Recovery is a lifelong commitment, but it doesn’t mean that you have to live a boring life. Instead, you need to find fun, sober activities that you can enjoy after rehab. At first, the task may seem difficult, but there are plenty of sober, fun activities to check out.
Read on for 27 examples of fun, sober activities, as well as tips for finding more activities in your area.
27 Fun, Sober Activities to Try
Although there are certain activities you cannot participate in anymore, your options are practically limitless in most ways, and that includes finding fun activities that are still sober. Here are some activities to try out for both daytime and nighttime.
Fun, Sober Activities during the Day
Finding fun, sober activities to enjoy during the day is actually very easy. There are dozens and dozens of activities to try that do not involve any substances. Some of our favorite daytime sober activities include:
- Visiting a park
- Visiting a dog park
- Go swimming
- Go fishing
- Try out a new sport
- Go to school
- Make crafts
- Visit an amusement park
- Enhance your home
- Explore local museums
- Get a pet
- Learn a new language
- Go to the zoo or aquarium
- Go on a trip
- Bake or cook
- Start a book club
Fun, Sober Activities at Night
Having fun activities to enjoy at night can be more difficult. Even so, there are ways that you can have a great night out while still staying sober and not putting yourself in a dangerous situation. Here are some activities to try out:
- Plan a sober puzzle night
- Plan a sober movie night
- Plan a sober dinner with friends
- Plan a movie night
- Go camping over night
- Host a sober BBQ
- Have a “Me” night
Tips for Finding Sober, Fun Activities
Although the 27 fun, sober activities above are some of the best around, there are plenty of other activities for you to check out. You just have to know where to look and how to set up sober activities that you and your friends will love. Here are some tips to keep in mind:
Have a Strong Support System
It’s imperative that you have a strong support system that understands that you are in recovery. Anytime you go out with friends or invite friends over, make sure that they understand there will be no drinking and that the activity will be sober. If you have a strong support system, your friends and families will be more than happy to have sober events with you.
If you have a friend or coworker who may be a temptation, try to avoid those people. Instead, stick to your support system and all the people in your life who will be a blast, even without substances.
Talk to Support Groups for Advice
If you are looking for seasonal or local events, talk to individuals in your support group for advice. They may have some recommendations about sober activities that are super fun in your area. The counselors and leaders of the support group will especially have some ideas based on your location.
Look for Family-Friendly Activities
If all else fails, check out family-friendly activities in your area. Most family-friendly activities will not serve substances. Although family-friendly activities may seem goofy and childlike, they can be a lot of fun. Amusement parks and zoos are two examples of family-friendly activities that are a blast for any age.
Need Help Staying Sober?
The first step in recovery is recognizing you need help and getting the help you need. If you need help getting and staying sober, contact 90210 Recovery. 90210 Recovery offers a luxury rehab facility that will help you get on the right track to your life of sobriety.