When it is too hot outside and you’re newly sober, staying sober is not easy. The heat will drive you to find places where you can cool down … and you may just as easily find yourself at your old hang outs, with your old drug-loving drinking crowd.

It does not help that every celebration, like the 4th of July around the corner, is usually advertised with a lot of drinking; and not the one you’re allowed to have. Some of the biggest mistakes people make is thinking that they are ready to be out there and not having a plan to celebrate differently. Perhaps doing laps in the pool would be a lot more refreshing than drinking by the pool; not only will you get your exercise, you’ll cool down and find yourself tired from your work out that you may get a good night sleep.

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