Find Local Treatment Options
Call 800-481-6320 to speak with an alcohol or drug abuse counselor.

How to Take a Sober Vacation

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, relapse is a part of drug addiction. Although relapse does not necessarily mean failure, it is important to seek help when you feel as if you are going to relapse. There are ways that you can do this without disrupting your sobriety or your life. One way is to take a sober vacation.

What is a Sober Vacation?

There are two types of sober vacations. The first type is a vacation where you go somewhere that you are away from drugs or alcohol and make sure that you do not partake in either while you are there. The second type is when you feel you are going to relapse and need a safe place to be so you do not start using again. The second type of sober vacation is mainly to prevent relapse.

Signs you are Starting to Relapse

Sober Vacation

A sober vacation gives you time to relax, away form your triggers.

When you start to relapse, you will experience certain symptoms. These symptoms usually start slowly and gradually build. It is important to seek treatment before the symptoms get bad enough to trigger a full relapse. Some of the signs are:

  • The cravings grow stronger or return
  • You start to think about the drug more often
  • You begin to contact friends who use
  • You start to frequent the places where you went to use
  • You begin to isolate yourself from your support network
  • You become more negative in your thinking
  • You begin to romanticize your time as an addict, becoming nostalgic about how much fun you had
  • You lose interest in your recovery

Once you start to recognize the signs of relapse, you need to find a sober place to get back on track. Most people who recognize the signs in time will seek a rehab find that it is easier when they find help.

What a Sober Vacation can do for You

Many people extol the benefits of a vacation when you are feeling tired or stressed. This is an excellent idea when it comes to remaining sober or if you are getting to a point where sobriety is difficult. A sober vacation can not only put you back on the road to recovery it can:

  • Help you gain perspective
  • Allow you some time to relax without your triggers
  • Reaffirm the reasons why you wanted to be sober originally
  • Reconnect you with friends and family to help reestablish your support network
  • Help you pull yourself out of your isolation

The idea of a sober vacation at a rehab might not seem appealing at first but many rehabs have comfortable, relaxing facilities complete with counseling and exercise.

How to Find a Sober Vacation Rehab

It is not hard to find rehab that offers sober vacations. Most of the rehabs in the United States have some form of relapse prevention and short stay facilities. If you need help finding one call us at 800-481-6320. We can help.

More Rehab Centers Resources

How Addiction Treatment Programs Change Lives

rehab benefits

Addiction is a chronic and relapsing brain disease which the NIDA describes “as a complex disorder that can involve virtually every aspect of an individual’s functioning—in the family, at work and school, and in the community.” Once a person becomes addicted to a substance such as alcohol or drugs, their lives become vicious cycles of….

Continue reading

How Rehab Centers Treat Opiate Addiction

methods of treatment for addiction to opiates

Opiate addictions have seemingly taken the United States by storm, with an estimated two million Americans reportedly abusing opiates in 2009, according to the National Center for Biotechnology Information. The common practice of prescribing opiates to treat pain-related conditions has left those most vulnerable to addiction to fend for themselves. Recreational users also soon discover….

Continue reading

The Correlation Between Drugs And Violence

Man with gun pointed at viewer

Many people often associate drug usage with violence. It can be quite understandable as many illegal drugs can have strange effects on a person and may cause them to resort to violence in order to obtain the drug. Violence As A Direct Response It is stressed by many organizations, like the NIDA, that drugs have….

Continue reading

Art Therapy at Drug Rehab Centers

Art therapy is a great tool to use in drug rehab centers.

Many drug rehab centers have found that art therapy enables the individual to express their thoughts and feelings without saying anything at all but by painting, sculpting or using other forms of art as an expression gateway. Art therapy at drug rehab centers provides a foundation for expressing emotions that helps addicts to overcome difficult….

Continue reading

Affordable Treatment Options in Alcohol Rehab

alcohol rehab

More oftentimes than not, not finding affordable treatment help becomes the number one reason why people don’t get the help they need. As with any form of medical care, the costs of alcohol rehab treatment can be expensive and continue to rise with each passing year. Without adequate health insurance coverage, many people are left….

Continue reading

Types of Treatment at a Rehab for Anxiety

anxiety help

Anxiety is most commonly described as a person who is in a recurrent state of extreme nervousness; it is often accompanied by compulsive behavior. . According to the National Institute of Mental Health anxiety disorders affect about 40 million American adults age 18 years and older each year and causes these people to be filled….

Continue reading

Local Rehab or Out of Town?

Find a local rehab that can help you!

The decision to seek the help of a rehabilitation program has probably already been a difficult one to make—the next step is to decide where you want to get help. Will you choose a program that’s local and can provide you with quality addiction treatment and rehabilitation services or will you choose to head as….

Continue reading

How to Tell your Parents You’re Addicted to Drugs

Mother and daughter having an argument

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, drug addiction is a trap that many teens and young adults face. Unfortunately, with rising rates of drug use among teens and college students, it is a trap that you might have fallen into. It is difficult to know where to turn when you realize that you….

Continue reading

Alcohol Addiction From Start to Finish

Understand alcohol addiction and abuse problems!

Alcohol addiction doesn’t just happen over night yet still for some it’s just not something that is noticed right away. Alcohol addiction has many stages from the start of alcohol addiction to the final stages which can ultimately result in death. Left untreated, alcohol addiction can become a major crisis for both the alcoholic and….

Continue reading

Still can't find the help you are looking for?Get Started Now
Accepted Insurances / View the full list
For inquiries call800-481-6320

Accepted Insurances Does My Insurance
Cover This?

Pin It on Pinterest

Shares
Share This