An Opportunity for Reflection • You Make the Rules • Stories from Previous Years
Every October, FNHA hosts the Sober(er) for October challenge.
This challenge is a good opportunity for those of us who consume alcohol or other substances to think about the role they play in our lives. How much do we consume them? How often? Why?
We can reflect on these questions and learn more about how alcohol and other substances impact our health. Perhaps we can consider alternative options.
This past year and a half, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, more people have been feeling stressed and isolated, which means more people may have been tempted to consume alcohol or other substances to cope. If you are one of these people, don't beat yourself up about it! Instead, look forward and join us on this challenge to become “sober(er)" and healthier together!
The “(er)" we put in “sober(er)" just means that you make the rules in your Sober(er) for October Challenge. You may choose to cut down on alcohol or quit drinking alcohol altogether. How you approach this initiative is up to you.
Here are some ways you can participate:
The Sober(er) for October Challenge was created and launched by the FNHA Office of the Chief Medical Officer as part of its strength-based approach to wellness, and is supported by the Wellness Initiatives Team.