Living your best life sober and beachside!
Long before the beach was a theater of bodies stuffed into tiny suits, exposing as much skin as possible to the sun, beach-going was often a strictly medical undertaking. For centuries we looked to the sand and surf as a fully-stocked pharmacy. But first, we had to get over our fear of the sea. She’s a mysterious beast! We need beach therapy!
The Palms Recovery – Sober Living at the beach! When people think of the beach, they often think of relaxing and fun summer vacations, hungry seagulls, and refreshing waves. For some, the ocean isn’t the only thing that’s refreshing. Despite it being illegal at many beaches, people often drink alcohol on the beach. What do you do if you’ve recently decided to cut alcohol out of your life? Should you avoid the beach entirely? We’ve gotten over our fear of the ocean, so do we fear temptation?
Luckily, there are plenty of other activities you can enjoy at the beach that don’t involve alcohol or drugs just fun in the sun! Here are some ideas for sober activities on the beach.
For individuals who enjoy being physically active, there are plenty of fun ways to enjoy the beach without alcohol! Bringing a Frisbee or football to the beach is a great way to pass the time with friends. Or maybe you’re spending the day with enough people to start up a volleyball game. If you want to get off the sand and into the water, boogie boarding and skim boarding are also fun ways to pass the time. No fear, just sober living fun!
Enjoy Some Relaxation Time
If you prefer a more laid-back beach experience, there are many relaxing activities you can enjoy at the beach that don’t involve alcohol or drugs! Bring a book, magazine, or newspaper and catch up on the reading you haven’t had time to do. You might decide to listen to some music, a podcast, or an audiobook. Taking a walk along the beach and collecting seashells can also be a relaxing way to spend your time at the beach.
If you’ve recently decided to cut alcohol out of your life, you don’t necessarily have to cut out the beach as well. Whether you prefer to be active at the beach or enjoy spending your time at the shore relaxing, there are plenty of activities you can enjoy that don’t involve drinking alcohol or drugs. So, pack up your Frisbee, bring your books, and lather on your sunscreen – it’s time to hit the beach!
If you are struggling to cut alcohol or drugs out of your life, Rehab After Work can help. Take a look at our various outpatient programs, or contact us today to schedule an intake appointment.