Cassie Delaney looks at the sober curious movement and how more and more young people are changing their relationship with alcohol for the better
“I started keeping track of my mood and I noticed that most of my bad days came after a night out,” says 27-year-old Áine.
“Obviously anxiety and the fear are par for the course after drinking, but I noticed that my low days, bad moods and anxiety always peaked a few days after I had been out. I wasn’t a massive drinker but would go out on a Friday or Saturday, have a few drinks, and be hungover on a Sunday. I thought that was it but when I began tracking my mood and being more aware of my habits, I noticed that the rest of my week also suffered. I had less motivation, I was irritable and less interested in spending time with my friends.”