Whether you’ve been sober for a long time, or you’re beginning to contemplate embarking on a sobriety journey, you probably know that there are a lot of factors that can contribute to addiction. Genetics, psychology, and culture can all play a role when it comes to substance use.
Alcohol Use Disorder (commonly known as “alcoholism”) is one of the most common health conditions in the United States, affecting nearly 7% of men and 4% of women. AUD is the third leading cause of preventable death in the United States. Globally, more than 5% of deaths can be attributed to alcohol consumption.
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There is, at least in the United States, a stigma associated with sobriety. In many ways it is more accepted in the workplace to be heavy binge drinker than someone who chooses a life of sobriety.
People easily laugh off or empathize with hangovers like a rite of passage, but seemed shocked when they learn you don't drink.
There are a myriad of reasons someone may choose to be sober. They may choose to be sober for health reasons, because of their religion, an addiction, or simply because they do not want an altered state of consciousness.