The surprising stigma of sobriety: TEDx University of Edinburgh

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Stigmas are silencing, and lead us to disconnection from ourselves and others. I was shocked when I became alcohol-free that, in moving away from the stigma of over-drinking, I immediately entered a world of stigma about sobriety. Unintentionally, we perpetuate stigmas with our behaviours, yet all around us, loved ones, friends, family and colleagues may be struggling and suffering in silence. It’s time to stop the silence. It matters to talk about stigma to give everyone a voice, to feel witnessed and realise that we have choices to change their lives for the better. Human connection matters even more in the ever-changing world of tomorrow.

Have a look at the video which was recorded in Autumn 2023 in at the University of Edinburgh.