AV is a) any doubt in ones’s ability to remain abstinent, or b) images, thoughts and positive feelings toward future drinking.
If ‘x’ equals either a or b it is AV.
I did not say this particular method is AV , just that any condition placed on abstinence is AV in that if for whatever reason that condition isn’t realized the option for more drinks is back on the table.
Your AV is the thinking that says quitting will make you happier , it has to or why do it? And it has to , so if you ever find yourself questioning your level of happiness while ‘practicing ‘ abstinence, consider more drinks.