The month of June is the perfect time to get sober. For those who have started addiction recovery, celebrating a sober Pride Month may mean making a few changes to the way you celebrated in the past. Yet, it can still be enjoyable and full of opportunities for having fun. If you are struggling now with drugs or alcohol, the addiction treatment programs at Crestview Recovery can provide you with the resources you need to make the change to heal.
How to Make a Sober Pride Month a Good One
Sobriety is something to be proud of because of just how intense treatment can be. For those who are members of the LGBTQ community, it is important to show just how strong and confident you are in who you are and the work you’ve accomplished through substance use treatment. It doesn’t have to be a challenge to celebrate these accomplishments without having to use drugs or alcohol to do so.
What can you do to celebrate a sober Pride Month? Here are some places to start.
- Visit local events to get the full experience. Most areas will have a few different Pride Month activities that could be ideal for you to support the community. Be a part of those that do not relate to alcohol or drug use.
- Turn to a friend you know is struggling with addiction. Help them see how getting treatment can help them have confidence and live a healthy and full life. Let them know about our LGBTQ-inclusive program.
- Talk about what you’ve experienced and accomplished. Sometimes the best way to have a sober Pride Month is to let others know that they can achieve big things if they put their mind to it.
- Plan an event or social event for your closest friends. Make sure they are sober friends or those willing to enjoy a few hours of fun without the use of substances. Make some fantastic food and celebrate in style.
- Recognize who you are and be proud of it. One of the most important parts of sobriety is being honest with yourself. The same is true for Pride Month. Take the time to think about who you are right now and what you want for your life in the next 5 to 10 years.
Sober Living, Sober Pride
At Crestview Recovery, we know the challenges you’re facing every day as you try to stay on the path to sobriety. You do not have to go down that path alone. We offer a wide range of treatment programs and resources to support you. As an LGBTQ-inclusive community, we understand the unique needs and struggles you have and can offer therapy to help.
If you are facing concerns with your sobriety or just starting on the path to addiction recovery, we encourage you to learn more about the programs we offer. We can help you on your first day of therapy, throughout your lifetime, and even after a relapse. Some of our programs include:
- Residential treatment programs
- Intensive outpatient program
- Partial hospitalization program
- Outpatient treatment program
- Aftercare treatment program
Reach Out for Help at Crestview Recovery Today
A sober Pride Month is possible. It’s the ideal way to make sure that you enjoy this month to the fullest. What’s most important is focusing on your health. If you think staying sober is going to be too hard to do, reach out for help. Turn to our dedicated team at Crestview Recovery to learn how you can make the changes you need to live a full life in recovery. Call us at 866.262.0531 or connect with us online to start on a path towards wellness.
Since 2016, Dr. Merle Williamson, a graduate of Oregon Health Sciences University, has been the Medical Director at Crestview Recovery, bringing a rich background in addiction medicine from his time at Hazelden Treatment Center. He oversees outpatient drug and alcohol treatments, providing medical care, setting policies, detox protocols, and quality assurance measures. Before specializing in addiction medicine, he spent 25 years in anesthesiology, serving as Chair of Hospital Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee and Chief of Anesthesia at Kaiser Permanente. This experience gives him a unique perspective on treating prescription drug addiction.