Community game nights

Community game nights can be a helpful and fun activity for people in early recovery from substance abuse. Here are some potential benefits of participating in community game nights:

  1. Social support: Game nights can provide a sense of community and social support for people in recovery, which can be especially important during the early stages of recovery when individuals may be feeling isolated or disconnected.
  2. Fun and enjoyment: Game nights can be a fun and enjoyable way to spend time with others and take a break from the stress and challenges of early recovery.
  3. Distraction: Playing games can be a distraction from negative thoughts or cravings, and can help to reduce stress and promote relaxation.
  4. Skills development: Game nights can provide an opportunity for people in recovery to practice and develop skills such as teamwork, communication, and problem-solving.


Some examples of games that could be played at a community game night in early recovery might include board games, card games, or team-building activities such as trust falls or group puzzles. The specific games chosen will depend on the preferences and needs of the group.