While many people will give up alcohol for a short period, such as participating in a dry January or giving up alcohol for Lent, sobriety is not typically thought of as a trend. However, some evidence suggests more people are choosing to stay sober all year round. This phenomenon, known as the sober curious movement, has become more popular than ever before.
The Sober Curious Movement
The sober curious movement is a term that refers to people who are choosing to drink less or not at all. This includes people who don't necessarily identify as alcoholics but still want to experiment with sobriety.
There are many reasons why someone might choose to be sober and curious. For some, it's a way to improve their health and fitness. Others may want to save money or simply see what it's like to live without alcohol.
Whatever the reason, the sober curious movement is growing in popularity. In fact, according to Google Trends, searches for the term "sober curious" have increased 70% within the last five years.
Growing Interest Among Gen Z And Millennials
With the growth of Tiktok and Instagram, many Gen Z and Millennials are taking to the platform to share their sobriety journey. This has helped normalize sobriety and has led to more people considering abstinence.
A recent study found that the younger generations are less likely to drink alcohol than their predecessors. In fact, the percentage of millennials who don't drink has increased by 5% since 1991. This trend is likely to continue as more and more young people choose to live a sober lifestyle and choose alternatives such as non-alcoholic beverages instead.
Famous Sober People Leading The Movement
There are many famous people who have chosen to stay sober, including actors, musicians, and even athletes. Some of the most famous sober people include:
- Eminem: After almost overdosing and dying in 2007, Eminem entered rehab and has been sober ever since. He's now celebrated 14 years of sobriety.
- Bradley Cooper: Bradley Cooper has been sober since 2004. He recently opened up about his sobriety, saying, "I don't drink or do drugs anymore... I just realized it was time to grow up and not sabotage my whole life."
- Lucy Hale: Since 2018, Lucy Hale has had quite the party scene and drinking. She's now sober and has said, "Sobriety is something that works for me."
- Demi Lovato: After struggling with addiction for many years, Demi Lovato is now six years sober. She's been open about her sobriety journey and has even written songs about it.
- Jada Pinkett Smith: Jada Pinkett Smith realized she had an issue when she was drinking bottles of wine by herself on the couch. From then, she went cold turkey and has been sober since.
The sober curious movement is on the rise, with more and more people choosing to abstain from alcohol. This trend is being driven by the younger generations, who are increasingly interested in sobriety. Famous people are also helping to lead the charge, as more celebrities choose to live a sober lifestyle. So if you're curious about sobriety, there's never been a better time to give it a try.