The Sober Safe Spot: A Project of Avenues Alumni

The Sober Safe Spot can be at a venue near you!
One of the challenges for people living in recovery is finding the balance between living life to its fullest while taking the necessary precautions to avoid relapse and triggers. Americans like to drink while they are having fun.  
“Get your beer here” booms through stadium concourses, waiters tote trays of margaritas while navigating tightly packed theaters and concerts, and patrons laugh through a comedy set while cradling their vodka soda or Jack and coke. There was no refuge from it, no sober safe spot to gain courage and confidence.
The Avenues alumni have stepped in to fill the void!
Drum Roll Please!!!
The Avenues Recovery Alumni Sober Safe Spot is here to stay!


Does Recovery mean I have to stay home and veg out?

Going out and having fun while staying committed to your sobriety is so very important.

 The beauty of recovery is the ability to embrace all areas of life and culture with a clear head and heart.

But it’s scary. Too many times, we just stay home. The risk is just not worth it. The smells, the noise,  the temptations. The 10-dollar beers and the 15-dollar shots of scotch being passed to the people in the row in front of you, behind you, or right beside you.


So. We asked ourselves.
What if there was a spot- a sober safe spot–  at that basketball, football, or baseball game you are dying to attend? What if there was a section at the concert where you could hang with people just like you, people committed to sobriety, people who have discovered the balance of fun and staying vigilant? What if you could sit at a table at a show, and the person next to you was holding just a soda or a water and having a grand old time?
What if your commitment to sobriety did not have to lock you in your house when your peeps are going out? What if there was a place you could feel safe, understood, and mindful?
Enter the Avenues Recovery Sober Safe Spot.


"No guilt, no fear, no alcohol, and no drugs. Just pure fun with the people living their best life!"

First Stop:
New Orleans, Louisiana- Mardi Gras

Our first stop was at the Mardi Gras parades. Our Sober Safe Spots are a resounding success and have become the talk of Louisiana! The substance and alcohol free section at the parades grows every year and has gained the praise of the city and community leaders and recovery centers all over town.
We gathered, we laughed, we hugged, and we watched the historical cultural experience unfold.
And we did it sober and we did it proud.
We did it with Sober Safe Spot.

The Sober Safe Spot is just getting started!

The reception we received at Mardi Gras has galvanized us to take the Sober Safe Spot national. We want every neighborhood to have this option; every arena, stadium, theater, and concert mosh pit.
The Sober Safe Spot!
Do you have a big event happening in your neighborhood that you wish you could attend without fear of relapse?
Do you want to have fun sober while avoiding triggers and threats to your active recovery?
Reach out the Avenues alumni team and inquire about bringing a Sober Safe Spot to your venue and your event!!
Stay Sober. Stay Safe. Stay Excited.
Sober Safe Spot. Reimagining Fun in Recovery.

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