Are you sober curious this holiday season?

With the holidays bearing down, parties and gatherings that include alcohol abound. Have you ever been sober curious? What actually happens when you don’t drink? Can you get closer to God being sober? Is being alcohol- and drug-free a path to higher consciousness?

Are You Sober Curious This Holiday Season?

What’s the longest you have gone without a drink?

Before I got sober, nine years ago now, I remember going to the doctor for a checkup. They asked how many drinks I had in a week. The maximum on the intake sheet was six per week. I had to lie because I would sometimes have that many in one day … at least.

And I’m pretty sure I wasn’t thinking about God. Unless, of course, there were blue and red lights flashing behind me after I had gotten behind the wheel after a few cocktails. Then it was, “God, get me out of this, and I swear I’ll never drink again.”

Until I picked up the next day, I mean, it’s 5 o’clock somewhere, right?

And now, with all the gastropubs, whisky and tequila bars, and mixology making a comeback in millennials’ living rooms, drinking is encouraged, promoted, and available everywhere. It’s culturally and socially acceptable, an expected rite of passage.

Options if you’re sober curious this holiday season

When a person finally admits they have a problem with alcohol, it may or may not be too late. We are super fortunate to have hundreds of solutions if you are interested in changing your relationship with alcohol.

SAMHSA’s National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service for individuals and families facing mental and substance use disorders.

In the book, “This Naked Mind,” by Annie Grace, the author offers new and positive solutions by presenting alcohol use’s psychological and neurological components based on the latest science.

If you are curious whether drinking has become too big a part of your life and worry that it may be affecting your health and relationships, give sobriety a chance by looking at yourself as sober curious. Tapering off before you quit entirely keeps it going one day at a time.

Explore Your Curiosity

If you’re sober curious this holiday season, check out the LIVE Alcohol Experiment! It’s a 30-day break from alcohol that ditches the rules and allows you to explore what a life without alcohol can look and feel like. Join us here!

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