Episode 19 - Gray-Area Drinking
So what the heck is gray-area drinking and what does it mean to go alcohol-free today? More and more people are quitting not because they have a “drinking problem” but because they have a problem with drinking. Gray-area drinking is the space between the extremes, between a totally healthy and moderate relationship to alcohol (you know, like no more than one drink per day), and the rock-bottom handle-of-vodka kind of drinking we associate with “alcoholism.” It’s the space that most drinkers live in and it can be pretty confusing.
A lot of gray-area drinkers are pretty keen on living a healthy and active lifestyle. Their drinking is pretty normal for their social circle. They drink at appropriate times, and may not exude the classical symptoms of addiction. But that doesn’t mean that alcohol is serving them and making them feel fulfilled. Why do former gray-area drinkers become 1000% happier going sober? When you challenge yourself to go beyond your comfort zone, you discover what really makes you happy and align your life to more joy, freedom, and creativity. See what NY Times and CNN are talking about and get sober curious today.
Show Notes and Books Mentioned:
NY Times “The New Sobriety”
CNN “People are sick of drinking. Investors are betting on the 'sober curious’”
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Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson
The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle
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