An Opportunity for Reflection • You Make the Rules • Stories from Previous Years
Every October, FNHA hosts the Sober for October challenge.
This is a good opportunity for people to look at the role of alcohol and other substances have in our lives – how much, how often and why we consume them. We can reflect on these questions, learn more about how alcohol and other substances impact our health, and consider what alternatives are available instead.
The Sober for October Challenge uses a harm reduction approach and involves a range of strategies and tactics for people that would like to reduce or stop drinking. The goal of the challenge is to enhance the knowledge, skills, resources and supports for individuals, families, and communities about alcohol. Quitting or abstinence is not required to access care and supports. How you approach this initiative is up to you.
Here are some ways you can participate:
The Sober for October was created and launched by the FNHA Office of the Chief Medical Officer’s Team as part of its strength-based approach to wellness and supported by the Wellness Initiatives Team.