A lot of this sobriety game is psychological
When you think of the billions spent by the liquor industry to brainwash us into believing that we need their product it’s little wonder some of us get hooked.
Not to mention the fact that alcohol is chemically designed to be addictive.
And then you have the fact that drinking alcohol has become so “normalised” that it makes it’s appearance at just about every event from a Christening to a Funeral.
It’s the lubricant that oils our social life, it’s the gasoline of fun!
Or is it?
How about we get a bit rebellious here and go against the grain, move out of our comfort zone and even defy social expectations a little.
I know I started to drink because I just wanted to “fit in”.
Yes it takes a fair amount of confidence and courage to socialise sober – and to dare to be different.
But it does get easier.
So maybe it’s time to rise above all that social conditioning.
After all we got wise about cigarettes – we now know they kill you and are not particularly cool or sexy.
Let’s get ahead of the game and see booze for what it really is – a poisonous trap.