What does Sober October mean?
Sober October, No-vember, Remember December, Dry January, Zero ABV Ferbruary. We'd say we'll stay dry through March.
If you want to start small, start with Sober October and explore the situation. If you then want to continue, you already know how to do it. But what does Sober October actually mean? As the name suggests, it's about abstaining from alcohol in October. Dry January is basically for beginners in renunciation. If you really dare, you can go alcohol-free in October. Without New Year's goals that you can't keep anyway, without peer pressure, without constantly checking in with friends. Sober October is for you.
Where did it come from?
Sober October was originally started in Australia as a campaign to protect children and young people from alcohol abuse and to raise funds for educational work.
The UK's Go Sober For October charity works in a similar way. A £15 'Golden Ticket' can be purchased here to buy yourself a day off from Sober October. Proceeds then benefit Macmillan Cancer Support.
Why should you join Sober October?
Staying alcohol-free has many benefits: no hangovers, no film breaks and no drunk texts, and better physical and physical well-being.
Increased physical well-being
Abstaining from alcohol makes your skin glow and look healthier. Why it is like that? Alcohol dehydrates the skin and makes it dry. So found Dr. Richard de Visser from the University of Sussex found in a study that 54% of participants improved their skin after just one month without alcohol. The reason for this is that alcohol promotes the formation of skin impurities and makes the skin appear pale.
In addition to a more beautiful complexion, not drinking alcohol also has positive effects on your immune system, as reported by the scientific community. Alcohol suppresses the immune system and we become more susceptible to infections because our temperature sensitivity is disturbed. It makes us feel the cold less, making it easier to catch a cold.
Positive effects on the mind
Another important point: the psyche. By abstaining from alcohol, mental health improves and one becomes generally more emotionally stable.
It's a common myth that alcohol makes you sleep better. The Sleep Foundation found that alcohol disrupts our sleep patterns. Alcohol reduces the quality of sleep and not only deprives your body of water, but also of energy. If you have a non-alcoholic drink more often, you will feel more rested, relaxed and productive. According to the Deutsches Ärzteblatt, there is even an improvement in memory, our ability to learn and concentrate, and our decision-making.
Sober October equals renunciation in enjoyment?
Our answer: absolutely not! There are numerous non-alcoholic alternatives these days. Be it beer, wine or spirits. Nowadays alcohol-free no longer means giving up pleasure.
WithLaori Juniper No 1 you can also sip your favorite drinks in Sober October. With us you will find recipes and inspiration for non-alcoholic drinks - and therefore perfect for Sober October! For example, how about an alcohol-free Aperol Spritz to bring a bit of summer into the cool autumn months?