Minutes after writing that the no-alcohol component hasn't been a problem whatsoever, I got ready for bed and took a big swig of Nyquil. Before I could swallow, I realized Nyquil has a 10% alcohol content! Of course it does! I got carded buying it, for crying out loud!
Yet this is my challenge and therefore my rules and I don't think Nyquil counts as alcohol. Reason #1 I'm certainly not drinking it for the taste; Reason #2 I'm not consuming it socially; Reason #3 if not for this unexpected cold, I wouldn't have had a single sip of it.
With that ruling, I'm now 14 days complete and I think it's finally getting easier :)