If you’re new to a sober lifestyle, you may feel like you need to avoid music festivals. If the scene is a trigger for you, you might fear a relapse. For those with co-occurring mental health and addiction issues, music festivals can be doubly challenging. If this is you and you attend a festival, you may find yourself feeling the need to use substances based on heightened feelings of anxiety or depression.
On the other hand, despite the challenges involved in attending a music festival sober while in recovery, the adventure of going is also an opportunity. For example, attending a music festival clean and sober can be a powerful way for music lovers with depression or anxiety to overcome their sense of isolation or face their fear of crowds.
There are lots of people in recovery, and lots of people who go to festivals clean and sober—and you can be one of them. Here are our best tips for enjoying music festivals clean and sober, and keeping yourself safe and in good health.
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