The Fourth of July! Independence Day! July brings one of the biggest holidays of the year and a favorite party weekend for summer. While we enjoy the cookouts, fireworks, and other fun activities, these festivities can be triggers for people living in recovery, especially those that are in the early phases. Numerous recovery program websites offer similar tips for staying safe and sober during events while still enjoying the holiday with friends and family: have a plan including an exit strategy, stick with sober buddies & have a friend to call, host your own alcohol-free event, and stay centered and focused on your recovery. In the spirit of celebrating July 4th with cool summer drinks, follow these links for some “mocktail” recipes and other sober libations!