Five ways to be sober-curious (and make a success of not drinking)

Staying alcohol-free at social events can be daunting, but be open to the new experience and own it Be clear about why youre abstaining The most recent survey on sober-curious movement, as coined by author Ruby Warrington in her 2019 book of the same name. The first step is to get really clear about why you are abstaining, Warrington says. Maybe youre sick of hangovers, want to perform better at work, or have a health and fitness goal. It can help to write these reasons down somewhere you can access them easily, to remind yourself when you feel your resolve wavering. Embrace sober firsts Once youve established your reasoning, Warrington says that you should continue to attend social functions, seeing …

‘Everything is better without alcohol, and I really do mean everything’: readers on drinking

After Gay Alcorn wrote about giving up alcohol for a month readers responded with their own tales of struggle, indulgence and enjoyment This week Gay Alcorn wrote about giving up alcohol for a month and how Old Man of the Sea for most of my adult life. I dont need alcohol to unwind Best wishes, Gay. I stopped drinking two and a half years ago and with the benefit of distance, I can now say these things are true:1. Alcohol made me feel good only in that it satisfied the craving for alcohol. Now the craving is gone (give it three months) I dont need alcohol to unwind. In fact, Im much less wound.2. Everything is better without alcohol, and …