For anyone struggling to quit alcohol after many years of drinking, it should send messages of comfort. Firstly, that they are not alone in not wanting to drink and that being sober is becoming the new accepted norm. But also, it proves the point that alcohol is a habit, and that knowledge makes it far easier to give up. If alcohol addiction is an ‘illness’ or somehow ‘inherited’ as many will have you believe then how have all these young people avoided ‘catching it’ or being ‘born with it’ in their system? These are purely excuses to continue drinking or spending your money on expensive counselling sessions or putting the blame for your drink problem elsewhere.
Alcohol addiction is a habit. Huge swathes of the young generation are avoiding getting into that habit, and you can break that habit. Accepting it as a habit is the first step to quitting forever.