Looking through my blog at some of the Google searches that brought people here, I came across a question that someone was looking for an answer. Is it safe to drink non-alcoholic wine after you stop drinking. Well in the 6 years now that I’ve not drunk, I can say that I’ve kept away from anything resembling alcohol. That includes wine and beer. I really have no idea what it would be like to drink a non-alcoholic beer now. Until today I’ve drunk an ocean of coffee, soda water and not had the urge to try anything non-alcoholic for one reason…what if I actually like it enough to find myself back to drinking alcohol again. For me the risk is too great. I’d much rather skip the non-alcoholic drinks and just enjoy drinking different things. Surely it would be just like trying to ride a Harley with a 50cc engine. I mean it looks like a Harley and feels like a Harley, but just doesn’t sound like a Harley and that’s the point, you’d want to then go find a real Harley to ride and my 6 years abstinence re-sets to zero and I get to start over!?
So in answer, for me it isn’t something I’m rushing out to do. I wrote about Robin Williams taking a sip of drink years after he gave up drinking and found that he was back on the booze as if he hadn’t stopped. I think you get a taste for alcohol and the brain knows that you’re drinking a ‘kind of alcoholic’ drink, only it knows there is something missing and you might find yourself reaching for something stronger.
What do you think? Do you think it’s safe to drink a non-alcoholic drink after you’ve stopped drinking? Write and let me know in the comments.