[Podcast] Coming to Your Own Conclusions About Alcohol

October 17, 2022
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Years ago, Brett Macdonald and his friends had the time of their lives backpacking across Australia. After many conversations, they realized that heavy alcohol use had become a staple in their lives. This led them to creating a “sober competition” to see who could abstain from drinking the longest. From this, a global fundraising and awareness initiative was born. Brett is now the Managing Director of EzyRaise, a global fundraising platform, whose campaigns include Dry July Australia, Take on Addiction, and the latest, Sober October USA.

In this podcast, Brett talks about:

  • The history of Sober October campaigns in other countries
  • How SMART Recovery became the partner and beneficiary for the US campaign
  • Why and how to get involved with Sober October
  • The benefits of abstaining from alcohol
  • Coming to your own conclusions about alcohol
  • Useful features for participants, including an alcohol calculator and calendar
  • There is still time to join Sober October and support those in recovery

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