‘Sober Bars’ Are Giving More and More Recovering Alcoholics a Social Place for Fun Without Booze
Written by Paul Cartwright on November 23, 2019
AUSTIN, Texas (KEYE) — 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.
“I can’t do this alone,” said Zenchyshyn,” I need to have the people walking through this with me and kind of be a part of something.”
Zenchyshyn has been sober for three years.
“I would just drink, and drink and drink,” she said. “And then I would get tired of that to the point to where I couldn’t do it anymore.”