“Regardless of what the liquor industry wants us to believe, we can live without alcohol – it is not a vital part of life, it is not the golden ticket to fun, it is not your friend.”
~ Lotta Dann, Mrs D is Going Without
When you are trying to recover from a drinking problem, it can seem as if there is temptation everywhere – advertisements, drinking on TV and in the movies, office parties, and even hanging out with old friends. But while your life used to be all about finding and taking that next drink, your new and improved sober life does not have to involve alcohol at all.
You CAN Drink Other Things
How are you supposed to go out to dinner, to a club with your friends, or to a party if you can’t drink? There’s no shortage of choices:
- Soft Drinks
- Bottled, Flavored, or Mineral Waters
- Tea or Coffee
Best of all, when you eliminate the alcohol, you can focus on having a good time with your friends.
You CAN Make Sober Friends
Not everybody wants or needs to get drunk all the time. Early in recovery, you learn that you have to avoid negative influences if your recovery is to be successful, and this can include old drinking friends and avoidable family members that can trigger a relapse.
But that doesn’t mean that you have to be lonely, because plenty of people don’t drink it all. When you surround yourself with sober people, easier to stay sober yourself.
If you want to live and alcohol-free life, Lasting Recovery alcohol rehab in San Diego can help. By taking a “total wellness” approach, Lasting Recovery allows you to return to the fulfilling and productive life that you have always deserved.
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