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The To 50 and Beyond podcast is a weekly podcast hosted by Lori Massicot, that teaches you and inspires you to live an alcohol-free lifestyle later in life. For more information and show notes, please visit my website.

Jun 29, 2021

Episode 169 

This episode comes from my heart as a socially anxious person who thought that drinking alcohol was required in order to socialize. 

I know how challenging it is right now to face people you haven't seen because of COVID, especially if you are someone who is not drinking. 

I created this episode based on a question I received from a woman who is 1 year and 8 months sober. I want to help you look at socializing sober in a whole new light. 

Topics include:
  • What does socializing mean in a society that thinks it's normal to drink
  • Where my social anxiety started
  • Where my drinking story started
  • Feeling like I "had" to drink to socialize
  • Feeling like you "need" to drink to be fun or have fun
  • The difference between feeling boring or being bored
  • Using alcohol to tolerate someone
  • How to redefine fun
  • Setting a boundary for yourself rather than other people
  • Not feeling guilty for choices you make
  • Coping mechanisms for your socializing toolbox
  • Visualizing what will go right
  • Telling other people your intentions not to drink

If you are feeling like you're going to go back to drinking because the world is opening up again or you can't find your sweet spot in being social without drinking - you are not the only one. 

I stand with you in sobriety, and I appreciate you. 

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