Summer is quickly approaching, and for most people, that means drinking by the pool, parties on the beach, and late nights out with friends. But if you’re thinking that summer fun is nothing more than a pipe dream now that you’re sober, think again. Giving up drugs and alcohol doesn’t mean you have to give up on your social life. Having fun sober is not only possible but also comes with countless benefits. Here’s a few:
- You’ll be distracted from thoughts about using.
- You’ll start embracing life without substances.
- You’ll create memories that will last a lifetime, and you’ll remember them!
- You’ll have the chance to meet other people and maybe even form lasting friendships.
- You’ll discover how much more fun life is sober.
Remember, sobriety doesn’t have to be boring. Boredom is actually dangerous, as it can lead to depression, irritability, and anger – all of which can increase your risk of relapsing. So, put your sobriety first by letting loose and having fun at one of these upcoming sober-friendly events.
Daybreaker Bloom & Bass Boat Party (New York City)
You’re on a boat where the bass is bumping and you’re dancing with your fellow party-goers as you cruise parallel to the New York City skyline. It’s likely you thought that fun times like this were far-gone, that is, until you found Daybreaker NYC Bloom & Bass Boat Party. On May 15th, Daybreaker is throwing their first boat party of the season in celebration of Mental Health Awareness month. Attendees should arrive to Pier 40 at 6 am and be prepared for a one-hour yoga or cardio workout pregame. Following the pregame, party-goers will participate in an epic two-hour dance party. While supplies last, there will be free beverages and snacks, such as kombucha and breakfast bites – and no alcohol on the premises. There will even be a secret concert with performances by local artists! Tickets range from $30 to $40 and can be purchased here.
Summer Fest 2019 (Fairfield, CT)
If you’re in the Connecticut area, you have the chance to dance the night away with your pals to the musical stylings of B-RAiN, Jordan Meyer & KC Makes Music, REM ONE, A.Live Panda, and DJ Roc at Summer Fest 2019 on May 27th at the Penfield Pavilion starting at 6:00 pm. The event is being thrown by the Glorious Recovery Foundation, a non-profit that encourages people affected by addiction to learn how to live a joyous life sober – and that is exactly what this event is set out to do! Summer Fest 2019 is an all ages event, so you can bring your kids if you’d like! Tickets range from $10 to $50 and can be purchased here.
The GlowRide: LifeCycle Summer Psychedelic Slow Cruise (Mildford, DE)
Join your fellow groovy glow riders at Lifecycle in Southern Delaware at 8 pm on May 24th for a night of good vibes, as you cruise on your bike for 6.3 miles. The GlowRide is estimated to take about 45 to 60 minutes. Participants are encouraged to wear psychedelic outfits, decorate their bikes, and bring glow sticks, zip ties, Bluetooth speakers, glow balloons, solar lights, and any other glowing gear. Following the groovy glow bike-riding, there will be an after-party on the arena’s back deck. GlowRide is an all ages event! There are no tickets necessary for GlowRide, but you can leave a donation here.
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