Pro~Wine Marketing is a Seductive Killer
Now that I am four years sober I've decided to focus my energy on the positive. Rather than trying to expose the culture that encourages addiction I'm working to reach out to people like me who are caught in the trap. In my writing, I'm sharing my experience of sobriety as empowerment and I'm working with friends to create the kind of safe, creative community that helped us work through our own issues with alcohol. A place where we can focus on individual truth and growth and where we can write, and think and share. A place where productive ideas and free thought are encouraged because no one, much less the alcohol industry, is trying to sell anything or manipulate anyone. But last night on the eve of my four year "soberversary" this article came up on my Facebook feed and this morning it was troubling me still..
These articles about the increase in alcohol-related death toll have popped up consistently these past four years as have reports that the studies of the health benefits of alcohol were tainted by funding from the alcohol industry and reports that alcohol does indeed cause cancer, yet we continue to glamorize and glorify drinking and sober continues to be an awkward word in the English language.
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