Picture this: you’ve started your recovery and you are walking out of the doors of a San Diego Rehab Center feeling like a new person. You’ve got a full team of people supporting you, knowing that you WILL be successful.
Where are you going to go? What are you going to do? It was emphasized that you can’t go back to your old habits and your old stomping grounds, so what is there to do in San Diego for the sober person?
During the early stages of recovery on your own, it’s important to stay busy. This way you can stave off the urge to relapse while you get used to your new life. Below are a few things to consider doing after you leave a San Diego rehab center.
Places that are open for breakfast generally don’t serve alcohol, so the temptation to indulge won’t be there. Try Woody’s Breakfast and Burgers, their shorefront patio ensures that your views while eating your breakfast burrito are the best possible.
Go to the Beach:
After enjoying your meal while watching other people enjoy the water, get in yourself! You can curl up with a good book, swim to your heart’s content, take a surfing lesson, or enjoy a nap getting some much-needed Vitamin D. Just don’t forget your sunscreen!
What better way to enjoy than the ocean than to get out there and ride its waves! San Diego has many surfing schools that can teach you all the tips and tricks you need to enjoy a day out on the water catching waves.
Do an Escape Room:
Get away from your reality, literally. There are lots of escape rooms in San Diego, and one close to Mission Bay is Quicksand Escape Room. Getting your mind off of your recovery at a San Diego Rehab Center and into your escape will be sure to help you get your brain working in new ways.
Rent a Hot Tub Cruise:
It can be hard to think of things to do with friends that don’t include alcohol. It’s easy to say you’re going to go out with friends and abstain while they are indulging, but the reality is harder. If you rent a Hot Tub Cruise, complete with slide, you can enjoy an afternoon cruising around the Bay hanging out with your friends in a 100% sober environment. Of course, you won’t even miss the alcohol with the views, the hot tub, the inflatable slide into the bay, and the company of your friends.
Get in Touch with Nature:
There are few things better for your recovery than to get in touch with nature. Despite the city vibe, San Diego’s location allows for it be the prime spot for a nature sanctuary right in the middle of Mission Bay. Whether you’re looking for a bird sanctuary or do some whale watching. There are options right in the city for you to be reminded that nature is beautiful, and so is your recovery.
Begin Recovery Today at a San Diego Rehab Center
If this sounds like a life you could get used to, then don’t hesitate to contact Ocean Hills Recovery. They are the experts in making sure you have the support you need to be successful in recovery.
Ocean Hills Recovery is a rehab center located close to San Diego with expert insight into how to stay sober after leaving a San Diego rehab facility. Reach out today to understand how the staff at Ocean Hills Recovery can help you have the best recovery possible and make the changes necessary to live a fulfilling sober life.
About the author:
Nicole earned her doctoral degree in Psychology with an emphasis on marriage and family therapy at California School of Professional Psychology. Her doctoral thesis was a grounded theory study exploring the role of alienation and connectedness in the life course of addiction. She specializes in treating addiction and trauma. She is certified in DBT and EMDR, two of the most highly regarded evidence-based methods in psychotherapy. Dr. Doss is a strong LGBT advocate and provides open and affirming support to her LGBT clients.
Dr. Doss’s earlier education included graduating cum laude from the University of California, Irvine in June of 2007 with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. While there, she received honors recognition by Psi Chi and Golden Key honor societies.
Nicole has been working with alcoholics and addicts in our California drug and alcohol rehab center as an advisor and counselor for many years. She is passionate about providing quality counseling and care to her clients. Her main focus is on integrating the 12 Step and disease models of addiction with experiential therapeutic theory. She is married to Greg; they have two adorable sons together and an energetic yellow Labrador Retriever.