I wouldn’t say I tend to abstain from things, mainly because I think abstain is to strong a word for all circumstances. Yes, there are times when I will decided not to drink beer or go to various places but I wouldn’t call that abstaining, it’s me simply choosing not to. If it word abstinence it would be a categorial rejection of something. At work there is talk of the Go Sober for October charity event which could I guess be viewed as a sort of abstinence, albeit more out of a gimmick than any desire to reject, but I would still say it is a casual choice. It is not a dramatic commitment to a new life style, it will be merely what it is, a beer free month.