Summer is the perfect time for recreation and socializing. However, now that you’ve made the commitment to staying sober, you may have to readjust your idea of fun without compromising on the enjoyment. If you or a loved one is in need of quality support groups, reach out to Serenity Grove’s alumni program and join in for some fun sober activities for the summer.
In fact, this is a lovely chance to rediscover how sobriety and fun can go hand-in-hand. With a little careful planning, you can spend a memorable and fulfilling summer socializing with your loved ones, partying with the community, or spending time with yourself, all by staying sober. To learn more about our addiction treatment programs and relapse prevention resources, call us at 844.904.3485.
Sober Activities for the Summer
If you’re wondering how to have fun in enjoyment, here are some ideas for sober activities to get you started.
Get a New Hobby
One of the best sober activities is to engage yourself in a new hobby or skill. A hobby is a great way to keep your mind occupied, learn something new and find enjoyment. Perhaps you can sign up for a cooking class, take up bird-watching or commit to a fitness plan.
Join Support Groups
Addiction can be an incredibly isolating experience, and you may have trouble communicating your feelings. A support group program can help you interact with like-minded peers, offer a space of mutual solidarity and support, and allow you to talk about traumatic or sensitive issues that you can’t share with anyone else.
Also, support groups organized by rehab alumni may host sober activities and events where you can socialize and make new friends, without the temptations of drugs or alcohol.
Make Travel Plans/Sightseeing
The summer is also a wonderful time to plan a holiday with your family, visit some tourist spots or even explore your city. Travelling can be a source of great comfort and a chance to widen your horizons.
Host a Sober Party
You can also host sober activities at your own home. Perhaps you can plan a themed party without any alcoholic drinks being served or host a weekly games night. The next time you have a family reunion to attend or a milestone to celebrate, encourage your loved ones to embrace the sober lifestyle.
Volunteer Your Time
You can also volunteer your time at the local animal shelter or join the rehab alumni program to mentor those in the early stages of recovery. By helping out the community, you will experience a feeling of fulfillment and satisfaction. Also, it will help you remain committed to your plans of staying sober, as you now have other people looking up to your support and inspiration.
Spend More Time in Nature
Finally, you can also reconnect with nature and your natural environment. You can go camping in the nearby woods, plan a trip to the beach, or simply go for leisure walks at a nearby lake or park. It is a great way to enjoy the outdoors, have adventures, and find some inner peace and tranquility.
Find the Secret to Staying Sober at Serenity Grove
At Serenity Grove, we can promise you a calm and supportive environment where you can safely heal from addiction and rebuild a better future. Instead of dwelling on the dark side of addiction, our therapists closely work with each client to come up with unique and practical solutions to their different issues. As a family-owned residential facility, we specialize in end-to-end care services, guiding the clients through every step of the recovery path, including detox, inpatient care, outpatient treatment, and more. To ensure clients remain true to their promise of staying sober, we even offer a lifelong continuing care program.
A better and more beautiful life awaits you. Call us at 844.904.3485 and begin your healing journey today.