For those in recovery, it’s essential to take each challenge one day at a time, which can be challenging. With Independence Day approaching, people in recovery may find themselves in a difficult situation in regards to celebrating a sober holiday. Fourth of July activities largely contain quite a bit of alcohol consumption, but there are plenty of activities for those who are dedicated to sober living. At Bayview Recovery, we offer an aftercare program for our graduates that supports individuals on the path of continued sobriety. Being involved with our aftercare program can help keep your sights on sobriety during a holiday filled with potential triggers.
Bayview Recovery believes that freedom is found in recovery. Planning activities to ensure you enjoy a sober holiday can greatly decrease the risk of relapse. If you are currently battling addiction, our team at Bayview Recovery is ready to help you. Contact us online or at 855.478.3650 to take the first steps towards recovery.
Tips for Enjoying a Sober Holiday
If you are in recovery and are worried that celebrating the Fourth of July while maintaining your sobriety will be difficult, Bayview Recovery has tips to guide you through a safe and sober Fourth of July. Some tips for enjoying a sober holiday are:
- Involve yourself in local celebrations. Volunteering, planning, or working public events can take a great deal of focus while still being a part of the festivities. Having your attention on an event can distract you from any urges or triggers.
- Pick an activity to do. Celebrating Independence Day can mean taking a trip to the beach or planning a picnic in the park. Other activities could involve scavenger hunts, going to the movies, swimming, or playing board games.
- Attending a large group gathering can be fun if you are sober. Bayview Recovery recommends planning an exit strategy if you begin to feel uncomfortable.
- Enjoying fireworks in the night sky on the Fourth of July is fun for everyone, especially those in recovery.
- If you are not in our aftercare program at Bayview Recovery, attending an Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous meeting in the morning can give you hope and inspiration to stay sober throughout the day.
Staying sober and having fun on this upcoming Fourth of July is possible and in your reach! Recognizing the freedom you have in recovery can help you realize the strength you have to stay sober.
What Does Sober Living Mean?
Life has a way of giving us the unexpected. At Bayview Recovery, we teach the tools necessary to handle whatever life throws at you while avoiding the use of substances. We offer an array of therapy services that can equip you with tools to help you succeed in sober living. Some of the therapy services we offer are:
- Yoga therapy: Yoga increases self-awareness, mental focus, and clarity. Finding inner balance and practicing mindfulness is helpful throughout your life in recovery.
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy: This form of treatment helps teach awareness to old negative thought patterns. Once you address negative thought patterns, licensed therapists will help you consider new positive thought patterns.
- Individual therapy: Having a one-on-one therapy session can be groundbreaking in recovery. Being able to express sensitive feelings in a safe environment can kickstart the healing process.
- Group therapy: Attending therapy with a group of peers who are in recovery can inspire you to stay sober. Holding each other accountable can foster strong bonds that can help facilitate sobriety.
When you take the first steps towards recovery, it is the beginning of a lifelong journey. Sober living brings many challenges as well as successes. The key to sustaining sobriety is by learning how to manage stress along with painful emotions. Being mindful and using healthy coping techniques is vital in your recovery.
Contact Bayview Recovery
Bayview Recovery’s therapy programs are custom-built to offer a personalized experience for healing. No road to recovery is the same, which is why our individualized approach to treatment through therapy will encourage a life committed to sobriety through the resources and tools our campus can offer. Call now at 855.478.3650 to begin rebuilding your life at Bayview Recovery.