Mindful Drinking for the Holidays

Learning more about what it means to incorporate thoughtful alcohol consumption into our daily lives this holiday season.

A mindful drinking event hosted in-store at Point 5 RVA

With the end-of-year celebrations just around the corner, our lives are constantly filled with the never-ending stream of festivities and traditions that make this month special. With that said, we all feel a variety of emotions connected with this festive season that deserve some reflection. For those of you approaching this round of festivities with a sober-curious mindset, we want you to know that you are not alone! This holiday season is a wonderful time to spend with friends, family, and a newfound mindful drinking outlook on life.

Mindful drinking is more than “being sober.” In fact, mindful drinking doesn’t have to mean being sober at all–it is simply a self-aware approach to the way we consume alcohol in the pursuit of achieving our own milestones. Mindful drinking could mean decreasing alcohol consumption; shifting the time, place, or circumstances under which we normally drink to something new and better; factoring our alcohol consumption into our health goals; stopping altogether; or any other combination of factors that help us become happier with ourselves and our consumption habits. What mindful drinking means to you may be different from your friends, and we can all approach the topic with different thoughts or questions, hence the name “sober-curious” to encapsulate the mindful drinking movement in all of its forms. Looking for some more information? Check out some quick reads about mindful drinking. 

Quick Reads on the Mindful Drinking and the Sober-Curious Movement

‘Sober Curious’? How to Embrace Mindful Drinking New York Times article discussing the meaning of sober-curious and courses of action to get involved in the movement

Breaking The Booze Habit, Even Briefly, Has Its Benefits A pre-pandemic NPR story that still holds relevance and showcases the benefits of the sober-curious movement

Booze Boundary: Mindful Drinking Recognizing the connection between drinking and adventure, ritual, and friendship

Why Retail And Hospitality Players Must Catch Up To The Sober Curious Movement Forbes article on the sober-curious movement taking the retail and hospitality industries by storm

What Does It Mean to Be Sober Curious? A thorough summary of the term sober-curious and beyond

Richmond Area Resources

AA Meetings Interactive website for AA meetings in the greater Richmond area, with the ability to filter search by specific location and meetings specifics

Al-Anon Meetings Interactive website for finding local Al-Anon meetings

Alateen Meetings Interactive website for finding local Alateen meetings

What is the difference between AA and Al-Anon? Find out more here.

Check out our Events page for Point 5 mindful drinking events!
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