Non-Alcoholic Movement: Sobriety and Clarity
For many, the impact of Covid, working remotely, with greater isolation from lockdowns and mandates increased the use of alcohol as a remedy and refuge from a world in pain.
However, some called out for a healthier option. Just imagine another way to unwind with plant-based spirits that calms and uplifts without the negative effects of alcohol. It begins with the Sober Curious, who simply have paused on alcohol altogether. Gravitation to “zero-proof” product offerings, including botanical mixers, and functional beverages are entering the marketplace to fill the void, with recipes to inspire the making of “mocktails” as the Sober Curious refrain from alcoholic cocktails as a badge of honor to health and healing. Influences are arising from a growing interest in state-changing adaptogenic herbs, medicinal, and psychedelic mushrooms that when blended into a mix of flavorful elixirs.
These elixirs provide a socially relaxing state of mind for those who engage and connect with a mind, body, and spirit. Discover the power of the Sober Curious movement, the healthy benefits of non-alcoholic drinks, and how you can grow beyond a reliance on alcohol to reach your full potential! The Non-Alcoholic Movement, also known as the “Sober Curious” movement, has come into full power in 2022 thanks in part to an annual challenge that has occurred for the last eight years. “Dry January” was started by the UK’s Alcohol Concern Charity as a way to try and challenge social drinkers to give up the red solo cups and experience a month of sobriety. In 2022, this challenge was picked up by the incredibly popular social media and video app TikTok. Needless to say, the rest is history. This spark of sobriety and growing production of drinks like kombucha has aided in creating the Non-Alcoholic Movement! As mentioned above, kombucha has replaced beer for many people already! But what power can a fermented drink like kombucha, or a non-alcoholic mocktail hold for people who rely on alcohol for social situations? Well, the answers lie in their ingredients. Your Weekly Dose Of Wellness Receive the latest savings, events, herbal education and 10% Off your first purchase. Kombucha is an adaptogen. Adaptogens are a variety of plants and mushrooms that can help your body relax and respond to stress. Similar to the downing effects of alcohol on the human brain, adaptogens can soothe any anxieties and stressors to allow you to socialize without any baggage! Many mocktails (non-alcoholic drinks and mixers) are made with adaptogens to help non-drinkers mix in with their friends who may not be a part of the movement. Adaptogens are a wonderful alternative to alcohol because they allow you to keep a sound mind and body while still enjoying festivities or winding down for the night! Sobriety allows you to be aware of your actions, keep control of your body, and retain a sound mind even as you age. 1 in 8 Americans can fall into Alcoholism without even meaning to– and general sobriety can help you avoid this. Not drinking alcohol allows your body to grow without the damaging effects drinking may have on you. Not relying on drinks for social situations can also help those in recovery from alcoholism. Being able to drink a non-alcoholic beverage can keep people sober longer! This also allows them to be themselves without wishing to reach for the bottle! Consider adopting the Non-Alcoholic Movement into your own life. Sobriety can be a key step on your journey to discovering your true self, so don’t let that chance slip away! Interested in trying out some non-alcoholic beverages? Try Grove 42 Aromatic Distilled Non-Alcoholic Spirit for a citrusy and brightening elixir! And, if you want a drink that focuses on your mind, spirit, and enjoyment, try Plant Alchemy’s line of adaptogenic elixirs like the Botanical Joy Concentrate or the Botanical Brain Concentrate! The Alchemist's Kitchen is dedicated to connecting you with the power of plants. We believe strongly in the education and instruction on the use of all whole plant formulations and herbal remedies.
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