Helpful Travel Ideas for Those in Recovery
The summertime is a popular season for vacations. If you are in recovery, though, the idea of traveling can be daunting. How will you stay on track with your sobriety in an unfamiliar place? Here are some tips to help you plan a sober vacation.
Seek Guidance Before You Go
If you feel unsure about traveling while in recovery, seek guidance from your sponsor or sober support group. They can offer helpful tips and resources. Additionally, your therapist or counselor may have some suggestions for you.
Plan Your Itinerary Carefully
When planning your vacation, be mindful of activities that could trigger a relapse. Steer clear of places that serve alcohol or have a party atmosphere. It may be helpful to plan some sober activities ahead of time so that you have something to look forward to during your trip.
Pack Your Sobriety Tools
Before leaving for your trip, pack sobriety tools to help you stay on track. This might include a list of sober activities, phone numbers for your support group or sponsor, and recovery literature.
Stay Connected to Your Support Group
If you have a strong support system at home, make sure to stay connected to them while you are away. Communicate with them regularly and let them know how you are doing. If you feel tempted to drink or use drugs, reach out to them for support.
Find Local Resources
When you arrive at your destination, look for local resources to help you stay sober. This might include a nearby AA or NA meeting, a recovery center, or a therapist specializing in addiction.
Guidance and Support at Mount Sinai Wellness Center
Traveling while in recovery can be challenging, but it is possible. By following these tips, you can help ensure that you have a safe and sober vacation.
At Mount Sinai Wellness Center, we understand the challenges that come with addiction. That’s why we offer a variety of resources and services to help you on your journey to recovery. Please contact us today for details.