The number of people drinking alcohol in the U.S. and UK is gradually decreasing as more and more young people embrace the sober lifestyle. But what is the cause of this new trend and what benefits can be attained from a sober lifestyle?
“Alcohol is the new cigarettes,” Ruby Warrington, author of Sober Curious told Vogue. “The same way smoking became a lot less glamorous, the more studies that come out about the long-term health implications of drinking, the harder it will be to justify the habit.”
The title of her book relates to Warrington’s own relationship with alcohol and her interest in the sober lifestyle. “It’s about people choosing to question their relationship with alcohol,” she said. “About the way they use it, the reasons why and the real impact on their overall wellbeing.”
Giving up alcohol obviously has physical health benefits but it can also do wonders for your mental health. Alcohol is a depressant and so giving it up can help increase your serotonin levels in the long run. If you are someone who feels more comfortable socializing with a drink in your hand, going sober can help you find your confidence more naturally.
Why not give it a try?