Since learning I had a balance disorder, I was advised to stay away from alcohol, caffeine, and cigarettes. I have never been a smoker, so that was not an issue for me. I was never a coffee drinker, but I have been known to use tea for my caffeine fix when needing to function while tired (like almost every work day before I got ill). Well, I have not had any caffeinated tea in a year, and I have managed to operate without it. In the distant past, I was a Coke addict (hee hee). Coca-Cola was my caffeine of choice for many years until my doctor suggested I stop consuming it over a decade ago.
I was never much of a drinker; mostly just a social drinker. I have tried alcohol since being diagnosed with labyrinthitis; as expected, it made me extra wobbly. I decided I do not like how that makes me feel, so for now, I do not drink alcohol. I may change my mind in the future, but I can live without it, so I will stick with mocktails when having drinks with friends.