Traveling sober can be challenging. Many different travel scenarios involve alcohol, and it can be difficult to know how to navigate those situations. In this blog, we’re going to discuss some tips that you can use the next time you’re going to travel.
Traveling sober can be difficult on its own, but it can be even more challenging if you’re with people who aren’t sober. Below are some things you can consider doing if you’re going to be traveling in the near future. Remember that every situation is unique. It’s important to make sure that you think about what will work for you specifically!
Know Your Triggers
One of the best things that you can do is to understand your own personal triggers. When you’re able to identify your triggers, you can work to avoid situations that could potentially be complicated. If you already know what some of your triggers are, consider writing them down. This can be a helpful activity to help you be more self-aware. If you’re not aware of your personal triggers, that’s something our staff may be able to help with at Avalon Malibu.
Develop a Routine
Having a routine can be important for sobriety, especially if you’re traveling. By developing a routine, you can have something to count on and look forward to. If you’re not sure what developing a routine would look like for you, reach out to our staff at Avalon Malibu and we may be able to help.
If you’re traveling with people who are going to be partying, consider replacing that choice with pampering! Taking a trip to your hotel’s spa can be a great sober activity and it’s unlikely that there will be any substances around. If you are going to be traveling with people who aren’t sober, it’s important to set your own individual boundaries and make sure that everyone’s aware of what you do and don’t feel comfortable with.
We understand that traveling while sober can be challenging. If you want increased support in order to prepare for travel, we’re here to help and we’d love to discuss various options with you. The best way to reach us is by calling (844) 857-5992. We’ll connect you with a member of our staff who can explain more about our services and help you decide if they could be the right fit for you. Remember that it’s never too late to explore your options and invest in your recovery!