If Los Angeles is a city of perfectly proportioned green juice fanatics, New York can be described as the land of alcoholic intellectuals. If you think it's hard to find an affordable cocktail to discuss a book over, just wait until you try avoiding booze altogether. Welcome to #DryJanuary, a thing people do for reasons I can't quite explain. To detox? Debloat? To simply brag about something on social media? Who knows. But if you're in it to win it, here are some ways to survive without sacrificing your social life or street cred.

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