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Sober Living Activities in Colorado Springs

Sober living homes (also known as sober houses or sober living environments) are facilities that provide cost-effective, safe housing and supportive, structured, substance-free living conditions for people exiting drug rehab treatment programs. Sober living homes serve as a transitional bridge between such programs and a patient’s return to everyday, mainstream society [1].

After completing rehab treatment, many individuals can find themselves returning to high-risk environments where friends or family members may unintentionally cause a recovering addict to relapse by consuming drugs or alcohol around them. Because of this, sober living homes can be extremely beneficial for anyone in recovery who does not have a supportive, substance-free environment to return home to, or who is uncomfortable with making such a significant life change right away.

The ultimate goal of a sober living facility and its staff is to provide a transition back to independence for patients looking to maintain their sobriety after completing rehab treatment. Eudaimonia operates three gender-specific sober living homes in Colorado Springs that offer a full set of recovery support services to ensure that you have the best opportunity to succeed in your commitment to sobriety.

Get to Know Your Surroundings

Given its mountainous landscape and laid-back way of life, Colorado Springs is a beautiful, welcoming place to live, work, and play. Whether you are the outdoorsy, adventurous type or are more interested in the arts and culture scene, there is truly something for everyone to enjoy. Known locally along with the neighboring city of Manitou Springs as “The Springs”, Colorado Springs can best be described as a big city with a small-town feel and is often rated as one of the country’s best cities to live in.

Below are several sober activities in Colorado Springs that can help you meet new friends in recovery and enjoy all the perks that living in the area has to offer without the needless worry of alcohol or drugs being present as a distraction.

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Sober Living Activities in Colorado Springs

Colorado is a state known for its incredible natural beauty, the many outdoor recreational opportunities it has to offer, and its numerous professional sports teams, historical sites, and award-winning restaurants. You may be surprised to find that the transition into a sober living home and lifestyle based in Colorado Springs is easier than you think given the many resources that can be found in the vicinity.

Garden of the Gods Park and National Natural Landmark

Garden of the Gods Park and National Natural Landmark is a beautiful, oft-photographed landscape featuring 300 ft. towering sandstone rock formations that frame a backdrop of the snow-capped Pikes Peak. Guests visiting the park can learn how the garden’s formations were formed at the world-class visitor and nature center, which houses numerous informative displays and hosts daily nature presentations. Visitors are welcome to explore the park on their own time either on foot or by bike and can also take an informative guided hike that departs several times a day from the nature center. The park also offers open-air Jeep and Segway tours along with electric bicycles at an additional rental cost. Because there is no admission fee for guests choosing to explore the Garden of the Gods on their own, it is recommended to return to the park to view the rocks at different times of the day as the shifting sunlight and shadows can change their appearance entirely. Also of note is that many of the trails in the park are paved and as such are accessible to those using strollers or wheelchairs.

Explore the Summit of Pikes Peak

Known as “America’s Mountain”, Pikes Peak is the highest summit on the southern Front Range of the Rocky Mountains. Located 12 miles west of downtown Colorado Springs, the 14,115 ft. peak is a must-see attraction for both locals and visitors to the area alike. On clear days, visitors can see five states from the summit (Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, and Kansas) and may even catch a glimpse of the curvature of the earth fading away into the distance.

Whitewater Rafting and Other Water Activities

The Colorado Springs area is known for its world-class whitewater rafting which combines gatherings of friends, family members, roommates, or co-workers with the natural beauty of a fast-flowing river to create an exciting activity that changes each time it’s experienced. There are several local rafting outfitters in the area that offer beginner, intermediate, and advanced rafting trips to create adventures that those of all skill levels can enjoy.

Kayaking, canoeing, and fishing are other popular local outdoor activities that you might choose to participate in. As with rafting, the area surrounding Colorado Springs has an abundance of lakes and rivers to suit those either looking for a few hours of lazy paddling or a day spent fishing for tournament-level trout and bass.

Consider attending a Local Sporting Event as a Sober Spectator

Pre-game activities at sporting events are often considered almost as serious a ritual as the game itself; where people tend to arrive early and party hard. However, due to the increasing popularity of the “Sober Curious” movement, many people are now considering alcohol-free activities such as tailgating while also supporting their favorite sports teams.

Denver is a roughly one-and-a-half-hour drive from Colorado Springs, making it an easy day trip for those who want to attend the many professional sporting events it has to offer. Pro teams that call Denver home include the NHL’s Colorado Avalanche, the NFL’s Denver Broncos, the NBA’s Denver Nuggets, the MLB’s Colorado Rockies, and the MLS’s Colorado Rapids [2].

Check Out the Local Dining Scene

Colorado Springs is known for its eclectic dining scene that is home to everything from daily pop-up vegan food trailers to well-established fine dining restaurants. If you’re looking to try something new for a date night or even a lunch break with friends there are countless culinary options to be found within the city limits as well as in its outlying suburbs and counties.

Become Involved in Local Recovery Support Groups

One of the best ways to find like-minded sober friends in Colorado Springs can be through the local Alcoholics Anonymous chapter and other related support groups. There are regular meetings held in different locations throughout the city for those who want or need to make new sober friends. Not only can these meetings help you become more open about your struggles and support you in your recovery, but they may also introduce you to more people who can join you in some of the activities listed above (or even recommend others) [3].

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Eudaimonia Offers Hope in Recovery

At Eudaimonia Recovery Homes, we know the struggle of trying to achieve and maintain sobriety and can provide essential recovery support services and sober homes to help you or a loved one achieve lifelong recovery. Call us today at (512) 580-3130 or contact us online for more information.

References:

  1. Sober Living Recovery Homes | American Addiction Centers
  2. Colorado Sports Teams and Leagues
  3. Meetings – Colorado Springs Area Service Office (coloradospringsaa.org)

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