It’s important to have plenty of sober activities to participate in on your recovery journey, as well as an addiction counselor or therapist to turn to for advice along the way. As addiction and recovery are becoming a larger part of the mainstream conversation, non-alcoholic beverages and cocktails are widely marketed to a sober-curious audience. Other products such as CBD oil and kratom are also controversial topics in recovery circles, as many people benefit from using them therapeutically. Of course, these products have pros and cons, which must be investigated as you find your path forward.
Non-alcoholic beers like O’Doul’s are a way for beer lovers to enjoy a beer-like beverage with their friends while remaining sober. Non-alcoholic beverages have been around since the 1920s prohibition era in the United States when selling alcohol was illegal, but O’Doul’s was the first company to launch a non-alcoholic beer in the 1990s when sobriety began to gain public interest. Since then, other major companies including Guinness and Heineken have created their own non-alcoholic beers as the demand for non-alcoholic beverages continues to grow.
Yes. Although O’Doul’s and other non-alcoholic beverages are a good option for many, it’s important to know that O’Doul’s still technically contains a small amount of alcohol, and may not be the wisest choice for people who are in recovery from an alcohol use disorder. Here are some facts about O’Doul:
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