9 Ways To Stay Sober And Travel Safe

Escape Your Addiction: 9 Ways To Travel Sober And Have Fun

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Scared of planes? Afraid of having an anxiety attack? Struggling with alcohol addiction? Don’t worry you’re not alone. Believe it or not, more airline travelers are afraid of heights than you could imagine. But, if you never get over your fear of flying, you’re going to miss out on the world. Even worse, you’re never going to be able to live your life to the fullest. With this in mind, Gatehouse Treatment wants to help you escape your fears with 9 Ways to Travel Sober. Give yourself a few minutes to read every word of this article. Once you’re done, start exploring the world one flight at a time.

Are you ready? Let’s get started!

Conquer Your Fears And Practice Abstinence Recovery

So, why are you afraid of flying? Are you afraid of heights? Do you hate being locked in tight places? Are you worried about having an anxiety attack 30,000 feet in the air? Have you heard a story about someone having a bad experience? Let’s get to the root of why you’re afraid of flying.

According to Todd Farchione, the director of Boston University’s Intensive Treatment Program for Panic Disorder and Specific Phobias, “A lot of it is the lack of control they have in the situation. When the doors close, they’re in it. They’re stuck. They can’t get out of the situation. I think that’s often what’s most frightening for most people.” In essence, most people with flight phobia’s are afraid to fly on commercial planes because they are claustrophobic, or afraid of not being able to control the situation.

As a result, fliers struggling with an excessive drinking problem attempt to self-medicate their flight anxiety with alcohol. Surprisingly, the side effect symptoms of binge drinking on a plane can have high long-term effects. Check out the 9 reasons why you should never drink on a plane.

9 Reasons Why Flying Sober Is Best Way To Beat An Alcohol Addiction

  1. You will never be able to overcome your fear of flying: Drinking on a plane prevents anxious fliers from learning how to overcome their fear of flying. Alcohol impacts the person’s memory and ability to learn. In fact, binge drinking on a plane encourages drivers to drink every time they fly because they believe that they can’t handle flying alone.
  2. Enhances the chances of motion sickness: Addictive alcohol habits can increase a flier’s sensitivity to the sound effects and motions of an airplane.
  3. Drinking on a plane limits your ability to breathe: Excessive drinking on a plane can prevent fliers from receiving the appropriate levels of oxygen. According to recent studies in 1985 by the Federal Aviation Administration, at high altitudes oxygen is limited. Consequently, the deficiency of oxygen impacts your cognitive performance.
  4. Risk missing your connecting flight out of New Hampshire: Inebriated flyers risk missing their flight because they are a threat to themselves and everyone else.
  5. Struggling to hold your alcohol on the plane: There’s nothing like trying to maintain your composure under the influence.
  6. Drinking before boarding: People who drink excessive amounts of alcohol prior to boarding a plane may experience dizziness or sickness.
  7. You can get arrested drinking on a plane: Arduous behavior enhances your chances of law enforcement arresting you on the plane.
  8. You won’t be able to drive to your hotel: If you are under the influence you will have to wait for a cab instead of renting a car.
  9. Excessive alcohol drinkers will grow dependent on alcohol addiction to travel. 

Now that you know why flying sober is the best way to travel, it’s time to conquer your fears and book your next flight. Give yourself a chance to experience a once in a lifetime experience. Take alcohol abstinence to a whole new level. Don’t let your fears of flying hold you back.

If you’re still looking for more ways to overcome your alcohol addiction and fly sober, contact our local alcohol treatment center in Nashua, New Hampshire serving a community near you. One of our professional drug and alcohol rehab therapists can help you find the best solution to get over your alcohol addiction.

Contact us today, and let us help you find the best sober traveling solutions for you. We’re looking forward to helping you reach your next destination. Call us now at (855) 448-3588.

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