Since I stopped drinking(that's around 10 years now) I've tried a couple of drinks again two or three times, but it just wasn't the same as when I was really drinking. I was not addicted ...just decide to change my lifestyle completely. Stopped smoking, stopped drinking, stopped burning the midnight candle. But taking that drinks again ...it had no effect on me. Once I even finished a bottle of brandy on my own and at the end of it ...nothing. So I think I'm better off without it.