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
Try surfing, scuba diving or swimming in the ocean
Watch the sunrise or sunset
Plan a picnic