Boy George is delighted he has managed to stay sober and drug-free for more than two years - insisting his decision to clean up is the "best thing" he's ever done.
The former Culture Club singer vowed to tackle his drink and drug demons in 2008 after he was arrested for assault and false imprisonment following a bust-up with a male model at his London flat.
He admits strangers frequently offer him booze - but the Karma Chameleon hitmaker manages to resist temptation by looking at how his friends behave when they're drunk.
George tells U.K. TV show Loose Women, "It's the best thing I ever did. Once you have sort of made the decision to stop (it's easy). It depends where it takes you. When you tell people you don't drink, it freaks people out. They really try to make you drink. When you stop and see how it makes people behave, you think, 'I'm so glad I am sober'."