Stone cold sober

Sobriety is trending – and there are a number of Kiwis saying ‘Cheers!’ to that. Whether you want to cut down for your health or wallet, or address a drinking problem, there are a growing number of support mechanisms and non-alcoholic beverage options available.

Around the world, dry bars and sober groups are popping up, while campaigns such as Dry July and Say Yeah, Nah are helping to change attitudes locally. The stigma around sobriety is slowly lessening; however, non-drinkers still find themselves in an obvious minority when socialising in our alcohol-fuelled world.

No Beers? Who Cares! is one group seeking to change that, by providing a sober socialising space.

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