TEMPERENCE - abstinence from alcohol: total abstinence from alcoholic drink. 2. restraint: self-restraint in the face of temptation or desire ...
W-a-y back in primary school, I joined the Temperance Society! LOL! I think I was booted out in my late teens :)
These days? Well, after all those years of pregnancy and breastfeeding - now I can drink as much as I want whenever I want. Except I don't! Partly because I am on medication that is not a good mix with alcohol, partly because going out usually means driving home, partly because I just don't need to drink to have fun!
Life's funny like that!