RCADD WILL BE CLOSED FOR THE 4TH OF JULY HOLIDAY !
The Council will be closed Wednesday, July 4th 2018. Regular hours will resume Thursday, July 5th 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 4th of July event, there are some steps you can take to maintain your sobriety while also enjoying the festivities.
Bring Your Own Non-Alcoholic Drinks
4th of July barbecues often involves alcoholic beverages, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the great food, sunshine and fireworks 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!
Hoose the Right Kind of 4th of July Celebration
Some Independence Day parties revolves around alcohol, while other put more attention on being outdoors, barbecuing great food and enjoying the nighttime fireworks. If you are invited to one of the parties focused more on alcohol, kindly decline the invite and find a 4th of July celebration 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.