We are almost through this first month of the year. Many of us are trying to cut back, or abstain from alcohol in the name of Dry January. And with good reason! The effects of doing away with alcohol go far beyond avoiding hangovers. Better mood, weight loss, and better sleep are just a few of the ways your body will thank you. In the spirit of solidarity, here are some titles in the library collection for the teetotalers out there to support your resolution. We got you!

How to Be Sober and Keep Your Friends by Flic Everett

So you are doing it, going sober…but how do you deal with your friends who insist on drinking around you? Flic Everett is a sober journalist who provides a wonderful compendium of useful tips on avoiding all of the awkward (and, let’s face it, rude!) questions about why you are abstaining.

The Dry Challenge : how to lose the booze for dry January, sober October, and any other alcohol-free month by Hilary Sheinbaum

Think of this as a how-to manual for sobriety. Drink-free activities, recipes for mocktails and tips for sharing the news with family and friends as well as what to do if you slip up. Did you know you can throw an amazing party without alcohol? Yes, you can!

How to be a mindful drinker : cut down, take a break, or quit

Yes, mindful is a buzz word. We hear it a lot. What does it mean in regards to drinking? This book written by a behavior specialist, journalist and a health coach talks about Club Soda, a group where no one feels out of place abstaining.

The 30-day sobriety solution : how to cut back or quit drinking in the privacy of your own home by Jack Canfield and Dave Andrews

Jack Canfield, author of Chicken Soup for the Soul, and recovery expert Dave Andrews compiled an empowerment program to move from limiting beliefs to permanent change.

Zero proof drinks & more : 100 recipes for mocktails & low-alcohol cocktails by Maureen Petrosky

Whatever the reason you are cutting back, this book will offer stunning recipes for tasty and pretty mocktails and non alcoholic drinks to make entertaining a blast.

Drink lightly : a lighter take on serious cocktails with 100+ recipes for low- and no-alcohol drinks by Natasha David

The award winning bartender of New York City’s famous Nitecap bar offers up a slew of creative and inspired recipes for sophisticated teetotalers.

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