Here is what I wrote for the National Calendar Company for this amazing holiday.
National Sober Day on September 14th encourages us to celebrate Sober life and bring awareness to addiction. The entire day focuses on showing support for anyone living in sobriety. Not only that, but the observance sets a standard for the whole world that being sober is okay. Show your friends and family on the road to recovery by spending the day sober as well.
Ideally scheduled during National Recovery Month, the day supports removing the stigma associated with addiction. It opens the lines of communication that lead to better understanding. The day provides an opportunity to build educated support networks. It also strengthens existing ones. When systems are paved with an aware, loving, and honest cheering section, success is more likely. If we stumble, aren’t we more likely to get back up again when we have a solid support system?
Encouragement of one day fuels more support and awareness, leading to long-term sobriety. That’s something worth celebrating! The opposite of addiction is a connection. This holiday will provide a model for future generations as well. By demonstrating how to enjoy life alcohol-free, the day will embolden future generations to say no to alcohol.
Spend the day sober. While that may seem simple enough, it may come as a challenge to some. Start by finding recipes for delicious mocktails. Be sure to plan activities that don’t feel like they require alcohol to have fun. Enjoy the day! By all means, do things you and your friends enjoy doing. Just remove alcohol from the equation. Call, text, email a friend or family member in recovery. Let them know you support their sobriety. Share with them how you are going to spend this day alcohol-free.
Use #NationalSoberDay to share your experiences on social media.
Real Aligned Women founded National Sober Day in 2019 to encourage us to celebrate Sober life and bring awareness to addiction. You are never alone in your sobriety.
In 2019, the Registrar at National Day Calendar proclaimed National Sober Day to be observed on September 14th annually.
Make sure to celebrate every year and check back with me to see the event I host for this wonderful holiday!