17th August was 5 years not drinking alcohol.
I have mentioned nothing more about this topic since in a post at my 3 year mark. I only kind of realised the time gone by since I chose to stop drinking, when I seen behind the scenes of my post for two years since I last drank, pop up in posts viewed.
Reasons the same for choosing not to drink alcohol
I gave it up as I found it to not suit me. I would feel low, or depressed an hour after having a glass or two of wine.
Prior to that, I had a time where I did not treat alcohol sensibly at one point, because of a relationship break up of 6 years. With that and how I felt at the time in other areas of my life, the aim was to just get drunk, not drink for pleasure. This last for a few months before I banned it from the house because I could not trust myself. Then later when I could, I drank sensibly until I realised that it wasn’t suiting me no more and I gave it up.
I have not missed it since I chose to stop, but during that time I have had the odd times I have fancied a drink. Most for the right reason and a couple for the wrong reasons. But I never gave in to my cravings for a drink and I still choose not to drink, as I feel better for doing this in many ways.
I am happy knowing I have still decided not to drink, as I come to this 5 year mark. Even when at times when it was tempting for the wrong reasons.
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