“It’s almost like you’re a scientist in your own life and you’re making observations.” ~ Laura Silverman
To be “sober curious” is to reassess one’s relationship with alcohol. It’s part mindfulness, part overall attention to well-being, part solidarity in a frank re-examination and redefinition of how we socialize and celebrate in this country. I was so pleased to have Laura Silverman, founder of Booze Free in DC, Zero Proof Nation, & The Sobriety Collective join me to explore what happens when we approach our drinking with genuine curiosity.
Listen to Choose to be Curious #153: Sober Curious, with Laura Silverman
IF YOU NEED HELP DEALING WITH ALCOHOL CALL 1-800-662-HELP (4357). You can find treatment for misuse of alcohol via the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA) website here.
Laura Silverman is one busy booze-free babe. Check out her efforts at Booze Free in DC, Zero Proof Nation and The Sobriety Collective. Find her on Instagram at: @wearesober @boozefreeindc @zeroproofnation
Credit for the term “sober curious” goes to Ruby Warrington, in the UK, where Dry January got its start.
Healthline took a look at the effects of Sober October and more research is being done on voluntary abstinence.
Theme music by Sean Balick. “Shift of Currents” by Aeronaut via Blue Dot Sessions.
I am honored that Choose to be Curious has been selected as the 2021 Best Community Radio Informational Talk Show Series by the Alliance for Community Media’s annual Hometown Media Awards. Please check out other winners and support community media!
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