3 Tips for An Alcohol-Free Summer

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As the school year winds down to an end, everyone has summer on their minds! It’ll be here before we know it and we should all prepare to have a safe, fun summer season! Here are 5 tips for staying sober this summer and finding clean and safe ways to celebrate the sun!

1 // When throwing parties, serve a variety of alcohol-free punches and drinks! — It’s not hard to throw together a tasty punch with soda, fruit juice, and fresh fruit! You could also serve flavored waters and teas to refresh your guests.

2 // Hang around with the friends who support your decision to abstain from drinking. — The “right crowd” is so important. Don’t hang around with people who are tempting you to make bad decisions or to harm your body. Find friends who support and encourage you to follow your convictions.

3 // When spending time with friends, go outside and get active in the sunshine! — Exercise and the outdoors are both helpful in increasing endorphins and “feel-good” combinations of hormones. Get out there and get your high the healthy way!

4 //We truly hope that you’ll take these tips to heart and strive to have a healthy, happy summer!

 

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Support Sobriety!

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Do you know friends who have put in the effort to stay sober in the midst of teen and underage drinking parties? Celebrate them! If you’ve chosen to stay sober while your peers give into temptation, celebrate yourself! Alcohol abuse is extremely dangerous and can lead to a host of illnesses — many of which can be fatal (think alcohol poisoning!) Use your brains and your will. Protect yourself. Rethink the drink!

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10 Links for Sober Living

Today, we wanted to share ten links in celebration of sober living! These links are directed towards teens who make the choice not to drink, but these can also apply to adults who choose to remain sober. We hope these links will spark some ideas for fun activities to do with your friends or ways in which you can feel motivated to remain diligent in your decision to avoid alcohol!

1.Fun, Clean Sober Ideas for your Teens // New Beginnings

2. Sober Sources Network

3. Sober Life, Sober Choices Program // Inspirations for Youth

4. Sober Living Homes // Teen Treatment Center

5. 10 Tips for Staying Sober after Rehab // Northbound Academy

6. Sober Girl

7. Getting Sober at a Young Age // Treatment 4 Addiction

8. How to be a Sober Teen // WikiHow

9. 150 Things to Do Instead of Drinking // Sober Sources

10. Safe Sober

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Alcohol Addiction Recovery Stories

Looking for some inspiration to live a sober life or to recover from alcohol addiction? Check out these resources!

>> About.com // Personal Alcohol and Drug Recovery Stories

>> Alcohol & Drug Abuse // Personal Recovery Stories

We encourage you to look at these stories. Don’t become a statistic. Rethink the drink. Make wise choices. Protect your body. After all, you only get one!

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