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Sober Bars Help People in Recovery Stay Social

"People need connection once they start a recovery program," says Paul French.

Culture Beat · Nov. 21, 2019

“Recovering addicts or people new to sobriety often run into a struggle when trying to socialize with friends. A typical night out at a bar can be a trigger and challenge to their sobriety. ‘Sober bars’ are now popping up all across the nation, including Central Texas.”

“After a long day, Ember Zenchyshyn usually heads to her local dive bar to unwind. But what’s being served at the Cherokee Recovery Village in Bastrop, Texas isn’t alcohol, but a sense of belonging.”

It’s a creative way to help solve a huge problem in America — drinking too much and then, especially, driving home.

Read more at KATU.

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