I've never tried one of those month-long abstinence things before. Mostly because I assumed I would fail, or that I would have a huge binge at the end of the month. In my head there was always "Oh but this event is during October, so I can't!", so excuses basically. Several of my friends regularly do these though - mostly 'Stop-Tober' and 'Dry-July'. They are all heavy drinkers outside of those periods. Has anyone here tried this before? I'm mostly thinking about alcohol, but I know people do them for other things such as cigarettes, fast food and chocolate.