You need to stay strong and not drink. Alcohol will increase your paranoia, for sure trigger your IBS and no doubt make you more depressed.
WHY would you want to do this to yourself? Your true friends that know you will understand and not care if you drink, the others do not matter.
Your health is so much more important than peer pressure! But honest why you don't drink, " I am on medication".
Pills can only do so much, the person has to do the rest!
Be still and know there is Peace.
Kabir says: "Student tell me, what is God? He is the breath inside the breath". from the poem Breath.
DX: reverse Trigeminal Neuralgia;Cluster headaches; Atypical face pain; raynauds;complex PTSD; recurring MDD,disassociative disorder;