We’ve been told for years that drinking red wine and alcohol in general can do everything from lower our risk of heart disease to help us control our weight. The recent reports that alcohol actually contributes to the development of 7 types of cancer has done little to hinder the marketing of wine and alcohol as healthy, essential, and fun. Dry July turns the whole shebang on it’s head by making it healthy, essential and FUN to NOT drink for a month while raising money to help people with cancer in the process.
I do NOT want to drink today because I crawled out from under the rock of addiction and have found the sun shines gently on my face each day That is the reality that I chose I chose sobriety because drinking did NOT empower me How about you ?
The wonderful thing about Dry July is that aside from raising over 30 million AUD for assistance to cancer patients it has encouraged a lot of Australians to model a different version of grown up down time for a month every year. That is the beginning of something beautiful indeed. If you’re trying Dry July
It’s a great idea to take a closer look at some of the cultural and marketing brainwashing about alcohol we’ve been swimming in our entire lives. Things like, “I need a drink to …relax, comfort myself, celebrate, dull the pain, feel less anxious, loosen up socially, enjoy life, be able to stand my family/spouse/children, numb