Navigating Dry January with Cannabis: A Supportive Approach to Quitting Alcohol
As we enter 2024, many individuals embark on Dry January, a month-long commitment to abstain from alcohol. While this movement traditionally focuses on alcohol abstinence, an emerging perspective suggests that incorporating cannabis into this journey can offer support to those looking to quit or reduce their alcohol consumption. Join us as we dive a little deeper into how Cannabis and Nice Guys Delivery can help you stay dry in January.
According to consumer data from Brightfield Group, 57% of Americans in 2022 said they were using less alcohol than in the past. The COVID-19 pandemic prompted many to rethink their alcohol use, resulting in the trend away from alcohol that we still see today.
Every quarter since Q2 2021, more than half of surveyed adults said they were using less alcohol than in the past. And since 2021, the number of those consumers swapping in cannabis instead of alcohol has increased. With increasing cannabis legalization and growing consumer familiarity, cannabis is poised to become a primary substitute for alcohol. Cannabis brands are quick to recognize the business potential of the Dry January trend.
Even traditional alcohol companies are joining the cannabis beverage market, capitalizing on the growing movement. Based out of Petaluma, Lagunitas, now part of Heineken International, partnered with AbsoluteXtracts to produce its Hi-Fi Hops Weed-Infused Seltzer. A bubbly mix of hops & cannabis with a relaxing dose of 10mg THC. The flavor is hoppiness that’s bright and refreshingly citrusy (not bitter), thanks to Lagunitas using everything they know about hops.
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Here are a couple of tips and reasons cannabis could help you through the Month!
Set clear goals:
Clearly define why you’re participating in Dry January. Whether it’s to improve your health, save money, or break a habit, having a clear goal will help you stay motivated.
Engage in activities that keep you occupied and distracted. This can help reduce the temptation to drink out of boredom or habit.
Set up a reward system for reaching milestones during the month. Treat yourself to something enjoyable that doesn’t involve alcohol, such as a spa day, a new book, or a favorite meal.
Choose the right strain:
Different cannabis strains have varying effects. Sativa strains are often associated with more energizing and uplifting effects, while indica strains may be more relaxing. Experiment with strains that align with the experience you’re seeking.
Cannabis, specifically strains with higher CBD (cannabidiol) content, has been reported by some individuals to help reduce alcohol cravings. CBD interacts with the endocannabinoid system, influencing neurotransmitters associated with reward and addiction.
Managing Anxiety and Stress:
One common reason for alcohol consumption is the desire to alleviate stress and anxiety. Cannabis, particularly strains with balanced CBD and THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) levels, may offer a calming effect, providing an alternative way to manage stress without resorting to alcohol.
Cannabis has relaxing properties that can help individuals unwind without turning to alcohol. Many users find that consuming cannabis in moderation can create a sense of relaxation, making it easier to navigate a long nights rest.
Enhancing Sleep Quality:
Sleep disturbances are often associated with alcohol withdrawal. Cannabis, especially indica-dominant strains and the cannabinoid CBN, is known for its potential to improve sleep quality. Better sleep can contribute to an overall sense of well-being during Dry January, so try out our CBN Night-Time Gummies!
Mindfulness and Self-Reflection:
Cannabis can enhance mindfulness and self-reflection, providing individuals with the opportunity to assess their relationship with alcohol. This introspective quality may contribute to a more thoughtful and intentional approach to alcohol consumption.
While cannabis may offer support to individuals navigating Dry January and seeking to quit alcohol, it’s crucial to approach this journey with awareness and mindfulness. Every individual is unique, and what works for one person may not work for another. Take time to reflect on how you feel physically, mentally, and emotionally during and after Dry January. This reflection can help you make informed decisions about your alcohol consumption in the future.
Remember, the key is to approach Dry January as a positive and empowering experience. As with any health-related endeavor, finding the right balance that aligns with individual needs and goals is key. If you have any questions about which cannabis product may be right for you, don’t hesitate to give us a call at (415) 855 -5914!