One need not believe that alcohol drunkeness amounts to “borrowing happiness from the next day” to regard the concept of California Sobriety as the next American wave.
- A decent working definition of California Sober is a wellness trend that calls for sustaining from alcohol and hard drugs. Cannabis and (for some) psychedelics are permitted.
- As millennials age and hangovers feel more consequential, the concept has spread. One practitioner told The Cut that “weed has become a way for them to wean themselves off of other substances.”