Hey there! 54 yo, single gwm, living in the US. Been drinking since I was 18yo back when be legally able to drink was a significant rite of passage. Alcohol has been the center of just about all my socializing with family, friends, colleagues. Thankfully through all of these years of mostly binge drinking neither I or anyone else was hurt as I have driven drunk on more than one occasion. I've had the typical regrets the morning after, forgotten things that happened, or have gone on drunken escapades looking for sex. A few months ago I decided that I wanted to go it alcohol free and see what life is like. Overall its been a good experience as I have been alcohol free for 67 days as of this writing. I feel great, sleep better, and have had some health issues begin to resolve. Socializing without alcohol is hard but even that is loosing its uncomfortable edge over me. Alcohol is a huge part of gay life but I'm working at it one day at a time.I've made this choice for me and it feels real good.