Recovery to those who have never experienced it can seem like the beginning of a dull and boring life. Drugs and alcohol are what makes going out fun. Plus in today’s world it seems like all there is to do has to include some form of intoxication, mainly drinking. Well, we are here to tell you that isn’t the case; you do have something to look forward to after detox and treatment. Trust us, if being in recovery wasn’t fun, we wouldn’t do it. Why would we?
So here are some cool things we have already done or want to do in recovery. You can use these ideas to inspire yourself to get through those last few days in detox or treatment. If you are already starting your own list you can use some of our ideas to inspire some more of your own. If you haven’t started a list we suggest you get to it!
Recovery isn’t boring when you’re doing adrenalin filled activities.
Here are some things we now have money and time for that get your blood pumping!
Recovery is far from boring jumping 15,000 ft out of perfectly good airplane.
Recovery isn’t boring mountain biking in the desert or at your favorite landmarks.
Recovery is amazing zip lining in Costa Rica.
Recovery is pure bliss when you’re reeling in a 30 pound dolphin (Mahi Mahi.)
Scuba diving is a really awesome experience and something you can do forever if you get certified.
Kayaking, mountain climbing, skateboarding, surfing, snowboarding, skiing, running a marathon, attempting an obstacle run, a mud run, or become a tri-athlete.
Not into the active and adrenalin kind of activities? Don’t worry there is still plenty to do.
Recovery happens on cruises, in yoga studios, in gyms, on long walks, in hanging out at the beach, during vacations to Cozumel, the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Bahamas or the Midwest.
Recovery happens taking cooking classes, photography classes, computer classes, or just in going back to school. Recovery happens during baking, and gardening, and volunteering.
Volunteer at the homeless shelter, volunteer at the butterfly gardens, volunteer to clean up the beach, become a lifeguard.
Parties and Shows, Shows and Parties
Throw parties, dinner parties, cook new foods, try new things, experience new restaurants.
Go to shows, go to football games, go see your favorite band in another state, go to any sporting event!
Set fun long term goals! Learn to ski, experience NYE in NY, go to California, attend a football game at every stadium in the US, save up for a house, save up for a car, save up for a favorite outfit.
There are so many things to do in this world and this list doesn’t cover half of them. So if you thought recovery was boring think again. And here is our last “how we know it’s fun.”
We know recovery is fun because we can do everything anyone else would do we just don’t drink or use drugs to do it. And in fact, more of our experiences are spent doing something more meaningful because the clubs and bars don’t really have anything to offer. Instead our favorite band playing at the venue the next city over does. Or something like that.
So if you are in detox hang on! It is worth it. Life becomes so full of well, life when you get sober! Detox is only the beginning. You will be able to do and achieve anything you want!