Fall is often a favorite holiday, with so many festivities going on. For those of us in addiction recovery, however, this season may bring up bad feelings whether it be due to the fact of so many people “celebrating” with alcohol, or even due to family ties being cut; if a person in recovery becomes too upset over certain aspects of their life around this season, relapse could be right around the corner. While it may seem as though there’s a never-ending list of things a person can do while using substances, there’s equally a long list of fun sober-filled activities that you can engage yourself in this fall season. In fact, with these activities, you’ll be fully there to enjoy and remember it – making this season the best yet: Celebrate sober – who says that in order to celebrate Fall, you have to drink? With Halloween coming up, you could even host a sober Halloween party. Invite your peers and recovery leaders from treatment, or see if you can host a Halloween event at Avalon Malibu if you’re currently seeking treatment. In doing this, everyone will be aware of what’s expected – no drinks, all the fun. Do something spooky – every Fall, there’s bound to be countless haunted tours in old mansions or abandoned hospitals. Gather up a group of friends from your recovery and learn all about spooky facts looming right around your area. Relax at a Bonfire – bonfires are more about s’mores than they are about using drugs or drinking. Scary stories, alcohol-free apple cider, food, sober games and more can all be a great time to relax and spend time with people who celebrate your recovery with you. Go Adventure – do some research and see if there are any fun exploration adventures you can attend with others. Oftentimes, small groups will meet up and go out kayaking.
At Arbor Behavioral Healthcare, you will meet knowledgeable, compassionate professionals that understand addiction in all its forms. The Arbor uses an integrative and holistic approach to treat addiction and mental health issues. No treatment is one-size-fits-all, and at The Arbor, you will have a team of experts prepared to create your customized treatment plan. We offer care for your mind, body, and spirit so that you can heal from the inside out and look forward to a lifetime of sobriety and wellness. If you are ready to take the first step in your recovery, please call us at 844-413-2690.