National Sober Day for the year 2023 is celebrated/observed on Thursday, September 14th. There are until the next observance.

National Sober Day is celebrated on September 14 each year as part of National Sober Month. This day was created in 2019 by a group of women who identify as a “sisterhood for sobriety.” The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is also supporting this effort. This holiday can be used to renew one’s resolve to stay clean or to commemorate the beginning of a road to sobriety. This day reminds the millions of people who struggle with drug abuse that they are not alone in their problems.

📆 When is National Sober Day?

This year, National Sober Day is on September 14th. It is the 2nd Thursday in September; in 2024, it is on Saturday.

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Did you know: Because there is no cure for addiction, the route to recovery is a lifetime of discipline.

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📜 History of National Sober Day

The beverage was taken in these early communities for a number of reasons, including its nutritional benefits, as a pain reliever, and as part of religious rites. During the 16th century, alcohol, specifically “spirits,” was thought to be curative.
Britain issued a regulation in the 18th century promoting the use of grain in the distillation of alcohol. The law increased the supply of low-cost spirits. It increased gin consumption to 18 million gallons, and drunkenness became prevalent.
The temperance of the period advocated the notion of moderation in alcohol intake in the nineteenth century, which eventually became a drive for absolute prohibition. The United States enacted legislation forbidding the manufacturing, sale, import, and export of intoxicating liquors. It led to a surge in illegal alcohol commerce, necessitating the repeal of the alcohol ban.
Alcohol now has little to no nutritional benefit. Alcohol is exclusively used in medicine as a solvent for water-insoluble substances. Alcohol is just symbolic on most religious occasions. Alcohol consumption disorder affects more than 17 million American citizens. Alcohol is responsible for around 88,000 deaths per year, accounting for 40% of all vehicle accident fatalities in the United States. Let us all join hands this National Sober Day to “celebrate sober life and bring awareness to addiction.”

☑️ National Sober Day facts

Having support is imperative to success
According to one study, recovered alcoholics who help others can stay clean for a longer period of time.

You may have a relapse
About 80% of people who are on a long-term path to recovery have at least one setback.

Sobriety aids a better life
When you begin your sober journey, your physical health will improve and recover.

Things to do on National Sober Day

Reach out to a recovering alcoholic
Offer your help to anyone you know who is recovering from alcoholism. Tell them you’ll be there for them on their sobriety path.

Have a booze-free party
You don’t need booze to have a good time! Make mocktails and organize events that don’t require alcohol.

Volunteer at a recovery center
Everyone requires assistance, especially when they are at their lowest. As a way to give back to your community, volunteer at a shelter or rehabilitation facility.

📅 National Sober Day Observances

2023 September 14 Thursday
2024 September 14 Saturday
2025 September 14 Sunday
2026 September 14 Monday
2027 September 14 Tuesday

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