Could You Survive One Month Without Alcohol? Here's How I Made It

October 6, 2014 6:00 PM

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Could You Survive One Month Without Alcohol? Here's How I Made It

I've lived my entire life believing there are only two types of drinkers -- those of you with a serious drinking problem and those of us, like me, drinking without any problems at all. I didn't need to have a drink every day. I'd only drink on special occasions or weekends -- once or twice a week. But this summer after reading the CDC report issued earlier this year, I learned my four times a month, 'maybe every weekend' consumption, was the binge drinking frequency of 38 million people, nearly one in every six American adults, with a pattern of excessive alcohol use.

Could I be one of the exploding numbers of Americans, unable to imagine a Friday night that didn't include enough drinks to get a serious buzz? After finding it difficult to enjoy myself or relax without a drink, concerned that I might be leaning towards alcohol dependency, I challenged myself, 32 y...

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