i was that one way to increase my field service time for me and my wife was by standing at a truck stop and hand out tapes to truckers in the early mornings. this is the same lot that is frequented by drug dealers and hookers.
another time, while studying, i said i did not understand the blood issue. i was told to pray about it and it would eventually make sense. at my baptism questions, i still had not understood the blood issue, and again i was told to pray about it and it would make sense one day but to go ahead and get baptized. i still do not understand the logic of abstaining from blood.
and for a friend of mine, he had an alcohol problem. i recommended he seek doctors help. he told me that two elders at that time told him to read more and increase personal study and that would help take the need for drinking away.