"No matter where you go, there you are." And that is true. If you are an alcoholic, moving will not make you not be one. You will always have that to contend with. Within the next year, me and the family are moving from Chicago and out of Illinois. There is a long list of reasons -the economy here, opportunity, infrastructure, etc. The sprawl of urban development. The lack of any decent music scene. There is a "scene" and places to play, but it's hardly cohesive or vibrant. Also, the weather. It is cold and depressing 9 to 10 months of the year. Cold and gray. So off to the east coast, a little further south. I will still have my Walgreens up the street, a Publix to get groceries, Walmart for cheap Miller Lite and the Dollar Store for batteries. I am certainly not a rural person, but the change in scenery, a reduction in road "construction", a growing economy, better cost of living.. and WARMER WEATHER! So your devils and demons may chase you, if you have less stressors, better quality of living etc.. It's a big world out there.