It’s summertime and the livin’s easy. Right? Well – not necessarily, at least not for those of us struggling with addiction. With summer comes holidays, parties, and other types of celebrations that involve being surrounded by alcohol and drugs. For people going through recovery, even the thought of drinking alcohol can open a can of worms. The temptations are strong this time of year, so it’s important to remember how far you’ve come and how much you don’t want to go back. Below are some thoughts to keep in mind to help you stay sober this summer.
Casey is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and Certified Addictions Professional (CAP). Casey has completed focused course work on the physiological aspects of drug addiction and human psychology, as well as received extensive training on the treatment of co-occurring disorders.