You could argue the same about smoking. When I was younger, I quit smoking. I found almost immediately that my social life was affected by it. Most of my friends smoked, which left me the odd person out when it came to taking breaks or hanging out outside of bars/clubs to take a quick smoke that turned into an hour of revelry that I was missing out on because I was still in the midst of having to keep away in order to successfully not cave to the temptation. While it sucked, I’m better off for having quit. Many of these same friends — years later — are struggling with trying to quit themselves. I do my best to give them advice, along with warning them that they’ll notice a change in their social calendar for a while.