I want to drink again but I'm afraid I'll fall off the wagon | The Sun

DEAR DEIDRE: SINCE I quit drinking in January last year, I haven’t touched a drop.

But now I wonder if I could have alcohol occasionally, or if that would make me slip back into boozing heavily.

I’m a 48-year-old man and used to drink a bottle of wine, or more, every night.

Giving up has saved me money and my health is much better now.

I’ve lost weight, sleep well and look less bloated and blotchy. It’s also much easier to concentrate at work.

But I do miss having the odd pint or a glass of wine with dinner.

I’d like to start drinking again on my days off. My wife, who is 45, says it’s a bad idea and I should stay sober.

What do you think?

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DEIDRE SAYS: After being a heavy drinker, a year without alcohol is a real achievement.

Some people can drink moderately. But it sounds like you, and your wife, fear you might not be able to manage this.

My support pack Drink Problem? will help get to the root of why you drank to excess, so you can feel more in control.


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