Spring break might be known for drinking and other debauchery but it doesn’t have to be if you are newly sober. In fact, you can come back home refreshed rather than hungover. That’s what a vacation is for, right?
If you’re trying to lead a life free of alcohol or drugs, it can seem like you have to give up certain things that appear to revolve around getting wasted, but there are plenty of people who have those experiences sober. You just have to be willing to try something new, and think outside of the box.
Spring break doesn’t have to be wild nights and days sleeping in. You can do a lot of fun and adventurous things that you won’t be ashamed to tell your grandchildren about one day.
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How To Stay Sober During Spring Break
There is such a thing! If you can afford it and have friends who may be interested, you can join one of these tour packages or cruises. There are domestic packages as well as international trips. The added benefit is that you’re traveling with likeminded people who have something in common with you.
Make your own adventure
You can plan your own sober trip with friends or family members who are interested. Travel sites make it easy to plan your own trip. All you have to do is decide how much you have to spend, where you want to go and what you want to do when you get there. Most tourist spots have a variety of activities. If you go to the beach, you could go scuba diving, parasailing, paddle boarding, surfing or take a boat out for fishing. If you visit a city with a lot of history, you could take architectural tours or a ghost walk. An area known for its food is bound to have tasting tours.
Go on a retreat
If you want to spend some time alone to regroup, think about taking a personal retreat. There are retreats available where you’re around people but you spend most of the week in silence. There are also retreats where you spend time doing yoga or meditating in groups. If you want something a little more vigorous, you can look for a more active retreat where you can go camping, hiking or participate in other physical activities.
Donate your time
Many people choose to spend their spring break giving back. There are many programs, such as Habitat for Humanity, that welcome the help. You can stay local or even travel to other countries, depending on your budget and the length of time you can commit. Volunteering is a great way to enhance your recovery and get a new perspective.
Sure, staying home doesn’t sound all that exciting, but if you’ve got a to-do list waiting, it’s the perfect time to tackle it. Are there things you want to do around the house but never have time? Hit up Home Depot and get them done. Do you have a stack of books you’ve been wanting to read, or a television show you’ve wanted to binge watch? Spend a few days relaxing in PJs and getting lost in a fictional story.
The possibilities are endless when you think about all the things you can do sober. Who wants to have every day of a vacation revolve around drinking, partying and feeling bad the next day? There are so many more interesting things to do with your time.
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