by Jennifer McDougall
Staying sober over holidays like the Fourth of July can be a challenge for individuals in recovery. This federal holiday is occasionally a day of barbeques, drinking, and cheerful celebrations, even though it is exclusively intended to commemorate the United States’ independence. It’s a good idea for someone in early recovery to plan ahead of time to avoid any chance of relapse.
- Celebrate with people who support your sobriety. This is a great way to lessen the likelihood of being peer pressured into using drugs or alcohol. In addition, it would cause a more enjoyable time and be surrounded by others who are sober and not getting drunk and behaving poorly.
- Reflect on how far you have come. It would be a shame to go backward by any means, so take a few moments to express gratitude to yourself for how far you’ve come on your journey to get and stay sober.
- Drive yourself. It’s best not to rely on anyone else for transportation so that when you are ready to leave, you don’t have to wait around long after you’re ready to go home.
- Bring your own non-alcoholic beverages. It’s always good to have options. Luckily, it is very easy to find fun and delicious options for those in recovery in today’s market.
- Create a plan for the day. Either make it a day of self-care and relaxation or go on an adventure with a couple of friends to keep you busy and having fun, without drugs or alcohol. Hold yourself to a schedule where you know you can be home by a decent hour and enjoy a good night’s sleep.
- Stay home if you are not comfortable going out to a social gathering if you know alcohol or drugs will be present. If you are in early recovery and do not feel ready to attend such an event, then it’s best to stay home where you won’t be tempted or peer pressured into doing anything you know you will regret the next day.
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