Curious about the “Sober Curious” lifestyle?

Sober Curiosity and How Finding Life Without Alcohol Can Lay New Roots by Abby Thrasher, MS, OTR, A-CFHC

National Alcohol Screening Day is observed on April 6, 2023, this year and aims to raise awareness about the harmful effects of alcohol abuse and dependency and its partially genetic component.

This day also emphasizes the importance of a healthy lifestyle and the role this plays in supporting individuals with overcoming their addiction. 

There’s also a movement called “Sober Curiosity” that has become more mainstream. When someone is Sober Curious, it means they have chosen to avoid alcohol for personal or health and wellness reasons.

It means they are curious and open to thinking more seriously about the reasons why they drink and how alcohol is affecting their life – mood, energy, behaviors, relationships. 

To be clear, sober curious people may not necessarily meet criteria for an alcohol use disorder, nor do they necessarily intend to give up alcohol permanently. So, taking a sober curious approach does not work for everyone. 

Potential health benefits of embracing sober curiosity:

  • Decreased blood pressure
  • Decreased chance of alcohol-related diseases
  • Increased energy
  • Improved sleep
  • Weight loss
  • Improve mood, memory, and focus
  • Improved emotion regulation

For those who are sober curious, how can creating a life without alcohol support you in laying new roots in your life? What does this look like for you personally? 

If you want support in exploring these questions around sober curiosity, I’d be honored to work with you. We will create a wellness vision, realistic and sustainable long- and short-term goals and

I will be your compassionate accountability partner, helping you navigate barriers to success

Feel free to schedule a COMPLIMENTARY DISCOVERY CALL with me here

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About the Author:

Christy Plaugher Yoga Therapist Anchor Wellness Cincinnati OH

Abby Thrasher is originally from sunny San Diego, CA and recently relocated to Cincinnati, OH after living in the Bay Area (CA) for almost 30 years. She is a National Board-Certified Health & Wellness Coach with a background in Occupational Therapy, Dance, Yoga and Massage Therapy. She received her BA in Psychology from UC Santa Cruz in 1999 and her MS in Occupational Therapy at San Jose State University in 2009. Her experience as an Occupational Therapist (OT) was primarily in acute and outpatient mental health settings, with a few years of physical rehab work, which both strongly complement her training as a Health Coach.

In between her degrees, she explored other professions including Elementary School Teaching and Massage Therapy and made time for two of her passions – Dance and Travel – dancing with 3 Bay Area companies and exploring other cultures and ways of living. She is working towards the International Coaching Federation (ICF) Associate Certified Coach credential (ACC), is very passionate about a root cause approach to holistic health and is thrilled to be joining the Anchor Wellness team!