What do you intend to prove, anyway, and to whom? That you can stay sober, or that you can drink again?
Living sober is a very special process. A process that you can easily let yourself get tired of, or one that can lift you higher than any beverage could.
Learning financial responsibility forces us to address and change behaviors and habits associated with our addictions.
The trick is to find another reward to replace the one that’s no longer available. For instance, if we’re no longer going to have a cigarette with coffee after dinner, what other reward could we substitute in its place?