Fun Sober Activities for You and Friends
Making the decision to go sober can often feel like you’re stepping into a whole new world. When drugs or alcohol have been a part of your daily life for some time, it’s easy to be intimidated or overwhelmed by the lifestyle changes that lie ahead.
One of the biggest questions people ask themselves when newly sober is, “what do I do now?”
Separating from old habits while finding new ones to enjoy is no small challenge. For many transitioning to sobriety, drinking and/or substance abuse may have been so closely tied to recreational activities or social gatherings that it could seem impossible to imagine having fun without that part of life. At first, it may feel as though sobriety will force you to sacrifice enjoying life or spending time with friends, but in time you’ll realize that is not the case.
At Beachway Therapy Center, we want you to know you don’t have to go on this journey alone. Sharing your goal of a sober lifestyle with close friends and loved ones will help develop a supportive and encouraging environment where you can still enjoy activities and going out while staying on track. Before you know it, having fun and being social without the need of drugs or alcohol will feel completely natural!
As you embark on your new lifestyle, here are five of our favorite sober activities to enjoy with friends and family.
5 Sober Activities to Enjoy with Your Friends
- Get Outdoors
Getting outside and enjoying nature is a great and healthy way to spend time with friends. There is so much to do! Get together for a hike, cool off on the water in a kayak or stand-up paddle board (SUP), or go for a nice group bike ride. Outdoor activities are a great way to stay active and have fun as a group without the temptation of alcohol present.
- Enjoy Your Local Attractions
Looking for something fun to do nearby? Try visiting some local spots and attractions such as farmer’s markets, museums, shopping centers, and theme parks. Embrace your inner tourists in your hometown. You and your friends will enjoy exploring and making memories around your own city, and you may even find some new favorite hangout spots without needing to venture back to the bars.
- Join a Sports League Together
Getting some friends together to join an adult rec league can be extremely rewarding! Playing together as a team could help to create even stronger bonds, plus the exercise will leave you feeling great and refreshed.
- Attend Live Entertainment Such as Music & Shows
Whether you’re planning a date night or social event with friends, it’s hard to go wrong with a concert or live show (comedy, plays, etc.). If you’re in your early stages of sobriety and uncomfortable around certain settings where alcohol is more present, you may want to begin by avoiding venues such as bars. If there are no shows in town at the time, head to the movie theater for a quick flick and some popcorn.
- Discover a New Hobby
As you continue to find new ways to enjoy your sober lifestyle, you’ll likely begin to discover new interests and hobbies. Some of our favorites include photography, cooking, or learning a new instrument.
Ready to Start Enjoying Life Again?
Going sober is a huge lifestyle change, but it doesn’t have to mean living a boring or dull life! Surrounding yourself with supportive friends and participating in fun sober activities can help make your new lifestyle much more satisfying and fulfilling. There are endless ways to continue socializing with friends and enjoying your free time without the need for drugs or alcohol and we believe you’ll love the new life you find.
Beachway Therapy Center would love to help you on your journey to living your life free of drug and/or alcohol dependency. We are committed to providing the personalized care and support needed to overcome the obstacles faced when going sober.
Please give us a call at for more information and to start getting the confidential help you deserve.