5 Ways To Stay Sober During Football Season


By Peggy Spear

Original Source: soberlink.com

Four years ago, I joined a fantasy football league.

My first pick was on suspension for seven games. My second pick had torn his ACL and was out for the year. My third pick was a little-used back-up receiver. It wasn’t that I was not a football fan and didn’t know my stuff, I was just drunk when I drafted. So drunk, in fact, that my husband had to finish my picks after I passed out.

Football season is hard for anyone who suffers from Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD). It’s synonymous with drinking beer and, in my house on the West Coast, an excuse for early mimosas. The television ads are saturated – like I used to be – with alcohol commercials. While it may seem difficult, if not impossible, for a person with AUD to also be a football fan, it can be done in a way that is safe and fun. Here are five tips for staying sober during football season…click here to continue reading