In the Covid-19 era, when more banned Americans are reportedly struggling with excessive alcohol consumption, a social media app is welcoming users up to speed in a world of sobriety.
The online dating platform Loosid is a free, “sober” social media networking app. Its features are designed to help users find and connect with members with similar interests – while promoting a lifestyle that is free from alcohol and illegal drugs.
Users of the social media app Loosid choose sober dating options during the time of Covid-19.
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While Loosid users can search for tea, the app also encourages friendship connections and online groups highlighting diverse interests and causes – including non-alcoholic restaurant guide pages for places that offer mocktails, or even resources for those worried about a drinking problem, too to have. The service’s instructions now list the number of interactions in the app in hundreds of thousands.
These search resources now contain a full suite of recovery tools that users can use to find help immediately. In addition, the social media platform is fighting the scars of addiction with its #GetLoosidChallenge.
The campaign aims to end these three misunderstandings:
- Addiction is not a lack of willpower – addiction is recognized by the medical community as a treatable disease.
- Addiction is not to be ashamed of, and shame creates barriers to access to help and treatment.
- Sobriety isn’t the end of the fun. It’s just the beginning.
According to the service’s internal statistics, Loosid saw its dating messages increase by 620% during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. In a report by WhistleOut, Loosid was named the Most Popular Niche Dating App for New York State in 2020.
That number may seem surprising considering the total alcohol consumption of people over 30 is up 14% compared to the same period last year, according to the Journal of American Medical Association.