How to Stay on Track with Summer Sobriety - Banyan Treatment Center

How to Stay on Track with Summer Sobriety

 

There are several factors that contribute to continued sobriety, including the support of loved ones, involvement in a 12-step program, and responsibilities in life.

The changes in schedule and the relaxed nature of summertime can lead to upheaval of these cornerstones of sobriety, resulting in increased risks for relapse. At Banyan Detox Stuart, we know that summertime can be challenging when it comes to maintaining sobriety, but it is possible to stay sober during the summer and well beyond. Whether you have just completed drug and alcohol treatment in Stuart or you’ve been sober for years, these tips for a sober summer can be helpful.

Keep Up with Routines

It’s important to stick to your existing routines of sobriety, even if summer vacation is in full swing. Employment status, support from friends, and participation in sobriety programs like AA or NA are crucial elements of prolonged sobriety. Even if you’re heading out town for the summer, make sure to find AA, NA, or other support groups to attend while you’re out of town.

Don’t Bottle Up Emotions

Bottling up emotions is a major factor in relapse, so it’s important to be honest with yourself about your emotions. Ignoring your emotions, going to meetings without sharing, and focusing on others before yourself are all techniques of bottling up emotions that can be damaging to sobriety. Be honest with yourself and continue practicing self-care.

Avoid Triggering Situations or People

Triggers for relapse are different from person to person, so it’s important to focus on your own triggers and risks. After completing alcoholism and drug addiction treatment in Stuart, it’s in your best interests for recovery to avoid triggers. This can be people, places, or activities that you associate with use.

 
 

With these and other techniques, it is possible to stay sober after completing drug and alcohol treatment in Stuart. Summertime sobriety takes special dedication and honesty with oneself. For further support and additional tips, contact our Banyan Detox Stuart team at 888-280-4763.

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