New Year, New You: Celebrate Sobriety!

Celebrate Sobriety

Another year has come and gone, and it’s time to ring in the New Year once again. Even though alcohol consumption is the norm for many partygoers on New Year’s Eve, it’s entirely possible to have a great time without it. Make this a holiday to remember by considering some of these fun ideas for sober celebrations.

Attend a Marathon Meeting – Many AA and NA groups throw marathon parties so you can celebrate safely with peers who understand your process. You don’t have to be alone if your non-sober friends decide they want to do something that puts your sobriety at risk.

Host Your Own Party – Gather sober friends together for a fun night of food, movies, and games. You may even want to try creating your own “mocktails” to spice things up.

Play the Role of D.D. – If you do decide to celebrate in an environment where alcohol is present, being the designated driver for friends encourages extra responsibility not only for yourself but for the people you care about.

Get Your Race On – Many cities host a special race on New Year’s Eve. What better way to make your health a priority than by participating in a rigorous run with like-minded people? Best of all, you will feel great afterward.

Give Back to the Community – Sign up for a volunteering opportunity that you care about. A great way to keep sobriety in check is by spending time helping others around the holiday. You’ll be glad you did.

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