Feb. 14, 2023

The Sober Curious Movement: A Dialectical Approach to Alcohol Use

Lately, I’ve been seeing quite a few viral videos that mention a “sober curious” lifestyle, and it got me... curious. So I decided to find out all I could and share it with the pod fam. In this episode, we’ll dive into the growing movement and explore the benefits and challenges of a life without alcohol. From personal stories of transformation to advice from some of the movement’s founders, this episode will give you the insights and inspiration you need to start your own sober curious journey if you so choose.  

Questions answered and topics discussed in this episode:

■ The origins and evolution of the sober curious movement

■ Understanding the concept of "sober curious" and its impact on society

■ Exploring the meaning and benefits of mindful drinking

■ Examining the reasons behind declining alcohol consumption among members of Gen-Z

Referenced resources: 

■ Book: “Sober Curious” by Ruby Warrington 

■ Book: “Quit Like a Woman: The Radical Choice Not to Drink in a Culture Obsessed with Alcohol”

■ Online Community + Newsletter: Sober Girl Society

■ BBC Article: “Why Gen Zers Are growing up sober curious”

[Heads up, I’ve never read the books above or participated in the Sober Girl Society community, so I can’t vouch for their effectiveness/quality – but since I mentioned them in the episode, I provided links in case listeners wish to dive deeper.]

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