Tips to Make This July 4th The Bomb Sober
Get ready to stay soberBefore you attend any shindig that could make your cravings and triggers come about, you should use some of your tools in your spiritual toolkit. Go to a meeting beforehand to get you in the right frame of mind if you are feeling uncomfortable. Call others in your recovery program to keep you accountable for your actions before you do anything that you regret. Connect to your Higher Power with meditation to give you the strength you need to continue staying sober one day at a time.
Leave if you get overwhelmedFireworks are fun except if you are stressing about the situation or feeling pressured to use or drink. The 4th of July comes every year and maybe you are not ready to get out there in this capacity yet. You may have the fear of missing out even though things will become much worse if you are unable to protect your sobriety.
Know who you are hanging out withIf you are surrounding yourself with others that abuse drugs and alcohol, you are putting yourself in a terrible position. Mingle with other sober people or bring a sober friend with you if you need support. That way if you feel like drinking or using you have someone close by that can relate to what you are feeling and remind you the reasons why you got sober in the first place. Spend this July 4th remembering what this holiday represents - freedom. Remain active in your recovery and celebrate your independence from drugs and alcohol because sobriety is the bomb.
If you or an adolescent you know needs to get help for drug or alcohol abuse, Stonewater Adolescent Recovery Center can give you the guidance that you deserve. Establishing a strong network of family and community can reinforce practices for living substance free.
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