Tips For Staying Sober:

After taking the steps to become sober, some can be at a loss for what to do to maintain that state. There are many ways that can help you stay on that path.

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For those interested in hearing another perspective on the journey of sobriety, this article from the guardian may provide a helpful outlook.

Avoid Risky Situations

This can mean many things depending on the person. In some cases, it means cutting off someone who has no desire to get sober or avoiding a place where people often get drunk. It can also mean taking a different route when going somewhere to avoid a place that may put your sobriety at risk.

Form a Support System

Don’t be afraid to ask family and friends for help, even if certain dynamics have been altered due to the change. Perhaps even consider family therapy or counselling to ease those issues alongside any others that may crop up.

Having sober friends to go to events with can be a good way to manage the initial stress of sobriety. Keeping in contact with a sponsor to talk to whenever things feel overwhelming or even if you’re only feeling a little anxious can also be very helpful.

Join a Support Group

Well-known organisations such as Narcotics Anonymous or Alcoholics Anonymous can be good ways to add to your support system. It may take a few tries to find the group that works best for you, but it is a worthwhile endeavour.

There are several apps available for connecting with others dealing with the same challenges as you. Some apps can also assist you in getting help or finding a ride to a meeting.

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Learning to manage your mental health is an essential part of this journey, and looking into mental health training courses Plymouth, London, or wherever you’re located can prove useful. Specialist training providers such as may be helpful when looking.

Volunteer To Be Designated Driver

This provides a short and simple answer for choosing not to drink. Not to mention, it can act as an anchor, giving you something to focus on.

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