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Maintain Sobriety During Summer

Maintain Sobriety During Summer - The Bergand Group

In order to maintain sobriety during summer, you need to stay active and should consider joining a recovery or relapse prevention program. While maintaining sobriety is a full-time job, the summer is an especially hard time to stay sober. With all of the barbeques and beach trips, there are more times than not where people will be drinking. Maintain sobriety during summer so that you can stay on your path to recovery.

It seems that every social situation during the summertime includes day drinking, whether it be a trip to the beach or a birthday picnic for a friend, people like an excuse to drink. How can you avoid being in an uncomfortable situation? Planning ahead is the first place to start.

If you know you will be at an event where there is drinking, decide if you are comfortable enough to be around alcohol. If you decide you aren’t, skip the party – it won’t be worth chancing your relapse. If you are comfortable enough being around people who drink, bring yourself a special nonalcoholic beverage so that you can be part of the birthday cheersing.

Taking part in intramural sports also helps to maintain sobriety during summer. Staying active helps not only your body but your mind as well. Reducing anxiety and depression, being active is one of a recovering addict’s best friends. Keeping a regular workout schedule also helps build willpower and self esteem.

If you are involved with counseling, don’t stop during the summer! While summer is a prime vacation time, you don’t want to take a vacation from your mental health. If your therapist takes a long vacation they may be able to refer you to one of their colleagues. If you take a long vacation, consider looking into meetings in the area you are travelling.

Maintaining sobriety during the summer opens up a world of opportunities. The days are longer and the weather welcomes outdoor activities. Take advantage of the sober activities available during this season. From hiking to boating to swimming, maintaining sobriety is more fun than you would have thought!

If you need help to maintain sobriety during summer, consider group therapy or a relapse prevention program. These programs are geared to keeping you sober and in a healthy mindset. For more information on relapse prevention programs in the Baltimore and Harford County areas, get in touch with The Bergand Group today.

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At The Bergand Group in Baltimore and Harford County, Maryland, our therapists have more than twenty years of experience in the mental health and addiction fields. Our focus is on providing comprehensive mental health care and appropriate care for addictive disorders. We offer both alcohol rehabilitation and drug rehabilitation. If you or someone you know is struggling with alcohol or substance addiction, there is help available. We also offer several other services, including family therapy and counseling. We can help. Contact us today. [/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]

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