Over here at AfterParty, we receive an onslaught of questions from people about addiction and recovery. And well, our new video series AfterParty Answers gives us an opportunity to address them. In this episode, Anna David and Danielle Stewart examine past AfterParty stories to answer a reader’s question about so-called slippery slope behavior in sobriety.
Now, when you’re an addict in recovery, you can get fairly accustomed to diagnosing yourself with an addiction to everything under the sun. We know we’ve called ourselves sugar addicts
, shopping addicts
and Internet addicts
, to name just a few, and there are some out there who would claim that all of this means we’re in danger of sliding back to the bottle (and/or drug dealer).
Then there’s the kombucha question. For the uninitiated, kombucha is a cold tea drink whose fermentation process produces a trace amount of alcohol. On this matter, we’re lucky enough to have a real life expert in the house: kombucha addict Danielle Stewart, who wrote, with a heavy heart, about the fact
that Whole Foods pulled the product off its shelves due to its varying alcohol content back in 2010.
But does buying out Zara or chugging kombucha mean you’re on the road to destruction?
We say nay—but there are many nuances to this query. So if you want our complete answer, check out out this vid. While we aren’t in any way medical professions (emphasis on “aren’t in any way medical professionals”), we are sober folks who have not only grappled with some of the issues being asked about but have also written scads of articles for this very site on them. Tune in every Wednesday to see what you, our faithful readers, want to know.
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