Go Alcohol-Free For February – The Shortest Month of the Year

8 Great Reasons to go Alcohol-Free for 29 days

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Join “Alcohol-Free Frank” and enjoy the benefits of going without drinking during the month of February.

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Save Money

For lots of people, money and budgetary constraints are big-time issues. By choosing to be Alcohol-Free in February is a guaranteed way to save money. There are also other axillary costs beside the cost of the liquor, including:

  • This table shows a rough estimate of how much money a drinker could save based on which type of alcohol not drinking alcohol in February.
Money Savings
by type of drinks and levels
Beers at Home$10$60$150
Beers at Bars$54$336$858
Wine at Home$36$224$572
Wine Out$99$616$1,573
Whiskey at Home$16$100$250
Whiskey Out$90$560$1,430
  • Parameters of light, moderate and heavy drinking below

“Hidden” Expenses

Consuming alcohol costs a lot more than just its purchase price.

Here is a list of more drinking expenses:

  1. Transportation Costs: This includes taxi or ride-sharing fares to and from bars or parties, as well as public transportation fees. For those who drive, there’s the cost of gas and potential parking fees.
  2. Healthcare Expenses: Regular alcohol consumption can lead to various health issues, which might result in increased medical expenses, including doctor visits, medications, and treatments for alcohol-related conditions.
  3. Increased Insurance Premiums: Heavy drinking can lead to higher health and life insurance premiums. For those who drive under the influence, car insurance rates can also increase significantly.
  4. Legal Fees: If alcohol consumption leads to legal issues, such as DUI/DWI charges or public intoxication, there could be substantial legal fees and fines.
  5. Loss of Productivity: Alcohol can affect job performance, leading to potential loss of income due to missed work, decreased productivity, or even job loss.
  6. Food and Snacks: People often purchase food and snacks while drinking, especially at bars or restaurants, which adds to the overall cost of a night out.
  7. Tipping: When drinking at bars or restaurants, tipping bartenders and servers adds to the cost.
  8. Property Damage: Accidents or negligence while under the influence can lead to property damage, requiring repairs or replacements.
  9. Relationship Costs: The impact on relationships and potential costs associated with counseling or therapy should also be considered.
  10. Event Entry Fees: If drinking is part of attending events, concerts, or clubs, there’s the cost of entry tickets.

Light Moderate and Heavy Drinking Explained

To give you an idea of what constitutes “light,” “moderate,” and “heavy” drinking, we can refer to general guidelines often used in health studies and by health organizations. These definitions can vary slightly depending on the source, but they typically follow a similar framework:

  1. Light Drinking:
    • Often defined as up to one drink per day for women and up to two drinks per day for men.
    • A “drink” is typically defined as 12 ounces of beer, 5 ounces of wine, or 1.5 ounces of distilled spirits (each containing about the same amount of alcohol).
  2. Moderate Drinking:
    • This is usually defined as up to two drinks per day for women and up to three drinks per day for men.
    • Moderate drinking stays within daily and weekly limits and does not lead to intoxication or impairment.
  3. Heavy Drinking:
    • This typically refers to consuming more than the moderate drinking levels.
    • For women, this often means more than three drinks on any day or more than seven drinks per week. For men, it’s more than four drinks on any day or more than 14 drinks per week.
    • Binge drinking, which is drinking five or more drinks (men) or four or more drinks (women) in about two hours, also falls under heavy drinking.

Use our EtG calculator to estimate how long alcohol stays detectable for a screen test.