Welcome to Dry January and a Mindful Drinking Movement
What a perfect resolution to make in 2023, cut back on booze consumption or just don't drink at all.
They don't call it Dry January for nothing. Many people have stopped drinking for the entire 31 days of January. It's the best time to step back from alcohol consumption.
How did Dry January first get started? (oprahdaily.com)
The challenge first began in 2013 as a public health campaign hosted by the U.K. nonprofit Alcohol for Change. Since that first iteration with 4,000 participants, Dry January has grown to be a part of the cultural lexicon. Nearly 10 years on, the monthlong alcohol detox is practically a movement, with nearly 20 percent of adults in the U.S. saying they plan to participate in 2022’s, per a morning consult poll.
There's no better time than now to either stop drinking booze or just back off from the alcoholic beverages.
Some people like to drink nonalcoholic beverages such as beer, wine and spirits. They are becoming quite popular as people cut back on booze.
According to mlive.com:
Although nonalcoholic drinks account for only a small chunk of total alcohol sales in the United States – 0.47% – the market has been booming for the past five years, prompting some Michigan businesses to join the scene.
What's really great is knowing you can drink an ice cold beer that has no alcohol in it whatsoever. There's a place in East Lansing called "Ellison Brewery & Spirits" which offers nonalcoholic beer.
Ellison Brewery & Spirits, an East Lansing-based craft brewery, started pouring two nonalcoholic beers this month: a German-style pilsner and a tiramisu stout. They’re brewed traditionally then Ellison Brewery uses specialized equipment to remove the alcohol, creating a beer with less than 0.5% alcohol by volume.
I've always lived by the motto: "You don't have to drink to have a good time." But what about drinking without the alcohol consumption, sounds like a good time to me!