...but frankly, from drinking half-bottles to bottles of cider every day, for the last several weeks now, my drinking has plummeted massively from that, simply because it's lost its appeal. I already don't smoke or take drugs, so this is possibly the last vice dealt with. These days, my main drinks consist of water, Tetley tea with milk and sugar and for my main meal, Tesco Bitter Shandy (mainly because my doctor said I should not stop alcohol outright) - BUT, the Bitter only makes up 11% and the rest is essentially soft drink, so it doesn't really count as alcohol. I happen to like the taste more than other juices and soft drinks. There is a reason for this stoppage: my doctor has reported "abnormal" liver function results for the last several months, so I decided it was time to do something about it. Just yesterday I had an ultrasound scan of my beer belly to determine any problems there, but I've yet to definitively find out. I stopped drinking because alcohol was actually interfering with my sleep; I hated having to go to the toilet and have drinks of water so often during the night. I also stopped drinking because it had become a habit, which also cost me money. Now I feel better, although my sleeping hours have shifted a bit, ie. I'm up until the early hours of the morning and will finally sleep before noon. It also did nothing for me except make me sleepy, and was skewing my liver. I started full-blown alcoholism in early 2002 and only now am I stopping substantially, and am only annoyed I didn't do it sooner.