20 Jul Having Fun in Sobriety at the Dodger Game!
On July 11th, 2014 all the guys in New Life House including graduates and friends joined us for a great evening followed by a spectacular fireworks show! Having fun in sobriety is a must do for young people getting sober. Brian shares his experience at the game!
The last time I went to a baseball game my focus wasn’t on the game or the people there, but it was fixated on how I was going to get enough drugs and alcohol past security. Before I gave sobriety a chance, my perception of life revolved around using anything else to escape from my own reality. If things were bad the easy solution for me was to use drugs and alcohol to cover it up. If things were good drugs and alcohol made it better. It had been seven years since I had been to a party, sporting event or even family outings without being under the influence.
In the last five months I have taken a leap of faith. I wanted something different. I became sick and tired of being sick and tired, and drugs and alcohol stopped working in my favor. I know the life that drugs and alcohol gave me, but now I am optimistic for the future. Everything is a new experience, and I feel like a kid again. I was able to go to a Dodgers game without having to worry about trying to be somebody I wasn’t. I walked through the entrance to the section on my ticket to see over a hundred sober young people showing up to life and having fun stone cold sober.
Tons of people from the “young people’s” meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous were at the game, as well as graduates and everyone in New Life House. 150 of us total filled an entire section of the stadium. The game was awesome; we have a LOT of Padres fans, so there was definitely a lot of cheering going on. There’s something to be said for having fun in sobriety… it’s possible! I was sitting at a dodger’s game feeling a part of something bigger than myself and had a great time!