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Motherhood and Sobriety


Motherhood and Sobriety

There’s a lot of pressure that comes along with motherhood.

It seems everywhere moms turn, there’s someone with an opinion about what they’re wearing, how they’re disciplining their kids, their choices regarding breast feeding, and their drinking habits. This, combined with the normal responsibilities of raising a family and wine mom culture, can make sobriety a tricky thing for moms. We explore why wine mom culture has become such a phenomenon and why many moms are choosing to be sober mothers.

Wine Mom Culture and its Dangers

Wine mom culture has found its way to online forums and even Target shopping aisles. The culture cracks jokes about how “mommy needs her wine,” with disregard for real moms who are struggling with alcoholism. [1] Mothers who need alcohol to cope with their responsibilities and challenges don’t need cute t-shirts, they need an alcoholism treatment program. Worse yet, the guilt often combined with motherhood makes it difficult for moms to prioritize their health and sobriety. But getting sober is the best thing a mother can do for herself and her family.

Why Moms Are Choosing Sobriety

The tides are turning, and many moms are choosing sobriety. Programs for alcohol and drug addiction treatment are helping moms address the numerous factors behind active addiction and alcoholism. For many moms, there is a strong link between motherhood and sobriety. Moms are getting sober so they can be the best for their family. As one blogger put it: “My sobriety is the only thing that makes my life with my son possible.” [2]

Sobriety frees up energy and resources in order to focus on what matters. Without alcohol in the driver’s seat, moms can focus on meeting their responsibilities and enjoying motherhood.

With Mother’s Day around the corner, now is the time to fight for your sobriety. If you or someone you love needs help finding sobriety, our team at Banyan Detox Boca Raton can help. We offer drug and alcohol treatment in an inpatient and outpatient basis for moms who are ready to get and stay sober. Sobriety and motherhood go hand in hand, and lasting sobriety starts by finding professional guidance for treatment.

Call our Banyan Detox Boca Raton team at 888-280-4763 to learn more about our programs and detox opportunities.


  1. Self – Why Wine Mom Culture is Problematic
  2. Huffington Post – How Motherhood Keeps Me Sober
Alyssa, Director of Digital Marketing
Alyssa, Director of Digital Marketing
Alyssa is the National Director of Digital Marketing and is responsible for a multitude of integrated campaigns and events in the behavioral health and addictions field. All articles have been written by Alyssa and medically reviewed by our Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Darrin Mangiacarne.