Boredom in Recovery – Filling the Free Time - Banyan Detox Stuart

Boredom in Recovery – Filling the Free Time

boredom in recovery

Addiction and alcoholism are time-consuming problems.

As an addict or alcoholic, you likely spent a lot of time looking for your fix. So now that you’re sober, what are you supposed to do with all the free time? It’s no mystery that there’s a lot of initial downtime in sobriety, but this time can be filled with fun sober activities. At our drug and alcohol detox in Stuart, patients fill their down time with art, group therapy, exercise, and more. After finishing your treatment program, explore these tips, tricks, and things to do so you’ll never be bored.

Fun Sober Activities

There are many changes to get used to after completing addiction treatment in Stuart, and readjusting to sober fun is one change. Many people feel bored in recovery, as they’re not used to passing time without drugs or alcohol. Try these fun sober activities instead:

  • Take up a new hobby
  • Visit the gym and start a fitness routine
  • Volunteer within your local community
  • Go on a scavenger hunt with friends
  • Try an escape room with new sober friends
  • Read more or join a book club

Many of these fun sober group activities are the perfect option for weekend fun with friends. There are many things to do instead of drinking at night, including attending plays, going to amusement parks, evening courses, and hosting drink-free game nights.

Call 888-280-4763 to learn more about our Banyan Alumni Program, providing fun sober-focused activities for Banyan Treatment alumni.

Making the Most of Free Time After Rehab

After getting sober and finishing drug, alcohol, or suboxone detoxification in Stuart, you’ll have more free time on your hands. Use this free time for self-improvement. This can include finding a new hobby or furthering your education by taking in-person or online courses. All your newfound free time in recovery can be the backbone of a successful future that you build one day at a time.

Call 888-280-4763 to learn more about our programs at Banyan Detox Stuart.


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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.