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Why more women are choosing sobriety over getting drunk

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Ellie, a 25-year-old graphic designer, is all dolled up for a night on the town. She meets her girlfriends at a club, eyes the area for any notable male talent, then heads to the bar. While her buddies shoot off a round of shots and white wine orders, she tells the barman, "Diet Coke" - because Ellie is a teetotaller.

"I've never enjoyed the taste of alcohol, and I can't understand why you'd want to do something that makes you feel terrible the next day," she explains.

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