6 High-Spirited Vacations Without Alcohol

Every year at this time, I think of those who are new to recovery. Summer vacation without alcohol can be stressful for the recently sober traveler. In my drinking days, a holiday began with the first glass of wine on the plane. It often ended with bruised shins, battered relationships, and a hangover from hell. […]

How to Plan a Sober Vacation

Sober vacations can be a great way to relax and have fun without compromising your recovery from addiction. You have come a long way in your journey to sobriety, and taking time off from work or school to enjoy some well-deserved rest and relaxation can help you recharge your batteries and refuel your motivation to […]

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The Best Sober Vacations to Take This Summer

  Vacations are good for the body and soul, right? For those in recovery, the answer can be yes and no. The fact is vacations (even well-deserved vacations) can be stressful to folks in recovery. And when there’s a boat party on every sandbar or a history of overindulging on past vacations, a holiday can be […]

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Fear Not Sober Vacations – Great Escapes for Sober Sojourners!

A newly sober friend of mine was looking meaningfully into his coffee. “What’s wrong?” I asked. “I’m going on a sober vacation to St Martin next week and I’m really nervous about my recovery,” he said. My immediate thought was a sarcastic, Poor you – that’s the kind of problem I’d like to have. But […]

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The Brain and Body Healing Effects of a Sober Tropical Vacation

  I returned recently from a five-day, sober tropical vacation in Puerto Rico. To put the result into the proper perspective, I missed my connecting flight on the way home. I couldn’t muster enough rancor to be snippy to the customer service representative who rerouted me.   What, Me Worry? My originating flight was an […]

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