I enjoyed your post, Chris, and thank you for sharing your experience. You might say I have "been there, done that"... up to the point of being able to enjoy an occasional guilty pleasure cocktail. Without much hullabaloo, I will say that I discovered that I have a growth in the liver early this year. The GI specialist felt it was an adenoma, but after I confessed my drinking habits (largely from boredom), he admitted the possibility of it being a fatty deposit. I had already taken the step to stop drinking liquor, with only an occasional glass of wine, but gladly abstained from all with his words. I look forward to my next scan, and hope to see that area diminished, if not completely gone. Having thought a great deal about my drinking practices, I finally determined that the way to do it - if one must - is as you are doing, rather than as if one is being paid to imbibe! I am so thankful that I was able to take this on, without having to seek treatment to curtail my 'habit'. Cheers!