Alcohol Does Not Belong in Wellness Spaces

The other day I got an invite to attend a yoga event. My initial reaction was “Yes!”…until I read through the entire event description. The yoga class would be held in a wine garden and attendees would receive a complimentary glass of wine before and after the class.

Ugh. Hard pass.

I’m sober myself, but my sobriety wasn’t the main reason I cringed in response to this event. Rather, I was alarmed by the deeply problematic messaging that alcohol is associated with health, wellness, and vitality.

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Dara Laine Murray

I am a multi-passionate sobriety writer on Medium. My day job is as a Director of Research at a nonprofit, so I write stories about being sober + stats.