Are you participating in Dry January this month? You’re not alone. Each year, thousands of people try to abstain from alcohol for the entire month of January for a variety of health and wellness reasons.
We want to help support people’s efforts to start their year off with a month alcohol-free. That’s why we’ve partnered with Artet, creators of the non-alcoholic, cannabis infused aperitif that’s perfect for socializing, to offer 20% off all Artet products this weekend only.
In the meantime, here’s a little bit more about what exactly Dry January means, why it may be worth considering for your health and wellness, and some tips and brands to help you lose the booze but not the buzz.
What is Dry January?
Dry January is a growing tradition where people ditch alcohol for the entire first month of the year. While it’s not clear exactly where, when, or how it began, it likely was born out of New Year’s resolutions to drink less or hit the reset button after heftier holiday drinking.
The best part of Dry January is that everyone can have their own personal reasons for wanting to go without alcohol for the month. And the good news is that this is a lot more than just a gimmick— there are actual some pretty impressive physical and mental health benefits involved with strictly limiting alcohol for a period of time.
Benefits of Dry January
Here are some of our favorite benefits of having a Dry January to start off the year.
Improve your Overall Health
No surprise— excessive drinking isn’t awesome for your health. High blood pressure, high cholesterol, impaired sleeping patterns, and risk for certain diseases are all increased by excessive drinking habits.
One month off drinking won’t dramatically transform your long-term health, but research shows that it can help you sleep better, feel less bloated, work more productively, and have more energy throughout the day.
Chance to Assess & Adjust Habits
For many people, Dry January is the chance to reset and assess their drinking habits. You might find that you’re happy and comfortable with where you are, while someone else might discover that there may be some changes that could benefit their life in the future.
Find New Ways to Deal with Stress
For anyone who may deal with stress, anxiety, or other negative mental health states, Dry January can be an opportunity for them to discover new ways to address them. Instead of reaching for a drink, go for a hike, create something beautiful, or share a joint with a friend.
Prove You Don’t Need Booze
One of the most powerful mental health benefits of Dry January is it allows people to prove to themselves that they can have fun, joy, and peace in their life without the need for alcohol. That doesn’t mean that everyone should end Dry January by staying dry for life, it just serves as a powerful reminder that you are in control of the way you live, not any alcoholic drink or habit.
Swapping Out Alcohol for Cannabis
Now that cannabis is legally accessible here in California, many people have started using cannabis as a natural, safe alternative during their Dry January— and beyond.
But what if you simply miss the social act of enjoying a delicious drink that carries a fun buzz?
Cannabis has you covered. There are now several amazing brands offering cannabis-infused, alcohol-free beverages that offer the perfect replacement to alcohol while still giving you the social element, delicious taste, and pleasant buzz you love— all without the accompanying hangover!
Here are some of our favorite cannabis beverage brands and products.
Artet is bringing high-end elegance to the cannabis beverage game, crafting a non-alcoholic, cannabis-infused aperitif that makes for a delicious on-the-rocks choice that can also be used in mixed drinks. Artet can also be dosed based on your personal preference, letting you start with something light or go for a stronger dose.
CANN social tonics are the future of social drinking, providing microdoses of cannabis that provide a light, energetic buzz (without the hangover) in a low-calorie and truly delicious canned beverage.
Their fruity and refreshing flavors range from Lemon Lavender and Grapefruit Rosemary to Blood Orange Cardamom, giving you plenty of options to choose from until you find your favorite.
Perfect for on-the-go enjoyment, Atlas creates cannabis-infused beverages mixes that can be added to water or used to create mixed drinks. WePerfect for on-the-go enjoyment, Atlas creates cannabis-infused beverages mixes that can be added to water or used to create mixed drinks. We love Atlas mixes because they’re delicious, potent, and feature full-spectrum pressed rosin for the full expression of the plant’s compounds and benefits. love Atlas mixes because they’re delicious, potent, and feature full-spectrum pressed rosin for the full expression of the plant’s compounds and benefits.
This weekend, get Artet cannabis-infused aperitifs for 20% off here at the Farmacy Santa Barbara so that you can ditch the booze but keep the buzz.
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