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Why Are More Moms Exploring Sobriety?

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Why Are More Moms Exploring Sobriety?

I recently had an insightful conversation with Damon Frank about why more moms are exploring sobriety. In this blog post, I’ll share some key takeaways from our discussion and my advice as an addiction recovery expert.

Key Takeaways:

  1. More moms are realizing that alcohol no longer serves them. As we discussed in the interview, many moms are noticing that alcohol just isn’t fun anymore and that it’s taking up too much headspace in their lives. They’re looking for a change and realizing that alcohol isn’t contributing to their overall well-being.
  2. The “witching hour” is a common time for moms to use alcohol. This is the time after completing daily responsibilities when moms might feel like they deserve a reward, often in the form of alcohol. However, this habit isn’t beneficial for them or their families, and finding healthier ways to unwind and relax is crucial.
  3. Breaking the association between relaxation and alcohol is key. Many moms struggle to disconnect the idea that relaxation equals alcohol. It’s essential to find new habits and activities that promote genuine relaxation without the need for alcohol.
  4. Community and support are vital for moms exploring sobriety. Finding a community of like-minded women who can offer support, understanding, and encouragement throughout the journey is crucial.

Why Choose Sobriety?:

  • Improved mental clarity
  • Better physical health
  • Increased presence and engagement with family and friends
  • The ability to achieve goals without the hindrance of alcohol

My Personal Advice as an Addiction Recovery Expert:

  1. Be open to the idea of exploring sobriety, even if you’re just curious.
  2. Surround yourself with a supportive community that can understand and encourage your journey.
  3. Find new habits and activities that promote genuine relaxation without alcohol.
  4. Be patient with yourself and remember that change takes time and effort.


  1. Do I have to identify as an alcoholic to explore sobriety? No, you can explore sobriety without labeling yourself as an alcoholic. Sobriety is a personal choice, and the term “alcoholic” might not resonate with everyone.
  2. What are some alternative activities to replace alcohol during the witching hour? Some alternatives include going for walks, exercising, engaging in hobbies, spending time with your kids, or practicing mindfulness exercises.
  3. How can I find a supportive community for my sobriety journey? You can join online forums, recovery groups or seek out local meetups to connect with others who share your goals and experiences.
  4. What if I’m not sure whether I have a problem with alcohol? If you’re unsure, consider seeking professional help from a therapist or addiction expert to evaluate your relationship with alcohol and provide guidance.
  5. How do I approach friends and family about my decision to explore sobriety? Be honest and open about your reasons for wanting to make this change. Explain that you’re seeking a healthier lifestyle and would appreciate their support throughout the process.

Desiree Hull is a Certified Professional Recovery Coach and Certified Temperament Counselor who specializes in helping sober-curious women break free from the generational bondage of addiction. By addressing self-limiting beliefs and aligning with their God-given temperament, Desiree empowers her clients to overcome feelings of defeat and overwhelm. After growing up in a family where alcohol consumption was normalized and struggling with addiction herself, Desiree found solace in community and counseling. With a newfound understanding of the addictive nature of alcohol, she put down the drink on January 27, 2021 and pursued a career in faith-based counseling. Passionate about helping others break free from addiction, Desiree now utilizes her expertise in temperament and recovery coaching to support clients on their journey towards freedom and a brighter future.

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