Episode Summary

In the first episode of her Sober Curious podcast, host and author Ruby Warrington examines what it is we love to love about alcohol ...

Episode Notes

In this first episode, I talk about how I came to get so very curious about our relationship to alcohol - while looking at what exactly this substance does for us that we find so seductive. Besides the fact it's one of the 5 most addictive substances on the planet (up there with heroin, cocaine, nicotine, and amphetamines) - and and it being heavily marketed at us from every direction, that is.

I also set out my BIG MISSION for spearheading this Sober Curious conversation, and inviting anybody and everybody, regardless of whether you have a drinking "problem" to reexamine the way we drink and think about drink: CHOICE.

Growing up in a society where we have what I call a "dominant drinking culture," whether or not we become a drinker often does not feel like a choice - and my goal is to make it as normal NOT to drink as it is TO drink, by removing the stigma that exists around conversations about sobriety and addiction.

For the full story, check out my new book, Sober Curious: The Blissful Sleep, Greater Focus, Limitless Presence, and Deep Connection, Awaiting Us All On The Other Side of Alcohol.

About the Show

Sober Curious author Ruby Warrington talks to all kinds of folks about their relationships to booze, as well as how to navigate life as a non-drinker in a world that loves to get wasted.