoyed with everyone or short-tempered with the atmosphere, it turns out you don't really like the music or the party, and maybe not even the people. That's a sign that your heart just isn't in it anymore, not for the right reasons, and the prescription is some serious time off.

Everyone Hates You

Why is everyone such a turd lately? All your friends are giving you the evil eye. Your parents give you way too much shit when you try to visit. Your relationship is on the rocks. Your entire personal life is like walking on nails. Here's a novel idea. Maybe it's you. Maybe your friends and relatives are sick of talking to someone who's always inebriated and self-absorbed. Maybe people who haven't dedicate themselves to nightlife have a hard time relating to someone who only talks about things they don't understand. It's important to be well-rounded and versatile, and if you're having a hard time relating to old friends, a night off can do a lot of good.

When Will It End?

Change is inevitable. It's a rule of the Universe. Don't fight it. If you've been hanging around the same dark rooms for ten or `15 years, and you're not somehow involved in running those dark room, it's time for a change of scenery. Doing the same thing every night is boring anyway. Challenge yourself, meet new people, and you never know what opportunities will come your way. Trust us, there is life after the after party - unless you're actually 21. Then go get 'em, tiger.

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Kat Bein is a freelance writer and has been described as this publication’s "senior millennial correspondent." She has an impressive, if unhealthy, knowledge of all things pop culture.

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