You might want to try not to get totally wasted on NYE
The first two weeks will be really hard.
You’ll realize that almost all social life is centered around food and drink.
A lot of people, including your close friends, will be SUPER annoying and unsupportive about your decision.
Tell people you’re on some SERIOUS antibiotics or, in very extreme cases, tip your bartender for club soda.
You might decide you don’t like your friends anymore.
This sounds horrible, but it needs to be said: Being dry for the month might make you realize that some of your friends kind of suck, or at the very least that you don’t have much in common with them apart from drinking. What happened for me was this: I realized that some of the people I was hanging out with would all get drunk together and tell the SAME STORY AND JOKES OVER AND OVER AGAIN AD INFINITUM. It was shocking. And it shocked me mostly because it made me reflect on myself: After all, just a couple weeks before, I was probably that guy. I was the one telling the same stories and jokes over and over again. Which led me to realize that… .