Odd question but i will try to answer - in relation to drink and not cigs - i would have no difficulty not drinking for a month. I like a beer and i like the pub and i like going out - maybe only for 2 hours per week but i enjoy it. If i said "I am not drinking for a month" it would be no problem and there are months in the past year where this has been the case due to family circumstances.
I hope that helps although it does not really answer your question in relation to the a), 2), iii) or c) queries. I suppose when i was younger and drinking a lot more and a lot more often, i would have had an opinion but now i am lacking in that.
It was just with you saying "I do not think i could stop the beer though - you're a bigger man than me." I was wondering what was behind that.
Are you saying the booze is immaterial, and it's the socialising - and you could be happy with the social aspect, not necessarily involving booze - so going out / to the pub, but not drinking something alcoholic, or is it all part of the same deal?
That's not me trying to drive or suggest you do so - merely trying to understand why you said you didn't think you could stop - is that you don't think you could stop the whole going out / socialising / pub thing, or specifically, couldn't stop the having a drink? Suppose you had a medical condition, or had to take medication, such that you could drink alcohol (either permenantly, or for a temporary period) how would that affect it - would you still do the going out thing - is it that that's key, or is it a bit of both - ie you wouldn't really do one, without the other - or not on an ongoing basis.
You've just puzzled me a bit, really, in firstly saying you don't think you could give it up, to saying a month would be no sweat - but I'm just trying to understand what you meant in both statements.
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