Sometimes, you may be a little disheartened to see how many people tie alcohol with having fun. Wander into a restaurant or hotel or attend a special event, and you are bound to see at least one side of a menu that is serving alcoholic drinks. Mojito, tequila, rum, beer, vodka, white Russian, Bloody Mary, piña colada – it seems that there is a drink for every special event nowadays. According to sources, though, one woman from Alberta, Canada is laying down the hammer by making us ask the question, “Why can’t we go to a special event where, just once, alcohol isn’t served?” Amazingly, Kira Dunlop has taken this proposition to the public, and her ideas are fascinating and refreshing. Let’s take a closer look at her ideas and see how you can use them to live a clean life, especially if you are a recovering alcohol abuser or alcoholic.
“Boring” Is a Good Thing…in This Case
According to Kira Dunlop, she cannot begin to count how many times people around her have called her “boring.” Although she had previously stopped drinking in 2018, the 23-year old Alberta resident still loves to got to parties and events, but, from her perspective, the subject of sobriety has been off-putting or downright offensive to other people she has encountered. In an interview with the Calgary Eyeopener on Thursday, January 17, 2019, Dunlop explained how she was perceived as a “buzzkill,” feeling overwhelmingly uncomfortable until she was guilt-tripped into leaving.
Calgary Boring Little Girl’s Club
So, how did Dunlop respond to the backlash? Recently, she created the Calgary Boring Little Girl’s Club, a group that is dedicated to hosting events for young Canadians who don’t like to drink alcohol. (This is similar to another Alberta-based group called Sober Saturdayz, which promotes alcohol-free bar events.) At this time, we are happy to report that the positive response to the Boring Little Girl’s Club has been incredible and has attracted people of all ages. Dunlop added that parents tell kids they cannot drink until they’re 18 years old, before the kids fly into a crazed, drunken stupor, and (by this stigma) the kids cannot be embarrassed until tragedy strikes. With hope, the Calgary Boring Little Girl’s Club (and Sober Saturdayz) will create a huge trend across Canada.
Seeking Treatment for Alcohol Abuse or Alcoholism
Alcohol might be a beneficial medication for people seeking to prevent heart attacks or strokes, but you have to remember that this substance has a high risk for abuse and addiction. Ultimately, you are the only person who can decide if you are willing to take the plunge and take the first drink. However, you can also decide to make things right. If you, a friend, or a loved one is suffering from alcohol abuse or alcoholism, get in touch with Asana Recovery today. Our professional team of counselors and healthcare experts will help you endure the pain of withdrawal and detox and help you complete a successful and fulfilling rehabilitation. While the road to recovery might not be an easy path, we promise to help you every step of the way.
Take the first step to stay fit, healthy, and safe. If you want to find out more about our residential treatment or supervised detoxification/withdrawal programs or enroll in one of these programs today, we are ready and waiting to speak with you at your leisure and your disclosure. Call Asana now at (949) 438-4504 to learn how you can kick your drug or alcohol problems to the curb.