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Top Five Sober Activities to Do in Baltimore, Maryland

When you first become sober, it can be an adjustment to fill your time in new ways. Many events revolve around alcohol or substances. However, there is so much to do sober anywhere you are—hike or walk, go to a restaurant, learn a new hobby, have a movie night with friends—and many cities have recovery-specific areas and large sober communities.

I’ve lived in Baltimore for 20 years and have been sober for over eight. I’ve found that there are so many fun things to do in the city that don’t involve substances!

Exercise With Recovery-Focused Peers at 410 Fitness’ Sobriety Workout Class

If you’re into fitness, check out the Sobriety Workout of the Day at 410 Fitness. It happens every Sunday at 4PM, and it’s free! The workout starts with a 12-step meeting, continues with a 20-minute high-intensity workout, and ends with participants sharing stories. Exercising can be a great stress reliever for people in the early stages of recovery—or really, anyone at any stage—and this workout can help you meet other sober people.

See Live Performances at Sober Venue The Undercroft

The Undercroft is a sober venue and community arts space that hosts all sorts of events, most often live music but also discussions, comedy shows, and other types of performances. This is a great place to experience live music without being around all the alcohol you typically find at shows. If you want to put on your own alcohol-free performance, planning an event with the Undercroft staff is a great experience; I had one there and it was incredible. There’s also a play area next door for people to bring along their kids.

Create Arts & Crafts in a Sober, Healing Environment at The Craft Castle

This space Baltimore offers sessions for people to access art supplies and make crafts. The Craft Castle is run by someone who is sober, and there is no alcohol offered there.

At TruHealing, we offer Expressive Therapy, which uses the arts to help process emotions. The Craft Castle also understands that making art can be therapeutic and views it as a healing experience.

As the owner put it in a recent Instagram post, “…I’ve felt it deep in my bones that this would be worth risking everything in order to offer others. Particularly after the recent brutal years we’ve experienced, we need many ways to heal.”

Eat at a Restaurant that Doesn’t Serve Alcohol

A nice way to connect with people in your life is to share a meal together without drinking, but sometimes restaurants can be booze-heavy. If seeing alcohol on the menu is too tempting, there are tons of restaurants around Baltimore that don’t serve it.

Just a few examples:

  • Paper Moon Diner, a place that has great diner food and is decorated wall-to-wall in strange toys
  • Thai Arroy, a great Thai restaurant on Light Street
  • Spice & Dice, another great Thai Restaurant just outside of Baltimore in Towson
  • Blue Moon, a breakfast restaurant you can go to on a weekend morning without being confronted with bottomless mimosas or bloody mary’s

Go Hiking at One of the Many Trails in and Near Baltimore

My first several months of sobriety, a friend and I went hiking every weekend, and I still try to go whenever I can. It can help get you out of your head and make you feel calmer. We tried new places every weekend, because there are so many trails in the city or a short drive away.

Within the city alone, there is:

  • Stony Run, a 3-mile trail that passes through 15 Baltimore neighborhoods
  • Herring Run, a 2.3-mile trail running along the Herring Run Creek
  • Gwynns Falls, a 22-mile trail that passes through 30 neighborhoods

Bonus Activity: Play Board Games at No Land Beyond

No Land Beyond does serve alcohol, but that’s not their focus. They offer over 300 board games, both to rent and play there or to buy and bring home. This is a fun place to play games with either a big group of people, a date, a friend, or whomever! It’s become a go-to place for me when I want to do something a little different at a place where alcohol isn’t the main event. And if you’re hungry, they also serve great pizza!


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Kathy Michelle Hill

Clinical Director

I am a National Certified Counselor with expertise in addiction and criminal justice. I am a member of PSI CHI Honor Society and the Psychology Honor Society.  I have also been recognized by a “Who’s Who Among Students” award.  
My goal for this position is to formulate strategies that will improve the clinical team’s performance, for both clinical and client success. It is rewarding to me to support clients through role modeling, positive motivation, and determination. 

My goal for this position is to formulate strategies that will improve the clinical team’s performance, for both clinical and client success. It is rewarding to me to support clients through role modeling, positive motivation, and determination. 

I am a helper by nature. My most pleasurable moments in life are helping others who have experienced adversity and who are seeking guidance to improve their lives.  

Kathy Michelle Hill, LCPC, NCC, CSC-AD, is the Clinical Director at TruHealing Baltimore. Hill received a BS in psychology from Tuskegee University in 1993, a MS degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Baltimore in 2006, and a MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology in 2020. Hill is currently a PhD student in Applied Behavior Analysis at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology and is expected to graduate in 2026.  

Stacy Decker
Director of Operations

I joined the team at TruHealing Hagerstown in 2020. Before starting my current position, I worked as an administrator in outpatient surgical care, and then joined an ambulatory surgery center development company as Regional Director.  I enjoy using my medical background and business knowledge—in conjunction with my personal experiences in recovery—to encourage and support clients seeking treatment.

Abstinence and recovery are an integral part of my life. Being able to help other people who are suffering with a substance use disorder has been a blessing. TruHealing Hagerstown is the only inpatient facility in our community to help people suffering with substance use disorders. It’s incredibly rewarding to give back to my community.

Staci Decker is the Director of Operations at TruHealing Baltimore. 


As we continue to grow Amatus Health, the need to stay competitive and differentiate ourselves in unique ways is crucial. Building creative approaches to reach more people will take our company to new heights. This is why I am pleased to announce that we are officially rebranding. Our new national name, TruHealing Addiction & Mental Health Treatment, will eventually replace Amatus Recovery Centers.

You may be asking, “Why are we doing this?” This new name will give us national uniformity and help brand ourselves as a whole, which will be done in phases. You will still see our existing facility names co-branded with TruHealing for the time being.

Healing is what we do. Everyone who comes through our doors is in a moment of profound struggle in their lives. We support them through a life-changing process of healing and recovery, and they leave our facilities changed. This new name is a representation of that process. As mentioned above, it also allows us to have a national brand, which will make us a recognizable name in the addiction and mental health field.

In summation, these changes present an excellent opportunity for our organization to develop our mission, vision, and purpose. I look forward to prosperous growth as we head in a new and positive direction.


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