A Guide to an Awesome Sober New Year’s

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For some people, New Year’s Day is one filled with hangovers and regret.

But for patients from our drug detox centers in Florida, New Year’s Day is a new beginning with happiness, health, and sobriety. Staying sober on New Year’s Eve and beyond is a great choice for anyone who wants to start their new year on the right foot.

If you’re hesitant to find sobriety this time of year because you’d like to have one last hurrah by drinking on New Year’s Eve, think again. Staying sober is the best way to ring in the new year, and you can start planning fun sober things to do for New Year’s ahead of time.

Fun Sober Things to Do on New Year’s Eve

Break out the party hats and fireworks, because we’re rewriting what it means to have a great New Year’s Eve. If you’re newly sober, or if you’re getting a head start on your New Year’s Resolution by finding sobriety now, you’re going to need to plan some fun sober celebrations. Here are our favorite sober New Year’s activities:

  • Fireworks and sparklers. Depending on your state’s rules, you may be able to celebrate with your own at-home fireworks. It’s much safer using fireworks and sparklers when you’re sober, you’ll avoid injuries and many dangers. If you’re unable to enjoy fireworks at home, consider attending local events where the pros put on stunning firework shows.
  • Silly games. There are plenty of silly party games that can bring lighthearted fun to any sober New Year’s party. Pass the Hat is a fun game where partygoers try to pass a hat from one to another without using their hands. Scavenger hunts are also a fun sober New Year’s Eve activity.
  • Mix mocktails. You don’t need alcohol to enjoy this holiday. Stock your party with the perfect ingredients to create sober mocktails for New Year’s featuring sodas and various syrups.

Support for a Sober New Year’s and More

At Banyan Detox, we’re here to support your recovery. Our drug detox centers in Florida provide personalized approaches to drug and alcohol treatment, giving patients the support they need to get and stay sober.

We also offer a network of alumni programs to help patients achieve lasting sobriety. Call 888-280-4763 to learn more.


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Alyssa is Banyan’s Director of Digital Marketing & Technology. After overcoming her own struggles with addiction, she began working in the treatment field in 2012. She graduated from Palm Beach State College in 2016 with additional education in Salesforce University programs. A part of the Banyan team since 2016, Alyssa brings over 5 years of experience in the addiction treatment field.