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Why Gen-Z's are embracing sobriety

Gen-Z's are embracing sobriety Quoted in IndiaFoodNetwork on 31 March, 2021


According to psychiatrist and psychotherapist, Dr. Nahid Dave from Thought Matters, a psychiatrist clinic, the growing interest in the sober curious community is less of a trend and more of an awakening. "It's an awakening to be healthier," she tells us. "It's also an awakening, in the sense that they're realising that you don't have to drink to face life's ups and downs. Sobriety makes you face life's challenges with vulnerability and pain.

"A particularly salient motivation behind Gen Z's drinking habits stems from a need to be risk-averse from growing up through economic and political turbulence," explains Dr. Dave

Change of venue also elicits differential behavioural habits," Dr. Dave points out. Being in someone else's home (or your own home for that matter) due to social distancing and the pandemic evokes a greater sense of self-awareness than the local pub or bar. "They conscientiously try to avoid being a drunken, clumsy mess, creating spillage and ruining the furniture," she adds.

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