With the societal emphasis placed on Fourth of July parties, some may be swayed to believe that the holiday is best spent under the influence. When actually, the opposite is true. The Fourth of July is more fire-cracking fun when you’re sober. Here are some reasons why —
1. There’s more to celebrate.
While celebrating America’s independence this Fourth of July, you can revel in your own freedom as well. Just as the United States is no longer under the thumb of Great Britain, when you’re in recovery, you’re no longer at the mercy of addiction.
2. You can bring a dish to the Fourth of July barbecue.
When you’re sober, you can direct your full attention to creating a delicious holiday dish for your loved ones to enjoy. Whether it’s a dip, salad, or pie, you’ll have the presence of mind to make an honest contribution to any party you attend. If you’re in need of some inspiration, check out Wasatch Crest’s head chef Mirza Miljkovich’s recipe for seared ahi beet salad.
3. When you’re sober, you’re safer.
With sobriety comes more awareness which can be especially beneficial when lighting off fireworks is part of the Fourth of July festivities. When you’re out from under the influence of drugs and alcohol, you’re less at risk for accidents involving celebratory explosives and more likely to enjoy the bursts of light and sound.
4. You can plan an adventure.
If you’d prefer to skip the Fourth of July parties, that’s completely understandable. Instead, you can set out on your own adventure, whether it’s taking a road trip to explore an unfamiliar town, going fishing with another sober friend, or inviting your loved ones on a day hike.
5. You’ll be more present with your friends and family.
When celebrating the holiday sober, you’ll have the opportunity to connect with your loved ones intentionally and make cherished memories.
LET FREEDOM AND RECOVERY RING
During the holiday, keep in mind that you don’t have to attend any events you don’t feel comfortable with. Also, it can be immensely beneficial to stay connected with your sober support throughout the occasion. If you’re struggling with addiction or finding it challenging to stay sober, Wasatch Crest can help connect you with care that’s a fit for your needs. To learn more about addiction treatment options, reach out.