Bangor Public Health Encouraging Sober October
Have you ever heard of “Sober October”? Never heard of it until yesterday when a Facebook post from a friend of mine talked about not drinking this month.
And then I saw a message from Bangor Public Health & Community Services asking if readers were participating in the challenge.
Well, yes, but when did Sober October become a ‘thing’? Most people like to know about different movements, and people doing challenges and activities etcetera.
The Bangor Public Health & Community Services organization is asking us to track how many days sober, how much money you have saved, give shout-outs to others reaching the same goal as you, and the positive changes you have noticed.
All sounds good, although stopping drinking is such a private and personal decision, that it might strike some as intrusive to tell them to give up drinking even for a month. Isn’t that what family and friends discuss less publicly.
Not knocking the effort. Personally, I stopped drinking a long time ago. But you do your thing.
However, think of this. If you drink 4 beers a week and do that from age 21 for the rest of your life, the cost is north of $30 grand. Lotta money. Maybe Sober October will become more popular and commonplace as the years pass.