5 Reasons Going Alcohol-Free Will Change Your Life

Amanda Kuda
6 min readJul 8, 2020
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I’ve written a lot over the past three years on the topic of sobriety and why I think it’s rad as hell. It is undeniably the foundational decision that has led to every accomplishment, joy, and triumph I’ve had since.

Making the decision to remove alcohol completely from my lifestyle was not an easy one. I faced a ton of head-trash and social programming that had long convinced me to stay stuck in my patterns. If you’ve ever considered giving up alcohol, you’ve probably had a similar fear-based track reeling in your head:

  • Who will I be as a non-drinker?
  • How will I have a social life if I don’t drink?
  • What will I do at weddings? Parties? Happy Hour? Vacation?
  • How will I relax after a long day? Celebrate after a big win at work?

When it comes to navigating the world alcohol-free, the struggle is absolutely real.

If you’re not familiar with my work, I typically choose the phrase “alcohol-free” over sobriety because I’m fortunate that giving up alcohol wasn’t a life-or-death situation for me. I wasn’t navigating the world of physical addiction or experiencing the “rock bottoms” society has taught us is the prerequisite to quitting booze.



Amanda Kuda

Author & Alcohol-Free Lifestyle Expert. A 30-something sharing my journey of personal development, spiritual growth, & authenticity. IG: @amandakuda.