One of the highlights of the summer is Independence Day. This Fourth of July will be the first time that many of us have celebrated since the global pandemic started, which will add even more enthusiasm to this high point of the summer. On the Fourth of July, there are many types of outdoor celebrations, parties, and festivals that can be difficult to attend for those who wish to remain sober. Large group gatherings can be overwhelming and cause potential triggers for those in recovery. Luckily, you can enjoy many sober activities this Fourth of July that will not put your recovery at risk. Once their time in our facility is complete, the clients we serve at Sunflower Wellness Retreat receive aftercare support through our alumni program designed specifically to help those in recovery on “high-risk” days like the Fourth of July.
As we celebrate freedom on Independence Day, Sunflower Wellness Retreat urges those in recovery to celebrate their personal freedom from drugs and alcohol. Planning your holiday with sober activities can help you successfully enjoy yourself without the use of alcohol or other substances. If you are currently struggling with sobriety, our team at Sunflower Wellness Retreat is ready to help you. Call us now at 855.730.8825 to learn more.
Sober Activities for Fourth of July
Fourth of July holiday festivities often involve gathering with family and friends, outdoor cooking, and activities that often include alcohol consumption. Those battling addiction this Fourth of July may find themselves in a difficult situation if they are around alcohol or substances. If you are in recovery and are worried about your sobriety this upcoming holiday, Sunflower Wellness Retreat has some tips to guide you through a safe and sober Fourth of July. Some sober activities for you to enjoy this Fourth of July might include:
- Attending a small gathering where your friends and family are supportive of your recovery – can be especially important if you are new to sobriety
- Organizing a hike or taking a trip to the beach rather than attending a party
- Going to an Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous meeting early to set the tone for the day
- Going to a local Fourth of July parade or your local fireworks display
- Attending a large group event, but making sure you have a plan to leave if you feel uncomfortable
Remaining sober on the Fourth of July is within your reach and can be fun! At Sunflower Wellness Retreat, we believe it is of great importance to acknowledge that you are strong and secure enough in your recovery to have fun without using alcohol or substances. If you need more tips, tools, or resources, one of our compassionate staff members is ready to help. Reach out to us online or call us at 855.730.8825 to learn more.
What Does Sober Living Mean?
Sober living is an ongoing commitment filled with triumphs and challenges, yet there are ways to manage whatever life may throw at you healthily. Enrolling in one of our addiction treatment programs at Sunflower Wellness Retreat can teach you the tools necessary to manage expectations and emotions in healthy ways throughout your journey in recovery. If you are currently struggling with addiction, the first step is to call now at 855.730.8825 to get help from one of our skilled professionals. The types of addiction treatment programs we offer are:
- Residential/inpatient treatment program
- Partial hospitalization program (PHP)
- Intensive outpatient rehab (IOP)
- Men’s rehab program
- Women’s rehab program
At Sunflower Wellness Retreat, we believe in recovery that lasts a lifetime. Once you graduate from one of our addiction treatment programs, we offer aftercare services that will support your ongoing journey in sober living. One form of aftercare support we offer is our alumni program. Participating in Sunflower Wellness Retreat’s alumni program connects you with peers in recovery. Meeting regularly and celebrating successes together can help you stay strong in your sobriety.
Learn More at Sunflower Wellness Retreat
Sunflower Wellness Retreat’s facility is located near Kansas City and proudly serves as the inpatient drug rehab of choice in the Midwest. We are located on 12 acres of peaceful Kansas countryside, which reinforces our focus on providing treatment in an intimate, patient-centered environment. Change is possible at Sunflower Wellness Retreat. Reach out to us online or call 855.730.8825 to get started.