St. Patrick’s Day is one of those holidays that are known for drinking and using in copious amounts for a grand old time partying. Green beer is served along with shots of Irish whiskey to make an event like St. Patrick’s Day go down as one of those holidays you will not remember. For those who can no longer drink and use, this may serve as a day to trick you into thinking that sobriety is a real drag. The truth is that you can still have fun on St.Patrick’s Day and still stay sober!
Start a New Tradition.
There are tons of activities out that there do not revolve around drinking and using. Start an annual St. Patrick’s Day hike, for instance, so you already know what you are doing next year. You will be surprised how many people will want to come with you if you plan the details of when, where, and why. Bring along a picnic in your backpack and make good use of your day. Chances are you will be so thrilled that you are doing something healthier in nature than making a fool of yourself drinking and using.
Go See a Movie.
The best thing about movie-going on St. Patrick’s Day is that there will probably not be a huge crowd to contend with. You can have the run of theatre without having lines to endure. If you feel like staying home, stream some movies on Netflix or rent a few movies from Redbox. You can grab some delicious buttery popcorn and some candy to get you in the mood to be captivated by the screen without having to drink and use to zone out.
Make an Irish Dinner.
Want to know more about St. Patrick’s Day? Get yourself engaged with the Irish by breaking some soda bread, The Irish cuisine can be fascinating to learn about and then cook for others, or better yet, have them cook with you. Research recipes that you can make such Rueben sandwiches, corned beef with cabbage, Shepard’s pie, or Irish stew. For dessert, make some homemade, of course nonalcoholic, shamrock shakes with cherries on top.
There are tons of ways to have fun when you are sober, you just have to find the activities that interest you. Get a group of friends together and have a blarney blast! You will be so happy with the fact that you are still sober by using the luck of the Irish to keep going in your recovery.
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