Just when you think you have heard it all… well you may have not heard this: In the United Kingdom, alcohol free bars are starting to open up. Many of these bars are supported by charities in an effort to fight alcohol abuse.
People Who Drink Alcohol Are changing
According to Sky News the attitudes about alcohol are shifting. Figures from the Office for National Statistics suggest UK alcohol habits are changing among young people. The number of people, aged 25-44, who said they had had a drink in the previous week dropped from 74% to 63% for men and from 62% to 50% for women, between 2005 and 2012.
Young people today ages 30 and up are starting to question why socializing has to include alcohol and getting drunk. Those of us in recovery know that the best socializing comes without drugs or alcohol, even if it did takes us a while to learn that!
Benefits of Alcohol Free Bars
Customers of this new trend say that it’s cool to be able to go out and not have to worry about spending a bunch of money on alcohol or worry about how you’re going to get home. The added bonus is that you don’t wake up with a hangover!
Sober Socializing in America
Alcohol Free Bars is a new concept that has yet to catch on in the United States. Right now most of us in recovery still hang out at the local coffee haunts and it would be nice to see some night time alcohol free bars spring up.
Sober is Chic
This is one more demonstration that society as a whole is changing its attitudes about drinking, and living a sober lifestyle is now the new chic! Cheers!