8 Things to Do Other than Drink on St. Patrick’s Day
St. Patrick’s Day is one of the days of the year where the cultural habit is to celebrate by raising a glass – or 10. Unfortunately, rates of driving while under the influence tend to increase on March 17 as well, resulting in a total of 276 lives lost in drunk driving accidents on St. Patrick’s Day between 2009 and 2013.
Additionally, many in recovery from alcohol and drug addiction cite the holiday as one of their triggers. When you are in the habit of drinking to celebrate or using drinking as the medium of relaxation when spending time with friends, it can be uncomfortable to seek out new ways to enjoy yourself, remember the day, and connect with others.