Austin has become one of the largest hubs for drug rehab center in Texas. As a by product of the drug rehab center in Texas, many recovering individuals reside in sober living in Austin. Although Austin is a great place to attend a drug rehab center in Texas, Austin has grown into the next Silicone Valley. With a large increase in drug rehab center in Texas, many investors have begun to move their technology business to the every growing Austin area. With the University of Texas, as a breading ground for technology, Austin has begun to climb the technology ranks.
As employment opportunities for drug rehab centers in Texas and technology grow, so does the entertainment. Austin is often in a close battle with Nashville as the music capital of the world. This month, Austin host one of the largest and hottest music events, SXSW.
As the Austin recovery center grows, young adults in the recovering community are learning to attempt to the ever most popular Austin culture. We have all entered into a life of sobriety, to enjoy life!!! SXSW is an event that with worth the trip and having a life experience with. So if you are in recovery and want to be apart of the biggest event in Austin, here are three tips on how to enjoy SXSW and maintain sobriety.
3 Tips to staying sober at SXSW
1.Taking it slow.
While you want to get back in the social swing of things, one poor decision can undermine the hard work and determination you put into getting sober. Whether you’re a newcomer or have years of sobriety, the best rule of thumb in staying sober during concerts is simply not going if you are uncomfortable.
2. Going with supportive friends
Going with a group of supportive friends or those in recovery is arguably the best insurance policy you can have while attending SXSW. These people can provide support and positive encouragement when you may feel anxious.
3. Hitting A Meeting
Another excellent tip to staying sober at SXSW is to attend the 12step meeting there. Plan on attending an extra meeting before and/or after a concert, and if you are working with a sponsor be sure to call them right after the event if possible.
If you are truly ready to rock sober, keep these tips in mind and plan ahead. Read about Mark’s experience with concerts below.
A quote from Mark Rector, Recovery Specialist for Nova Recovery Center a drug rehab center in Texas
One of my favorite things to do in life is going to concerts, so when I got sober one of the first questions I had for my sponsor was about attending them in sobriety. I was so scared that I wouldn’t be able to attend anything where alcohol and drugs were present and that I would have to avoid these things. Luckily, my sponsor told me that if I worked a program and stayed spiritually fit I could. My first sober concert was during SXSW I was nervous and full of anxiety. I went with some friends in sobriety and stayed vocal with them about my fear. We did some prayer and headed into the show. I lost myself in the music and experienced some true freedom. Here I was dancing and completely free of the thought of drinking or using drugs. I left the show that night and knew that sobriety was possible and that life was possible free from drugs and alcohol. I could truly go anywhere and do anything in life, as long as I was connected spiritually and working my program. I can truly enjoy everything that life has to offer.
Mark Rector is a recovery specialist with Nova Recovery Center, a drug rehab center in Texas. As a recovery specialist, Mark, helps clients understand and have an experience with a 12 step program of recovery. Mark has several years of experience with working in other austin recovery center. He is very active in the Austin recovery community and enjoys travels and participating in photoshoots.