Social challenges are becoming more and more popular. They’re a means to raise awareness and funds for important medical, mental health, and substance abuse issues. One that has become increasingly popular is Sober October, where individuals pledge to avoid drinking alcohol for the month. It’s a great way to promote healthy, moderate drinking and to support those looking to address an alcohol use disorder. However, abstinence isn’t the only path and while some may abuse alcohol, they may not have an addiction. At Insight Recovery Centers, we believe that one of the most effective ways to help individuals address alcohol abuse is through alcohol moderation.
It may seem counterintuitive, but alcohol moderation can be an effective means of dealing with alcohol abuse. Participating in Sober October can be one way to start treatment and recovery. Learning about alcohol moderation during this time can help individuals find the support they need. Recently, Insight Recovery Centers’ Cyndi Turner discussed this:
“Not everyone who drinks has a problem with alcohol abuse, it occurs on a spectrum. Recovery does not mean total abstinence!” Cyndi Turner, LCSW, LSATP, MAC.
Read more about how you can cope during Sober October and see what Cyndi has to say in this article in Healthline.
Start Your Sober October with Insight Recovery Centers
Our counselors and therapists use various therapeutic approaches to help clients address, cope with, and ultimately overcome alcohol addiction no matter to what degree the disease affects them. We use several different therapeutic approaches like:
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy
- Harm reduction
- Trauma-informed care
- Individual therapy
Discover more about how to address and treat alcohol abuse by contacting Insight Recovery Centers today at 703.592.6946.