Tagged: Sober Life

NEWS: Media’s Sober Curiosity in 2020

With the dawn of the new decade, sober curiosity in the media and wider society has reached new heights. Ranging from Dry January stories, or covering the sober curious movement to inspiring stories about people who went alcohol-free and/ or overcame their alcohol use problems, the topic of the alcohol-free way of life has been in focus. While this public discourse across much of the Western world is very positive, there are also reasons for scepticism and concern…

NEWS: Big Focus on Alcohol-Free Lifestyle to Start 2020

From Dry January, to the growing sober curious movement and increasing demand for alcohol-free choice, there is increasingly big attention on the alcohol-free way of life in the beginning of 2020.
Dry January began in the United Kingdom many years ago with just 4000 people, but now it’s gaining traction around the world. But the increasing attention to and interest in the alcohol-free way of life and its benefits extends beyond Dry January…

NEWS: NYC: Interest in Alcohol-Free Lifestyle Growing

Interest in leading an alcohol-free lifestyle is growing in New York City.
Nightlife in New York City has become more inclusive for all interested in staying sober, with the number of alcohol free-spaces, sober bars and customers looking for booze-free possibilities growing in the city that never sleeps. There are many choices for alcohol-free spaces, from dry bars to booze-free pop up parties. Recently the city opened its first dry hipster bar…

NEWS: Scotland: Alcohol-Free Lifestyle Increasingly Common

In Scotland alcohol-free lifestyle in becoming increasingly common with most Scots going sober for Christmas and for good. A recent report found that one in three workers wished for an alcohol-free Christmas. Tesco’s annual Christmas report also found that over half the hosts will be serving low to no alcohol beverages this Christmas…

NEWS: Week #32 Global Alcohol Policy Round-Up

Welcome to another week of carefully curated alcohol policy news, latest science updates, and more Big Alcohol revelations.
For week 32, our Global Alcohol Policy Round-Up contains:
Special Feature #1: Alcohol taxation for universal health coverage: the case of the Philippines…
Special Feature #2: Members news from Sri Lanka where ADIC was launched a groundbreaking training course for young journalists…
Alcohol policy updates come from Sydney, the Baltics, the United States and the growing “sober curious” movement…
Fresh science updates are about alcohol and diabetes, recovery from opioids, as well as alcohol and the global oral health crisis…
Our Big Alcohol monitor exposes alcohol industry interference in Australia and AB InBev’s dirty business in Delhi, India…

MEMBER NEWS: Serbia: CZOR Offers Support To Refugees

The event “True Stories from the Middle East”, a collection of 6 testimonies of the migrants/refugees stationed in a refugee camp in Serbia, was held on January 25th in Šid, Serbia, organized by Center for Youth Work (CZOR)…

NEWS: Alcohol Addiction: Abstinence More Successful Path

More difficult to achieve controlled alcohol use than to live alcohol-free completely
People who are seeking treatment for alcohol use disorders and whose goal is to quit alcohol use entirely are more likely to achieve this goal if they are treated by a care provider who advocates total abstinence. Those who wish to learn to consume alcohol in a controlled manner are not as successful, even when they are treated by a care provider who works with controlled consumption. These are the results of a study carried out at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden…

BLOG: Get On The Grid

This blog will start with some numbers. Let me talk about 61.7%. That is the percentage of the world’s population that has not used alcohol in the last year. Included in the number are lifetime abstainers – 48% of the world population. That’s a huge amount of people. That is a majority of the citizens of… Read more »

NEWS: Getting Sober, One Selfie At A Time

A study released by Recovery.org in late July 2015 called “Socially sober” examined 79,000 Instagram posts in the United States and found #soberlife was far and away the most popular way that people tagged their recovery photos. In the course of the analysis, it was mentioned 32,707 times, and a current Instagram search turns up more than 236,000 results…