Recreation & Community
“We absolutely insist on enjoying life.”
– Alcoholics Anonymous, pg. 132
Towards the end of our active addiction, staying high was a full time job and having fun was a foreign concept. Learning to have fun in recovery is another important part of long-term sobriety as none of us got sober to be miserable. At ACHIEVE, we work hard, play hard, and have a ton of fun in the process.
We do this through an incredible variety of recreational events including beach outings, monthly cookouts, volleyball, basketball, kayaking, karate, bicycling, movie nights, rapids water-park, camping, hiking, refuge, wildlife and nature preserves, Everglades air boat excursions, the zoo, Miami Dolphins, Heat, Marlins, and Panther games, snorkeling, charter fishing and various AA and NA social events.
You will also have plenty of spare time between therapy, work, and meetings. The beach and Downtown Delray is a 15-minute walk from your front door and there are local parks, art galleries, community festivals, and sober sports leagues along the way. As a newcomer, we are sometimes told that sobriety gives us a life and that building a life worth living is the key to long-term sobriety. Consequently, we cannot emphasize enough the importance of fun and laughter in recovery.
Recover in Delray
Recently named the “Most Fun Small Town in America,” Delray Beach is known for its beautiful clean beaches and small town on the ocean feel. Delray is one of Florida’s most popular destinations for tourists, families, dining, and seasonal rentals. Delray is located in south Florida along the I-95 corridor between West Palm Beach and Boca Raton. It has a permanent resident population of nearly 70,000 and is an ever-growing town with thousands of new jobs created annually.
Delray is also a truly unique place for someone who wants to build a foundation for recovery. With its large population of residents in recovery, Delray is referred to as the recovery capital of the world. There are two recovery clubhouses hosting 200 weekly meetings on the hour every day from 7 am to 10 pm, not to mention the meetings in churches, parks and even sunrise and midnight meetings on the beach.