5 Ways to have Healthy Fun this Summer

Looking for ways to have fun in the sun that don’t involve alcohol or other drugs? We’re here with 5 ideas for how you can let loose and have a good time with friends and family during the warmer months.

  1. Pick up a new outdoor hobby (landscaping, hiking, running, etc.)
  2. Set up a volleyball net and play games with friends or neighbors.
  3. Try out new lemonade or mocktail recipes at your next barbecue.
  4. Find a new trail system and take a group of friends to explore.
  5. Go fishing on a boat in a local lake or river.

There’s no time like spring to make your summer plans. We want to make sure they’re full of healthy activity so that you won’t even miss the alcohol or other drugs at the party or get-together.

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Some encouragement for your weekend!

This week, we wanted to remind you of some dangers with marijuana, opioids, and alcohol. Educate yourself, share these graphics, and stay up to date with what you know about these harmful substances!

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Our Latest Graphics

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Check out the latest graphics from Rethink the Drink! Feel free to share these to help inspire yourself and your friends to live wisely and to rethink the drink!

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5 Tips for Keeping Confident While Staying Sober

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It can be difficult to remain sober in the midst of a group of friends who love to party with alcohol. It can be difficult to remain sober after struggling for a long time with alcoholism. Today on the blog, we’d love to encourage you in your commitment to sobriety! Here are 5 tips for keeping confident while staying sober.

1. Your sobriety is no one’s business but yours. // If someone gives you a hard time at a party or asks you why you choose to stay sober, politely reply that it is none of their business. 

2. Staying sober is a decision made out of strength, not weakness. // It’s easy to go along with the crowd and to keep drinking, but staying sober takes strength and the fact that you’ve made that choice for yourself is admirable. 

3. Don’t make a big deal of it. // Don’t feel like you have to tell everyone about your journey to sobriety. If you want to talk about it, then do, but if you’d rather not, just don’t mention it. 

4. Find mocktails you love so that you can still have a fun drink at parties. // Just because you don’t drink doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a delicious party beverage. Find your favorite mocktail and make it your go-too drink on your next night out. 

5. Keep yourself active and healthy. // The more active you are and the more nutritious your diet, the better you will feel overall. If you feel good, chances are you won’t feel the temptation to drink quite as much. Devote yourself to a healthy lifestyle to keep yourself mentally, emotionally, and physically healthy.

We hope these tips are helpful for you!

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Don’t Serve Alcohol to Minors

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I’ll never forget the time I was in high school visiting a friend’s house. Her mother was at home and allowing the teens present to drink in the house. It was one of those occasions of, “I’d rather them drink in the house than outside where they’d be driving or getting themselves into trouble.” I was deeply disturbed. All I could think about was the fact that if even one teenager managed to escape her notice and drive home, that person could have gotten into an accident and killed or killed someone else. It bothers me to this day and I knew even in high school that I would never offer alcohol to minors. There are just too many variables to control — not to mention the fact that alcohol can damage growing brains and bodies.

Thankfully that night no one was hurt, but it could easily have happened. I urge you today, DO NOT SERVE ALCOHOL TO MINORS. Be a good, responsible, wise role model.

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