So many people treat vacations as a way to let loose. However, vacation doesn’t have to be all about going out and drinking every night or all day. After completing treatment from rehab in New Jersey, vacation can still be fun and relaxing without having a drink.

3 Thoughts to Help You Stay Sober on Vacation

More Trip Money – Alcohol is expensive. By not drinking, you save some serious dough. That means more money for souvenirs, that fancy restaurant you want to try downtown, and special activities or excursions that may come with a fee. Your sobriety gives you the financial freedom to enjoy life in better ways than drinking.

No Hangovers – What better way to wake up and attack your day on vacation than with a clear head and the energy to try anything? Being sober gives you the chance to enjoy your vacation to the fullest since you won’t have any pesky hangovers. You can get up in the morning and be ready to embrace whatever the day has to offer.

You Get to Be Present – Sobriety doesn’t just give you better health and more disposable income. It also gives you the opportunity to truly appreciate your experiences. Living sober means that you can remember every moment of every trip, wherever you are. Better than pictures, you’ll have clear, intact memories of all of your special moments.

What can I do to stay sober on vacation after rehab in Jersey?

If you do wind up laying poolside in ninety-degree weather craving a drink, order an ice cold, virgin one. It’ll be just as good if not better than the alcoholic equivalent, and you’ll remember every sweet moment of taking in the sunshine later on.

Do You Know Someone That Needs Rehab in New Jersey?

If you need help staying sober or know someone struggling with addiction or substance abuse, contact the Discovery Institute. We have a variety of programs available to guide individuals toward lifelong recovery.

Reviewed for Medical & Clinical Accuracy by Dr. Jeffrey Berman, MD

Dr. Jeffrey Berman, MDDr. Jeffrey Berman is a psychiatrist in Teaneck, New Jersey and is affiliated with Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. He received his medical degree from State University of New York Upstate Medical University and has been in practice for more than 20 years. He also speaks multiple languages, including French and Hebrew.

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