Why drink?

I can never find an excuse to say no. Drinking is just too much part of our culture in this part of the state. However, I'm learning to drink slow and stay sober. I haven't had more than two drinks on one occasion. I want to keep that my limit. Also, I'm refraining from mixing drinks, even different types of beers. I want to make drinking less part of who I am, and just something that I'm doing in conjunction with something else, like talking with friends.