Functioning alcoholic turned sobriety advocate on the benefits of quitting booze

Sober is the new black, says sobriety advocate Janet Gourand.

She says there is a growing sobriety movement spreading across the world, as people begin to realise the benefits of an alcohol-free life.

Gourand is the founder of World Without Wine, a sobriety community which provides support and workshops.

She started drinking at university and says she gradually became a functioning alcoholic as an adult.

After being diagnosed with breast cancer, Gourand quit alcohol and has never looked back.

She's says that she's become more creative and productive, developing a new zest for live.

Gourand coaches and facilitates recovery and wellness classes and has also encourage people to participate in the Dry January initiative and quit alcohol for the month.

According to Gourand, there is a strong link between alcohol and various types of cancer.

She unpacked issues with the marketing of alcohol, binge drinking, black outs, the importance of moderation and her personal rehabilitation journey.

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