NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — It can be tempting to ring in the new year with a drink in your hand especially for people recovering from drugs or alcohol.
The Nashville Recovery Center located at 6030 Neighborly Ave. in Nashville will be hosting a sober New Year's Eve celebration on Dec. 31st.
"We're going to have pizza and a bunch of snacks and we're going to have football games on TVs here and watch the ball drop at 12," said president Ryan Cain.
Cain battled drugs and alcohol for 17 years before becoming clean in April 2012. He said he understands the importance of having a support system.
"Community is what gives us strength because we know alone, we can't do it and here the hardest thing for a lot of young people in recovery is asking for help. Here we kind of help you let your guard down," he said.
Brett Martin with Addiction Campuses said for people in recovery start planning now on having a support system around you for a sober celebration.
"Know who you're surrounding yourself with. Family, friends, your groups, your AA meetings things like that. Knowing who you're around and make sure they know, 'I'm in recovery," Martin said.
The event at Nashville Recovery Center starts at 8 p.m and is free.
Ascension Lutheran Church will also host an event for people recovering starting at 7 p.m. The church is located at 610 West Old Hickory Blvd in Madison.
The Nashville Area AA will host an event at 424 Vance Lane in Lebanon.
Cumberland Heights IOP facility located at 745 S. Church St. Suite 505 in Murfreesboro has an event started at 6 p.m New Year's Eve.