What does it mean to be sober curious

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The bad side of the buzz: - We all know that consuming alcohol has negative side effects. Besides the obvious hangovers.

Sobriety challenges: -While the desire to take a break from drinking is nothing new.

Not exactly problematic: - You’ve never had a “rock bottom” moment that made you think your drinking was a serious problem.

Diminishing stamina: -It’s easy to shake off a few weeknight drinks when you’re in your early twentie.

Sobriety challenges: -While the desire to take a break from drinking is nothing new.

Ruby Warrington: -Warrington released a book in 2018 called ‘Sober Curious The Blissful Sleep, Greater Focus, Limitless Presence.

The common experiences of the sober curious: - Warrington describes a number of behaviors in her book that probably sound familiar to many of us. 

However: -Despite all of these behaviors that would suggest you have a relatively healthy relationship with alcohol based on social norms.

Countering social norms: -Social drinking is so normalized that choosing not to drink purely for wellness reasons is quite unusual and can often draw questions and assumptions. 

Socially acceptable: -Your drinking might be on the same level as those in your social circle, and doesn’t seem to hurt you or the people around you.

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