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Did we say FUN?

We say it again: A life in recovery must be more compelling, more exciting, more vibrant and more FUN than the using lifestyle it replaces.

Maybe for some of you, this won’t be hard. Sustained drug and alcohol use is often accompanied by depression, anxiety, panic, isolation and forgetting that life – all by itself, without drugs and alcohol – is pretty darn amazing.

What do we mean by fun?

Pretty much anything you can think of!
  • Athletic leagues in the community
  • BBQs on our back deck
  • The Cubs
  • The Bears
  • The Sox
  • The Blackhawks
  • Golf
  • Mini-golf
  • Frisbee Golf
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Pizza while we watch the game
  • Wild pursuit of the best hamburger in Chicago
  • Fireworks on the 4th
  • Cards
  • Waterparks
  • Skiing
  • Snow Tubing
  • Theatre
  • Movies
  • Chicago street festivals
  • Every cool museum in the unreal city
  • Concerts (yes, sober concerts!)
  • Eating out
  • Camping
  • Hiking
  • Fishing
  • Road Trips
  • Kayaking on the Lake
  • Rock Climbing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Road Biking
  • Pool
  • Ping Pong
  • Escape Rooms
  • Haunted Houses
  • Bowling
  • Water-skiing
  • Lake House weekends
  • Zip-lines
  • Run a 5K (someone told me they like that stuff…)