It's been an up and down few months, since I started to cut down on the copious amount of booze I was drinking (a bottle of wine a night at home, maybe half a bottle of vodka - instead, not as well as - at the weekends, too old for the club scene!). Didn't drink at all in May, started again in June (my birthday), stopped for 2 weeks in July (then had my father's birthday and my wedding anniversary), now off it for 12 days, and intending to stay that way until November. I'm not really 'giving up' as such, I'm just trying to break the habit, and only have a drink when it's a special occasion, maybe 5 or 6 times a year. Like 'normal' people do
I have to say I've found it a lot easier than I expected - so long as I have a glass of something (usually water) next to me, I'm fine - got no sugar cravings (have given that up too, plus all sweeteners, am on a health kick), got no cravings at all, really. I am loving the feeling of waking up with a clear head - and I'm finding I'm sleeping a lot more deeply than I used to. It's all win!