I am a drinker.
I drink in the House & Garden
I drink with the Neighbours
I drink at social occasions
I drink in the motorhome
I drink in pubs
I drink in restaurants
Though I am not allowed to drink on many a UK street!
I don't drink every day.
Since being 18 or so
I have nearly always drank alcohol as has my wife, other than we were starting a family then we both gave up. I have always drank in front of the kids and inroduced them to drinking a very small glass of wine with meals on special occasions (usualy on Holiday in France) when they were around 14-15 years old.
Now the Kids are older, our Daughters two of which are over the drinking age, are not big "drinkers". One may have the odd small beer, another a Pissang and orange, just the one mind and the other rarely anything.
My Father never Drank, died young as did his first wife who was only late twenties. my Mother never Drank, died early sixties.
My Wife's Parents, big drinkers, still alive late seventies. Their Parents (Wife's Grandparents for those who may be losing it) Regular drinkers, Grandad died happily in his sleep, started to hide the Whiskey and Brandy from Grandma when she was 85, she found it, drank it and died aged 101 years young and she smoked up until being 85 as did Grandad. Grandma did eat an apple a day mind!.
Now okay, I know what you may be thinking, genetics, lifestyle and so on but considering the information we are given regarding drinking alcohol my Wife's Grandparents should have been six feet under long before they were.
If you like a tipple, you can either, believe everything you watch and hear in the press and media. Or carry on, enjoy yourselves with a sensible drink when you fancy one or more. If it worries you, have an apple with it or drink a glass of cider.
And if you give up booze and are out in the motorhome, beware of being gassed (by the batteries or LPG of course) being robbed, murdred, killed in a crash, drowned on a ferry, buried alive in a tunnel and so on. Oh and do not forget to beware of being paralysed by ticks!.
Fed up of the media and drunken idiots giving alcohol a bad name.