Research the Area
It it is not a good idea to stay in an area with a lot of bars and nightclubs. You may also want to avoid crowded places because this can be stressful and trigger the urge to drink. That is why you may want to research the area before you visit the area.
Plan Fun Activities
Traveling is supposed to be fun. Staying sober does not have to be a bore. You should plan fun activities before you go on vacation. You can schedule a relaxing massage. You can also go kayaking, bowling or skating. There are a variety of ways that you can have fun without any alcohol.
You will likely be more tempted to drink if you travel alone. That is why you should bring your family members and friends for support. You will have people there who can hold you accountable. They will also be able to help you get out of an uncomfortable situation.
If you cannot bring someone with you, then you should make sure that you have people’s contact information. You can call someone when you feel like you are being tempted to drink.
Find a 12-Step Meeting
There are 12-step meetings all over the world. That is why you will likely be able to find one in the area you are visiting. Staying sober will be a lot easier if you have a community of people who can support you. People can share tips with you that will help you steer clear of alcohol.
Remind Yourself of the Benefits of Sobriety
You may feel like you are missing out because you are not drinking. When you feel like you are missing out, you should remind yourself that there are benefits to staying sober. For example, you are protecting your health by staying sober. You also have better relationships with the people around you.