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How to Enjoy a Sober Summer

Enjoy a Sober Summer

While getting a bit “buzzed” at a summer party may be no big deal for some, it can be tough for recovering addicts to have a good time and stay on track. Fortunately, both Palm Springs, Palm Beach County, FL and Lancaster County, PA areas (where we operate) offer perfect opportunities for sober summer fun!

Sober Summer Fun in Palm Springs, Palm Beach County, FL

  • Get a daily dose of invigorating sun, sand, and surf on the Florida coast. Work some swimming into your summer routine and get your exercise while enjoying nature.
  • Love animals? Hit up the Palm Beach Zoo with a group of sober, supportive friends and family.
  • Stroll through the butterfly garden and marvel at the aquariums at Gumbo Limbo Nature Center.

Recovery-Friendly Activities in Lancaster County, PA

  • Head to Hersheypark, the nation’s greatest chocolate-themed amusement park. Kid-friendly places like this are usually alcohol- and tobacco-free!
  • Explore the natural beauty of Longwood Gardens and enjoy beautiful fountain shows and musical entertainment among the flowers.
  • Go for a leisurely hike in Susquehannock State Park along the river. Take your kids or your loved ones along for a classic family bonding experience.­

Summer activities

Other Tips for Sober Socializing

It’s a great idea to plan outings and events with others in recovery. Being surrounded by a group of supportive, like-minded individuals can be a huge boost to one’s confidence. If your social life as an addict was centered around using or attending parties where substances were prevalent, you may also need to find new interests and develop new groups of friends.

Remember: Getting sober doesn’t mean giving up on good times. Get started on the road to recovery by contacting Retreat Premier Addiction Treatment Centers.