Having Fun at Social Gatherings While Sober
When you still want to head out with your friends, but you want to stay sober, you may find yourself wondering if you can have a good time without drinking. The answer is yes!
The experts at North Georgia Recovery Center are here to share some tips and tricks to help you to enjoy yourself at social gatherings while keeping your sobriety in mind.
Be Selective With What Events You Attend
When facing the effects of addiction, spending a lot of time in environments where people are using drugs and alcohol can be triggering. Even when you feel that you’re strong enough to resist the urge to use in a social environment, it’s better to minimize your exposure to that type of environment. If you know that the people around you will be indulging in mind-altering substances at an event, it may be safer to sit that one out.
Spend Time With People You Trust
Peer pressure and fear of judgment are common culprits when it comes to relapsing in a social environment. One way you can get around this is by spending time with friends and loved ones that you trust when you’re in a social setting. This can help you be more confident in your choices, and you’re less likely to feel pressured into using again.
Know That You’re Allowed to Leave
Even when you’re confident in your sobriety, it’s still possible to become overwhelmed. Instead of feeling guilty for heading out early, remember that your recovery and wellness should be a priority for you and that you’re allowed to leave when you feel uncomfortable.
Seeking Help for Addiction at North Georgia Recovery Center
The road to recovery starts with taking the first step. Let us walk alongside you on the path to sobriety and wellness. When you choose to get treatment at North Georgia Recovery Center, you can rest assured knowing that you will be treated by licensed therapists in our state-of-the-art facilities. Every one of our team members is certified to address and effectively treat the issues that come along with addiction.
To schedule your free consultation with our team, call (678) 940-7873 today.