In early recovery, it’s especially important for parents to encourage young adults to pursue healthy sober activities. MagShores @ SoberCourage has compiled a list of thought starters for people of all ages. Heck you might find some ideas for yourself – or even something you can do together with your kiddo!
One of the things that #SoberSon has enjoyed is watching Netflix to catch up on shows he missed during addiction. Within a few months of recovery, he also earned enough money at his part-time job to get a laptop (he sold the one he’d gotten for college to buy drugs early on in his addiction), so he’s also enjoyed playing video games again and being able to do research, read the news and much more online. Plus, once he started back to college last year, the laptop was vital to doing his homework. All in all, it’s given him a sense of independence and accomplishment. MWM
Having fun in sobriety can be a whole new learning process. Like a toddler learning to walk, being sober means relearning everything we thought we once only knew how to do while drinking.
In early recovery especially, we tend to find ourselves consumed by this great big fear that once we quit drinking, our life will become horribly boring! I have to be honest here, and say that in the beginning, life will definitely seem a bit boring. After all, we were used to doing everything with a drink in hand, so it is no coincidence that we tend to associated all the fun activities with drinking. Then we get sober and take away the drinking, and all of a sudden it seems that all the fun is gone too!
But, let’s be honest for a minute – where those activities actually fun? Maybe, the first few hours, right? But…
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