Sober Survival Kit
Many of us face triggers, urges and cravings to drink alcohol while gathering with friends and loved ones. We understand that sobriety is a daily challenge and a lifelong process, and one decision doesn’t have to derail your progress!
To help you make it through your days without alcohol, we put together a Sober Survival Kit for you to use whenever you’re needing a little extra support.
These five phone lock screen images will remind you of why you want to stay sober! Every time you reach for your phone, you’ll see a motivating message to help keep you on track.
Urges and cravings happen to all of us. When the urge to drink hits, use this helpful checklist filled with strategies and coping methods designed to keep you from relapsing.
We've compiled a quick list of our favorite mobile resources to support you in your sober journey. We'll send you our go-to list of apps that have helped us stay the course in our own journeys.
Celebrate in Style
Just because you’re not drinking doesn’t mean you can’t have fun! Check out these three ways to get in on the action without compromising your sobriety.
Create Your Own Mocktail
This refreshing and tasty beverage comes from The Life Straight Up and puts a unique twist on the classic Mint Julep. (Makes one serving).
Raspberry Mint Julep Recipe (non-alcoholic)
- 2 teaspoons simple syrup (equal parts water and sugar, cook on high heat until it boils and cool before using)
- 6 large raspberries
- 3 mint leaves
- 2 ounces Ginger Ale
- Crushed Ice
- Mint leaf for garnish
Start by adding the simple syrup and raspberries to glass and muddle gently (i.e., use a muddler or press down the raspberries with the flat end of a spoon). Next, toss in mint leaves and muddle to bruise them slightly. Add 2 ounces of Ginger Ale to glass and fill with ice. Top with mint leaf for garnish.
Up the Dessert Game
Let’s face it, half the reason we go to any festivity is the dessert table. Be the hit of the party with these easy-to-make Brazilian truffles from Tasty.
- 1 tbsp butter
- 14 oz. (1 can) sweetened condensed milk
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1 cup chocolate sprinkle, as needed
- In a pot over low heat, melt the butter, condensed milk, and flavorings, stirring continuously until you can see the bottom of the pot for 2-3 seconds when dragging a spatula through.
- Pour onto a greased plate, then chill for 1 hour.
- Shape and roll the chilled mixture into balls.
- Roll the balls in whatever toppings you prefer.
- Serve chilled and enjoy!
Keep ‘Em Guessing
There are plenty of ways to enjoy a good event without having to drink. Get creative and keep your friends busy for hours with Heads Up!, the hilarious guessing game created by Ellen DeGeneres.
There are plenty of ways to enjoy a good event without having to drink. Get creative and keep your friends busy for hours with Heads Up!, the hilarious guessing game created by Ellen DeGeneres. Heads Up! can be played right from your smartphone—no matter where you are. Whether with one other person or a group of people, it’s bound to keep you laughing all day long.
If you have a smartphone. download the app and follow the setup directions. To start, Player 1 holds the phone against their head (horizontally) with the screen pointing to the other player(s). The players then try and get Player 1 to guess what word is projected on their forehead. If they guess correctly, they tilt the phone down to get the next word to show up on the screen or up to skip the word and move onto the next. This continues until the timer buzzes and points are counted for correctly-guessed words.
The best part: The phone records the players trying to act out or describe the word to Player 1, promising to make for an entertaining playback.