Important Things to Consider
Think about possible triggers that may arise during your vacation. For example, if you are nervous flying, especially during these uncertain times, bring along fun distractions and create new routines to help ease your anxiety and manage potential cravings or contact around alcohol. Crossword puzzles, a page-turner of a book, adult coloring books, listing to music, and guided meditations are some useful tools many people in recovery find helpful. It is also important to remember that your support network is just a phone call or text away. Stay connected and do not be afraid to reach out.
You can also think about the location and set-up of your destination. For example, if a hotel is located on a street filled with bars and restaurants, look for a different hotel in a more peaceful, off the beaten path location to provide a more supportive environment for your recovery.