by Phoenix » Apr 9, 2015 I know that there have been other threads about how much or how little we drink. I've participated in those. While I don't think I drink an excessive amount, I still drink - mostly white wines of some sort. A few years ago, I cut back totally, not even a single drop, for a year (just purely for heath reasons - to be more healthy, I didn't and still don't have any alcohol related problem). Then, I had some personal issue and started drinking again. Then, it became a habit and I'd have a glass or two of wine or champagne/ sparkling wine each day, everyday. When I went out, I'd have up to 2-3 glasses at a time; and on a couple of very rare occasions, I had up to 5-6 drinks each time but I have to stress these two occasions were very rare (so two times in the space of 4-5 years). I'm now in a much better place, spiritually (though the issue is still in the background, but I'd say manageable). Am thus on a quest to give up drinking again, on a permanent basis hopefully. Again, I don't have any health issues resulted from drinking (at least none that I know of). I'd just like to be more healthy. I've lost weight, exercise far more, feel absolutely fantastic!! But from time to time, I still feel like reaching out for a drink. I must say I like the taste of white wines, much much more than the effect. The last two weeks, I've had 3 white wines in total. I'd aimed for none. So, my questions to you guys are: For those who don't drink/ drink occasionally (either b/c you don't drink in the first place or if you've given up drinking - especially if you used to drink and now don't drink), is it better to abstain totally or have the occasional drink(s) now and then? And how do you "control" your drinking? Any advice would be very much appreciated.