Getting help is the most important part of recovery. It is important to remember that you can’t do it on your own and that support is key to staying sober. Even when you feel at your best and go traveling it can still be hard to stick to that sobriety. In fact, a change of scenery can make you forget your struggles and even do risky things.
This is why it is important to know what to do to stay sober while you’re traveling.
Seek Help From Sober Travel Groups
It’s actually an industry now having sober travel groups. It won’t be difficult to find an addiction recovery center while traveling because they’ll be easy to look up and join.
It is easy to find different places focused on what you are looking for. It can be a group plainly focused on addiction recovery or one that is more holistic and specializes in meditation or yoga. It’s up to you and what you want.
This way you know that you can have fun but be around people who understand your sobriety and won’t pressure or influence you. It’s a great way to keep yourself in check.
Bring Family Along And Have A Blast
If you have a family, then make sure to vacation with them so you can plan the vacation and focus around them. This takes pressure off of yourself and makes it easier to stay sober. Having children means getting drunk wouldn’t be great for them anyway.
Another fun aspect of a family-centered vacation is that you are always going to be busy. There really won’t be downtime to seek out drugs or alcohol because you’ll be busy doing all the fun things you’ve planned. Kids don’t want to sit around or even sleep, and they want to experience adventure so give it to them.
When you’re somewhere new having activities to fill your time is even more important, so you don’t start “new” bad habits while you’re away.
If You’re Going It Alone Then Know How To Get Help
Feeling as though you have the strength to go it alone can be a huge milestone in your recovery. You will get the chance to do what you want when you want it, the world is your oyster.
Of course, being alone can give you too many opportunities as well. Without friends or family to hold you accountable it could be easy to convince yourself to have a drink here or there. Make sure you keep in contact with your support all the while to remember your goals.
Even searching online for a “support group near me” can help you find people that understand you and can help you figure out what to do to remain sober. Not having your normal support system can really blow things out of the water so be sure to focus on you.
Either way traveling is a wonderful and rewarding experience. You don’t need to focus on your sobriety, just keep it in mind as you experience new things.