November 29, 2022 The Newspaper Serving LGBT Los Angeles

Tips For Being Sober in Los Angeles

In Los Angeles, the dining and drinking culture goes deep. There are a lot of great restaurants and bars in the area, but you don’t need to drink alcohol to enjoy the amazing culture. There are so many sober people in LA. The community is strong. Whether you are sober and want to enjoy yourself socially or are drinking too much and want to get sober, below are some tips for living the lifestyle in Los Angeles.

Work Out Routinely

One way to fill your days and feel good is to work out routinely. In Los Angeles, there are all kinds of different places to exercise outside. You can go on a hike, do yoga outside, or enjoy a walk along the coast. Working out helps you feel better both physically and mentally. You will stay active and have a reason to get up in the morning. You will be motivated to change your life and overcome your problems. Staying sober is easier when you are doing what you need to do. Work out frequently and you will be a lot better off.

Enjoy Non-Alcoholic Beverages

Whether you’re meeting someone for coffee, going out at night, or having a high-end dinner, you don’t have to drink alcohol to enjoy great beverages. You should enjoy good drinks too. You won’t miss the alcohol when you are sipping a mocktail with people. You can be around people who are drinking alcohol and still have a lot of fun. If it’s a ritual you are replacing, continue to go out but drink beverages without alcohol. You can still enjoy the company and the atmosphere without getting drunk.

Go Away for Treatment

If you need to get treatment for drugs and alcohol, there are plenty of options in LA, but you also might need to get away. What about going to rehab in Orange County? The change of pace will help you calm your mind and work on yourself. When you need to go to an addiction facility, you should be away from temptation. Whether you need to detox from opioids or alcohol, you’ll want to do it in a peaceful environment. Whether you stay in the area or go away, being sober often starts with a program. When you are working a program and going to group meetings, you will be a lot better off in your sobriety.

Do Activities

If Los Angeles has one thing, it is activities. There are all kinds of things you can do in the area without getting drunk or high. Go to a bookstore. Walk around Santa Monica. Go record shopping at Amoeba. Eat some amazing food. You can go see a comedy show at the Comedy Store. Whether you need to be sober for your health and well-being or just want to be clear-headed, there are so many ways to enjoy yourself and let off steam. With so many activities to choose from, you will never get bored in LA. Just think outside the box and find something that you enjoy.

Become Mindful

One of the most helpful ways to stay sober is to walk on yourself and your spirituality. Being mindful isn’t always easy, but it’s something you work on over time. Mindfulness can be pursued in yoga classes, breathing work, meditation, and grounding techniques. You can find guided meditation that will teach your brain to be in the moment and present. Sobriety makes mindfulness easier. You can also see a therapist to become more mindful and work through your trauma and problems. Do you have depression or anxiety? Mindfulness training will help.

Being sober in Los Angeles isn’t as hard as you’d think. There is a lot of drinking and drugs in the city, but the recovery community is quite large. There is also a lot to do in LA. You will never have a shortage of productive and fun things to do when you live here. Whether you want to read more books, exercise more frequently, or go out socially without drinking, there are plenty of ways to be sober in LA. If you are looking for guidance, go to a meeting and see what the recovery community has to offer. Being sober could change your life forever.

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