5 of the Best Ways to Celebrate New Year’s Day Sober
If you’re trying to come up with ways to celebrate New Year’s Day sober, then you are already one step ahead in your recovery. Making plans ahead of time, especially for a holiday like New Year’s Day, is wise when you’re in recovery from drug addiction and/or alcoholism. After all, holidays like New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day can bring all types of emotions, cravings, and triggers.
Best Ways to Celebrate New Year’s Day Sober
With 2019 well on its way, it helps to check out the different ways you can celebrate New Year’s Day sober this year!
1. Go See the Fireworks
Seeing fireworks on New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day may sound cliche, but it’s tradition! Not to mention, you don’t have to be on drugs or alcohol in order to enjoy how beautiful the fireworks are. Try going with a group of sober supports, family, or friends to make the event even more fun. Just remember to stay away from the bars and clubs. Try going out for dinner or for a treat afterward and keep the event focused on the experience.
2. Check Out a Local Alcathon
If going to see the fireworks for New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day is too triggering or chaotic for you, consider researching if there are any local Alcathons going on in your area. Alcathons, which are Alcoholics Anonymous meetings that run every hour on the hour during special occasions like New Year’s Eve, can be a great place to go when you are feeling triggered or unsure about what to do for the day. It’s always better to surround yourself with a positive crowd than to be stuck at home all by yourself all alone for the New Year.
3. Find Out About Sober Events in Your Area
Another good idea is to look into if there are will be any scheduled sober events near you. You may just find that there is a sober party at a 12 Step Clubhouse or a gathering for individuals in recovery nearby.
4. Make a List of Your New Year’s Resolutions
If you’re trying to lay low this New Year’s Day, then consider using the day to come up with some positive New Year’s resolutions. Is there something you want to work on, or do you want to return to school to further enhance your education? Maybe you want to get a new job, spend more time with your family, or eat a healthier diet. Make a list of your goals and then make a plan to achieve them in 2019.
5. Get Together with Your Sober Supports
Make plans to spend the day with your newfound friends in recovery. Not only will you be surrounded with support but you will also be able to spend time with others who want to celebrate New Year’s sober.
Being Safe and Learning How to Celebrate New Year’s Sober
Celebrating any holiday can be fun, but it can also be overwhelming and triggering for somebody who is in recovery from drug addiction and/or alcoholism. Making a plan ahead of time can help you prepare how you will spend the holiday and ultimately set you up for success in your recovery. However you plan to celebrate New Year’s Day, be sure to stay safe and sober!Tags: New Years, new years day, new years eve, staying sober on new years