I'm a binge drinker 1 to 2 times a week so I really only get hangovers, not physical withdrawal symptoms other than feeling anxious the following morning if it was a particularly heavy night.
I wish I had the money to go somewhere too haha. After this wedding I'm going to on Sept 1, I have no events or anything coming up for awhile to persuade me that I should drink. I want to be comfortable just not drinking at home before I try it in the outside world.
My kids go back to school soon though so I'll have plenty to keep me busy with school, after school activities, etc.
This time, I'm involving my husband and best friend for support, because as others have said, it's near impossible to do alone.