It’s official, summer is in full swing!
What’s not to like about longer days, family vacations, get-togethers with friends, and warm weather? If you are in recovery, however, summer can pose an increased temptation to use drugs and alcohol. Going to visit relatives and seeing an old crowd can be triggers for individuals in recovery. Here are some tools that can help you stay sober and some signs of a potential relapse.
Plan Your Summer Schedule
Staying organized and creating a plan can help you prepare for, or avoid, summer events and situations that can be triggering. If you are attending a summer event you suspect could be triggering, some strategies are:
- Plan and practice what you need to say if someone offers you a drink.
- Bring an alternative non-alcoholic drink option to the event.
- Bring a friend who is also sober.
- Consider going to a support meeting before the event.
Remember, you should prioritize your recovery needs first, so it is ok to stay home or leave early.
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