How to get Through New Year’s Eve Sober

Holiday season 2011 is almost over and with New Year’s Eve on the horizon this is the biggest hurdle of the Holidays – Stay sober through New Years! It is challenging with champagne and hard liquor in the air, fortunately Southern California is renown for our huge recovery community. There are tons of places to be on New Year’s Eve, that are friendly to the sober, recovery community. Though there are many sober parties to attend, the following are our client’s favorites:

The Canyon Club

The Canyon Club is an Alano Club in Laguna Beach. A beautiful facility with locals in their early 20’s to late 50’s the commraderie in this group is felt the moment you walk in the door. For $20 you can spend your New Year’s Eve at the Canyon Club with a DJ, Buffet, Salsa Dancing lessons and Meeting Marathons!

The Newport Club

The Newport Club is the Alano club in the Newport Beach area the crowd is in their early to late 20’s. This year they are hosting a fundraiser on New Year’s Eve to make money for the club. Tickets are on sale now for $50. The evening includes dinner dancing, Black Jack  and lots of great prizes! This is the clubs biggest annual fundraiser and all proceeds help to keep the club in full operation!


This is pronounced (Ack-you-pa) and is the Association of Orange County Young People of Alcoholics Anonymous. This is an 18 to 20 something crowd that get’s together for lot’s of great parties. Their New Year’s Eve Party is always raved about. For $15 you get to enjoy a DJ, Dancing and a Meeting! Our clients love this event!

Marijuana Anonymous 

Depending on your addiction, some people find better comraderie in diferent 12 Step communities. Marijuana Anonymous is a favorite of our ex-stoners. This New Years Eve party asks you to Dress in your Best to Bring in the New Year! Formal attire is suggested. $5 suggested donation. Games, Potluck Dessert, Snacks, & Martinelli Sparkling Cider. Sober, Fun and Safe!

Wherever you choose to spend New Year’s we hope that you keep it a safe and SOBER one! Happy New Year!