Hi everyone, I am new to the forum pages so thought it best to start my own post. I have decided to give up drinking as it has been an addiction for far too long. I just wanted to know what effects and emotions i will go through. Will I feel a difference ? I started drinking regularly during my second year of university but put it down to where I was. It seemed acceptable because of the university life. Upon graduation, I carried on drinking and 3 years down the line I was still drinking. I think since 2003, there have been only 10-20 days where I have gone without a drink! The reasons I am giving up are a) for my health reasons b) drinking has assisted in me racking up quite a large debt and c) I am getting engaged to my girlfriend and dont think it fair to put someone whom I love through this. As I listed above, I really just would like some tips on moments of temptation, the effects and emotions I will go through and just general support. I am off to Turkey on Sunday, and am going to use the holiday as my chance to prove my girlfriend that she is more important and anything with a % on the label. Hope to hear from you all soon.