I don't drink
It is nearly seven years since I had a drink but the other night we were at a restaurant and my wife had a glass of Moet. She has not had a drink for seven years either but gave up just to keep me company. Of course I didn't mind her drinking and I enjoyed smelling the champagne and enjoying the sense of it. Was I tempted? It did cross my mind that I wasn't told to quit, I didn't need to quit for medical reasons and so there was nothing to stop me having a glass too. I even thought how nice it would be - for a second or two. But then I remembered how addicted I used to be, how much the habit could easily come back and I knew that one glass would be a glass every day, then a bottle, then wine as well, then cider and in no time I would be the same alcoholic I was all those years ago. This time however my body would be able to take it far less and I would definitely be signing an early death warrant as opposed to hopefully having another few decades to live.