Tips for Sober Summer Travel - Banyan Treatment Center Chicago

Tips for Sober Summer Travel

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For a lot of people in the early stages of recovery, the summer months can be a challenging time to practice sobriety when the temptations seem to be magnified.

There will be many summer parties and barbeques that can bring about drug cravings. If you decide to take this time to travel to new places, there are tips you can follow to ensure a sober summer. It’s important to prepare yourself for any kind of situation that can occur when you’re on the go traveling. There are ways to relax and enjoy yourself during the summer months while staying sober. Our drug and alcohol treatment center in Chicago helps you prepare for an unforgettable sober summer break with these tips.

Consider Your Company

Make sure that you travel with a buddy or a group of people who completely understand your situation and won’t enable you to relapse. You want to surround yourself with supportive people and you should consider traveling with sober peers to help you stay on track. Your vacation will consist of different activities than someone who is not practicing sobriety, and the people you travel with will need to be empathetic.

Prepare in Advance

Someone in recovery should plan ahead before a summer vacation to avoid getting caught in tough situations that would challenge sobriety. Look at the possible activities beforehand, and choose ones that won’t be surrounded by alcohol. With everything planned for, you won’t have to stress about your time. You can focus on relaxing and having a good time with loved ones. Where you stay can also be a huge factor for your sobriety. Choose a hotel or resort that lacks the party-type of atmosphere.

Remember to Have Fun

If you’ve planned in advance for what you will be doing on vacation, it’s important to remember to have fun. That’s what traveling is for! If you ever get stuck in a risky situation, take a step back, and take a deep breath. You have come so far, and a vacation is the time to enjoy life and escape from reality.


You can travel anywhere and practice sobriety even in the early stages of recovery. If you or a loved one is struggling with addiction and you need help with recovery, contact Banyan Treatment Center today at 888-280-4763, we can help!

Alyssa is Banyan’s Director of Digital Marketing & Technology. After overcoming her own struggles with addiction, she began working in the treatment field in 2012. She graduated from Palm Beach State College in 2016 with additional education in Salesforce University programs. A part of the Banyan team since 2016, Alyssa brings over 5 years of experience in the addiction treatment field.

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