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Walking out of a life of addiction is an incredible achievement, and you should be more than proud of yourself. Now that you are new to sober living, things may feel a bit odd for a while. That’s why it’s important to fill your time with sober-friendly fun and people who support your recovery.
Many people new to recovery are afraid that their fun-loving days are over. However, Sobriety doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy life and spend time with your friends. In fact, fostering deep friendships with healthy people will aid you in your recovery journey.
So, no matter what kind of person you are, there’s a fun, sober activity for you.
Fun Sober Activities for Thrill-Seekers
If you’ve got a spirit for adventure and love to do crazy, risky things, you’ll find a ton of exciting ways to enjoy life. Instead of using substances to fuel your thrill-seeking, there are a variety of adrenaline-pumping sober activities you and your friends can enjoy:
Skydiving — indoor or the real thing
Trip to an amusement park filled with roller coasters
Shark cage diving
Fun for Nature Lovers
Time spent in the great outdoors is a natural and holistic way to cleanse your spirit and soul after struggling with addiction. There are many fun sober activities you can enjoy outside with
friends. Whether you love the beach or towering mountain peaks, here are some ways to delve into nature:
Visit a local, state or national park
Go hiking or plan a picnic
Try surfing, fishing, scuba diving or swimming in a lake or the ocean
Watch the sunrise or sunset
Fun Things for Those Who Enjoy Hospitality
If you love having friends over to your place, you can still get together and have a great time without relying on addictive substances. Be the host with the most by planning a game or movie night or a delicious Friday night dinner. Enjoy sports? Have your friends over for a Sunday football party. Any occasion is the perfect opportunity for a sober get-together.
Fun Sober Activities for You Kids at Heart
Addiction tends to rob you of your wonder for life. Fortunately, Recovery doesn’t have to be a stuffy, boring experience. Give yourself the freedom to play and enjoy some childlike escapades with your friends:
Fun for Those With a Thirst for Knowledge or Art
Whether you’re a history buff or an art fanatic, now’s the time to slake your thirst for knowledge. Explore local museums, galleries' and art fairs or treat yourself by visiting a nearby historical site. If you need a place to enjoy some silent reflection, these locations are often very quiet and low-key. You’ll learn something new and get away from the stress of everyday life.
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