The BBC News headline last week made me smile.
‘Nolo beer’ sales rocket thanks to young teetotallers.
The report explains that sales of no or low alcohol beer are up 30% since 2016, as 18-24 year olds increasingly shun alcohol.
I gave up alcohol in April 2016 and back then, there was very little low or non alcohol drinks out there. It is amazing that in the past 4 years, this industry has recognised that there is a growing demand for low or no alcohol.
I think this is because people are more conscious of their physical and mental health. I hope that this change in attitude will create less of a stigma for people who don’t drink.
Not everyone agrees with drinking 0.00% beers or wines in their sobriety and that is fine. I just love to hear reports like this:-
“growing health consciousness has prompted almost one in four young people to become teetotal.”
“The number of 18-24 year olds who say they don’t drink has increased by 6% in the past 12 months”
It makes me smile, to think the younger generation seem to have their head screwed on when it comes to alcohol. Certainly way more than I did at that age.
It gives me hope that my children may not experience the same pressure I felt to drink alcohol from their peers or society as a whole.
I can only hope that as the young people across Britain grow up, the general culture around alcohol will change for the better too. x