If your loved one has recently begun their journey toward sobriety, your support is crucial. While normal family activities will still occur, your loved one needs your patience and consideration. Sobriety is a lifelong battle that requires a reliable support system. One of the best ways you can support your loved one is by planning sober activities. These activities will aid in their sober living and ensure you create positive memories. These memories can have considerable impacts and remind your loved one about why they are on their road to sobriety. To learn more about your treatment options, contact Pennsylvania Adult and Teen Challenge today at 844.442.8673.
1. Spa Day At Home
The early stages of sobriety can trigger stress and anxiety. One of the many sober activities that everyone in your family can enjoy is a spa day at home. Cucumber water, face masks, foot massages, and other relaxing activities never get old. Your loved one will see how relaxing at home is far better than going out and engaging with substances.
With sober activities at the spa, you can customize them to fit your loved one’s needs. For instance, if they want a bubble bath, you can arrange it. If they desire lots of conversation, you can easily do so. Better still, this activity never goes out of style and is not dependent on the weather. When in doubt, make it a spa day!
2. Camping Trip
Reconnecting with nature is an integral part of sober living. A great way to help your loved one get outside and spend time with the family is through a camping trip. These types of sober activities are also fully customizable. You can camp within a few minutes of your home, in your backyard, or go on a family road trip.
It is essential to replace beers around the bonfire with another fun family memory on your camping trip. Everyone on the trip needs to be on board with supporting your loved one through their sobriety. If your loved one is likely to relapse at the sight of everyone drinking around them, it may be best to leave the alcohol at home.
3. Grow & Maintain A Garden
During an addiction, you have to use the substance each day. This usage means that some of the sober activities you plan should have hands-on engagement daily. One of the best sober activities for this is a garden. Each day, a garden grows taller and flourishes, just as your loved one grows stronger and more resilient as time goes on.
Depending on your climate, you may be able to garden all year long. If this is the case, you are in a position to learn how to grow numerous crops. Better still, you can enjoy fresh garden-to-table dishes every time you cook. If your region does not support outdoor gardening throughout the year, consider creating a small indoor garden as well.
We Can Help You With Sober Living
Here at Pennsylvania Adult & Teen Challenge, we understand how crucial sober activities are to sober living. The more you or your loved one engages with a task at hand, the less likely a relapse occurs. No matter the type of addiction or the severity of it, we can help you achieve sobriety through one of our many highly rated programs:
- Inpatient addiction treatment program
- Outpatient addiction treatment program
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy
- Dialectical behavior therapy
- Residential addiction treatment program
Addiction does not need to control your life. You can find numerous sober activities to complete with family and friends in your support circle. With time, patience, and dedication, you can achieve your sobriety. If you have any questions about how our faith-based treatment programs can help you or your loved one, please call us at 844.442.8673.