May 31, 2022 – Researchers from La Trobe University’s Centre for Alcohol Policy Research in Australia also shared their findings in a study about alcohol consumption during the COVID-19 lockdown. They revealed that while people were still drinking during isolation, they weren’t drinking as much per sitting. This was especially true of the young, who tend to drink more in social settings than at home. [4]

Dr. Witkiewitz also reported that some heavy drinkers do stop without seeking formal treatment, and the amount of these “self-changers” has increased in the past decade. [5] This may be another sign that being “Sober Curious” isn’t just a hot new buzzword, but a “real” movement still growing and gaining popularity. People continue to at least consider what true sobriety might feel like, have begun to drink less and less, and are taking breaks from social and at-home drinking.


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