Council Closed Monday, 3rd September Day!
The Council will be closed Monday, September 3rd 2018. Regular hours will resume Tuesday, September 4th 2018.
This summer holiday is known for beach parties, barbecues and fireworks; but it is also known for its staggering statistics in drinking and driving fatalities.
Holidays that involve a lot of parties and alcohol are also higher trigger days for individuals in addiction recovery to maintain his or her sobriety. It is important to avoid high trigger situations, but if you find yourself at a Labor Day event, there are some steps you can take to maintain your sobriety while also enjoying the festivities.
Bring Your Own Non-Alcoholic Drinks
Labor Day barbecues often involves alcoholic beverages, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the great food, sunshine and parties without a beer or cocktail. By bringing your own non-alcoholic beverages not only do you let your host know you’re not going to partake in alcohol, but you also have a beverage you enjoy!
Choose the Right Kind of Labor Day Weekend Celebration
Some Labor Day celebrations revolve around alcohol, while other put more attention on being outdoors, barbecuing great food and enjoying the weekend festivities. If you are invited to one of the celebrations focused more on alcohol, kindly decline the invite and find a Labor Day gathering more supportive of your sobriety and the safety of you and your family. Spend the day at the beach or find family backyard barbecue.
Bring a Supportive Friend
Having a friend that is aware and supportive of your decision is like having an additional safety net.
Happy Labor Day Celebration & Be Safe!