Common logic: if you don’t know, then you don’t know, at least until you even think about it. If you don’t know what living with alcoholism or addiction is like, you really can’t know, until you start to think about it. Take the airport, for example. Every terminal has at least one bar and there are multiple restaurants selling alcoholic beverages. On the plane, you can buy wine, hard liquor, or have a flight attendant fix you a cocktail. The opportunity to drink is everywhere. Not being an alcoholic, you probably don’t notice. That is, you don’t notice in the obsessive, compulsive way an alcoholic does. Layovers are bothersome to anyone who has to endure one. What about when you are someone who is recovering from alcoholism, somewhere within their first thirty to ninety days since the last drink? Chemically dependent upon alcohol yet living without it, they feel impulsive, uncomfortable, and triggered for every single minute of that treacherous layover. Your brain isn’t wired to fire off a series of psychological and physiological cravings at the sight, sound, and idea of alcohol. For you, walking through the airport, getting on a plane, getting off a plane, and making your way to your destination is logical without alcohol. Logic and alcoholism don’t tend to go hand in hand. Often, during critical phases of transition, it doesn’t make sense for a recovering alcoholic to be left to logic.

Safe Passage Transport

Safe Passage Transport is a service designed to help your loved one navigate the stress and anxiety of traveling for treatment. Willingness is an important part of recovery. Without the right support during a moment of stress, that willingness to stay sober- the very willingness which got them to this place of transition between levels of care – can suddenly disappear. Each client is paired with a professional addiction specialist of the same gender to help engage them in recovery, manage the stressful details of travel, and ensure sobriety from point A to point B.

Why Travel Is So Stressful During Recovery

Travel can be stressful for anyone, mental health disorder or not. The stressors and anxieties are particularly challenging for addicts and alcoholics in recovery because their brains have been chemically altered to not deal with stress. Typically, before chemical dependency became an influence, an addict or alcoholic probably didn’t have the best coping mechanisms for stress. Within the first six months of treatment, when most transitions occur, there is not much distance from the last drink or drug. The familiarity of turning to drugs and alcohol to cope with feelings of stress is too close, while the knowledge of better coping mechanisms is still fresh. Compare a lifetime of substance abuse with a few months of knowledge from treatment and one certainly outweighs the other. Accompanied by an addiction expert, there is a giant weight taken off the shoulders helping to keep the focus on recovery, moving through treatment, and staying sober.


Hired Power provides renown safe passage transportation services helping take your loved one to the next level of their recovery, safely. For information on our services for recovery management, call us today at 800-910-9299.

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