Addiction Recovery and Jobs That Require Travel

Addiction Recovery and Jobs That Require TravelThere are many critical aspects of addiction recovery that are challenged by regular travel. Fortunately there are resources available any time of day or night for recovering addicts wishing to maintain their sobriety on the road.

Getting Clean on the Road

It is extremely difficult, if not impossible, for an addict to get clean on the road. Between the misery of withdrawal and the lack of personal accountability, the temptation to relapse is just too strong. Touring musicians, traveling business people, truck drivers and other regular travelers are best served by taking a break long enough to receive comprehensive, caring rehab and detox services. It may seem undoable, and the brain will invent countless excuses to avoid treatment, but there is always a way to recover if you know where to turn. Besides, your career won’t matter much if you lose your job – or life – to addiction. If you are a frequent traveler, or are even on the road as you read this, you can get clean with personal, confidential help.

Staying Clean on the Road

The secret to effective addiction treatment is through rehab of the body and mind from the effects of the disease. This includes a variety of counseling and education services that will help you develop healthy coping skills to stay clean. A few of the most critical issues for travelers are the following problems:

  • Does anyone know where you are or what you are doing? Accountability can make all the difference in how you handle temptation
  • Loneliness is one of the most common substance abuse triggers, and traveling can lead easily to loneliness
  • The road can provide easy access to substances or behaviors that are destructive
  • Certain places or situations may be strong triggers for the addictive urges

All recovering addicts, whether they travel much or not, need quality aftercare to form habits out of the skills they learned in rehab. This involves a variety of tools including the following:

  • Regular support group meetings
  • One-on-one sponsor meetings
  • Ongoing counseling
  • Opportunities to serve others
  • Strategic ways to fill the holes in their lives with good, productive things

Recovering addicts who travel often need these same tools. It may take a bit of looking, but support group meetings happen countless times each day. Furthermore, phone support can be very effective. Filling down time with productive activities such as reading, good conversations and exercise are also helpful.

Rehab Help for Traveling Drug Addicts

If you are on the road and feel your resolve begin to waiver, please call our toll-free helpline right now. Our counselors are standing by 24 hours a day. We can connect you with excellent recovery support systems and resources while you are away. Don’t try to tough it out on your own. Call now for instant support.