Thanks for that, I really appreciate your openness.
I took October off booze, partly to prove to myself I could go without it and partly because I felt I was drinking a bit too much.
My biggest problem was that I absolutely love the taste of beer and wine and I missed it, more than the alcohol effect. I found a couple of alcohol free beers and wines that I liked the taste of and that helped a lot.
I’m lucky in that my job involves early starts and driving and is reasonably physical, so having a hangover really makes the morning after very unpleasant/untenable, so I am able to self regulate on that basis. If I didn’t have to go to work in the morning, then I might not be able to regulate.
I do tend to overindulge when I haven’t got work the next day, but since having a few weeks off, I have definitely cut down a fair bit, and I think I enjoy what I do drink more because of it.
Good luck mate.