For many women who abuse drugs and alcohol, the only fun times they have are when they’re using. After they complete rehab, they might wonder what they’ll possibly do for fun in recovery. They may ask, “How can I have fun without drinking or using?” Although it’s not something they could have imagined while gripped by addiction, sober activities can be just as rewarding, fulfilling — and fun.
Some Ideas for Fun Sober Activities for Fall
Autumn is fast approaching. When the weather begins to cool down in the fall, it’s an ideal time to enjoy the outdoors. However, there are also plenty of things to do inside.
Are you looking for ideas? Some sober activities you can take part in this fall include:
- Hiking in the woods — make sure to pay attention to the changing colors of fall foliage
- Other outdoor fitness activities, such as running or biking
- Having a board game night with sober friends
- Participating in team sports like soccer, basketball, and football
- Hosting a movie night in — make it more fun by choosing a theme, such as Halloween movies or sports flicks
- Hosting a bonfire, complete with hot cocoa and plenty of s’mores
Finding fun activities now gives you a chance to explore all of your sober options just in time for the holiday season.
Being With Like-Minded People
Everyone is different. You may be the solitary sort, who looks forward to long walks in the woods by yourself. It gives you a chance to think and reflect. Or, you might be the type who thrives at parties. You still want to be social, but you know you need to avoid your old acquaintances to sustain your sobriety.
Believe it or not, many people can have a blast without abusing substances. You may already have some in your social circle or family. Seek them out. Chances are, they’d love to spend time with the sober you and get to know you without the influence of drugs and alcohol.
Surround yourself with as many people who fully support your recovery efforts as possible. This isn’t a time to isolate yourself and feel lonely. Instead, create a new social circle focused on sober activities if necessary.
A Safe Space for Women to Begin Recovery
Are you ready to make a lasting change? The skilled, experienced team at Soledad House can guide you toward long-term recovery. Our women-only addiction treatment facility is located in San Diego, California, just minutes from the ocean. In this tranquil, peaceful setting, you can attend residential or outpatient treatment.
Some of the services and activities you can experience with us include:
At Soledad House, we offer women the chance to find sober activities they enjoy. Take back your life, and win the fight against addiction by calling us today at 866-314-3222.