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Probably the most notable change after you quit drinking is how fervently the alcohol supporters try to change your mind about it.

@alex
Then, hang out with people that fervently would rather be sober...

@randynose actually it's something that amuses me because most of the time they don't even realize they are doing marketing work for free.

That said, on the verge of turning 40 I can say I became pretty good in redirecting to /dev/null almost all the directives on what I should or should not do with my life 😎

@alex Yeah, I have no problem with people exercising their freedom to drink. I just want everyone to understand and admit they're doing it because it's fun, not because it's mentally or physically healthy. My issue is with the enabler culture. I wasn't alive for a lot of it, but I imagine what the US went through with the cigarette industry from the '60s-'80s was similar.

@daremo I'm not a US citizen so I can't say much about the "enabler culture", even though sounds like an interesting topic.

I don't know much about the history of drugs (consumption) either, for sure that's another interesting topic, it's so intertwined with politics/social dynamics/etc that I bet it's basically impossible to say exactly why and how alcohol became the accepted (psychoactive) drug in Western societies.

Honestly though I don't know anyone who actually believes alcohol is healthy

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