Many Christian groups, such as Methodists, Mormons, and Quakers, are often associated with teetotalism due to their traditionally strong support for temperance movements and prohibition.
However, tenets forbidding the consumption of alcohol are variably practiced.
In case you forgot, Sunday is the annual buzzkill also known as Valentine's Day. We had seen each other a couple of times, so he had heard the story that I don't drink and never had.
Though there's never been a better time to be a single lady, there's something about a day dedicated to coupledom that can really take the wind out of our self-sufficient sails. He was determined to change it."Let me tell you why you should drink," he began."You're welcome to, but I'll warn you right now you're not going to change my mind," I said honestly.
The teetotalism movement was first started in Preston, England, in the early 19th century.
The Preston Temperance Society was founded in 1833 by Joseph Livesey, who was to become a leader of the temperance movement and the author of The Pledge: "We agree to abstain from all liquors of an intoxicating quality whether ale, porter, wine or ardent spirits, except as medicine." There is some dispute over the origin of the word "teetotaler".
(See Religion and alcohol § Islam) Similarly, one of the five precepts of Buddhism is abstaining from intoxicating substances that disturb the peace and self-control of the mind, but it is formulated as a training rule to be assumed voluntarily rather than as a commandment.
A number of Christian denominations also forbid the consumption of alcohol, including the Amish, Seventh-day Adventists, Mennonites (both Old Order and Conservative), Church of the Brethren members, Assemblies of God,, and Christian Scientists.
The research hinted that students are less likely to give in to peer pressure if they have strong friendships and make a decision not to drink before social interactions.It makes it harder for him to trust me because, well, I'd always be judging."I just think it'd make you more relatable if you drank," he ended.Teetotalism is the practice or promotion of complete personal abstinence from alcoholic beverages.A person who practices (and possibly advocates) teetotalism is called a teetotaler (plural teetotalers) or is simply said to be teetotal.
An alternative explanation is that teetotal is simply a reduplication of the first "T" in total (T-total).