Summer Triggers

Summer Triggers for Addiction Use Disorder

Summer Triggers for Addiction

Summer is here. AKA “the high season” is filled with BBQs, beach parties, events, and family gatherings. However, for many individuals struggling with substance use disorders, the HIGH season can bring overwhelming work pressure, creating short fuses to snap at people or peer pressures that can create feelings of sadness and loneliness.

It’s no secret that drugs and alcohol can get out of control during the summer season on Nantucket. The added stress of working multiple jobs during the busy season or summer residence and escaping from the reality of life on the mainland can create a dangerous environment for individuals in recovery—or become a slippery slope to those on the borderline of addiction. Be aware of these summer triggers for yourself and others around you.

In light of these harsh reality trends, it’s essential to bring attention to the services offered by organizations like Addiction Solutions of Nantucket, offering a wide range of services to help individuals facing substance abuse disorders, including Medication Assisted Treatment Programs, vast professional networks for counseling, support groups, and rehabilitation programs. We encourage you to make a meaningful difference in someone’s life.

So, this summer season, let’s keep those summer triggers in check and remember that our awareness and empathy can be the greatest support to those in need. Let’s spread awareness and help create a supportive community for those struggling with addiction. Together, we can positively impact and bring hope to those who need it most. Have a great summer, and remember, we are here if you need us.

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