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Substance-Free Summer: Make This Season Count!

By June 17, 2024Blog, News

Substance-Free Summer:

Make This Season Count!

Summer is here, and it’s the perfect time to enjoy some fun and relaxation. Many people believe that the best times are made with alcohol or drugs, but we’re here to show you how you can have an amazing summer while staying substance-free. Let’s make this summer unforgettable!


Stay Hydrated & Eat Well

Keeping yourself hydrated and eating nutritious foods is essential for a healthy and enjoyable summer. Drinking plenty of water helps you stay energized and cool, especially during those hot summer days. Opt for fresh fruits and vegetables to boost your energy levels and keep you feeling great. A balanced diet not only keeps your body in top shape but also supports your mental well-being.


Being outside in nature gives you a chance to unplug from the world and enjoy the beauty of nature. It also has been found to help decrease stress and depressive thoughts. If you spend time in nature this summer you are sure to reap the benefits!

Call A Friend

Having a strong support system is crucial, especially during social gatherings. If you find yourself in a situation where you feel tempted or uncomfortable, don’t hesitate to call a trusted friend. Whether it’s someone from your recovery group, a sponsor, or a close friend, having someone to talk to can make all the difference. Keep your phone handy, and remember, you’re never alone in your journey.

Bring A Sober Friend

One of the best ways to stay accountable and have fun is by bringing a sober friend along. Having someone who shares your commitment to sobriety can make social events more enjoyable and less tempting. You can support each other, chat, and make memories without the pressure of substance use. It’s a win-win situation!


Physical activity is a fantastic way to boost your mood and stay healthy. Whether it’s cycling, hiking, swimming, or just taking a brisk walk, exercise releases endorphins that help reduce stress and improve your overall well-being. Summer is the perfect time to explore new activities outdoors. Find something you enjoy and make it a part of your daily routine.


If you’re looking for a more relaxed activity, reading is a great choice. It’s a wonderful way to escape, learn something new, and unwind. Whether it’s a novel, a self-help book, or a fascinating biography, reading can be both enjoyable and enriching. Find a cozy spot, maybe in the shade of a tree or on a comfy chair by the pool, and lose yourself in a good book.

Staying committed to your recovery is essential, even during the summer when social temptations are high. But with these tips, you can have a fantastic time while maintaining your sobriety. Remember, you don’t have to compromise your recovery to have fun. There are endless ways to enjoy summer while staying true to yourself.

If you ever need additional support, ShareHouse is here for you. We offer a range of treatments and support systems to help you stay on track and make the most of your substance-free summer.

This summer can be your best one yet! Take care of yourself, and remember: 

Recovery Is Possible!