The Detox

The aim is for all of February – no intoxicants, not even
caffeine.
Why the fuck am I doing a detox?  I used to be a proper party animal.  Friday to Sunday – Mango, after-party, pub
breakfast, all day session, quick shower, Mango, after-party, Sunday lunch
beers and finally to bed for a 14 hour sleep before work.  Always going out, always clubbing, always
partying.  Granted I am too old and eminently sensible for that
kind of regime now!
I have come to the conclusion that after nearly 20 years of
drinking every weekend, normally heavily (though less so in recent years), my
body and my internal organs may appreciate a rest.
There are other reasons too.
I need to finish paying back my overdraft.
I want to spend more time on web design and studying for it.
More time for catching up with non-clubbing friends.
Can I do it?
I think it will be fairly easy for the first half of the
month but temptation will increasingly irritate me and I reckon the last two
weekends will be difficult.
I have never gone more than 7-10 days without a drink since
about the age of 15 (maybe except the time at college when I had severe
pneumonia, but then I had steroids so that doesn’t really count…oh they were good!).
So it is also a challenge, a change of behavioural patterns.  I am confident that I will achieve my goal.
I am hoping to feel good at the end of it but I am kind of
expecting to ironically end up with severe manful, headaches, leprosy and trench
foot.
Maybe I will love sobriety and never drink again?
Ha ha ha.

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