She Prefers Sober

We can help you beat the disease of addiction, so you can live the life you always dreamed.

Drug & Alcohol Addiction Treatment

She Prefers Sober

We can help you beat the disease of addiction, so you can live the life you always dreamed.

Drug & Alcohol Addiction Treatment

RCA understands the unique challenges of being sober in a world that celebrates drinking as a way to have a good time. We can help you beat the disease of addiction this summer so you can live the life you’ve always dreamed.

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WAYS TO ADDRESS
BINGE DRINKING

Talk about it. Have an open and honest conversation. Parents should address the long-term consequences associated with drinking and let their children know to expect pressure to drink. If the children decide to drink, they must do it responsibly and keep themselves from dangerous situations.

Emphasize that it is illegal to drink under 21.

Transform the cultural misconceptions associated with alcohol and addiction by explaining that addiction is a chronic disease that can develop in anyone.

Seek alternative outlets to have fun and relieve stress. Suggest that your children join a club, participate in a fitness class, practice yoga, and volunteer on and off campus.

Get help. If your child is at risk of alcoholism, professional medical help is available to get him or her on the right track.

5

WAYS TO ADDRESS
BINGE DRINKING

Talk about it. Have an open and honest conversation. Parents should address the long-term consequences associated with drinking and let their children know to expect pressure to drink. If the children decide to drink, they must do it responsibly and keep themselves from dangerous situations.

Emphasize that it is illegal to drink under 21.

Transform the cultural misconceptions associated with alcohol and addiction by explaining that addiction is a chronic disease that can develop in anyone.

Seek alternative outlets to have fun and relieve stress. Suggest that your children join a club, participate in a fitness class, practice yoga, and volunteer on and off campus.

Get help. If your child is at risk of alcoholism, professional medical help is available to get him or her on the right track.

88

thousand people die from alcohol-related causes annually.

249

Billion dollars spent on alcohol misuse in the United States in 2010.

60

percent of boating accidents related to alcohol.

70

percent of water recreation deaths involve alcohol.

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TIPS TO ENJOYING
A SOBER SUMMER

Volunteering
Helping others feels good, and can even be cathartic for some. Visit VolunteerMatch.org to find a meaningful way to give back this summer.

Host a sober dinner party
Dinner parties are fun no matter what! Especially when they’re outside with friends and family who support your recovery. There are so many options and formats for fun summer dinner parties, like: BBQ, potluck, catered, or even themed. Decorate the table, make place cards, put up some string lights and enjoy a night of summer and stars.

Take up outdoor activities or a new exercise program
You could prepare for running a marathon, which will give you good exercise and get you out of the house. You could also plan a hike, a camping trip, or both! Growing a garden is also a great outdoor hobby that you can do right at home. Needless to say, sunshine is super important to keeping your spirits and immune system up.

Be a kid again
Remember all that fun stuff you used to do as a kid, like go-karting, carnivals, laser tag, amusement/water parks, the zoo, etc.? Those things still exist, and they’re still a ton of fun!

Come to any of RCA’s sober fun events
Each of RCA’s facilities has a non-profit Alumni Center which hosts a variety of sober activities, including meetings or private events. Stop by any of our upcoming events (link to event page), or if you have an idea for an event you think people would enjoy, host one yourself! Visit our Alumni Center website for a full schedule of upcoming events

5

TIPS TO ENJOYING
A SOBER SUMMER

Volunteering
Helping others feels good, and can even be cathartic for some. Visit VolunteerMatch.org to find a meaningful way to give back this summer.

Host a sober dinner party
Dinner parties are fun no matter what! Especially when they’re outside with friends and family who support your recovery. There are so many options and formats for fun summer dinner parties, like: BBQ, potluck, catered, or even themed. Decorate the table, make place cards, put up some string lights and enjoy a night of summer and stars.

Take up outdoor activities or a new exercise program
You could prepare for running a marathon, which will give you good exercise and get you out of the house. You could also plan a hike, a camping trip, or both! Growing a garden is also a great outdoor hobby that you can do right at home. Needless to say, sunshine is super important to keeping your spirits and immune system up.

Be a kid again
Remember all that fun stuff you used to do as a kid, like go-karting, carnivals, laser tag, amusement/water parks, the zoo, etc.? Those things still exist, and they’re still a ton of fun!

Come to any of RCA’s sober fun events
Each of RCA’s facilities has a non-profit Alumni Center which hosts a variety of sober activities, including meetings or private events. Stop by any of our upcoming events (link to event page), or if you have an idea for an event you think people would enjoy, host one yourself! Visit our Alumni Center website for a full schedule of upcoming events

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2

HIDDEN DANGERS
OF ALCOHOL

Alcohol is a drug that carries especially high risks for adolescents with brains that are still developing. Long-term heavy drinking causes extensive, permanent changes in the brain, including potentially fatal conditions.

Cancer
Abusing alcohol may increase the risk of contracting cancer in certain areas of the body. These areas including the mouth, throat, breast, liver, and esophagus.

Weak Immune System
Abusing alcohol weakens the immune system, making the body more prone to contracting infections and diseases, such as pneumonia and tuberculosis. Binge drinking especially impairs the immune system, hindering its ability to ward off disease up to 24 hours after intoxication.

7

PHYSICAL SIGNS
OF ALCOHOL ABUSE

  • Shaking, unsteady on the feet
  • Blacking
  • Redness of the face
  • Upset stomach
  • Insomnia
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Long-Term Health Effects

2

HIDDEN DANGERS
OF ALCOHOL

Alcohol is a drug that carries especially high risks for adolescents with brains that are still developing. Long-term heavy drinking causes extensive, permanent changes in the brain, including potentially fatal conditions.

Cancer
Abusing alcohol may increase the risk of contracting cancer in certain areas of the body. These areas including the mouth, throat, breast, liver, and esophagus.

Weak Immune System
Abusing alcohol weakens the immune system, making the body more prone to contracting infections and diseases, such as pneumonia and tuberculosis. Binge drinking especially impairs the immune system, hindering its ability to ward off disease up to 24 hours after intoxication.

7

PHYSICAL SIGNS
OF ALCOHOL ABUSE

  • Shaking, unsteady on the feet
  • Blacking
  • Redness of the face
  • Upset stomach
  • Insomnia
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Long-Term Health Effects

Get Help Now!

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