How to Celebrate the New Year Sober

If you’re pursuing your sobriety, you may be feeling a bit little anxious about the upcoming New Year’s celebration. With the expectation of drinking and partying on this holiday, there is a risk of falling back into your addiction. However, it is completely possible to enjoy this exciting evening without a single drop of alcohol or any other substance. Take a look at how to celebrate the New Year sober, and feel confident in your sobriety as you enter 2020.

If you or your loved one need a safe space to recover from addiction, contact Myrtle Beach Recovery to learn more about our short- and long-term recovery programs.

Throw Your Own (Sober) Party

Instead of attending an event that’s centered around addictive substances, gather a few of your closest friends—ones who support you in your sobriety—and throw a party of your own. If you love to decorate and plan, you’ll enjoy setting up decorations, gathering the best snacks, and creating the ultimate New Year’s playlist filled with the top songs from the previous year.

When friends arrive, consider playing some party games. You can ask each person to announce their New Year’s resolutions and get them to recount the highlights of the previous year. Or, simply have some games prepared to pop into your favorite console, and challenge your guests to a friendly competition until the clock strikes midnight!

Relax with Friends & Family

If you’d rather enjoy a relaxing evening, get together with a handful of loved ones for a movie night. You can all wear your comfiest of clothes, choose your all-time favorite flicks, and simply enjoy spending quality time with one another as you welcome in the New Year.

Take a Trip

For a truly unforgettable New Year’s celebration, consider taking a trip to one of your top bucket list destinations. You’ll make memories that last a lifetime by starting the year in a location you’ve always dreamed of visiting. Plus, it’s a great way to use up your remaining vacation days that you have left over from the previous year!

Rely on Your Support System

Throughout all of the New Year festivities, make sure that you stay in close contact with your support system. If you feel like you’re beginning to feel down or anxious, it’s important to communicate this to those who know you are working on your sobriety. They can help you dismiss any negative thoughts and further assist you in getting back on track to enjoying a wonderful celebration!

Consider Myrtle Beach Recovery

Now that you know how to celebrate the New Year sober, we hope you enjoy a fantastic evening ringing in 2020. However, if you ever feel like you need assistance in maintaining your sobriety, don’t hesitate to reach out to Myrtle Beach Recovery. We offer short-term and long-term recovery programs, providing a safe place to work through the 12 Steps.

Contact us today to find out how we can help you on your path to sobriety in 2020.