National Sober Day is a holiday dedicated to giving up alcohol, celebrated on September 14th. This addiction destroys the body and relationships between people. A sober lifestyle is actively popularized in the world today, and the holiday allows you to attract more attention to this problem.
The need for the appearance of National Sober Day became acute in the 20th century, when the idea of a sober lifestyle was already actively promoted in society. There have been many studies that confirmed the harmful effects of ethyl alcohol on the body.
Alcohol is one of the most popular and affordable substances that brings pleasure. Its history goes back thousands of years to the Ancient World. They were mainly used as medicines (they had an antiseptic and analgesic effect), and were also used in rituals. In the Middle Ages, medicinal use was even more firmly established.
The first country that decided to resist alcohol was America. Prohibition, adopted in the 20th century, prohibited the production of alcoholic beverages, but due to the growth of illegal trade, it had to be abolished.
Actively developing medicine conveyed to society the consequences of alcoholism. Sobriety was promoted in newspapers and on television and radio. However, the problem has not disappeared. According to statistics, almost 90 thousand people die from alcohol every year in America, and drunk driving is the cause of half of all accidents.
- Alcohol destroys brain cells and tissues.
- Among those suffering from alcoholism, liver cirrhosis is most often diagnosed, since this organ processes ethanol.
- Men are more likely to drink alcohol than women. At the same time, female alcoholism is the most difficult in terms of treatment.
How to take part
National Sober Day is a great way to change your life. If you have long wanted to stop drinking, start fulfilling your goal today – get advice from doctors.
Share information about this holiday on social networks and draw people’s attention to this problem. Suggest effective methods for combating alcoholism. We can only get rid of this problem together!
When is National Sober Day celebrated in 2023?
National Sober Day is observed on September 14 each year.