The term “sober” sounds solemn and unsmiling, but talk to some of the Alaskans who choose to live without alcohol, and they’ll tell you their lives are anything but dull.
As research continues to associate alcohol use with health risks, and movements like “Dry January” and “sober curious” grow in popularity, there’s some indication that drinking less — or not at all — is becoming a more common choice, and not just for people who experience substance use disorders.
What does life without alcohol look like? According to these three sober Alaskans, it means answering questions about your choices, learning to navigate social situations — and feeling better every single day. Read more of story here.