Near Beer: Risks of Consuming Alcohol-Free Beverages

Near Beer: Risks of Consuming Alcohol-Free Beverages

“Non-alcoholic beer is for non-alcoholics” is a phrase heard often in the 12 step rooms of recovery. What does this mean, exactly? The phrase suggests that alcohol-free, or “non-alcoholic,” beer is better left untouched by those in recovery from alcohol dependence because it could create more temptation or desire for the “real thing” that is…

What are “Sober Bars”?

What are “Sober Bars”?

A bar that does not serve alcohol might sound like an oxymoron. “Sober bars”, also called “dry bars” or “alcohol-free” bars, have been on the rise in recent years. In many cities, including Asheville, sober bars have become a mainstay as places for those to enjoy an alcohol-free night in a public space that feels…

Top 5 Benefits of Being Sober

Top 5 Benefits of Being Sober

There is a misconception that sober life is boring or that everyone replaces their time spent getting high or drunk with time spent in AA meetings and therapy. While group meetings and therapy are an important part of maintaining lasting sobriety, people have a whole lot more time on their hands now that they are…