What will your life look like once you complete addiction rehab treatment? Maybe you’re afraid that life without using won’t be any fun. Your friends may not want to hang around you if you can only engage in sober activities. Yes, things will have to change when you decide to get clean. But sober life can be a lot of fun. Even better, you’ll remember all the fun you have. A common issue newly recovered people have is finding ways to entertain themselves without drugs or alcohol. Read on to learn more about how those in recovery enjoy their new sober lives.
The Need for Change
Maintaining your sobriety means that you’ll have to make changes. You can’t continue to live the way you did while using. If you’ve never gone out without using, it will be a big change for you but a positive one. You won’t have to worry anymore about getting a DUI while out or waking up with no memory of what happened the night before.
Recovery involves change. And just as using became a habit, being clean—and having fun while sober—can become a new habit for you.
If you think that sober activities must be boring, think again. There is an outstanding number of things you can do and enjoy, without the need for mind-altering substances.
What Are Sober Activities You Can Do?
You had a life before drug and alcohol addiction got in the way. Think about what you enjoyed doing before you became consumed with using. Go back to those old hobbies and pastimes. Finding sober ways to enjoy life should be part of your relapse prevention plan.
Need new ideas? There are a variety of sober activities you can do. The trick is finding things that you enjoy. While one person may find taking cooking classes a great way to have fun and not use, this may not be the next person’s cup of tea. So find something you’re interested in. Some ideas that you can try include:
- Exercise, either alone or team sports or fitness class
- Book club
- Sober parties that you host, where guests bring food and games
- Dance classes, with or without a partner
- Movie night
Whatever you do, do it with people who fully support your sobriety.
Premier Addiction Recovery
Crest View Recovery Center is an addiction treatment facility featuring sober activities in a serene setting in Asheville, North Carolina. We give hope to men and women who are ready to break free of the mess addiction has made in their lives. We work hard to provide our clients with engrossing sober activities in order to keep their minds busy. These effectively complement their medical treatment.
Our addiction therapy services include:
- Gender-specific group therapy
- Individual and family therapy
- Behavioral therapy
- Trauma therapy program
If you need treatment for addiction with sober activities, we’re standing by. Call us today at 866.327.2505, and we’ll help you regain control of your life as you create a healthier, happier future.