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Had a delightful business break in Cape Town, where the weather was fantastic, as were the people.
Meanwhile, persuade yourself that alcohol is the meatiest meat available, and therfore to be strictly avoided.
Once you have had sifgnificant drink problems, even one drink now and then is a really bad idea. The problem is always likely to recur after even one drink, amd drinking alcohol is not compulsory. Find friends who don't drink, or at least don't drink enthusiastically. Don't go to occasions where drinking will be central. You will in some senses never be over it ; not enough to be able to risk drinking. Especially not when you've had a bad day and are feeling emotionally unsettled.
Vegetarianisn or veganism is FAR less healthy than teetotalism. Yet your attitude towards vegetarianism sounds exactly the atitude you should adopt towards alcohol.
YOui don't go to a major meat braai, or decide that just a thick steak or two won't be a problem, do you ?
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