Staying Sober After a Natural Disaster 

Hurricanes, flash floods, and tornadoes are common this time of year, and often these acts of mother nature can leave a trail of destruction—causing those in its wake to experience trauma and fall into feelings of intense anxiety, shock, panic, and fear. In the aftermath, we see images of those dealing with the crisis—mourning loved ones who perished in the devastation and wandering through the destruction looking for clothing, shelter, and food. Combine these overwhelming reactions and feelings with someone trying to stay sober, and a relapse could be imminent. To avoid becoming a victim of a relapse, here are some suggestions for dealing with a natural disaster while trying to stay sober.

Addiction and Treatment

If a natural disaster happens, don’t let the anxiety and stress cause you to relapse. Following the tips above can help you or a loved one not only survive the aftermath of a traumatic event, it can help you stay sober. If you or a loved one is battling addiction or a substance use disorder, get help now. Make the life-saving decision to free yourself from the harmful and deadly effects of addiction and contact Daylight Recovery Services today at 1-833-2DAYLIGHT. While there is no cure for addiction, treatment is available and there is hope in recovery. Do not be afraid to ask for help.