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Old 06-30-2019, 10:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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'Dry July'

https://coach.nine.com.au/latest/dry...a-bbb15a82ec85
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Dry July is the Australian equivalent of Sober January in the Northern Hemisphere.

To be honest, Dry July/Sober January, etc I think are for non-alcoholics. In the mid-phase of my alcoholism I was able to do sober Januarys' with no great difficulty, by the end I wasn't able to stop for even for a day unless I was so sick from the previous days drinking. That is the progression of the disease. Speaking from personal experience, being able to do a Dry July is not proof that you're not an alco (and conversely, plenty of drinkers who don't do Dry Julys aren't necessarily alcos).
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I don't disagree with you - but the article is about anyone who wants or needs to using Dry July as an excuse to knock drinking on the head for a bit.

I can't see that's a bad idea for anyone .

it's also connected here in Australia as a cancer fundraiser - again...not a bad idea

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I know a lot of people who have reconsidered their drinking after doing the European equivalent. I also get more respect from folks for not drinking cause they realize it aint easy in our culture.
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Ideally, each month will get coined some version of this!

And I'm with Dee - seeing anyone get a boost, clear head or such toward their own version of a sober (or less saturated, for non alcoholics) life is a good thing.

For some, it can be a boost toward a permanent plan. My husband was a month sober when we had our first date, and as he had initially planned a year of total life change....he also said that when I said everything was better sober he didn't quite believe me- but wanted to know more. His process was emboldened after a month, so that's a path to permanent recovery for some of us alcoholics.

Thumbs up for anything that raises the discussion of drinking cultures around the world. Different - and same- as they might seem.
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Thumbs up for anything that raises the discussion of drinking cultures around the world. Different - and same- as they might seem.
I agree. In fact, any time that I’ve observed a non-drinking era it has served to create depth of field for what’s going on in today’s picture. I think my “no Brew in ‘92” campaign had conveniently slipped my mind until earlier this year when I was taking a hard look at my history. I did the math and said, “wow. I’ve been trying to figure out how to live with this thief for 27 years.” Simple perspective is sometimes so powerful. When you see yourself through another parallel lens. Somewhat like a slow motion out-of-body experience.
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I'm not sure dry July or January is mainly for non alcoholics who want to cut back. I'm at the point where I'm investigating everything to give up, and coming to think anything that works for people is worth trying. One of the recurring things, for example, is people who have been through addiction often use counting the days weeks and months of sobriety. I will be doing this and don't believe myself grand enough to be above it.
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An excellent idea especially for the US. July is the worst month for drunk driving fatalities.

https://www.cnn.com/2019/07/01/healt...rnd/index.html
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Seriously awesome IL be promoting this from now on big up all my sober julyers
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I was glad to put a dry July in the books.
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