The “Harmless” Routine that almost Broke Me. ~ Annie Grace

There’s one supposedly harmless routine I lost long before Covid that never made life easier. It caused chaos rather than calm. Losing it is the best thing to happen to me.

Harmless Routine?

Yet, for most people, this “harmless” routine is still an integral part of their everyday lives. Many have stepped up the frequency of this routine during lockdowns or are eagerly anticipating resuming it in a more “natural” way once restrictions ease.

I can’t help but wonder—when did regular drug use become routine? When, as a society, did we flip the switch? When did we decide that this was going to be something we not only accepted but encouraged?

You’re probably thinking I’ve gone off the deep end, there is nowhere in society where we encourage routine drug use. Yet, if you enjoy a nightly glass of wine, happy hour, or a beer after work—you’ve proven my point.

Alcohol Exposed

Alcohol is the most widely used psychoactive drug in America. Over 86 percent of adults have consumed alcohol, and there are over 14 million adults with an alcohol use disorder right now.

For the longest time, I thought nothing of my routine drinking. Encouraged in every single facet of my life—at work, at home, as a mom, as a friend. From business functions to playdates, drinking alcohol wasn’t just okay, it was expected.

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