A light is approaching the end of the tunnel with the COVID-19 pandemic. During the periods of stay-at-home orders, drinking increased across the country. The rise in drinking was met by a new and growing trend, non-alcoholic beers and mocktails.
Non-alcoholic beer sales increased at retail locations, like grocery and liquor stores, by 39 percent over the last year, according to NielsenIQ. Sales of non-alcoholic wine were also up 34 percent in the last year.
The market for non-alcoholic beverages is growing along with the amount of individuals consuming these drinks. Non-alcoholic beverages can be a way for recovering who are looking for sober drinking options.
Adding to the increasing market for non-alcoholic beverages are the rise in dry bars. Dry bars are exactly what you think they are, just your typical bar setting, but without alcohol. Luckily, Quad Citizens have access to a dry bar, Unimpaired, located in the heart of downtown Davenport. Umimpaired has all of the aspects of a typical bar, with darts, pool tables, and karaoke. They serve drinks with non-alcoholic substitutes from companies like Stryyk and Lyres.
For more information on prevention, education, treatment of addictions, substance abuse and other disorders related to the harmful use of drugs and alcohol, contact us at (563) 326-1150. We help treat the addict, the abuser and their family and friends.
CADS offers a variety of substance abuse services focused on support, care, and treatment designed to meet the needs of families and individuals of all age groups in the community.