Celebrating the Joys of Life without Shame
Formally established in 2021 but long a household phrase, we are Hangover Throat. We quit our day jobs to embark on a more lively and interesting life course.
You quit your job during COVID?! Yes, the burnout was real. It was a great self-help move.
Hangover Throat is an amusing phrase. It captures that feeling you have the morning after a night of excess alcohol intake, but also the joy well up in your chest remembering good times.
Hangover Throat is about spreading happiness and joy in the world. We are a support network delighting in the joy that comes with spending time with one another and making new memories.
Here at HT, we recognize the role alcohol can play in breaking down barriers when meeting new people and making new friends, but we also want to recognize the hangover that comes as a consequence of imbibing a bit too much.
Unlike most of the world, we recognize alcoholism as something more than recovery. To celebrate drinking means understanding that is serves a purpose. Alcohol allows us to let loose and express our freedom without shame, to release ourselves from the anxieties holding us back. Getting drunk in the company of others is part of being fully self-actualized.
We want you to feel in control. Our version of alcoholism recovery means rejecting the idea that alcoholism is “a disease of the brain” that puts doctors in charge and pushes the alcoholic to the background. We want you to be part of our community and we are uninteresting in controlling your behavior. You can handle that responsibility. You can set your own limits and let us know how we can support you.
People need to be supported, unconditionally. Spiteful behavior is a product of hurt and pain. As someone trained in trauma-informed care, I understand that undesirable behaviors come from traumas we have experienced in our lives. Shame and degradation of the person having experienced those traumas is unacceptable as a mechanism to elicit positive, life affirming behaviors.
Hangover Throat’s goal is to spread the love. Ours is a project of ending trauma by exposing people to all the joy and love in the world. Learning that love does not look the same everywhere. There are many ways to live that bring joy to peoples hearts.
What are we all about?
We are about the expression of community, celebrating with friends and family, meeting new people, achieving goals, working through challenging problems, making love, and freedom through personal and communal self-actualization.
What do we do?
- Hangover Throat on Etsy
- Hangover Throat on Instagram
- The Blog
- A friend to talk to
- Fun Times Abroad – An opportunity to commune with other enjoyers of life
We are a self-help collective. Our version of self-help is not about being bougie or get rich quick schemes. Hangover Throat is about self-help through self discovery in all its forms. This is why we host remote hangouts and organize group trips led by one of our highly trained professionals.
We are a little different around here. We know what we want and love what we do. Personal growth with a healthy dose of enjoyment.
Let’s grow together!