I'm off it 8 months now and loving it. I quit because I wasn't enjoying it anymore. It was making me miserable with no apparent benefits so I said enough is enough. My life has changed unrecognisably since then and I feel much more fulfilled, plus of course, much more alert, better concentration and memory, digestion, less anxious and depressed - etc etc etc.
The only thing I wish is that more of my fellow country men/women would quit too (or never start). Purely because I hate being such an odd one out at social events (yes, selfish outlook, I know!)
Do you think the next generation coming up (for example, the current 10 year olds) might be different in their outlook to alcohol? Maybe the recession would make better examples of their parents?
And before someone has a go at me, I'm not saying people shouldn't drink, I'm just wondering if every teenager in the future, forever more will be under such enormous pressure to binge with their mates because they can't see any alternative?