Living in active addiction can cause many people to become socially isolated and act in ways that are out of character. This is why relationships and being social in recovery is so important to a person’s ability to maintain his or her new lifestyle.
Part of ABTRS independent living program is about building a sober community that will help anyone with the desire to live in sobriety. When people do drugs for recreational purposes, sometimes they forget how to have fun without being high. Just because you get sober doesn’t mean your life is boring and lifeless. As a matter of fact, it is the opposite.
There is a world of fun out there and it just takes the willingness to explore it. At the Independent Living Community there is so much to do with an amazing sober social event calendar.
Chef Jesse comes once a week – Sundays – to teach everyone how to cook outstandingly delicious food. The turn out has been amazing with some classes getting as big as 12 people. Good food, great company, and never a dull moment.
Every other Friday is ABTRS Alumni Pizza Karaoke and it is always a hit. Everyone knows the lyrics to Bohemian Rhapsody and Journey never lets the wheels stop turning when the Alumni comes over and shows it how its’ done.
Chilling around the community clubhouse isn’t the only thing to do. They go see movies, hit the gym to get their fitness on, community service, church, meetings, fellowship conventions & retreats, and more. When you get the support you need, the fun just comes naturally.
Many people forget how to trust, be social, and be accepted for who they are. These little things make life in sobriety fun and worth living for. ABTRS understands just how important the little things can be.