When the people you are with push you to have a drink this Christmas and they are the type of people who won't take no for an answer or you are reluctant to say you are quitting drinking. How about this one:-
'I have been bought a driving experience tomorrow morning. I have to be at a local racetrack at 8.00 a.m. for initial instruction and by lunchtime I will be careering round the track in the driver's seat. Do you really expect me to have a drink the night before and blow my chance of doing this? You know booze stays in your system for 24 hours and they Do take a breath test!'
The nice thing is a driving experience here in the UK can be had from only £50.00 and I'm sure it's the same wherever you are. It doesn't take long to save that amount when you no longer drink. I used to blow that much every lunchtime! I might even try one of those days myself having written this, I never seemed to have the time or the money before, and I was never sober enough to be honest!
Or you could even try a flying lesson, something else you can't do pissed!
Why didn't I think of these things before? Next year I am going to be doing loads of this stuff after all, I have saved well over £11,000 since I gave up!!